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The Maven

4.3
4.3
425 Reviews
£25 and under
International

Please note All Bookings for December are to be made direct with site.

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 5.30pm - 9pm Monday to Thursday & 12.30 pm -9 pm Friday-Sunday 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 - 9pm.

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.

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    International, Fusion / Eclectic, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Mon–Sat 12:30–17:00
    Sun 12:30–20:00
    Dinner
    Mon–Sat 17:30–21:00

  • Phone number

    0191 233 1010

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Kris Campbell

  • Area

    Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Cross Street

    The Vermont Hotel

  • Parking Details

    Complimentary limited valet car parking subject to availabilty

  • Public Transit

    Getting to the Maven you have a choice of two metro stops .Central Station- Turn right walk straight ahead until you hit Castle Keep through bridge to hotel. Monument

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wine

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
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

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What 425 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Romance

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Scenic View

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Sunday Lunch

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Brunch

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Romance

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Scenic View

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Sunday Lunch

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    It was an amazing restaurant with an absolutely great design and tasteful plates. It was one in a lifetime experience.

  2. SM

    SteveM

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Used several times. Good food at very good prices.

  3. JG

    JohnG

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    First time we have eaten here for Sunday Lunch , there were 4 for a family meal. We would certainly return the service / staff were very professional and friendly. The Sunday Lunch was very good . I would recommend.

  4. MB

    MrB123

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food, service and atmosphere all excellent as usual.

  5. DS

    DennisS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Good variety of food although disappointed that clams were advertised on web page but they were not available on visit. The staff were on the whole were very friendly although it took 6 mins for salt to arrive at table after having to request it, but they did manage to arrange a taxi for our journey back to our hotel which was really appreciated due to the extreme weather we were experiencing.

  6. c

    christineb

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Super evening with lovely surroundings and really good food and service

  7. D

    David

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Lovely dining room, a bit chilly to start with. Very attentive staff and decent menu at a reasonable price. Food was good. Disappointed that although there was ample hotel parking spaces all the time we were there we were not allowed to park and had to park on a meter outside the hotel gates.

  8. MH

    MichaelH

    Newcastle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Very poor experience overall. Service was not very good and the menu was extremely limited. It was essentially an expensive bar meal

  9. KJ

    KaiJ

    Newcastle

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Very cold greeting, no one asked to take our coats or pulled out chairs so I immediately felt like the brand and presentation didn’t follow through in the customer service. Menu was pub eats more than a la carte and was edible but nothing to comment on or go back for. Neither of the wines we ordered were the ones advertised on the menu and I chose the place for a wine list that makes them look like they know what they’re doing. Mismatching glassware and strongly lit ambience also didn’t reflect the image in the pictures so if you’re trying for a romantic spot, this isn’t the one. Weirdly we were the only table that weren’t asked if everything was ok - we are an interracial couple in our 30s, the other tables were either white couples aged 50+ or older tables of families or work colleagues. Felt very out of place having dressed elegantly for the experience as it was very much a sweatshirts and jeans crowd. I had even felt a little annoyed at my partner for wearing jeans t shirt and a bomber jacket out but he wasn’t out of place at all. Definitely wasn’t what I was expecting and definitely wouldn’t recommend or return.

  10. IM

    ImogynM

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service2ambience4

    Food was fab and all the waiters were fab and polite but the service was pretty slow, probably about 3-4 tables so wasn’t busy. I called before and asked to book a table and the young man said they were fully booked and very busy. I booked on open table and rang back to confirm the booking. So I had no idea why the guy lied on the phone. But overall the food was great and so delicious! Will be back!

  11. AR

    AndyR

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Meal was lovely and worth the money, staff on standby at all times

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    There was only a Sunday lunch menu even though we were there for an evening meal. There was no wine that we wanted on the menu.

  13. D

    Debs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful surroundings, food was delicious and the service was great

  14. ML

    MarkL

    Cambridge

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience3

    Unfortunately the restaurant isn’t consistent with the rest of the hotel. Food was okay but nothing special. Service wasn’t great with staff not knowing what things were on the menu or distracted when serving.

  15. PH

    PaulH

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great service no complaints would definitely revisit soon

  16. A

    Alison

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely time, meals were great, service great, in lovely surroundings.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good, food was excellent

  18. KB

    KarenB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    So sorry to say we have been coming for a long time. Sunday was just awful food. We recommend so many people but we really dont understand what happened. The Sunday lunch was not good. Very hard broccoli and carrots gravy was like water and the Yorkshire pud burnt no suffing with the pork. Awe I love this place and so disappointed. No choices of wines either.

  19. M

    Marie

    Newcastle

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Had booked an early meal following an afternoon trip to the Theatre so it lack a bit of ambience but only to be expected at that time. Food was delicious and service excellent.

  20. S

    Suzyspecs

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Food good, entrance to the hotel is confusing and no parking available Other than that all fine

  21. AK

    AlanK

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The restaurant was lovely, our waiter Jonathan was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Food was very tasty, plentiful and reasonably priced. Would highly recommend.

  22. CJ

    CaronJ

    Hampshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience3

    Service area fully exposed so I was looking at an overflowing bin my whole meal. Excellent service. Gravy, roast potatoes and Yorkshire pudding very disappointing.

  23. T

    Tergi

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    2nd visit to the maven and once again the food was fantastic. Both starters (ham hock and chicken nanyang) were very tasty and portions generous. We had slow cooked beef and lamb for mains and both lovely but the lamb was especially good. Great service there was a longer wait but it was fine for us, it was really busy with two large parties in the room, but it did not detract from the great service.

  24. S

    williamS

    Newcastle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 24 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I was dining for lunch prior to a theatre visit in the evening. The Sunday roast confit of lamb was a very delicious and memorable Sunday lunch. I would highly recommend this dish.

  25. HK

    HelenK

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Definitely one of my favourite places to eat in Newcastle. The service is good without being annoying, the food is always delicious and the restaurant itself, has a lovely relaxed atmosphere. We will be back.

  26. VV

    VeeV

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Five of us had dinner together and we all really enjoyed our meals. Great service and it was good value. Nice, chilled ambience. Would recommend it.

  27. MF

    MegF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Nice setting, the chicken starter and burger were nice, but soup was awful and puddings mediocre. Overpriced. Service a bit apathetic.

  28. JH

    JackieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful building lovely staff and most of all Beautiful food.

  29. KL

    KwokL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience1

    Toilet was very out dated and unclean. Starter came out uncooked, then waited over 45min for our main course.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    No atmosphere, poor food, overpriced. May as well have eaten at a Bernie Inn!

  31. A

    Alison

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food always good at The Maven, the specials in the afternoon are great value. The staff are professional but also helpful and friendly.

  32. T

    Tergi

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We have not visited for a couple of years and although the food was ok we found it a little under seasoned. We thought we would try again and were pleasantly surprised the food was excellent. The starters were really huge portions and very tasty I had the goats cheese salad and my husband had the ham hock then I had lamb and my husband had belly pork again both generous portions. Yorkshire puds to die for. We will definitely be back.

  33. HW

    HayleyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The service was outstanding, didn't have to wait long for the food at all. It was absolutely delicious, we will be back.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were out to celebrate my husband’s birthday, and what a wonderful meal we had! The mussels were delicious, the steak cooked perfectly, and the creme brûlée was incredible! The staff (though clearly very busy!) showed just the right level of attention and were very good all night. We will definitely be visiting again!

  35. J

    Jude

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love the relaxed atmosphere in the Maven and great food and service as always .

  36. PT

    PippaT

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Disappointed my daughter's 18th birthday was not acknowledged despite balloon, sash and contacting the venue by email and phone beforehand. Food was overall quite bland and not very appetising.

  37. EE

    ElizabethE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 October 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Only problem , the gate was closed where you can gain access to the lift leading to the restaurant ,after ringing a few times we were told through a intercom to walk up to the top. After my son told the person on the intercom that I was 80 and I would have problems walking up the hill someone did come down to open the gate. Once we got to the restaurant. I did enjoy my meal.

    The MavenResponded on 7 October 2021

    Thank you for your review apologies about the gates but as that is not the entrance to hotel, they will be closed and locked during the day but I am glad that someone came to help you and you enjoyed your food. We hope to see you again soon.

  38. GL

    GarryLee

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best three course meal I have had in a long time would highly recommend the MAVEN 👍

    The MavenResponded on 7 October 2021

    Thank you for fantastic review see you again soon :)

  39. E

    Elsie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Booked Family Sunday lunch. Booked on line and booking was easy and confirmed. Restaurant was lovely and spacious with excellent decor. Service was excellent and staff courteous. Good choice of meals on menu and quality was good and enjoyed by all

    The MavenResponded on 7 October 2021

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

  40. A

    Alison

    Newcastle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We picked a quiet time, food was excellent and staff great

    The MavenResponded on 7 October 2021

    Thank you so much for 5 stars see you again soon.

FAQs

The Maven is rated 4.3 stars by 425 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.

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Google Map for The Maven

The Vermont Hotel Castle Garth Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 1RQ

  • Cross Street

    The Vermont Hotel

  • Area

    Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Mon–Sat 12:30–17:00
    Sun 12:30–20:00
    Dinner
    Mon–Sat 17:30–21:00

  • Cuisines

    International, Fusion / Eclectic, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Complimentary limited valet car parking subject to availabilty

  • Public Transit

    Getting to the Maven you have a choice of two metro stops .Central Station- Turn right walk straight ahead until you hit Castle Keep through bridge to hotel. Monument

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Kris Campbell

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wine

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