Dobson & Parnell

4.6
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906 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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W
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 4 days ago
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

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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!

JT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent friendly and attentive service. Foud was excellent especially the almond rice pudding dessert.

LT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food. Thank you. Would definitely come again.

OT
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb as always!

OT
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

One of our favourite restaurants and tonight for my birthday meal I was greeted with a lovely hand written card which was thoughtful. Food was fabulous as usual as was the service

JB
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another fabulous meal, great value and excellent gluten free options! Thank you

DR
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Myself and my partner go on every special occasion because we love the place we love the atmosphere the food and the staff are beyond reproach.

SC
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined mid-week but it was still busy with a good atmosphere. The staff were friendly and the service was excellent. The food was of the highest quality and we would definitely like to visit again.

TW
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Yes, I would recommend it but not quite as warmly as comparable restaurants nearby - Blackfriars (owned by the same people I believe) or The Broad Chare. The food was good - particularly the wild duck - but portions are on the small side so that other places with similar prices are really offering better value. The service was friendly enough but not perfect (not being able to find our reservation when we arrived, promising more bread that never arrived).

KS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have already recommended Dobson & Parnell to everyone I know! Great atmosphere, beautiful interior tables evenly spread, staff and food exceptional. If your planning a trip to Newcastle you have to book this restaurant!

R
County Durham
7 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taster menu with accompanying wine was amazing as was the service

JG
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food, fantastic service a little bigger portions would be nice but it is fine dining but would definitely recommend

DK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and atmosphere. Great night

VP
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The service was slow. Veggie meal from set menu was disappointing not d&p usual standard, noodles brocoli and ?soy sauce. No flavour.

PP
London
15 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Excellent food, well presented and very good value at lunchtime. The only downside is that food service was very slow and clearing tables was slow too. However, table service was good.