The Maven

4.5
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266 reviews
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£25 and under
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International
**Valentines Dinner 13th - 16th February.
All bookings to be made via the Events team please call 0191 2331010 to make a dinner reservation on any of these dates**

*Mothers Day, Easter Sunday & Fathers Day lunch bookings are also being taken via the Events team directly*

The Vermont Hotel is bringing dining to the heart of Newcastle with The Maven. The Maven combines decadent dining with stunning views of the Newcastle and Gateshead Quayside.

Open from 12.30 pm -9: 30 pm and serving an eclectic range of dishes inspired from cuisine around the world, it's the ideal place to dine. Sunday Lunch served all day from 12.30pm - 9.30pm except Valentines weekend.

Alongside good food, we offer great wines.  The Maven takes pride in its huge range of wines from around the world.  Meals can then be finished in style with a digestif in The Redwood Bar & and, Lounge.

All Afternoon Tea booking to be made on open table websites for The Lounge and Redwood Bar at the Vermont Hotel

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Daily 6:00PM - 9:30PM

What 266 People Are Saying
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OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Nice food but the main menu wasn’t available so not much choice.

a
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very relaxing. Excellent service. Food tasty and well prepared. Excellent value on Restaurant Week deal during January.

RP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and impeccable service. Booked straight in for the following night.

KE
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

We have eaten here several times before and always been more than satisfied. This time however things were definitely not the same. We had to wait unreasonable times for each course to be served and then one person at a time. Although the waiter did his utmost to put things right the kitchen and bar staff kept letting him down. We felt extremely sorry for him. Sadly we will not be returning for a while.

The Maven
Responded on 24 December 2019

Thank you for your review and honesty which we appreciate. I am sorry that we have let you down on this occasion, as you have been many times, you know this is not the norm for us. We will, of course, look into what has gone wrong on your visit and ensure that there is no repeat. We do hope that we can welcome you back soon.

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MC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience2

Food nice, could have been hotter. Drinks expensive. Very cold in the restaurant.

The Maven
Responded on 15 November 2019

Thank you for comments and apologies about the heating, this has been rectified and we do hope to see you again soon.

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OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening and great food.

The Maven
Responded on 15 November 2019

Thank you for lovely comments hope to see you again soon.

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IJ
County Durham
10 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good quality food, great staff and lovely relaxing atmosphere. We will certainly return sometime and try more off the menu. A great pre-theatre restaurant.

The Maven
Responded on 15 November 2019

Thank you for lovely comments hope to see you again soon.

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MG
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful Sunday lunch served by friendly staff in a lovely comfortable restaurant. The only minor criticism I have is that our table was directly under the speaker and the music was a little loud, but other than that, perfect and we will return.

The Maven
Responded on 15 November 2019

Thank you for wonderful review and comments, delighted that you had a nice visit with us and we very much look forward to seeing you again soon.

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V
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We all enjoyed our meal we will definitely go back.

The Maven
Responded on 5 November 2019

Thank you for 5 stars.

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BE
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my boyfriend’s 21st birthday after seeing their 3 courses for £19 deal. We were seated immediately on a table with birthday confetti and our order was promptly taken. All three courses were amazing. We had mussels with garlic and cream sauce and the Dahl to start, the chicken for main and the creme brûlée for dessert. We were also given a complimentary dessert tray for the birthday boy.
It was an amazing experience all together and would definitely go again.

The Maven
Responded on 5 November 2019

Thank you for lovely comments and rating which we very much appreciate. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your meal with us and we do hope your partner enjoyed the rest of his birthday celebrations. We do hope that we can welcome you back in the future. Thank you again.

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s
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the restaurant and I found the food and service both impeccable. Will definitely return and would recommend to friends and family

The Maven
Responded on 30 October 2019

Thank you very much for your wonderful comments which we very much appreciate. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to us and we are thrilled that you will return and recommend us. We look forward to seeing you again very soon.

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KP
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service as always, in lovely surroundings

The Maven
Responded on 30 October 2019

Thank you for 5 stars and lovely comments and we look forward to seeing you again very soon.

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IP
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Considering the restaurant was only 1/3 full we waited 45 minutes for our main course. My wife's meal was fine and I had a vegetarian dish, which if I am honest was no better than what I would normally cook at home. However, there was a nice ambience and the waiting staff were very attentive and helpful.

The Maven
Responded on 22 October 2019

Thank you for your review and comments which we appreciate. Apologies about the wait on food this will be looked into however, our food is cooked fresh to order. I am glad the staff looked after you and we do hope that you will return in the future.

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SM
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, served by great staff who were very attentive. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for the above as well as lovely, cosy environment.

The Maven
Responded on 22 October 2019

Thank you for lovely review and we hope to see you again very soon.

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SR
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Not sure it was ok the menu was not great for a choice of food . Could not fault the staff tho

The Maven
Responded on 9 October 2019

Thank you for comments see you again soon.

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M
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited The Maven for my boyfriends birthday, would highly recommend and definitely would visit again

The Maven
Responded on 9 October 2019

Thank you for lovely comments and we are glad you enjoyed your visit. See you again soon.

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G
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The standard of food was its usual high standard with good service. All my group enjoyed the experience and would return.

The Maven
Responded on 1 October 2019

Thank you for lovely review and comments and we are thrilled you and your party enjoyed your meal with us. Hope to see you again soon.

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JW
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal & service...would definitely recommend and will return soon...Thank you...

The Maven
Responded on 1 October 2019

Thank you for the lovely review and comments and we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope to see you again very soon.

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CE
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fabulous Sunday lunch in lovely surroundings. The roast beef was slightly pink and beautifully tender.

The Maven
Responded on 1 October 2019

Thank you for the lovely review and comments and we are delighted that you enjoyed your lunch with us. We hope to see you again soon.

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LS
Newcastle
15 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Nice hotel , great location but unfortunately, the Maven is far from reaching its full potential. Decor is reasonable (if not a little old fashioned) however, the ambience is non existent - very few people in giving the Maven less atmosphere than the moon. Service was reasonable, but a lack of bread was disappointing - at £50 for two for Sunday lunch , one would expect bread as a given. The food choice was good and the meal itself was fine - unfortunately the experience was let down by the complete lack of ambience. Cafe 21 and Dobson & Parnell offer similar price menus, serve better food, offer better service and are invariably full ....enough said !

have nothing to worry about ....

The Maven
Responded on 1 October 2019

Thank you for your review and constructive comments which we do value and take on board. Everyone has different taste in terms of decor we are sorry that you did not find ours comfortable. In terms of the menu, we offer competitive prices to the same calibre of establishments in the city. Thank you again for your comments and we are sorry that you will not be returning to us.

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JM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The Maven is beautifully decorated and has a cosy but elegant feel. The menu isn’t huge but there’s still plenty of choice, and it’s very unpretentious. The portions are generous, I was very full after a starter and main. All in all a good dining experience with a view of the Tyne Bridge to complete it!

The Maven
Responded on 1 October 2019

Thank you for nice review and comments which we very much appreciate. We are glad that you enjoyed your meal with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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PD
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Fantastic food that caterers for a variety of palettes and dietary requirements, but quite a formal setting that seemed to necessitate a quiet atmosphere, a little like a library. That said, the staff were friendly and the wine was good.
I would definitely come here again.

The Maven
Responded on 1 October 2019

Thank you for your nice review and comments and we are glad that you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to seeing you again in the future.

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JO
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious with excellent presentation. Very enjoyable meal, restaurant wasn't very busy but hotel was hosting wedding and drink service was slow because of this. However really didn't detract from lovely late afternoon/evening meal.

The Maven
Responded on 20 September 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review, apologies about the speed of drinks but thank you for the understanding. We will pass your comments onto the team and we hope to see you again soon.

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JS
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food , beautiful restaurant, great value for money and friendly professional staff. I would definetly reccomended this restaurant.

The Maven
Responded on 20 September 2019

Thank you so much for your wonderful rating and comments, we very much appreciate this and we hope to see you again very soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food, decent vegan options. Wasn’t much atmosphere, was too quiet.

The Maven
Responded on 29 November 2019

Thank you for your nice comments and we hope to see you again soon.

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R
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall2food4service5ambience1

Good food very tasty great location in the city center.

C
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really lovely restaurant with a great atmosphere and excellent food would certainly go again

The Maven
Responded on 3 September 2019

Thank you for 5 stars and lovely comments see you again soon.

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OT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great meal for restaurant week and lovely service from staff

The Maven
Responded on 12 August 2019

Thank you for 5 stars and lovely comments hope to see you again.

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l
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The steak was tender and sea bass was exact cook. Good atmosphere.

The Maven
Responded on 9 August 2019

Thank you for lovely review glad you enjoyed it hope to see you again soon.

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J
Newcastle
6 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great ambience, lovely food and such a good deal for restaurant week that I have booked again for Sunday night!

The Maven
Responded on 9 August 2019

Thank you so much for lovely comments and look forward to seeing you again on Sunday! As a side note whilst we do have the offer on for restaurant week we do all the time have a 2-course offer on for £16 so you don't have to wait so long next time!

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LB
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn't believe how good this place was. Excellent food, service and value for money. Can't wait to go back.

The Maven
Responded on 9 August 2019

Thank you for wonderful review we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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PN
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent. This is fairly standard though as it is also excellent. On this visit I'd made just a simple request that we have a window seat with a nice view and noted it was a special occasion. When we arrived we were shown to our table which had an amazing view of the Tyne Bridge and the table was decorated nicely. Small touch but it meant a lot to my guests who were visiting Newcastle for the first time in 50 years!
Our waitress was also excellent and was able to make recommendations and was knowledgeable about the menu. Young Polish girl who's name I didn't catch.

The Maven
Responded on 9 August 2019

Thank you for lovely review and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit with us and the staff looked after you. We hope that you will return soon.

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EF
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked this for a family event to celebrate my 80th birthday. Had a lovely meal then coffee in the lounge. It was my first visit and will not be the last.

The Maven
Responded on 1 August 2019

Thank you so much for a lovely review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your first visit to us. We hope you had a lovely birthday and we look forward to seeing you again very soon. Kind regards

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E
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was lovely, but we were slightly disappointed there was no ice for cocktails as that’s what we had gone for especially. Overall, still very enjoyable.

The Maven
Responded on 1 August 2019

Thank you for your review and our sincere apologies for any issues you encountered. Gald you enjoyed your visit overall and we hope to see you again. Kind regards

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LS
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely food service good although a little too long a wait between courses. Not a huge problem but should either advise if food delayed or ask if happy to wait.

The Maven
Responded on 1 August 2019

Thank you for your review apologies if you had a delay in between courses, all our food is cooked fresh to order so we can deliver the best quality, We are glad that you enjoyed it though and we do hope to see you again in the future. Thank you again

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J
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Booked for our daughters Graduation meal. Lovely restaurant and all our meals were very tasty, drink choices good although no Wylam Beers which I’ve seen highlighted previously but not a problem but maybe take off menu if a regular thing?

Great vegan menu which we tried too 👍

Service very good but it was empty when we visited, concierge guy was lovely.

Would definitely go again 😊

The Maven
Responded on 8 July 2019

Thank you so much for wonderful reviews and we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to us. Glad you liked the Vegan menu this is something new that we have just launched and has been received very well. Thank you for comments about beer, this is something we are looking into for the future. We hope to see you all again very soon and congratulations on your daughter's graduation.

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JG
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food at the Maven was very good- well cooked and presented. The sharing starters were excellent and good value for money. The waiting staff were good but service was a bit slow. We were the only ones left in the restaurant at the end but it took a while for desserts to arrive.
One thing I would say is that the restaurant was very dark . All of the curtains were closed and as it was very warm outside this made the room hot and oppressive .

The Maven
Responded on 8 July 2019

Thank you for your lovely review and we are delighted that you enjoyed it overall. The couple of points you have raised have been dealt with and actioned to ensure there can be no repeat. We do hope to see you again very soon.

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S
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined here for our anniversary the service was impeccable - staff were very accommodating and very good at their jobs - nothing was a problem a credit to the restaurant. The food was amazing and beautifully presented. Would definitely dine here again.

The Maven
Responded on 8 July 2019

Thank you so much for wonderful review we are thrilled that you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope to see you again very soon.

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P
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday meal. Good offer on Sunday lunch with excellent food and service

AR
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was beautiful and the service was second to none. The setting of the restaurant was lovely with low lighting however this made the room a bit too dark especially as all of the blinds were closed too. Overall though it great and we would definitely go back.

The Maven
Responded on 8 July 2019

Thank you for your wonderful reviews and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us. The Maven has just been re-done and the design is to have dinner by candlelight, we understand this is not to everyone's taste and we will review this going forward. Thank you again and we do hope to see you again soon.

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