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Summary

“Perched by the Tyne”, this “former merchants house” on the Quayside is a “fascinating old building” that is nowadays “a blow-out destination” for Kenny Atkinson’s “first-rate” tasting menus, which in particular “showcase the best of the North Sea catch (of special note are the Lindisfarne oysters)”. There is the odd quibble – service is sometimes “variable” throughout a meal, and the dishes can sometimes seem “over-elaborate”, but on most accounts it’s “an absolute delight” delivering a “first rate gastronomic experience”.

£98
Exceptional
Good
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Kenny Atkinson’s two-year-old in an old building on the Quayside (“ask for a window table”) put in a “brilliant” performance this year, justifying its foodie renown with “fast class”, “exciting” cuisine, with great “clarity of flavour”, and “cheerful, knowledgeable and helpful staff”“a total delight!”

£77
Exceptional
Very Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

Mixed feedback this year on Kenny Atkinson’s ambitious yearling, well-located “in an old building on the Quayside”. Many reports applaud its “innovative tasting menus” (not always available) and “top quality cooking”, but quite a number were “disappointed” generally, including by “overworked” cuisine.

£69
Good
Good
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“A great addition to Newcastle”; Kenny Atkinson’s “absolutely outstanding” new restaurant – offering “multi-course tasting menus at half London prices” – is already being hailed in some quarters as “possibly the best of its kind in the North East”.

£58
Exceptional
Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

16-22
Mon closed, Tue - Fri 9.30 pm, Sat 10 pm
100
28-30 The Close, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3RN
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday6 pm-8:30 pm
Wednesday6 pm-8:30 pm
Thursday6 pm-8:30 pm
Friday12 pm-1:15 pm, 6 pm-8:30 pm
Saturday12 pm-1:15 pm, 5 pm-9 pm
SundayCLOSED

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