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This characterful Grade I listed merchant’s house sits on the historic quayside. It’s a vast place, with a rustic ground floor bar featuring flagged fl...
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One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
Comfortable restaurant
About
Opened in February 2014 by Kenny & Abbie Atkinson, House of Tides is located on the historical Newcastle Quayside and set within the beautifully restored Grade 1 listed 16th Century former merchant’s town house. House of Tides is a casual, informal fine dining restaurant which is set over two floors. The rustic ground floor entrance level with its original 16th century flagstones and exposed beams, provides an excellent venue whether you're settling-in for a drink, pre-dinner aperitif or a leisurely nightcap. The first floor which houses the main restaurant seating area also with exposed beams, big open fireplace as well as views over the River Tyne. ​ Kenny and Abbie’s vision for House of Tides
PRICE RANGE
USD 78 - USD 120
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
European, British
FEATURES
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food was outstanding, beyond delicious with exceptional service and fantastic drinks. The tasting menu is expensive but justifiably so, beautifully prepared and carefully presented to delight with every bite. You should make every effort to come here, you will not be disappointed.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the welcome and staff were (over) friendly there seemed to be far too many. You were clearly going to pay for this. The food was good -not exceptional- and certainly would not have been awarded a Michelin rosette in France. Portions very small with...lots of tweezers and dots to 'enhance ' flavour. Interestingly in the middle of tasting menu a loaf of 'special' bread arrived. Obviously the team realised without this you would leave hungry.Wine list wide and almost outrageously priced. I worked out you were paying almost 4 times retail price. Only course we really enjoyed was desert.. Although very small chocolate mouse with nougat flavours it was almost up to an average good French restaurant standard. Definitely a case of style (and price) over substance.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just stunning... The welcome was first rate, the atmosphere was relaxed, the cocktails were amazing... That's before we even get to the food... Jusr superbly done, every taste was a joy, only enhanced by the suggestions for wine (thanks Hannah!). The whole experience was one...to a savour... Never felt rushed, and the chat with the staff just easy... A superb experience all round, and we're already booked to be back in July....More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 5 April 2021

We were waiting for travel restrictions to be lifted so we could travel to Newcastle to pick up a House of Tides at home meal....and it was certainly worth it (just in time for my birthday, too!) The website ordering process was easy and when...we arrived to collect, the friendly staff were waiting to hand over our well packaged meal. The instructions were accessed online and were very clear and simple to follow. The meal was marvellous and we struggled to identify a standout dish as they were all so good. We obviously want to eat in restaurants again, but in the meantime, we would be more than happy to have another at home meal from House of Tides.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 14 March 2021 via mobile

The 6 course tasting menu with snacks was faultless in its execution. The menu was balanced and light, as well as including a diverse range of ingredients. The service was professional and efficient. It was a pleasure to dine at the House of Tides.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 13 February 2021 via mobile

Tried to get information about the menu. Answer phone told me to send an email. Sent email but no reply after more than a weekMore

Date of visit: February 2021
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Kenny a, Owner at House of Tides, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2021

We are in a National Lockdown so we are working on reduced hours, Our opening times are clearly stated on the website Wednesday to Saturday, You emailed late on Saturday night after office hours, your email was responded with an automated response saying that your...More

Reviewed 14 December 2020 via mobile

Despite the trials and tribulations of the current difficult and unprecedented times we had some pleasure delivered in a box. The @ home dining box was excellent with simple and clear instructions allow us to prepare a delicious meal. Big big big thank you to...Kenny and his team.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 12 November 2020

If you like a lecture with every course then it’s the place to be. If you like a sommelier forced upon you then you will love this place. I personally do not need a person advising me on wine nor do I need an oyster...explaining. It is a place that is really nice architecturally with an amazing staircase but the food quality is mediocre at best and the service average at best. I usually would not complain but I got served a £250+ bill and as I was staying at the Copthorne i immediately went to the restaurant there and ordered more food at a much higher quality. I am local and would most definitely not recommend this place.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 8 November 2020

Very helpful booking rebooking and rebooking thanks to Covid Best bread and butter ever and the meal lived up to it Lovely room great staff very helpful for selecting wine Every dish dish looked fantastic but tasted great

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 27 October 2020

Maybe it was just the feeling of being 'let out' for the first time in months. But, more likely, it was the knowledge that House of Tides delivers some of the best dining in the North East. Whatever, we spent a splendid evening enjoying superb...food in pleasant surroundings served by attentive staff. Perhaps the only negative is the slightly ambitious 12.5% 'discretionary' service charge when we had to help ourselves to our wine. I have to say that I can come up with no plausible reason for ignoring this part of the service. But I am being picky and this certainly would not deter us from another visit.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Mohammad A
2 June 2019|
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Response from AlienGreenman | Reviewed this property |
The staff are very attentive so you might not feel its very private and intimate. Hope your date suitably impressed with your choice. Don't suggest splitting the bill or you won't see second date. 6
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Response from northerngirl23 | Reviewed this property |
And it is still a set menu during the day
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lizzieb639
6 December 2017|
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Response from 116rogerb | Reviewed this property |
Just did the tasting menu on our visit but were very flexible as we don't eat meat. Outstanding food by the way.
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House of Tides is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5