Dobson & Parnell

4.6
588 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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.

Special Offers

7 course tasting menu £65

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 17 January 2019

Ends: 30 June 2019

Availability: Sat 17:30-21:30

Tuesday 2-4-1

Enjoy 3 courses and get another 3 courses free when dining from the main menu.

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

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 14 January 2019

Ends: 30 June 2019

Availability: Tue 17:30-21:30

5 course tasting menu £50

Enjoy 5 courses for £50, with wine flight £ 75.
Vegetarian menu available, please request when booking. Advanced booking required.

Terms and Conditions: To be taken by the whole table. Please allow 2.5 to 3 hours for the tasting menu. Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 8 people

Starts: 2 January 2019

Ends: 30 June 2019

Availability: Wed-Fri 17:30-18:30

2 small plates and a glass of fizz for £13

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 10 people

Starts: 30 October 2018

Ends: 29 June 2019

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

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JB
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely evening thanks the food and service was very good even though there was mistakes with our order it was rectified quickly .

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DG
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Birthday meal for my partner. Nice touch of complimentary fizz on arrival. Three course meal from set menu would have been good value even without the 2 for 1 Tuesday offer. Will definitely be returning even at full price.[ Will try and fit in Restaurant week if possible].
To summarise - a very pleasant evening out.

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CS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

the Tuesday 2 for 1 offer is unbelievable value for such high quality food

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s
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our first visit and will be returning soon.. quality food and style..

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SS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely well cooked food in a pleasant environment. Very relaxed service, great if you are there to enjoy your evening and fully appreciate the food, don’t go if you are on a tight timetable!

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WB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I met with four friends for post Christmas "fizz and two small plates" lunch. There weren't many people in the restaurant but there was nice background music. The decor is lovely and the service we had was excellent and very friendly. We enjoyed the food although a few items were cold and maybe not too good.

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L
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had the early evening menu so our meal was great value and the service was good too. I will definitely be heading back.

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T
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food, everything tasted great and were great with dietary needs

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J
London
8 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lunch was excellent, creative menu, flavoursome food, friendly and knowledgeable staff, professional and discreet customer service, good wine list, stylish restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere. An excellent choice

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A
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

At the point of arrival, there was no front of house staff to greet us. Shown to our table where there was grease marks on the walls next to us, and four food flies.
Ordered a bottle of wine (which was lovely), though warm.. and 'mineral water'. Again, the water was luke warm, most probably tap water in a branded glass bottle which was grubby. Still, £3.95 charge. We decided to order the tasting menu, which certainly wasn't up to fine dining standards, although the price reflected otherwise. Our dessert was sent to another table, after they had just been served their starter. We were given the wrong cutlery for our cheese course. Which was corrected by another front of house member. Overall the restaurant lacked attention to detail all around, and for over £150 it certainly was not worth the money.

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RL
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the 5 course tasting menu with matched wine and it was absolutely fantastic. the food was amazing, in particular the beef dish and the chocolate dessert.

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J
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were 8, including 2 teenagers celebrating a 70th birthday. The staff wers brilliant, very attentive and knowledgeable. Unfortunately the day we went the fiisherman had not delivered fish to the restaurant, which cut the menu almost in half. This was a real shame and seriously minimised choice. However, everyone enjoyed their food, which was very well presented and tasty. We felt it was good value for money for a special meal. Would definitely return.

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S
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic, seasonal menu for New year's eve but not overpriced. Great understated service and great food. Will definitely return, hopefully soon!

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n
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole evening was lovely even the gift of a free glass of champagne as it was my birthday, the service wasn't faultless the waiter we had was pleasant and welcoming , and the food was delicious the Christmas menu was a little small and had some ingredients we weren't familiar with but still tasty. Only comment I could make on the night was that we weren't told the water for the table wasn't free and when it came to the bill it was confusing, as service chanrge and vat were put there so it made it hard to split the bill in half. But all in all a lovely experience and great for a special occasion.

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FC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very attentive staff and lovely food and drink. Any problems sorted efficiently and professionally.

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A
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

First visit and overall great experience. The only disappointment was a large group of families who failed to make their boisterous children behave, they shouted relentlessly at each other and at no time did any of the parents ask them to pipe down. Difficult for the staff, but as I looked around the restaurant I could see most of the other diners were annoyed by them. The manager should have asked them to quieten down, bearing in mind the type of restaurant this is and it was a late evening booking. It took the shine off what was an otherwise great experience.

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AG
Frankfurt Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Have been here before and was excellent. On this occasion it was the Christmas set menu. Bits of it were good, other bits not good (eg burned brioche, burned skin on duck). Service was slow. Maybe this was just a very busy night for them. Would still recommend based on previous experiences but they need to improve on this last meal.

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A
Newcastle
15 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday celebration, food excellent nice ambiance

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IM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Out for a friends birthday, great food and excellent service

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LI
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved this place for lunch. Everything was great. The only thing for my personal taste, was food could have been bit hotter. However this didn't spoil enjoyment 😋

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family Christmas meal

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DS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent night spent at this restaurant with 5 of my friends for my birthday. Even though only Xmas menu available the food was delicious and a good choice available. It’s not cheap, but excellent for a special occasion, well worth that little extra! The staff were brilliant too, so welcoming and knowledgeable. A lovely evening had by all.

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GH
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Xmas meal and a lovely friendly atmosphere. The staff were attentive without being fussy. We particularly enjoyed the black pudding starter and the selection of cheese my favourite however had to be the old school rice pudding with Christmas fruits

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E
London
47 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent ‘festive’ lunch with good food and a calm atmosphere (until a large party arrived.....but then it’s Christmas and we were about to leave anyway).
We enjoyed traditional and fish options.
First time here, but will definitely go again.

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KU
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited on Sunday for festive lunch. Fab menu that offered something for everyone in our party - from foodies who like to to experiment to our elderly gent with cautious palette (he loved it!) Service was fantastic and everyone works hard to ensure you feel relaxed and welcome.

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MS
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice food. Good ambience. Perhaps being on the picky side, but I'm not a fan of over-attentive service staff and this was the case here. While polite and efficient, having your wine topped up at regular intervals to entice you to buy more is not my idea of great service.

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L
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my second visit in a few months so I was happy to come again with family for a pre- concert meal. The group were impressed with the decor and general atmosphere. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The ambiance was special. Not to noisy at all. The menu selection for a Christmas menu was very good.

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TF
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, local produce, friendly and professional service

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c
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a fabulous meal - of special note delicious main courses and desserts. Great choice of wine, and it's great to have a choice of wines in 500ml as well as 750ml sizes. Service outstanding, friendly, efficient and accommodating.

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JG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very pleasant night overall. Friendly staff although perhaps a little understaffed.

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EA
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I visited the restaurant last Friday on our anniversary and had the taster menu.
Amazing food, we had the wine pairing (great choice), all the staff were extremely polite and friendly, especially our waitress! Would definitely recommend!

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DJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely food and wine, service was professional and friendly.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great small plate menu for lunch!

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MS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a fantastic place. Wonderful food and great service. All the staff were so friendly and professional. I will certainly revisit in the near future

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OT
Newcastle
7 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great staff and service

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KB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service but expensive saying that would visit again bit not as good value as peace and loaf for me

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service good food good place

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PP
London
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for my husbands birthday and throughly enjoyed. Great service and food. I am also gluten free and nothing was too much trouble. Will certainly be back.
Lovely night.

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OT
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Really friendly staff. Busy but relaxed atmosphere. Will be back!

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l
Newcastle
57 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were made to feel very welcome and were given some tasty sourbread while we perused the menu. That was just as well as it took too long for someone to come back to take our order even though it wasn’t very busy. The Sunday lunch once it arrived was cooked well and was delicious but the beef was extremely thin and the portion size rather sparse. In comparison the Yorkshire puddings were massive! Overall, we did enjoy it and would probably go again.

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