Dobson & Parnell

4.6
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877 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

Dinner: 3 courses £35

From a set menu, £39.90 with a pre-ordered cocktail. Please note this will be the only menu available in December.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 17 December 2019

Ends: 28 December 2019

Availability: Tue-Wed 17:30-21:00
Fri-Sat 17:30-21:00

What 877 People Are Saying
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OT
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb as always!

OT
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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

DR
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
6 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
12 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.

F
London
10 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and brilliant prices. Truly delicious!

M
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 4th visit. Always great food,the service is the perfect combination of attentive and relaxed

KR
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant in the centre of Newcastle underneath the Tyne Bridge. Energetic and friendly atmosphere and good service. Varied, interesting menu of traditional British food, cooked well, with great flavours. I had the mackrel starter and an excellent sirloin steak, and fabulous chips. Finished off with good cheeseboard and perfect espresso martini. Highly recommended. We'll be going back.

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband had been given a Voucher from his son for his birthday which was in July and this was the first opportunity we had to use it. We arrived to a friendly welcome staff were attentive and we were impressed by their professionalism. The food was outstanding the flavours exceptional. I love tarragon and the chicken which must have been marinated in it was delicious. In-between courses the little appetisers were delicious. We had definitely found our new go to restaurant.

DM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Lovely restaurant with great staff and delicious food
A little pricey compared to other very good restaurants in the area
No bar area to have coffee & sadly I was cold all night in the restaurant

C
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Menu very misleading, initially indicates that there’s a 3 course deal.

Tiny little Asterix next to the dishes indicated the dishes that were included.

Did not observe this and it was not explained when taking orders.

Only when questioning the bill the server explained that they’ve had a lot of complaints about the same thing. If they’ve had a lot of complaints then surely they know and should explain when taking orders.

IE
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had 5 course tasting menu. Least favourite dish beetroot. Favourites were eel and beef courses. Extra for cheese course not value for money. Far too small. Staff were knowledgeable and attentive.

CH
Manchester
6 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service as always from Stephen and the team. One of Newcastle’s very best.

P
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A very elegant, modern restaurant which boasts excellent service and delicious menu choices. The food was beautifully presented and was delicately flavoured and cooked to perfection. The wine list is good, offering a wide choice of wines at reasonable prices. I particularly enjoyed the sweet potato and coconut soup, on the lunch menu, and my sirloin steak was cooked to perfection, with very tasty chips to accompany it. The lunch offer was good value for money (while not being cheap!) and we thoroughly enjoyed our experience here. I would love to return.

M
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is beautifully cooked and presented. The staff have the perfect balance of attentiveness with friendliness. The lighting is exactly right,and it's very comfortable. Extremely good value for money. ( great wine list too)

BC
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was great, although a bit slow at times, but we weren't in any rush so no problem. Overall a lovely night, will definitely be back soon!

MP
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal. Not huge portions but lots of little surprises. Staff very friendly & professional. Good wine list & fairly priced.

D
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic lunch venue, really enjoyed the Friendly, relaxed ambiance and quality of food. Would definitely recommend

SO
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was visiting Newcastle for a couple of days and searched on google for recommendations and found this restaurant and it’s reviews were very good
It didn’t disappoint the food and service were exceptional we had a set menu with a glass of fizz and the food was amazing the sweet potato and coconut soup was exceptional and we loved the little appetisers they gave us between courses
The service was first class but friendly and relaxed just the right balance
Have already raced about this restaurant to friends and family

T
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An enjoyable experience. We had Sunday lunch there and our table wasn't quite ready, so we were taken to the bar and looked after by friendly staff whilst we were waiting.

The food was well worth the wait as it was stunning.

Definitely a return visit required !

F
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Dobson & Parnell for my wife's birthday and what a treat. Vibrant atmosphere with fantastic food and first class service. We look forward to our return. Thanks to the tremendous staff very attentive without being obtrusive! We even got a complimentary glass of fizz, What a nice touch to a perfect evening..

TG
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food tasted exquisite and was beautifully presented. The staff were very friendly, without being obsequious and happy to engaged in conversation about the food, in particular the making of the sourdough bread which was the best I have ever tasted.

MS
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening. We had the 5 course taster menus with wine pairing and added a cheese course. Food was amazing and the wine absolutely delicious!

D
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

All round a lovely day. Service good, food lovely but small with exception to the enormous desert.

CT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and excellent service. We will be back.

OT
Newcastle
10 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food as always. Glad they have gone back to a ‘proper’ menu rather than a collection of small plates which were always difficult to get the amount right. Far nicer the way it is now

OT
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service excellent, wine/cocktails excellent. But the food left some to be desired, especially as you’re in the Michelin guide book. Mackerell starter was unbalanced as jalepeno was too hot and not well paired to the other dare I say bland ingredients. Also the corn fed chicken my parter ordered, was ridiculously salty, we both struggled to enjoy even a small amount. Everything else was superb none the less

RP
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant, lovely atmosphere, great staff and very good food. Prices are more than other places but the food is worth it. Only one thing that I found was that the main course wasn’t as hot as I would have liked. Will definitely return.

RL
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely fantastic from start to finish
Great food, wonderful service and fantastic venue

A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for Sunday lunch; amazing place, so relaxed, food is amazing. Staff are friendly, and attentive. Portion sizes are just right.

JE
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

on our recent evening dining at Dobson and Parnell we found all aspects of service, food, and the overall ambience, friendliness of the staff to be exceptional and will be visiting again soon

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

35 th anniversary

LB
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visited the restaurant with friends and we all had a lovely evening. The food was excellent and so was the service. A young man named Chris served us and he was very professional and efficient.
We will certainly recommend the restaurant to family and friends as well as returning ourselves.

BC
Cumbria
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First class night out and we would recommend this to any one .