The French Quarter

4.8
81 reviews
£26 to £40
French
The French Quarter is a relaxed neighbourhood restaurant & wine Bar in a community of unique and quirky businesses in Newcastle city Centre. We are a friendly and approachable team of people, with a passion for the good things in life. Born from nostalgia for a traditional style of commerce and a desire to challenge perceptions that French dining is formal or fussy, we work with independent suppliers to offer a regularly changing wine list & tapas style menu. We have created a casual and sociable environment where customers are invited to experience our food, try our wines, shop from our deli and share our love of all things French!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • 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
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 81 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
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food
4.9
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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IanW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as ever and the whole family loved it - will be back soon

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TeemaN
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went there lasy night for my husband's birthday and it was absolutely amazing!

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BenjaminK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality lunch, lovely service, and a great location

JG
JenniferG
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing restaurant. Fantastic, authentic food, wonderful service ….. we had a truly fabulous time, thank you.

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gibbos
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to the French Qiarter. Great ambience, knowledgeable staff. Excellent wine selection and amazing food. Loved the snails in garlic butter and goats cheese with walnuts. Will definitely be going back until we have exhausted everything on the menu!

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LaurenS
County Durham
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly delicious food with excellent service and a great atmosphere. We’ll definitely be back!

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IanC
Manchester
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, relaxed atmosphere and still favourite place to eat!!

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LindseyW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & wine was amazing as always!
Very friendly staff.

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ShaunAndMichelle
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was nice, although almost everything we had was covered in the same oily basil dressing so the flavour was lacking. Waitress was a bit pushy but seemed nice. Value was mid range, almost too much for a regular experience but not enough for a special occasion. Probably won’t return.

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SandraB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service extensive wine list staff very knowledgeable
I will return

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AnneM
County Durham
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurent. Noise from music was a problem for my friend who has hearing difficulties but staff member turned the nearest speaker off so this helped.

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BarryN
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic restaurant with amazing food and knowledgeable, friendly staff who are happy to discuss the menu and drinks options with you.

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ClareL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good food ,good variety of dishes . Friendly welcoming staff . Stylish interior .

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TomL
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is exceptional, we were served by a young lady who was very knowledgeable ahut items on the menu and also the wines.Very authentic French surroundings and very clean . My Huusband and I had a lovely Lunch and in todays restrictions felt very safe, we will certainly return in the near future.

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, great ambience. We went for a date night.

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DavidB
London
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Interesting and different-feeling menu made for an enjoyable evening.

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RayC
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is great, the ambience is delightful, the service is fast and it all makes for the perfect night out. Love it!

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing - choice of food to share lovely and our waitress was excellent and knowledgable

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LizzieB
Newcastle
6 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and good wine. Excellent service by a friendly and efficient staff.

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KandK
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our meal. Fantastic service, explained everything. Lovely food & nice wine selection. Can’t wait to return

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StephanieD
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My firm favourite for relaxed and friendly dining, with fabulous food and very friendly service. Been many times before and will be back many more!

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Tegan
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible attitude and approach by staff. Didn’t stay to eat after being patronised and dictated to

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RobinA
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue, staff polite courteous and very helpful with descriptions of menu choices. Food was cooked to perfection and wine selection very complimentary to whichever dish you choose. We'll worth a visit.

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GaryA
Newcastle
6 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A very nice meal. I was initially put off by the tapas concept, not a favourite of mine, but the food was beautiful and I want to return to try the other dishes on the menu. We particularly enjoyed the pork medallions and the prawns in garlic. The desserts were divine. We received great service. Highly recommended.

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stevenH
Derbyshire
3 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant, beautiful food helpful impeccable service, perfect wine and drinks

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the third time we have visited The French Quarter, absolutely outstanding as usual!

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CaroleW
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal. Staff all very knowledgeable and attentive. Will be back

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WilliamJ
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the food and service were outstanding. Would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb in every way!

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LesleyW
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab little find in Newcastle away from the hustle and bustle of town. Food and service outstanding, couldn't fault anything. A lovely way to celebrate our daughter's graduation. Thank you.

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JeKe
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great staff and good food. Nice wine options. Expensive but just about worth it!

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EScott
London
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food - tried some new things. All delicious. Friendly and efficient service.

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SusanG
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening celebrating my birthday and the staff made me feel very special. Beautiful food and fantastic service from all staff!!

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GregM
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great lunchtime special menu, well described by the helpful waiter. The draught beer was really good and the wine was reasonably priced. A very pleasant lunchtime experience.

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CraigR
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal ! Very informed waiting on staff. Will go back.

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deniseg
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were welcoming and went through the menu with us which was very helpful. The food was extremely tasty. A most enjoyable experience !

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Barb
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food in charming restaurant. Attentive and knowledgeable staff.

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RobinL
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came across this restaurant by chance during lockdown, so decided to try it when we could. We were not in the least disappointed. The food and service were excellent.
We were told the restaurant was like 'French Tapas'. The portions are large.
My wife had the moules marinieres, and they came in a large pan with a lovely creamy, garlicky sauce. She thoroughly enjoyed them. I had the escargot, and they came smothered in garlic and parsley. They were delicious!
Then we both had the confit de canard, with haricot verts. They were superb. Beautifully cooked and very well presented.
We also had a bottle of Malbec, from SW France, which was lovely.
Our waiter, Michael, was very professional, but also very friendly. We told him of camping all over France in 'camping municipals' and 'camping a la ferme' and he told us about growing up in New Zealand, and then meeting a 'Geordie' girl while working on a cruse ship.
We have eaten in many restaurants in France, and this is up there with the best.
We had an excellent dining experience.
Highly recommended!!

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic authentic French cuisine. Sharing plates all lovely. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable on the whole menu and wine.

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NaomiR
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and wine was really good especially the ratatouille. The lentil, butternut squash salad was a disappointment and pretty bland as was the floating meringue dessert. The service was excellent and we would come back again.

FAQs

The French Quarter is rated 4.8 stars by 81 OpenTable diners.

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.