Dobson & Parnell

4.7
1316 reviews
£26 to £40
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 2020, voted in the top 10 list of restaurants in Newcastle by NGI and listed in the Good Food Guide & Hardens Guide 2020!

Support Dobson & Parnell during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1316 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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trevore
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

relaxing surroundings, excellent quality of food, well presented, good service...

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PaulM
London
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Throughly enjoyable evening, great food and great service. Will be back.

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ClaireH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent, will be back in h we future. We had the tasting menu with pared wines

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StephenR
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the 5 course taster menu. Gorgeous! Just wish we could have had the wine pairing, but we were all driving

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Naomi
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Myself and my boyfriend came here last night and it was incredible. The food was amazing and so were the paired wines. The service was second to none, we didn’t feel rushed and were really looked after. Whole experience 10/10

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AshleyO
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular!!!!!!! Such amazing food and the service was wondwrful too!

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vipPaulH
Derbyshire
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We had the 7 course tasting menu, having had it on a number of previous occasions and really enjoyed it. This time, whilst the overall standard of food and presentation was good, the portion sizes have definitely reduced , even since our last visit around 8 weeks ago. It’s a reasonable deal mid week but on these portion sizes (and no, we aren’t mr and Mrs Bunter) when you add on nearly £20 for service including wine, it’s pretty steep.

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Vicky
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Food was delishious and extremely good value.

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NeilG
Devon
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always beautuful food, and appreciate the extra little dishes provided free of chargr between each course. Makes it feel special and that you are being looked after. Sorry we live 150 miles away and can't visit more often!

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OliverW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Must visit restaurant for food lovers, great service and value.

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Mariagp
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The only consideration I would have is for Sunday roast, serve the gravy separately, not on the plate, and let the customer add the quantity of gravy they want.

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davids
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant tasting menu served in relaxing atmosphere by very attentive staff - all round great birthday meal!

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Bear
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We went for the 7 meal taster menu. It takes 2.5 to 3 hrs as website suggests but this is too long in my opinion.
The portions are tiny as youd expect for 7 plates but they're too small. The wine is OK, some made you grimace.
Overall, was ok

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DebbieW
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have been to Dobson and Parnell a number of times and it is our favourite restaurant in Newcastle. Friendly, professional staff - stunning food and wine parings - overall great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Amazing food.

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TheMaenads
London
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue for a special occasion. Beautiful food and top service. Shout out to our fab Dutch server who makes a superb dirty Martini.

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JoeD
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is all about savouring food as an adventure. The five course menu was made with ultimate care and attention to detail, from high quality ingredients. Nothing was left to chance; the result was, particularly for the 'classic' menu, very difficult to improve upon in any way. The wine choice accompanying this menu was outstanding as well, and we admit we are choosey in that respect. The separate portions were thankfully small, but large enough to feel satisfied at the end of the evening. Waiters were very well informed and seemed genuinely interested in your experience - no wonder the menu keeps improving, to the point of now being one of the very best restaurants in town. We were the last customers to leave, but did not feel rushed by the staff. We'll be back!

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HelenW
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Sunday dinner and it was wonderful. The waiter was very friendly.

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NigelT
London
14 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for the 3 course Sunday lunch, very good beef, although could be a little rarer, yorkies are first rate and good gravy. Choc dessert was outstanding.

Good wine list, one to watch out for is the Lebanese white which was superb, barman makes a killer negroni.

One little bit of theater was when the pepper mill came apart in my hands and dumped it's entire load of peppercorns on my lunch, but lunch was almost immediately replaced with zero fuss.

A very pleasant couple of hours.

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Abbie
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and amazing service. We had been wanting to go for a while, and due to COVID had to keep postponing. We finally got to go at the weekend and it was such a great experience.

The food was amazing, and the wine pairing really took the experience up a notch. All the servers were so knowledgeable about the food and the wine, especially the chap that was serving us.

Would highly recommend it, and can't wait to go back again.

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Hannah
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Will definitely be back

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JaneF
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place gorgeous food and the staff & service were exceptional would recommend anyone to go to this restaurant.

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FranD
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, wine and ambience, attentive staff, perfect evening, thankyou!

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LizzieZak
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have visited Dobson & Parnell a number of times and have never been disapppointed. This time, we took my son and daughter in law from London. They were incredibly impressed with the standard of the food (they dine out a great deal and both have worked in hospitality), what impressed them most of all was the cost/value. They will be back! Staff couldn't do enough for us.

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JaneA
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent lunch. Staff are efficient, professional and friendly. They could run a masterclass in front of house skills. Food and wine excellent as always. Nothing changed since pre-lockdown days, so still hitting highest standards on all counts.

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Gaily
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very helpful staff. Help to sort tasting menu and explanation of each course was excellent.

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GemmaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great evening, lovely food and nice staff, thank you very much.

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Carolinea
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our visit to Dobson and Parnell. We were regulars before covid hit and pleased to say standards are just as high. We had a voucher which we were given before covid and they very kindly honoured this.
Food and service were outstanding. This restaurent is a gem. We cant wait to go back.

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CathC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food as always. Really interesting and varied menu which was very reasonable. The mackerel started was so delicious and the pork main course was melt in the mouth.
Service was excellent

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BroganH
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food in a fantastic setting, definitely will return soon.

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AnthH
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicely laid out restaurant space, with friendly atmosphere, and, most importantly of all , really good food and excellent service that also represents good value for money, definitely one of my favourites in the area

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MichaelB
Lancashire
2 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and fantastic overall dining experience! Well done to all your staff.

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Nits
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Was just disappointed as it was a special day for us , although the meal was nice it wasn’t outstanding and I think thats what I had expected- I ordered the belly pork Sunday dinner , I only got one slice of pork the fat had not been rendered so it was just a lump of white fat with a little bit of meat
To be honest I have had better at out little local

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KeithC
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleased to return to Dobson and Parnell. Excellent all round experience from service to food.

Can't wait to return

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and attentive staff. Just a great experience.

CG
CameronG
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food in a relaxed yet lively environment for Sunday lunch

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StephenB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a really nice restaurant with great service and food and drinks explained really well. Great night thank you very much. 👍👍👍👍

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AndreaR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit with my husband for his 60th birthday and we certainly enjoyed our experience. The food is divine and the knowledgeable, enthusiastic staff added to the whole experience. We really enjoyed the wine pairings too and it was a nice touch by the restaurant to have a happy birthday card for my husband on our table. Lovely relaxed atmosphere and ambience and we would love to visit again.

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vipBenjaminH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, best in Newcastle

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ChristopherB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time from the very first moment we arrived. Superb service and food. A very reasonable price to pay for such quality.

FAQs

Dobson & Parnell offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0191 221 0904.

Dobson & Parnell is rated 4.7 stars by 1316 OpenTable diners.

Dobson & Parnell does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.dobsonandparnell.co.uk/shop/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.