Dobson & Parnell
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!
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
relaxing surroundings, excellent quality of food, well presented, good service...
Throughly enjoyable evening, great food and great service. Will be back.
Excellent, will be back in h we future. We had the tasting menu with pared wines
We had the 5 course taster menu. Gorgeous! Just wish we could have had the wine pairing, but we were all driving
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
Spectacular!!!!!!! Such amazing food and the service was wondwrful too!
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.
Excellent service. Food was delishious and extremely good value.
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!
Must visit restaurant for food lovers, great service and value.
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.
Brilliant tasting menu served in relaxing atmosphere by very attentive staff - all round great birthday meal!
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
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!
Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. Amazing food.
Great venue for a special occasion. Beautiful food and top service. Shout out to our fab Dutch server who makes a superb dirty Martini.
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!
We had Sunday dinner and it was wonderful. The waiter was very friendly.
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.
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.
Great food, great service. Will definitely be back
Lovely place gorgeous food and the staff & service were exceptional would recommend anyone to go to this restaurant.
Lovely food, wine and ambience, attentive staff, perfect evening, thankyou!
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.
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.
Very helpful staff. Help to sort tasting menu and explanation of each course was excellent.
Great evening, lovely food and nice staff, thank you very much.
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.
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
Beautiful food in a fantastic setting, definitely will return soon.
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
Excellent food, service and fantastic overall dining experience! Well done to all your staff.
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
Pleased to return to Dobson and Parnell. Excellent all round experience from service to food.
Can't wait to return
Fabulous food and attentive staff. Just a great experience.
Excellent food in a relaxed yet lively environment for Sunday lunch
Just a really nice restaurant with great service and food and drinks explained really well. Great night thank you very much. 👍👍👍👍
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.
Outstanding, best in Newcastle
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.
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.