The Broad Chare

4.6
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1593 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British

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We’re big on warmth, low on fussiness: stripped wood floors, high bar stools, painted brickwork and comfy leather banquettes. Sup your pint beside our polished-oak bar or tuck yourself away in the Snug behind the frosted glass partition. You can hear yourself talk, concentrate on the crossword or nod off quietly in the corner.
Upstairs in the Dining Room, it’s all reassuringly simple with solid wood tables, sturdy schoolroom chairs and shiny brass coat-hooks.
Featured within Top 50 Gastropub 2018, Diner's Choice Awards 2018, Good Food Guide 2018 ad Harden's 2018.
What 1593 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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Newcastle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We both enjoyed our meal but both agreed the food quality and taste was not as good as it had been in the past.

SM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab service and great food. Would definitely recommend

BO
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lovely little cosy bar with a great selection of real and guest ales and friendly staff

RK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Very well priced. Would recommend for a visit.

DS
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Warm welcome. Nice buzz for a Wednesday night but not too busy. Good variety of food choices ranging in cost

S
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great pub and restaurant that is worth going out of your way for. Their menu stays away from the mundane and instead offers some great dishes that are perfectly executed by the kitchen. The bar snacks are a must if you are passing through!

OT
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a pleasure to be at Broad Chare and last week's visit was every bit as good as before.

JB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This has to be the best place to come for dinner before a show at the Sage. It is friendly with sensational and imaginative food, and lovely staff. Come - you won't regret it

R
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable meal, modern British with some interesting twists. Particularly enjoyed the rhubarb and tarragon oysters. Great friendly service. Highly recommended.

G
Cumbria
8 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Varied menu at prices to suit all pockets. Always made to feel welcome. Food well presented. Appropriate time gaps between courses. Always enjoy meals here so keep going back. That’s the best recommendation!

CV
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. The staff went out of their way to accommodate us as we was late due to travelling. Will definitely visit again when in the area.

M
Newcastle
29 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food, excellent range of drinks and good atmosphere. My only slightly negative comment is that the menu choices are a bit narrow and don't seem to vary much but unless you eat here every week it shouldn't be too much of a problem!

JW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I visited the Broadchare on a busy Saturday night. My partner is celiac and the restaurant went out of their way to tailor her meal to avoid gluten. Shortly after being seated we were offered a larger table due to a cancellation. A really nice touch, thank you.The food was superb, the whole dining experience was fantastic, the service could not be faulted. I can't wait to go back!

MF
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service with an amazing array of fish specials. Friendly FOH staff and a buzzing bar downstairs. Great dining experience.

SM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good British food and friendly service with a smile. Hard to fault.

j
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Monday night experience, the best mince and dumplings ever , better than my Nan used to make !

MP
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal. Service was professional and friendly. The restaurant was very busy, so quite noisy, and hot.

JH
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was beautiful.Very good value. Staff were very personable and efficient.

N
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've eaten here a few times. It never disappoints. Highly recommended.

PS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

There isn’t a huge array of choice on the menu, but had looked at this before we visited. Chose a couple of bar snacks to start (scotch egg and monkfish cheeks), both really tasty. I had belly pork which was served with mash & cabbage, husband had liver - they were both really good, not huge portions (husband can shift his grub!), but more than enough. We shared chocolate loaf with caramel sauce & stout ice cream for dessert, the caramel sauce was too sickly for me but my husband demolished it. The service was great, and the whole place had a lovely relaxed vibe. Would definitely return!

J
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time eating here but have used the bar quite a bit. Really nice atmosphere, good choice, attentive and patient staff. 2 of us went for the steak and found it nice but once you add a sauce and side it’s north of £30pp for that dish which felt a bit on the expensive side for what the Broad Chare seems to be about. Regardless, we enjoyed our visit and will be back.

SD
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of 8taking advantage of Newcastle Restaurant Week, as we have done at the Broad Charein other years. Exceptional value for money for delicious food in convivial surroundings and friendly service.

SN
London
31 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. We were a table of 9 and the staff were welcoming and provided very high service levels despite the large numbers of people. Exceptional service!

P
London
14 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As promised relaxed pub atmosphere but the food is select seasonal evem veg friendly. Attentive service

MM
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything Broadchare. The place has a nice buzz about it, good beer and varied menu that never disappoints.

KS
London
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Surprised by how good the dining experience was - food, service and ambience. Place was very quiet on a January Saturday lunchtime and we had a lovely time. Not cheap especially, but still good value I thought. Excellent range of fare, food and drinkwise.

J
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have eaten at the Broad Chare numerous times. The atmosphere is relaxed but everything is done well. It is equally suited to a business lunch with a client or a birthday meal with the family - we have done both and always enjoyed it. Excellent beer, wholesome home-cooked food and great location.

N
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 10 so expected that there might be a delay in getting all of our food ready, it wasn't an issue at all and the waiting staff were brilliant in listening to 10 people babble away trying to decide what to have.

EV
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Never had a bad meal here - food is faultless every time!

DS
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a few meals here and every one has been outstanding. I’ve always picked from the Specials menu in the restaurant rather than the bar. Bar eating area is a bit dark and gloomy.
Also has a very good selection of beers.

OT
County Durham
3 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely in all respects - lovely food in a relaxed atmosphere!

NT
London
8 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent Sunday lunch. I had 2 friends over from Canada and they thought it was great, especially the food. Great roast pork with trimmings and YP, one went for pollack in a hazelnut crumb with mussels, she thought it was superb, the other had oysters (local Lindisfarne, a first for him), smoked haddock croquettes and mushrooms/tarragon butter on toast, all well above standard. I've ate here many times, it never disappoints. Wine list has something good at all price points and beers are very well kept, excellent IPA's. On a Sunday it's normally packed and it's a family pub so expect children and a higher than usual noise level, but it's a good fun place. Staff are polite, knowledgeable and service is polished

TS
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb. Can't wait to be back. Best hot scotch eggs in the world.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good as always bar snacks are great starters . Red wins always at room temperature which is a good sign . Lower bar has atmosphere

PS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Friendly and good service. Good beers. Nice food on the menu. As they say: proper pub, proper beer, proper food.

AS
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved our experience at the Broad Chare, amazing food & nice atmosphere. Will definitely be back.

s
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food- quite simple and really well cooked. Place was very busy (Christmas) but the service was still super!

ME
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We visited with family from Epsom and I chose here as it is where I had my first date with my wife.
The restaurant was busy and very noisy but the service was excellent and the food even better.

S
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five of us shared the 7hour slow roast Lamb. It was a great feast for the festive season. Succulent, delicious, beautifully seasoned and with amazing Lionaise? Potatoes.
Low key great ambience venue.

S
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing! Wonderful flavours and textures. Good value too.