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Dobson & Parnell

4.5
406 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
British, Modern European, English
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00 - 14:00 and 17:30 - 21:30

Sunday: 12:00 - 16:00
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Phone number
0191 221 0904
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Troy Terrington
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Parking Details
Plenty of metered roadside parking
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Public Transit
Central Station 8 minute walk.

Quaylink bus 1 minute
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Gluten-free Menu, Wine

Special Offers

Tuesday 2 for 1

Buy 3 courses on a Tuesday from the Set Menu and receive another 3 free for a friend.

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

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 12 March 2018

Ends: 12 September 2018

Availability: Tue 12:00-14:00 17:30-21:30

3 course lunch and glass of fizz: £22

From a set menu. Not in conjunction with any other offer.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 5 January 2018

Ends: 30 November 2018

Availability: Mon-Sat 12:00-14:00

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Very friendly and efficient service and great modern cuisine. Really buzzy atmosphere, but not too loud. Best restaurant we've been to in the centre of Newcastle - will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Highly recommend, very attentive staff and good food

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

We had a great time here. The food was great and the service impeccable. Our server Charles was fantastic and made our night

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5.0Dined on 9 June 2018

Very professional, friendly and unassuming service - attentive but not overpowering - and made for an excellent evening out.

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5.0Dined on 8 June 2018

Really enjoyed our lunch. Fabulous food. Lovely setting We were late for our booking due to a delay in court but this was no problem so we appreciated the warm welcome

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5.0Dined on 5 June 2018

It wasn’t our first visit and certainly won’t be the last, can’t wait till the next time we go back. Everything is excellent from the minute you walk in the door till the minute you leave.

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5.0Dined on 5 June 2018

Beautiful food with great service. The Tuesday offer pulled me in but I would definitely use the restaurant again as the food was so good.

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4.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Great food, friendly service.Somillier excellent.

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4.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Eaten here numerous times having regularly frequented previous restaurants at this site - wonderland location. Upmarket feel from the moment you enter. Forbal but attentive staff and quality surroundings - fine dining doesn’t have to be conservative with a capital C. Food is haute cuisine and more than affordable with a nice lunch menu for adults whilst offering the usual safe bets for kids. On the occasions I’ve visited D&P the clientel are predominantly - an injection of younger more charasmatic punters may help create a trendier atmosphere - but I guess the oldies may disagree. Overall a wonderful restaurant, great location, nice settings and superb food.

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4.0Dined on 31 May 2018

We had taken the in-laws out for dinner. They enjoyed the experience and thought the steak was the best they had ever had.

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4.0Dined on 30 May 2018

We enjoyed a lovely meal for mid week date night for 2. Service and staff were very efficient and professional. Food excellent. Lovely restaurant. My only criticism would be the choice of music played. It wasn t very relaxing listening to the Beatles singing SHOUT! Needs something more slow quiet or jazz!

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5.0Dined on 29 May 2018

Best restaurant in Newcastle. Bar none.

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5.0Dined on 29 May 2018

Absolutely beautiful as always. The soups here are fantastic and the pea and sorrel was no exception.

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5.0Dined on 27 May 2018

My expectations were exceeded.
Food was superb, staff were friendly, helpful, polite and very welcoming.
It was a lovely sunny afternoon and the Pimms cocktail was recommended to us, perfect and refreshing.
We both thought our lunch was very good value for money.

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5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Food perfect and service spot on. A very good dining experience and a very pleasant evening all round!

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5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Had a wonderful evening, was my partners birthday treat. Very good food, good background music, staff were very good, did not rush our evening at all.

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3.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Ate a lovely set lunch here in January so booked this for a birthday celebration with friends. I was so disappointed. Not offered bread before starter;
Poached egg was cold (though otherwise my starter was enjoyable); main course and veg were cold. Table was split with 50% saying it was ok and other 50% saying they wouldn’t return.

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5.0Dined on 25 May 2018

Great service and fantastic food. Last week I went to Tom Kitchin’s restaurant in Edinburgh which was excellent but I feel that the food at Dobson and Parnell is equally good. The staff are great, very attentive and the service they offer enhances the whole experience.

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4.0Dined on 25 May 2018

Great for a lunchtime treat! Food and service good.

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5.0Dined on 22 May 2018

If you want good food and great service Dobson and Parnell is a excellent place to visit. The food is well presented and delicious . Staff are attentive but no over the top .
A relaxing place to enjoy a good meal. Certainly worth visiting especially on a tuesday if you book online its 2 for the price of one.

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5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

In one word ... Impeccable. Could not fault Dobson & Parnell. Food is immense and service is first class. Not our first visit and will certainly not be our last.

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5.0Dined on 19 May 2018

Great restaurant. Amazing food. Service was excellent. Good atmosphere. Really enjoyed the whole evening in Dobson and Parnell. 10/10

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2.0Dined on 19 May 2018

Our first visit to this restaurant and all 5 of us were underwhelmed. Food was ok but not presented anywhere near as nicely as the pics on the website. Uncomfortable seating arrangements as two of us had to sit on a settee behind the table and every time they went out/
to the loo one of us had to stand up - not ideal. Although the restaurant was nearly full (lots of stuff going on in town at the same time)it was not too noisy to have a conversation. We were
picked up by taxi upon leaving and the driver's comment was 'why did you go there? There are
better places in Newcastle!'

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5.0Dined on 18 May 2018

Food was lovely and the service was attentive. Would definitely go back

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4.0Dined on 18 May 2018

Lovely dining room, great food and knowledgeable , friendly staff.

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5.0Dined on 16 May 2018

We had a friends catch up at Dobson and Parnell one lunch time this week. We chose from the 3 course special lunch menu which came with a glass of Prosecco for £22. All of our food was absolutely delicious and well presented. The staff were friendly, efficient and attentive. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and I would highly recommend this place.

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Excellent food.
Almost the best in the NE.

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4.0Dined on 12 May 2018

The food was excellent! Well presented, good choice and tasted amazing. Next time I will definitely be having the tasting menu.
The food was served within good time but the drinks service seemed slow. My husband has almost eaten his meal before his drink arrived. The staff were very polite and took drinks orders regularly but they seemed to take a long time to return from the bar
Overall very enjoyable and will come again.

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

Fantastic all round. Service is first class. Food is inventive and well done

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3.0Dined on 11 May 2018

Tried the 5 course tasting menu with wine flight. Staff very friendly and attentive. The food felt short of fine dining standards. Some of the food flavours on same course clashed or were insipid. A few of the wine pairings did not work. Overall the service was impeccable, ambience Ok, food average and wine pairings average.

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3.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Pretty underwhelming. Service very slow. Food portions tiny, this usually doesn’t bother us if the food is exceptional; but out of 6 of us dining, none of us felt like they’d had a good meal. The amuse bouche wasn’t good too salty for four of us. Never experienced a cheese board with such small portions of cheese! When does any restaurant plonk a bottle of champagne on the table (no ice bucket) then go and get glasses? Other reviewers seem happy just not for us on the night.

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5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Excellent food and good wine list. Menu with lots to choose from. Outstanding service, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Relaxed atmosphere.

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3.0Dined on 2 May 2018

The restaurant looks great (although the booths were too narrow; no leg room). Service was good but there were only 3 tables occupied at 12:00 for lunch.
The food was ambitious and but I didn’t enjoy all of it. My starter I think was as it was intended; it was ok. But underwhelming. The main course was mostly ok, but one element was inedible. Would I go back? Maybe. But not in a hurry. There has clearly been a lot of thought and effort put in, just a shame it wasn’t reflected in the food on this occasion.

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5.0Dined on 1 May 2018

Really nice evening, excellent light-touch service. Delicious food and wine.

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4.0Dined on 1 May 2018

Excellent service from the moment we arrived to when we left, and enjoyable well-paced special birthday evening, from pre-dinner drinks to coffee and liquers to end with. Food was very good at every course, entertainingly so in it's discreet portions with some outstanding tastes and presentations - the rice-with coconut pudding was spectacular. Will look forward to returning there soon.

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5.0Dined on 1 May 2018

Have been a few time for their Tuesday specials, service top notch, nice ambience, good food especially at two for one rate. Can’t fault this restaurant will continue to visit

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Really enjoyed the tasting menu with wine pairing and the staff were very friendly and informative. The evening went at just the right pace thank you

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

One word excellent from start to finish,food service staff all perfect

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4.0Dined on 27 April 2018

Excellent service for our meal with friendly, helpful staff. Amuse bouchée (smoked cod roe ) was delicious. Husband said his risotto was best he'd ever had but my main course of lamb was disappointing and over priced Lamb was quite bland and vegetables were "stringy". However petit fours I chose for dessert were delicious.

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5.0Dined on 24 April 2018

The restaurant were very friendly and accommodating as we had to change our table booking time twice on the day itself due to unforeseen circumstances. Waiting staff were professional but also very personable and we found the food and the wine pairing both delicious and good value. We'd definitely return.

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