Dobson & Parnell

4.6
1189 reviews
£26 to £40
British
Dobson & Parnell is a bustling, smart, reliable and grown-up restaurant on Newcastle’s vibrant quayside. Its understated elegant dining room adds a touch of Victorian glamour and comfort.

Specialising in perfectly-executed, refined European cuisine, using ethically-sourced local seasonal produce direct from nearby farms and markets, the sustainable kitchen specialises in preserving techniques such as curing, smoking, salting, brining and fermenting.

We are listed in the Michelin Guide 2020, voted in the top 10 list of restaurants in Newcastle by NGI and listed in the Good Food Guide & Hardens Guide 2020!

Support Dobson & Parnell during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1189 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.5
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4.5
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and wine.

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KatherineR
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

The 7 course tasting menu with accompanying wine for only £90 and it was such a memorable eating experience! One of the best I've ever had apart from the service being non-existant to start of with but once it got going was really great. Unfortunately the early delays meant we were rushed out at the end.
The food and wine was exceptional tho.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great night consider COVID redtrictions

SS
vipSxSx
London
28 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Last Sunday lunch before lockdown 2!
Cauliflower soup was lovely. Red hot and tasty. Beef was nice but under seasoned in my opinion. Extra gravy was requested as Yorkshire puds were huge and came quickly.
Felt as the rice in the rice pudding was a bit undercooked.
We keep giving D&P a chance as we love Blackfriars so much but unfortunately we usually leave underwhelmed. FOOD is nice but doesn't WOW me.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good value for a quality Sunday lunch. Bearing in mind the current restrictions service was good. Will definitely be back.

NC
NicolaC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday lunch was amazing every part was really tasty. Brilliant professional service will definitely be back again

CE
CraigE
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Food was ok. Not worth the asking price of £100 for set menu with wine pairing. Unfortunately sat next to a very drunk couple which spoiled it a little. Has an odd atmosphere, wishes to be fine dining but food isn’t quite there and staff don’t seem to know their food as well as they should. We also seemed to have a different person serving us every other course. Great whisky sour though!

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IainW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was sensational-lovely wine to match. Service was warm and welcoming which was hugely commendable given the state of things with CoVid measures. Really really enjoyed the meal.

JB
JanisB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had the tasting menu with pared wines. The food was exquisite. The waiters were all knowledgeable about the food . The sommelier was able to guide us through the wine with ease. Overall a lovely food experience.

DC
DaveC
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The 5 course taster for lunch.
Amuse of Duck Liver Parfait with Caramelised Onions - parfait so cold it wasn’t possible to discern any taste.
Miso Soup, just awful , vinegary and with an unappealing greasy looking film.
A carrot. Carroty.
Extremely tasty but slightly ‘over’ Turbot with a tangy Chervil purée.
Well presented and cooked beef with a pleasing confit cabbage and a surprisingly good (surprising cos it looked awful) crispy potato.
Yuzu poached pear with hazelnut.
60 quid with a well matched but sometimes mistimed wine pairing.
This was all, ok.

JG
JamieG
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb, absolutely superb. The wines paired with each course were fantastic. I would thoroughly recommend you make a visit and enjoy the food for yourself.

SA
StuartA
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very interesting and varied Tasting Menu with a balanced and excellent wine flight. Worth the (expected) cost and a nice experience.
Stuart Ashton

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RozZyC
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff friendly welcoming and attentive without being intrusive or pushy. Excellent tasting menu. Catered for our dietary needs. Relaxed atmosphere. Not rushed. Will return and highly recommend

GR
GREGW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, Fantastic value Sunday menu, attentive service without being too fussy.

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davidl
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great Sunday lunch excellent wine and very professional service. Thoroughly enjoyable .

GI
GILESH
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I enjoyed the meal. We had the Tasting Menu which was good although I had difficulty understanding one course which had a cooked carrot with some crisps on it. It was cold/luke warm as was the soup. The staff were friendly and unobstrusive and the service was excellent.

LS
LouisS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant experience, enjoyed by all celebrating a birthday.

Thank you!

VH
ValerieH
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and excellent service all in a Covid safe environment.
Only disappointment was the unavailability of my favourite sparking wine (Rotari)

m
marting
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Dobson and Parnell. We will be back in the next couple of weeks

HC
HowardC
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit. We had the 5 course taster menu which was excellent especially the turbot dish.
Will be booking again and will try the take away option as well.

SM
StephenM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful tasting menu with fantastic wine pairings.

JR
JamieRJR
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was brilliant and very well described before being served. The waiters were also very accomidating.

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Piglet
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely leisurely Sunday lunch. Only criticism was the red cabbage - too much clove!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic staff and food the perfect lunch thank you xx

PR
vipPaulineR
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal as always, with great staff

PC
PaulineC
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every visit has always delivered good quality food, wine & service.
Love the place!

CW
CaWa
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was well presented and eating with my eyes did not disappoint. Great 3 course meal. Will be back again in the future.

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Saraht
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A much enjoyed Sunday lunch after a long dog walk in the morning.

LP
vipLauraP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the Sunday lunch deal, had three courses with matched wines and it was really lovely. Great value, delicious food and wine. Definitely recommended.

JA
JAMEST
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food, delicious wines and attentive, professional but discreet service. Go there!

JE
JuEll
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed a lovely Sunday lunch.
Food and sevice excellent.
Will be booking again.

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ripper
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can recommend the 7 course tasting menu with wine, a real treat.

SW
SWP50
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service, really good value too, we will be back!

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lynisiv
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous quality food at amazing price! We had set menu 2 courses for £17, good choice of both starters and main courses
Thoroughly enjoyed the pork chop!

Hopefully won’t be long before we can make a return visit

TB
ThomasB
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place amazes me. It’s practically fine dining with a fraction of the cost and almost all of the benefits

KM
KarenM
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Everything was perfect! The service from start to finish is amazing. The waiters are so attentive. We had the taster menu with wine pairing which we highly recommend. The food is absolutely stunning and the wine is paired beautifully. The waiters take the time to explain each course and how and why the wine has been paired. The ambience is perfect - smart but not at all pretentious.
We loved it and will definitely return.
Thank you.

VH
ValerieH
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and wine with good service. Felt Covid safe. We will be back.

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Kingmaker62
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elegant stylish restaurant with a nice ambiance. Lovely food and excellent service. Nice cutlery and crockery. Even the handwash had a nice fragrance.

GW
GrahamW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, well paced courses, perfectly paired wine with each course.

G
George
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food in a peaceful atmosphere served by excellent and attentive staff We’ll definitely retrn

FAQs

Dobson & Parnell offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0191 221 0904.

Dobson & Parnell is rated 4.6 stars by 1189 OpenTable diners.

Dobson & Parnell does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.dobsonandparnell.co.uk/shop/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.