Dobson & Parnell

4.6
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921 reviews
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£26 to £40
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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 2019, voted in the top 10 list of restaurants in Newcastle by NGI and listed in the Hardens guide 2018!

Special Offers

3 course lunch and glass of fizz for £22

From a set menu (dishes marked with * on daily menu)

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 2 January 2020

Ends: 31 March 2020

Availability: Tue-Sat 12:00-14:00

What 921 People Are Saying
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SB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal for Restaurant Week. The best meal out we have had in ages.

AH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant and great food.Service was quite slow but that’s how we like it.Our server was excellent.Chips could have been better and steak was a little overdone for medium.However was very enjoyable and didn’t spoil our visit

KS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal once again. We have always enjoyed the quality of the food and level of service.

SV
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally amazing could not fault it! Food and service were spot on!

TM
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, lovey food! Staff were really attentive without being overbearing . The restaurant had a really nice buzz about it without being to noisy, yest still felt quite intimate. Loved it!

CW
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we stepped through the door we were expertly looked after by truly lovely staff. We explained to our waitress we were both coeliac and were given the allergy menu . The choice was outstanding it really is special to be able to choose from a menu not just be given 1 choice the presentation of the food was a feast for the eyes. The atmosphere was delightful such a great vibe. The waitress was very knowledgable about the wine menu and after listening to our preferences chose a white Rioja which was perfect. We will definitely be coming back

PC
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our fifth visit and as always it was a great experience. The three course menu was excellent value and the quality of the food was wonderful. We look forward to another visit.

L
Newcastle
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited as a part of Restaurant Week and really enjoyed the two-course set menu. The service was outstanding and the restaurant had a lovely relaxed vibe. We’ll definitively visit again!

M
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service is always superb. The staff are very professional and friendly. Even though we were running late for our reservation they made us feel calm and delivered the same quality service. The food is absolutely flawless. Everything tastes amazing, the desserts were exceptional creations of some of the well known classics. Cannot recommend this place enough!

i
Yorkshire
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Attended for restaurant week deal.
Food was average. Salmon starter was decent, medium steak was not the best.
Staff were polite
Highlight and worst point was being offered additional sour dough bread and then given 2 pieces of bread that were size of erasers

OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic evening

SM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Staff could be more friendly. I didn’t feel comfortable. Foods are just great.

P
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Restaurant week and the food was lovely. Nice choice to suit all diets and just enough. Nice atmosphere and staff were attentive albeit not in your face all the time, which is what I prefer.
Would recommend and will definately visit again.

TL
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

3 course lunch was outstanding and we will be back.
The only minus point is that we prefer to give a personal tip rather than pay a service charge

W
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we arrived we were greeted in a friendly but professional manner. The good was delicious and the wine pairing made the whole meal even better

d
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent meal on the Quayside of Newcastle the cooking and service is superb, something the price doesn't come close to hinting at. Excellent

J
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit here to celebrate a special birthday.
We were warmly welcomed... & shown to our table .
A lovely touch was a birthday card from the restaurant.
The ambience is warm friendly,efficient,attentive staff.
When wondering about which wine the young lady had great knowledge about what we might enjoy.

It was hard to choose from the menu ...it suited our taste very well.
Decision made we were not disappointed at all.
Our starters were delicious
& my partner said the chips with his steak were the best he had ever had !
I had hake main course...soft perfectly cooked beautifully presented.
Finished off with a rhubarb trifle and I had cheese.
All our choose was from the set menu.
Excellent value.

OT
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Sunday lunch, excellent value for money with the 2 course special

AM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience, we felt valued and looked after from walking in to going home, the restaurant was warm and cosy, nice and tasty food and plenty of choice on the menu.

AM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely meal & great value for money. The service was excellent and the restaurant is so lovely. Enjoyed our lunch.

JM
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best Cosmopolitan I have tasted. Food was delicious and great value for the set menu. I was even given a card as it was my birthday which was a lovely touch. Also was given tasters between courses. Highly recommend.

L
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First time we’ve visited but would definitely return. Great food, service. Sunday lunch was perfect! Nice little touch with a birthday card for my husband.

JK
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Been before and loved it. This time, as usual the service was great, friendly and welcoming. Ther were 5 of us in our party and we arrived a 6 o'clock on the 4th January. I didnt have a starter but the rest did and they said it was just OK.
Mains consisted of a variation between us all, the Turbot was suspect and was sent back. I along with 2 others had staek with chips, the steak was average but the chips must have been cooked prior to the holiday break,dry and pale.
We all felt dissapointed overall but, after a fantastic first visit in August of 2019, we will probably go back and try our luck.:-(

JP
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food
Good service
Good choice
Michelin star worthy

GO
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was well cooked and very tasty.Very imaginative flavours and service was excellent.The icing on the cake was the heated coat cupboard ensuring the feel good factor lasted to the very end of our experience.

J
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, lovely staff. Communication about booking through email was exceptional, fast responses and very informative! Made our New Year’s Eve dinner very enjoyable.

S
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening, understated but fabulous service. Highly recommended

OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

An enjoyable evening

DE
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. Probably the best restaurant in Newcastle.

L
Yorkshire
16 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

You always know you wont get a bad meal or service when you visit this restaurant. Once again, service was impeccable, atmosphere and décor lovely and cosy, and the food was top notch as usual. Had a lovely afternoon here with friends. Will be back very soon!

BM
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My first visit, me and my wife loved the place.High quality food in lovely surroundings,served by very welcoming staff.Looking forward to our next visit already.

RH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice dinner - good food - great service

What else is there to say

R
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another very enjoyable lunch. You must try the roast beef, it is 5 star. Staff are attentive, friendly but not imposing.

KR
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely food. Very good menu choices, I could have picked two or three from each course. Food is excellent quality and so well cooked. The staff were great and the cocktails were delicious. Wish we could have stayed there all night for the drinks alone! I had a great evening and would highly recommend this venue.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Love the location, ambience, atmosphere etc. I usually absolutely love the food and the care/effort put in to it, and regularly go for a special meal there. I think with the christmas meal things are a little bit more hectic, and I felt like the main wasnt as delicious as I was hoping, but it was still really nice. The rice pudding dessert was incredible though, and the staff are always so wonderful.

HG
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious and such a great location

NM
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit to Dobson and Parnell and it did not disappoint. The food was amazing and fantastic service! I think it could be my favourite restaurant in Newcastle.
We will be back!

D
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

terrible when you spent 100 pounds and couldn't even hear what people says right next to you.
There was only our table and another table of 6. The waiters had no intention to let them bring the volumn down.
For the entire time of dine, the environment is louder than night club and there was only one other table! Sure the waitors have no discipline to keep the restaurant at an acceptable dine condition.
Don't go just don't go.

A
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Fantastic food and service - we had the three course Christmas Menu. The portions were a on the small size.

M
Newcastle
22 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The layout of the restaurant is very good and there was only one group who were a bit noisy! The starter of whipped blue cheese, walnuts and pears was delicious; my steak was slightly overcooked for me and the rice pudding was slightly undercooked! I’d go back though as I’ve had perfect meals here previously!