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Hinnies Restaurant, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear
Hinnies Restaurant, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear
Oja - Hinnies Restaurant, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear
Oja - Hinnies Restaurant, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear
Oja - Hinnies Restaurant, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear

Hinnies Restaurant

4.5
4.5
2623 Reviews
£25 and under
British
Hinnies is a relaxed, warm and friendly neighbourhood restaurant serving the comfort food we all like to eat - rustic and hearty Geordie-influenced classics made properly from scratch using local and seasonal produce to give a real taste of our beloved North East. We’re open for lunch and dinner Tue-Sat and Brunch and lunch Sat-Sun (closed Mon and Sun evening).

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2 people

22:00


Booked 11 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Comfort Food, English
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 09:30–11:30 Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00–14:00 Sat 12:00–15:00 Sun 12:00–16:00 Dinner Wed–Sat 17:00–21:00
  • Phone number
    0191 447 0500
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Cross Street
    10 East Parade, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear, NE26 1AP
  • Parking Details
    Huge car park just up the road
  • Public Transit
    7 minute walk from Whitley Bay Train Station
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,623 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Great for brunch

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Healthy

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Great for scenic views

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Best Service

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Great for brunch

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Good for groups

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Healthy

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Vegetarian-friendly

2,623 Reviews
  1. debbiec

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Booked for Sunday lunch with my mum and brother. All the staff were lovely and helpful and I was really looking forward to a roast beef dinner but was very disappointed to be served raw beef. I did ask for it to be cooked more but it was still very very raw and although I was offered something else everyone had finished eating. In summary very over priced at £18 and should really have the option for how the meat is cooked . I won’t be returning in a hurry

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  2. LisaW

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staff , good food and a lovely ambience

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  3. Steven

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic menu with so much to choose from, the staff were friendly on hand when you needed them. Will definitely be back again

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  4. Edwood

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely meal, sure the food gets better every time we come.!!!

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  5. RichardB

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was pleasant and not intrusive, food was lovely.

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  6. Woolly

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal as usual and outstanding value for the quality of food served and selection offered.

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  7. Dave

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice food portions rather small but very nice don't think potatoes should be an extra with a fish dish!

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  8. Alison

    Newcastle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Was not happy with meal so asked for something else. Staff very understanding but dusapointed with food.

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  9. RobbieD

    Inverness

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    In general small portions, especially the starters. Both were good just not enough. Main courses again bit on the small side, but enjoyed. Deserts were a disaster. Steamed sponge was try and no taste of marmalade. Crumble was more like an apple and rhubarb stew with a few pieces of crumb soon lost into the stew. Custard was like yellow milk and no substance to it at all, so a big disappointment to what was otherwise a good evening. Overall it is not expensive but I do like the deliberate ploy of keeping portion sizes small so you go for the three courses rather than two!!

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  10. LindaW

    Newcastle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent. However food was poor. Starter and pudding poor, mains a little better. We would not go back purely based on the standard of food. Pre Covid we went and the food was lovely. This time it was poor indicating a change of chef maybe

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  11. VictoriaW

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    After all the hype I'd heard about this place. It was nothing special. Very average. Would I rush back? No. Staff were lovely.

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  12. ClaraT

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, food, and atmosphere, and with a sea view too! Highly recommended.

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  13. Mlor

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, reasonably priced and we were served by 3 lovely hosts. Had the Sunday dinner set menu with plenty options.

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  14. KathleenM

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    AMAZING FOOD. Merlot was great! Quite cold so wrap up.

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  15. LouiseH

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, lovely staff. Very enjoyable evening.

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  16. MargaretM

    Newcastle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a little chilly in the dining room, so make sure you wear layers. The food was delicious. I had whipped goats cheese, cod and the most delicious singing’ hinnies with jam and cream. Other starters were fish soup - lovely, black pudding, delicious and deep fried squid - excellent. My three companions had venison burgers for mains that they enjoyed, and then a chocolate delice - too rich for him, and sponge pudding with ice cream. As it was sponge pudding’s birthday, the lovely waiter put a candle on it. We had a lovely lunch, and highly recommended.

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  17. StephanieC

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food and wonderful service. It was just a little chilly in the restaurant otherwise it would have been 5 stars!

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  18. Eleanor

    Newcastle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food friendly staff Attractive decor Good choice of dishes

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  19. NikkiM

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely lovely ..the food was gorgeous and the staff were so nice. Absolutely spot on.

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  20. Titch

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had an excellent birthday meal at Hinnies. Everything was good, food, staff and ambiance. Thank you to you all

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  21. SimonL

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another lovely evening at Hinnies. Delicious food and excellent friendly service.

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  22. EmmaH

    Newcastle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect night, perfect food, The winter lasagne was amazing, fast quick service, we love coming to hinnies, The young man who served us on Friday night needs recognition, polite attentive and true credit to the staff, we will be back time and time again, a little gem in Whitley bay

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  23. GaryL

    West Sussex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely restaurant on the Whitley Bay seafront. It's my second visit. The food and service were exceptional on both occasions. A special mention to the young waitress that served up. Highly recommend

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  24. SueW

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, great service , will definitely return. Thank you

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  25. LorraineO

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food, very friendly staff. We always book here first when visiting Whitley Bay because we know what we’re getting.

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  26. JeanB

    Newcastle

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Friendly welcome, efficient service and everything I have tried so far on the Winter Menu has been really nice. Only fault I could find is that I wished I'd brought an extra jersey with me...would do if visiting again in January.

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  27. DianeH

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food and lovely staff. Really enjoyed our time at the restaurant. Sunday lunch was fantastic - we will be back Thank you

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Unfortunately not up to the restaurant's usual high standards. We love Hinneys and hope the issues will soon be resolved. As do all my friends who enjoy the excellent food and service Hinneys has always given in the past.

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  29. Nahindee

    Perthshire

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hinnies is a wonderful family restaurant with excellent local food, service and ambience. A must visit

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  30. TofT

    Newcastle

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and food - we have been often and both are always of a consistently high standard.

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  31. stever

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first time at this quaint, clean and very inviting restaurant. The service was really very good, with an attentive, happy and professional team. The food was excellent, in terms of its quality, presentation and taste. Both my son and I thought it a first class experience; and reasonably priced. My only hope (and this is a personal quirk) is that I would love to see custard as an option with the steam pudding. Colour me old-fashioned... :-)

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  32. Mack

    Newcastle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    The food was very expensive and the pan haggerty was small portion and basically potato and cream. Almost no veg with it. Beer expensive. The battered fish was delicious however but we had to share it to make up for the other meals. Empty and quiet. Waiter was lovely

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  33. HeatherM

    Newcastle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    I've always loved Hinnie's and have recommended it to many others. This latest meal was, I think, pretty average and lacked anything outstanding. On my previous visit, I found the sole inedible and contacted the restaurant afterwards, but heard nothing from them. My feeling at the moment is that I will not be hurrying to eat there again and will look for local alternatives. I feel quite sad about this as I have been a fan from the beginning. The surroundings a re great, as is the service, but the key element of food seems to be far less good than it was.

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  34. ElaineA

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pleased we booked as restaurant was very busy for Sunday Lunch. We were welcomed and shown straight to table. Food was delicious and there was a good choice Staff were excellent very pleasant and helpful. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would definitely recommend.

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  35. ValM

    Yorkshire

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed lunch with my husband and two friends. The service was excellent and the food very good.

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  36. JeanB

    Newcastle

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My fish and chips was nicer than I'd had the previous week in a reputable fish speciality restaurant. Slight disappointment they had run out of the Chip Shop Curry Sauce specified on the menu, but I was given the opportunity to alter my choice...and it gives me a reason to come back and have the same again!

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  37. MB100

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely mid-week treat with the very good value set menu (before 7pm). Great service and we loved the 'elevated comfort food' on offer.

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  38. DavidB

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Unfortunately the chef left some tinfoil in the pan haggerty and a bit remained after being sent back but was put to the side after being re-plated. It was cold and the portion on the pie was smaller than the beans on toast starter. Gave desert a miss after being disappointed with the food. Good value and great service. Nice place but shame the food was a let down so won’t be going back.

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  39. ElizabethD

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Have been to Hinnies several times & had takeaways during lockdowns & I think this was the best meal yet. My partner enjoyed his too. Restaurant very quiet as we were there early before going to the cinema. Waiter was very attentive and helpful.

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  40. PaulB

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very good Sunday lunch. The food was very good although my partner thought we had to wait too long between courses. Great ambience.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Hinnies Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0191 447 0500.

Hinnies Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 2623 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

22:00


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Hinnies Restaurant

10 East Parade, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear NE26 1AP

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    10 East Parade, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear, NE26 1AP
  • Area
    Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 09:30–11:30 Lunch Tue–Fri 12:00–14:00 Sat 12:00–15:00 Sun 12:00–16:00 Dinner Wed–Sat 17:00–21:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British, Comfort Food, English
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Huge car park just up the road
  • Public Transit
    7 minute walk from Whitley Bay Train Station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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