Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Newcastle and Northumberland
  4. Newcastle upon Tyne
  5. Newcastle upon Tyne
The Red Kite, Blaydon-on-Tyne, County Durham

The Red Kite

4.3
4.3
226 Reviews
£25 and under
British

A stone's throw from Derwent Walk, call in for a coffee or a couple of cocktails. Food inspired by your favourite home comforts, served in a stunning setting.

On the fringe of some of the North East’s best walking and wildlife-spotting areas, The Red Kite is the perfect place to relax after a long walk. The newly refurbished beer garden providing stunning views over Derwent Water.

The Red Kite is a dog-friendly pub, with our fury-friends welcome in outdoor and bar areas.

Whether you're after a family feast, mate date, or even work-do, make it extra special at The Red Kite.

Make a booking

2 people

May 2022
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
19:00


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Gastro Pub

  • Phone number

    0191 414 0673

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 226 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
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Child Friendly

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Lunch

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Outdoor Eating

  • Newcastle and Northumberland

    Sunday Lunch

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Child Friendly

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Group Bookings

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Lunch

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    British

Sort by

Filters

  1. R

    Rebecca

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had a lovely lamb shoulder dinner with loads of vegetables.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great food, relaxed atmosphere, highly recommended.

  3. NP

    NatalieP

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely Sunday lunch, meat and veg were all cooked to perfection. The portion sizes are really good, and the staff were really friendly. Would go back without a doubt

  4. JC

    JosieC

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Five of us had a lovely experience and we will be back. Small matters, one of the chairs had a broken back,we swapped it and told a staff member, one of our coffees seemed to have dregs in, told member of staff. She courteously apologised and changed it. But overall we had a lovely experience in all other regards, see you again

  5. PD

    PaulD

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely home cooked meal with very generous portions.

  6. KB

    KristyB

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Lamb Sunday dinner was absolutely amazing, couldn’t fault the lunch. We did ask the waitress 2 questions that she answered both with ‘I don’t really know’ but no effort was made to find out the answer. However this didn’t spoil our experience, the delicious food made up for that. Only complaint is that the banoffee cheesecake isn’t available on the Sunday menu which some Of us were gutted about.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice atmosphere

  8. D

    Delighted

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Because me and my friend are small eaters and therefore generally not big supporters of Sunday lunch we were pleased that we could have a small portion Sunday lunch. Thoroughly enjoyed it without being 'overfaced'. Great lunch and would go again

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food Quick service

  10. AP

    AllyP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience1

    Have visited red kite a couple times but this time service really slow waited over an hr for starters usualky yr asked if everything all right with meal nobody asked & meal was crap

  11. LA

    LorraineA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    First time customers with friendly staff who were very efficient. Food was delicious just a shame my first choice wasn’t available (chicken and chorizo risotto) but the gammon I had was very tasty and not in the least bit salty. If banofee pie is on a menu I will always make room for pudding and it was really good, one thing I would have liked is a fork with the spoon to help cut the biscuit base as it was solid not at all crumbly. Will definitely book a return visit soon,

  12. BP

    BeePee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3

    We all had a Sunday roast which was very good. The service was rather slow, for example, it was a long wait between getting the dessert menu (which only had a choice of 2, so could have been a verbal question) and ordering our desserts. We had to go and find someone to take the order. There was no coffee available either, which was disappointing. We would all return to try again though, as this could have been a blip and the food was lovely.😊

  13. A

    Anner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Booked for Sunday lunch which was very busy Food was good and it was warm and friendly on a horrible cold windy and wet day the young staff were very attentive well mannered and pleasant

  14. KM

    KathleenM

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Last minute booking and were surprised at how great this place was.

  15. H

    Hendas

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service. Excellent food. Extremely clean Very professional and friendly staff

  16. TW

    TonyW

    Yorkshire

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Excellent venue. Very friendly service and staff. Food was very good. Highly recommended.

  17. BT

    BarryT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2

    Food was very good, good selection service attentive. Like the coffee the room was on the cold side. Overall enjoyable.

  18. WW

    WarrenW

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    One of the very best Sunday roasts I can remember having.

  19. JB

    JudeB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Excellent service by all staff. Best gravy ever to top off meal. Very friendly and pleasant visit. Definitely returning.

  20. MM

    MichMLC

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Lovely anniversary Sunday lunch in lovely surroundings. Generous helpings with melt in the mouth meat. Highly recommend.

  21. LS

    LouiseS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4

    Meat was inedible. All fat, couldn’t eat any of it. We had beef and lamb. Vegetables were hard and Yorkshire puddings were burnt. We order cauliflower cheese as an extra side which was extremely dry. Very disappointed as we’d herd so many good things about the Sunday lunch. Unfortunately it was our first visit and we will not be returning.

  22. O

    Ollie

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    First visit to red kite, will go back. There to celebrate mams 88th birthday. Staff allowed us to bring in our own cake and provided crockery and cutlery plus cream. 2 of us are veggie and would like to see more options on the menu Only criticism was the room was cold.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    Terrible service where others who had entered after our party were served and catered for first. It was table service but we had to visit the bar a number of times to ask for service and where our food was. When the food did eventually arrive we had to send meat back as it was so raw we could not cut it. Would not return as very disappointing though the other visitors looked like they had a good time.

  24. j

    jacquelinem

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was excellent,one of the best Sunday dinners I’ve had in a long time. Mandy our server was fantastic,extremely helpful & very polite. We couldn’t fault the food or service at all.

  25. BC

    BCPC

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Food nice but a little cool. Waiters and food runners pleasant. No check back so we didn’t get extra gravy which we would have liked. Had to ask for bill as tables not cleared for a good while after finished meal. Bill incorrect and manager not pleased about having to change it

  26. EW

    EveW

    Newcastle

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    First time visiting and had been looking forward to trying their Sunday dinner. Initial service was quick. Soup didn't taste anything like the description but was nice. I opted for beef and my husband Gammon. Unfortunately the food was very bland, I don't add salt or pepper to my plate but the food didn't taste like anything had been seasoned. Service in-between starter and main was very slow and no one checked on us at all during that time.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Lovely food and good service

  28. EM

    EnglishMustard

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Lovely lunch, the steak pie was great. Good food, good service. Only minor problem was baby high chair was quite low and didn’t have tray attachment so baby could bang head on table, which happened a couple times.

  29. X

    Xxxxxx

    Newcastle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Would recommend the Red Kite. Relaxed friendly atmosphere great food but a bit expensive I think for the area. Staff were friendly. We found a-bit noisy but it was peak lunch time on a Saturday , music abit loud .

  30. M

    Maldives

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good service. Lovely atmosphere. Excellent menu and fantastic food. 10/10

  31. K

    Kazza

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service was fantastic will definitely be back

  32. PR

    PaRiMe

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    Friends and family have been previously and spoke highly of the Red Kite and on face value it is a lovely little venue however....3 lots of Fish and Chips, all had chips that weren't that great, soggy with a strange taste and one fish did not seem as fresh as the other. Mentioned to staff who sadly didn't seem too concerned.

  33. G

    Gizmomam

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious Sunday lunch. Great portion sizes and all well cooked and really tasty. Friendly staff and allows dogs in too which is a definite bonus for us

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best Sunday lunch I’ve had in a long time - veg perfect, roast & mashed potatoes perfect, Yorkshire puds perfect, roast sirloin perfect - will definitely be back

  35. TW

    TracyW

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Staff were very professional from start to finish, helpful and informative. Food was good, in particular the cabbage and pancetta, yorkies and the brisket beef very tender. Portion sizes were great and extra gravy. Would definitely be back throughly enjoyed Sunday lunch, unfortunately due to a power cut we were unable to enjoy the pudding as the kitchen needed to close. However, these things happen and it did not spoil the day

  36. EL

    ErinL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Absolutely beautiful food! Had a powercut so didn’t get the chance to try the desserts but would definitely be back!

  37. DP

    DanP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Overall this was a great dinner, one of the most enjoyable Sunday dinners I have had in a long time. The staff were very friendly and chatty, which made for a lovely experience. The decor is very tasteful, and the setting is stunning. We really enjoyed just sitting watching dogs come back from their walks! The only thing that frustrated me which is reflective in my star rating on service and value, is that a it wasn't possible to swap roast potatoes for mash. It was a case of asking them to be removed from the plate and ordering a side portion of mash which wasn't included in the main meal. Where I can understand you'd rather not swap out standard items from a plate margin point of view, I just feel like it's an unreasonable obstacle when hospitality is generally focused around meeting customers expectations in order to retain repeat custom. I think there needs to be a degree of flexibility there, it felt very much like, "it's my way or the highway" sort of thing. Otherwise, we will definitely return and very happy to see that the gravy was gluten free.

  38. HH

    HesterH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great value for money, food was lovely & team all seemed on it. Would absolutely recommend.

  39. PW

    PhilW

    Newcastle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Super helpful and courteous staff, food exactly what we wanted tasty and portions the right size. Will definitely return

  40. JW

    JanW

    Newcastle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    After looking at menus and ordering we were told that none of the items we had chosen were available. In fact the choice was quite limited. It would have helped if we'd been told upfront but at least one of the staff seemed rather disinterested in the whole process . The food when it arrived was hood but a bit overpriced in my opinion

FAQs

The Red Kite is rated 4.3 stars by 226 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

May 2022
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sun
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
19:00


Google Map for The Red Kite

Spa Well Rd Blaydon-on-Tyne, County Durham NE21 6RU

Additional information

  • Area

    Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Cuisines

    British, Gastro Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo