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The Maven

4.4
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314 reviews
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£25 and under
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International
For all bookings in December please call the Events team on 0191 2331010 to make a dinner reservation.

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 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 - 8pm.

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 bookings to be made via Events team too for December for The Lounge and Redwood Bar at the Vermont Hotel

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 314 People Are Saying
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Linstu
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Welcome was excellent service was very attentive and food was of a really high standard would not hesitate to recommend to others

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LaurenC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant all the staff were very welcoming beautiful food and atmosphere will 100% be back best food I’ve ate in months in a restaurant

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GemmaR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The restaurant is beautifully decorated, staff are smart and tentative and the food was delicious. Amazed I've not been until now. Definitely going back again and was such good value with the done out to help out being continued. They also accept taste cards.

The Maven
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Gemma for such a lovely review which will we pass on to all of the team and yes hurry back.

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JJB1
Newcastle
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasantly surprised by my first visit. It’s a dark room with blinds down which is a shame because there are views and sun was shining.
Food and service were excellent and I will return

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Keay
Newcastle
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent choice of food and fantastic value for money. Presentation great, staff fantastic.
Only disappointment was I had been charged for a bottle of wine, quickly rectified. Very good experience

The Maven
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for lovely review apologies again about the wine, slip of a finger on the till! Glad it was sorted swiftly for you. Hope to see you back again soon.

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Louise
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely quality food - very nice staff and ambience. Lovely Sunday lunch outing. Quiet atmosphere.

The Maven
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Louise and see you again very soon.

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Jills
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu. Lovely location. Great views. Food was excellent value for money although the drinks were a little more expensive! We will definitely return

The Maven
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Jill for lovely comments and we hope to see you again soon.

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SarahS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great services and safety measures followed. Food was to such a high standard and great choices on the menu

The Maven
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for wonderful review and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards

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FrankH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was excellent but we received it no more than 2 mins after ordering. white wine was overpriced and served warm. When I asked the waiter he was initially very dismissive and only changed it after I said this should be cold. Beautiful surroundings but very underwhelming with the whole experience. Very disappointed as we booked on the recommendation of a friend .

The Maven
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review and our sincere apologies for the issues you encountered and these will be investigated and rectified as you can see from other reviews this is not the norm for us. We do hope that you will not be deterred from visiting us again in the future which would very much like. Thank you again and we do hope to see you soon.

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Jbrooks
London
8 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal with very good service.
Lovely environment with good controls in place to support customers.

The Maven
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your lovely comments and we hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards

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HelenJ
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and venue highly recommend and a great Sunday lunch!

The Maven
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for lovely comments and glad you enjoyed your lunch we hope to see you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Sunday lunch with hubby , the only downside I had ..... the vegetables were too al dente ..... I left them all as I can't eat hard veggies...... I will return though and just ask to cook them a bit more ..... but it was a lovely place and nice staff

The Maven
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for comments and yes please do let us know when you are next in regarding veg and we will cook exactly how you like it. Apologies it was not to your taste but will be next time. Hope to see you again soon.

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vipCoventgardenlover
London
14 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice staff- great service

The Maven
Responded on 8 September 2020

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

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MatthewF
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing, the atmosphere was very nice also

The Maven
Responded on 8 September 2020

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

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Jazz
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Very slow service.. Overcooked steak... And they got the bill wrong

The Maven
Responded on 8 September 2020

Thank you for your comments which we do apologise for and we do hope that your issues was dealt with on the night in the correct manner.

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allanh
Newcastle
9 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Decent food, reasonable service. Very quiet, not much atmosphere. Pity that they abused the Eat Out to Help Out scheme by only allowing it on a la carte prices and not mentioning that until after the bill arrived.

The Maven
Responded on 8 September 2020

Thank you for your comments which we do find a bit unfair as the advertising for the Eat out scheme was very clear. We stated A la Carte menu only so I am sorry if there was any confusion over this.

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LucyB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Lovely food and generous portions.
Service was brilliant.

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JoanneE
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. It was value for money. Would highly recommend.

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Katiem
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tables spaced out lovely, all staff really friendly and openly checking covid measures were in place. Food amazing! Felt relaxed and happy to be there!

The Maven
Responded on 8 September 2020

Thank you for lovely reviews and delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us and we hope to see you again soon.

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RogerB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dined out using the government discount. Some menu options weren't included but that was made clear at the beginning of service. We have dietary requirements which were well catered for. The waitress was really attentive without being on top of us all the time. she was lovely.

Nice quiet atmosphere, good mix of fellow diners and good views of Tyne and bridges. We would definitely visit again.

The Maven
Responded on 27 August 2020

Thank you for your lovely review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and were looked after. We do hope to see you again soon.

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Giveusabreaksilverweddin
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Overall experience was very good but for a venue of such quality I felt the selection of wines was very limited and also not very well stocked it took three attempts to obtain a bottle of choice.
Food of such quality deserves if required a varied and well stocked cellar in my opinion.

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RobS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service, I'd go for more traditional options as some of the asian dishes didn't have enough spice for me for still great meal and service.

The Maven
Responded on 27 August 2020

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

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StevenT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We cannot review this restaurant as the hotel decided to close it 40minutes before we were due to eat, although our last meal there was excellent

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Katiem
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with a friendly service and attentive staff who really made it special with a surprise dessert for our anniversary dinner. Would definitely reccomend!

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NicolaG
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister and I booked to take Mam for early Mothers Day treat and we were not disappointed. Food was gorgeous, service was excellent, overall great experience and great value for money, we had the 2 course special. We will definitely be back when we are able to.

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Michael2578
Angus
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and fantastic service , could not fault anything

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DavidG
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Sunday lunch as usual, great value for money.

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AshleighH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic sunday lunch in a gorgeous dining room and very reasonably priced. Food was delicious!

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AmarP
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and chef even made something to cater for veggie’s despite it not being on the menu!

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DaveB
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent night, great service, lovely food and pleasant atmosphere

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LeeS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great value for money and I would definitely go back

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LocalLad
Newcastle
13 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday meal, four of us, all delighted with each of the three courses we devoured. Good choice on the menu, a few Asian cuisine inspired dishes brought a nice depth to the choices.

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BobH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and excellent friendly service. Had three-course meal on voucher and was delighted that we had the choice of all dishes without supplements.

The Maven
Responded on 10 February 2020

Thank you so glad you enjoyed it and hope to see you again soon.

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Volcano150
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Varied & nicely presented food. Excellent service. Unfortunately, the restaurant was very quiet and therefore lacked atmosphere.

The Maven
Responded on 10 February 2020

Thank you for comments and we are glad that you enjoyed the food.

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ElleC
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Went to the maven for an anniversary dinner. The atmosphere was very romantic and chilled. The service was very quick and we weren't kept waiting for our food. I found it very good that they offered a vegan menu and you can mix and match for same included price. The food was nice. I had the Thai chicken laska, the only thing I can say is that there was still cartilage and alot of skin left out the chicken, so it tampered with the overall quality of the food. Overall I did have a pleasant experience, will return when restraunt week is on, as quite pricey for quality otherwise.

The Maven
Responded on 10 February 2020

Thank you for your comments which we very much appreciate and will pass on to the Chef. Glad to hear that you will return just as a point you mention that the food is expensive when not on offer, we do a signature menu every day of the week which is £1 more than the restaurant week menu so affordable for all. The A la carte menu is reasonably priced too for the quality of food, With that in mind, we hope to see you back before the next restaurant week offer.

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LesL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous meal, couldnt fault it. Flavoursome and decent sized portions all cooked really well.
The new look in the restaurant is really classy but then it always was. Service was second to none. Wine was reasonably priced and of a very good quality. As it was a belated birthday meal it was lovely to get a free sweet at the end of the meal. We will definitely be back.

The Maven
Responded on 10 February 2020

Thank you for the fantastic comments and we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Welcomed on arrival and shown straight to our table, great. I’m not sure why service is very slow on serving drinks...my food was fine unfortunately, my partner’s wasn’t and wrong. Also tried to overcharge for included items on the bill.

The Maven
Responded on 10 February 2020

Thank you for your comments which will be looked into. I am sure apologies have already been given is this was fed back to up on the night but our apologies once again.

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J555
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was very good and great value during restaurant week. New member of staff seemed to make a few mistakes with orders and the restaurant could have been warmer but overall a good experience and we will return

The Maven
Responded on 30 January 2020

Thank you for your comments which we very much appreciate and glad to hear that you will return. See you soon.

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BAM62
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Beautiful setting in The Vermont Hotel. Lovely food, lovely staff fantastic view of Tyne Bridge

The Maven
Responded on 30 January 2020

Thank you for wonderful comments see you again soon.

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AaronC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cannot rate highly enough....amazing as always and the best food around! Fantastic!

The Maven
Responded on 30 January 2020

Thank you for the wonderful review see you again soon.

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The Maven is rated 4.4 stars by 314 OpenTable diners.

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