The Broad Chare

4.6
1289 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
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  • Comfort Food
  • Great Beer
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
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Newcastle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

As always The Broad Chare doesn’t fail to impress. Great food and attentive staff who always have a smile on their faces. The wine list is good, and it still hasn’t lost its traditional feel.

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MH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal with attentive and friendly service. Roast cod was excellent.

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SJ
Dubai
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Fab Sunday lunch, we brought friends for the first time and they were really pleased with our recommendation

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c
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Table booked for 17.45 and we were allowed to sit there a bit earlier which was nice of them. The atmosphere and service was very pleasant and food very good except a bowl of greens as an extra side dish was very small and just curly cabbage! By the time we had finished at 7.30 it was full and so noisy we couldn't carry on our conversation so were glad to be leaving.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and choice. Well looked after by Staff. Great ambience and real buzz around the restaurant. Never disappointed - will be back again. Car parking at the local multi storey is free at night so added bonus. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place... great staff

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HC
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lovely tasty food again. Not quite sure what vegetables were included with some dishes. Pleasant staff and atmosphere during a fairly quiet lunch time catch up with old friends.
mackerel dish from the specials was particularly tasty.

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OT
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

We have eaten at several of Mr Layburns restaurants and whilst they have always been good , I have noticed the food and service has recently dropped from its usual very high quality.
The exception being Saltwater Fish which is always exceptional

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GM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, good, honest British food
Best in Newcastle

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CH
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A perfectly acceptable gastro pub which is in a great location on The Quayside

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LS
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Friendly and efficient staff. Great place.

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G
Newcastle
6 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Waiter very friendly.food and service very good. Good value. Relaxed atmosphere.

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VE
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing Sunday lunch would highly recommended this place!

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KN
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The latest of our visits to restaurants detailed in Relish North East and certainly lived up to the recommendation. Great location and lively atmosphere. All food was fresh and obviously locally sourced, the portions substantial. The staff were attentive, helpful and well informed. We loved the whole experience and will definitely be returning soon. Thanks to the head chef for signing a menu.

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MP
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good atmosphere and great value for money. Very imaginative menu.

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AH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic meal. We went for the 1kg sirloin steak option which was a sharing plate. There was plenty for two big appetites. Fabulous.

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G
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was fine ,service was good but was upset that we paid for steamed greens even though there were greens included in the meal . I am not a great fan of service charge included, I always like to choose the amount I pay. I know you can do that but it’s not the same . Nice pub, just a few little things that were not quite right. We will be going again now we know these little problems we can work around them .

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C
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First visit for food. Some items not available and although the starters were fantastic I, the steak was over cooked for the mail. Was fine, would return but I’d heard better things so slightly deflating. ..... oh, if you love a Michael Buble Christmas song, this is the place to be 🙈😬

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RD
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and friendly, accommodating service combined perfectly for a great Sunday lunch. Our favourite.

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AS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As you can see . An excellent meal n experience. Only small problem was my wife’s bday was on the day we visited n I asked if they had a small cake which I would pay for they said so sorry but Tesco sell them . I went across to Tesco n bought a bday cake n you were good enough to cut it up but no offer of cream. Only telling you this as everything else was amazing .

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m
Toronto
52 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good selection of dishes, food of an excellent quality and good service with pleasant surroundings.

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AC
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely night
Food was excellent
Service great

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S
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great buz in this go to pub restaurant.
5 of us shared the 7hour slow cooked lamb...wow! Absolutely great choice served with Boulanger potatoes and lots of veg. We all loved it.

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OT
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, monk cheeks and scotch egg are delicious. Christmas Game Pie totally recommend too!

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e
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Called as a party of two couples
I started with the French Onion soup
It was a little watery for my taste
Then I had the rib eye steak it was cooked to my taste medium rare washed down with the Malbec
I had a coffee to finish
The resturant was a little noisey a table of four girls next to us sharing secret Santa gifts (your forgiven)
The service was good smiley staff happy to please
Will be back even for a pint of St Mungo down in the bar

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CM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We had a lovely evening. Would return again if in town

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LH
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Visit for our wedding anniversary using a Gift Voucher from family. Service was very good throughout our visit. Food for him and her was excellent and beautifully presented. Noise levels occasionally were too high for the writer who wears aids, due to the number of diners and large parties.

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SL
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Went for supper on a busy Friday night. The setting is pleasant with a view out to the quayside. Crab pate on toast to share. Quite pricey at £9. My partner had roast turkey which was enjoyed. I opted for the plaice. Bad mistake. The most boney fish i have ever had. Had to constantly pick the bones out of my mouth. The waiter asked if i would like the chef to remove them. When returned the fish had still really big bones. I asked them to take it away as it was disgusting. Quite rightly i wasnt charged for it

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L
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food. Nice surroundings and very helpful staff.

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G
Cumbria
4 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Staff welcoming and friendly. Good choices on menu. Wide variation of drinks available. Food served in reasonable time after ordering. Presentation good and food tasty to eat. Wait staff attentive but not intrusive.

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AW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good range of fresh seafood dishes. Portions are a decent size. Waiting staff are friendly and informative about the menu.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful find!! From start to finish we were looked after so well by the staff. Such a good choice of food, we loved the mackerel pate, everything was perfect. Big thanks to all.

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CO
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Amazing food. Service was bad. Took 15 mins to get anyones attention for the bill and then 10 mins to pay. 1st course took 50 mins. Waiting staff need to up their game.

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T
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food was good rather than outstanding. One starter served without its sauce so not a great start. Otherwise all ok

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BW
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, atmosphere and service was great. The staff were very accommodating with our food orders and it was the perfect place for a graduation celebration. Cozy, comfortable and delicious food.

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RJ
London
14 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great meal again. Lovely staff who couldn’t be more attentive. Best place in Newcastle for Sunday lunch and at any other time of the day.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service

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R
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful night. Steak was cooked to perfection, well done that chef!

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AJ
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would just like to thank all the staff for our visit to the restaurant yesterday. It was my Mothers 70th birthday and I could not fault the service and attention shown to us throughout our meal. I had asked the restaurant to make a cake (carrot being her favourite), they did not disappoint an absolutely outstanding end to what was already a memorable meal.
You have made her weekend!
As always it is my first choice when on the Quayside and always highly recommend you to family and friends!

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HB
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Didn’t order a starter as we all were having main course and dessert. Waited a long time for food to arrive. This has happened before in Cafe 21 which is owned by the same owner. Then we were told it was because we didn’t order a starter! Doesn’t make sense. Anyway the food was delicious and enjoyed by all. Chicken pie with either chips and vegetables and cod. Staff very good. Have never had a poor meal here. 10%service charge always added to your bill here.

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