Dobson & Parnell

4.5
519 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
Top tags:
  • 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.
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: 15 October 2018

Ends: 30 November 2018

Availability: Tue 17:30-21:30

Christmas dinner: 2 courses £23

From a set menu.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 1 December 2018

Ends: 31 December 2018

Availability: Tue-Sat 17:30-21:30

Christmas lunch: 2 courses £23

From a set menu.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 1 December 2018

Ends: 31 December 2018

Availability: Tue-Sat 12:00-14:30

Small plates: £10

From a set menu.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 1 October 2018

Ends: 30 November 2018

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

Set menu: 3 courses £25

From a set menu.

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

Valid For: 2 - 6 people

Starts: 5 July 2018

Ends: 30 November 2018

Availability: Tue 17:30-21:30

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MD
London
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good... chose the tasting menu and got 5 courses of great and interesting good.

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OT
Newcastle
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent tasting menu! Highly recommend it!

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G
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic lunchtime catch-up with friends. Varied menu and local produce used. They catered for my friends allergies by having a prepared menu for her denoting what she could order and what could be changed which not many restaurants do. A massive thank you to the staff who were very helpful and friendly. Would highly recommended for a lunch or dinner whatever the occasion. 10/10.

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d
London
3 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was very good but the service was very slow. Long wait between starter and main and they forgot about our desserts.

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P
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our visit. The food was excellent, the level of service was superb. We had the 5 course taster menu with accompanying wines. Each wine was paired brilliantly. If the courses were coming too fast, the staff would ask if we wanted to slow things down. Service was excellent and we will be back.
Thoroughly recommended.

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P
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

fantastic food, wine and service as ever. I will of course be back.

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TD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attended for Sunday lunch on 7th October. The food was excellent! I had cauliflower soup and roast beef with Yorkshire pudding.
Service was good and highly attentive.
This was my third visit and I have never been disappointed and will be returning again shortly.
Reasonable prices 2 courses £15 or 3 courses for £19

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CC
East Sussex
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal food, with superb service will come back again and i shall be recommending to anyone visiting Newcastle !

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S
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved it and definitely be going back! The food was fantastic, service couldn’t have been better and the cocktail I had was scrumptious!

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LR
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and outstanding service from chris. Will be visiting again

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JC
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant on the quayside, now a staple of fantastic cuisine and ambiance. As ever Charles is a delight, all staff being friendly and knowledgeable.

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LD
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was delicious. Service a bit hit and miss, some things we ordered didn’t turn up and some of the service (some of the waiters) were very slow. The one waitress we saw was very efficient though.

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MG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb. Very well looked after by staff and excellent food.

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CW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We are Airbnb hosts and we always recommend Dobson and Parnell to our guests.

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AP
Newcastle
16 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice place and food was lush

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V
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fabulous sunday lunch - staff great as always and their understanding of my guest's Coeliac requirements was first class.
Only downside was that the sunday roast wasn't hot enough (veg and potatoes) and cooled down very quickly. Only a small point but slightly marred the experience in what is my favourite restaurant in Newcastle

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CA
London
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A very relaxing Sunday lunch. The beef was cooked perfectly and although there wasn’t a lot of veg what there was was very tasty. The two members of staff who waited at our table were both friendly and helpful
We will return

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P
London
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Interesting tasting menu. Good, concise a la carte menu. Friendly, knowledgable staff. Well worth a visit.

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CM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was slow and menu choice limited. Wine overpriced

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MD
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Attentive and knowledgeable service staff, excellent wine pairings with a creative and delicious taster menu, all kicked off with an impeccable cocktail. We will go back to try items off the regular menu next time. Highly recommended!

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BW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, great food in a very stylish setting! Definitely recommend....definitely return!!

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m
London
10 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Sunday lunch with family. Good overall, desserts were especially good. I feel that vegetarian option could be improved: veggie roast instead of saffron risotto? Service inobtrusive & efficient

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EB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb service and exceptional food which created a fantastic evening. Thanks

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MW
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food served by fabulous staff.
Stephen, Chris, David and Danielle, amongst others, looked after us famously!

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MS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good restaurant. Lovely interior, very friendly and professional staff, excellent food and great location.

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TC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the vegetarian tasting menu. We should have gotten the 7 course menu. The chef was very accommodating. My daughter has a mild allergy to dairy but he was able to modify the dishes. Food was great and service was really good. Looking forward to the next time we visit our daughter in Durham and can come by again.

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M
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and fantastic service! Highly recommend :)

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LS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Been here many times and previously impressed by food but not the service. New lunch menu doesn’t work - the maitre d is still a problem - last time we visited for dinner we were the last couple to leave the restaurant and there wasn’t even a courteously good bye let alone an escort to the door - after spending £150 for two not great. This lunch 4 of us waited 40 mins for our “snack” which was a very very small starter - the snacks were overcooked - not acceptable as we were the only patrons at the times so unfathomable why there was such a wait - when I questioned the maitre d he got defensive and came back with the excuse that they had changed their menu and it was a journey - he was also unnecessarily surly over the wine menu and in his explanation of selected wines. In summary , food was great, now just okay but service consistently poor - fine dining doesn’t need to be stuffy or without atmosphere and humour.

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H
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was with two friends, for one of the parties birthday, however we try to go out regularly and take it in turns to choose a restaurant. All three of us enjoyed the evening at Dobson and Parnell. We had the set menu, and all the dishes were excellent. There was a good choice of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks (for the designated driver). The staff were helpful, not intrusive but attentive and thoughtful. I'm partially deaf, so I particularly liked not having too much background noise so I could enjoy the conversation. We've already booked to go back. Very happy to recommend to others. Thank you

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DA
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Second visit. Will come again.

Sitting under the a/c was a bit cool.

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OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked for Sunday lunch and had a great meal at a fab price. The staff are all very friendly and welcoming and the atmosphere is very comfortable & relaxing. We have dined here a few times and have never been disappointed. The food is delicious, the wine list is very well considered with something good in all price ranges. All roud, l love it!

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DW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic lunch here with my oh. Can’t recommend the place enough. The lunch time special menu was perfect: plenty of choice and really good value for money. The food was so ridiculously tasty and the service was so very friendly. Just a lovely way to have a cheeky weekday lunch out. Well definitely be back and I’ve already recommended my friends pay it a visit.

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CH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a delightful lunch which was excellent value for money. The black cod was delicious and served with a very interesting sauce. The staff were very attentive to individual requirements and the service was perfect. Our only slight criticism was that we felt some of the music didn't quite suit the ambience of the restaurant but we were impressed that the volume was turned down when we made a comment.

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s
London
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely brilliant evening. Can t wait to go back

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EB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We visited as a group of 4. The food and service was excellent. We would definitely return.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fab night for our 41st Wedding Anniversary. 3rd or 4th visit great food, staff very friendly, luv the place.

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MV
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow, brilliant service start to finish. We were unsure whether to try the taster menu but the waitress explained the dishes well and we were able to swap some from the vegetarian menu. My husband decided on the wine to accompany each dish, he thoroughly enjoy each wine too. If you go with the taster menu makesure you have enough time as you wait a while for each dish, but you won't be disappointed.

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OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends visit

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MS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was great and service polite but exceptionally slow.

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h
Newcastle
10 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A relaxing lunch, served by attentive staff - nothing was a bother. Lunch menu great value a good selection of wine by the glass. Viewed evening a la carte and tasting menus both looked extremely tasty and the wine menu had a great selection of wines to suit everyone's pocket. Will be back.

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