Dobson & Parnell

4.6
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939 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

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BK
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great night and lovely meal!! Food was great and so was the service :)

LD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food elegantly presented, friendly staff who are approachable and put you at ease from the moment you arrive. Couldn't fault it and will definitely be returning for another enjoyable night.

JT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I had booked through Open Table for the first time, and would do that again. The service was friendly and helpful. The cuisine was superb; presentation was artistic, creative and attractive. The option of ordering 2 x 125ml glasses of wines was novel, allowing two of us to taste and enjoy four different wines. We look forward to our next visit.

ER
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful. I don't think I've had food taste that good with such a variety of flavors in a long time. The staff were really friendly. It did cost a bit more than we usually would spend on a meal, but we figured that's what you have to pay for amazing flavor.

B
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal - the wine matching really enhanced the experience and flavours of the dishes

P
London
12 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and reasonably priced food, great service, lovely ambience!

OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Early bird menu was good value for money with lots of nice choices. Cocktails also on offer 2 for £10. Service was fantastic they really looked after us. Will definitely go back

JK
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic value for money on set menu, service was excellent

CY
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and the 3 course lunch was fantastic value for money.

OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous meal for my partners birthday. We ordered the tasting menu and every course was delicious! Will definitely return!

NP
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, staff and venue were brilliant. Could not fault anything.

JF
Warwickshire
4 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely set meal lunch last week. The staff were great. Food was exceptional and good wine. Great restaurant. Will return.

RW
London
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another great night out with fantastic food. The Belly Pork was seriously tasty and this place serves the best Od Fashioned cocktail in Newcastle!

SS
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at Dobson and Parnell has been wonderful! All dishes were excellent (the rump steak a tad unevenly cooked though). Look forward to returning.

P
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food served in a beautiful restaurant where great attention is paid to every detail. The Cornish hake main and the smoked haddock starter were particularly tasty and we thoroughly enjoyed the sticky toffee pudding and the chocolate mousse. A good wine list to choose from, too. We were made to feel welcome as soon as we arrived and lunching here feels like a really special occasion. Highly recommended.

JM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service, delicious top quality food, beautiful soda bread brought to the table and also a free taster entrée. Left with a fully and happy tummy. Great cocktails too, good prices.

LM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday Lunch. Amazing food and unbelievable value. Great surroundings and atmosphere. Our visit was a wee celebration so we started with a bottle of champagne! Very friendly,efficient and discreet service. All four of us had three courses.....salmon starters were really good as was the beetroot salad. The main event was three roast beef lunches and one fish lunch. We were all very impressed with the quality of our meals. 2 rice puddings and 2 sticky toffee completed our meal. Long leisurely lunch accompanied by a great white wine. Highly recommend and will certainly drive from Scotland to Dobson & Parnell again.

J
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were very disappointed with the size of the starter. Our Sunday lunch was not the best I have had. The roast potatoes were tough and tasted as though they had been cooked and left for a long time. This was my second visit to Dobson and Parnell. I had a very good meal on my first visit but couldn’t recommend it after Sunday’s visit. Not worth the money.

SB
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
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 on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SV
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

TM
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
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 on 24 January 2020
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 on 24 January 2020
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 on 23 January 2020
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 on 23 January 2020
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 on 22 January 2020
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 on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic evening

SM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

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

SD
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food at a fantastic price during Newcastle Restaurant Week. We had lunch on a Wednesday during the week, and had a lovely meal as we have done in earlier Restaurant Weeks. The whole experience brightened up a dull January.

P
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
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 on 21 January 2020
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.