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| Trinity Gardens, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2HH, England
+44 191 222 0755
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab lasagne” (24 reviews)
“cheese souffle” (22 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
| Trinity Gardens, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2HH, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

we have been going there on our birthdays since April 22nd 2003. Good food very imaginative too. Service very consistent whoever is taking the orders. Do recommend the luch time 2 and 3 courses and for a treat the a la carte does not disappoint....More

Thank richard h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a quiet Sunday evening and the welcome was warm and we were seated very quickly at our reserved table. The service was good and unobtrusive and didn’t interfere with our family catch-up dinner. My celeriac soup was good (if a little unseasoned) but...More

1  Thank TerryE107
Reviewed 1 week ago

steak tartar back on the menu. fantastic restaurant, with great knowledgeable staff. steak tartar and venison great food at its best. the best restaurant in Newcastle centre by far. the steak tartar was delicious as was the venison. good range of wines , spirits and...More

Thank kevchezza
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food and the service seems to have gone drastically downhill since my last visit. Having been a diner over the last ten years, it was the first choice for my wife’s birthday - Cafe21 has always been her favourite restaurant. Admittedly we have not...More

2  Thank Sammaz78
Reviewed 1 week ago

food and service was excellent, however, my better half and I found the atmosphere to be a bit noisy & busy for our romantic anniversary meal, apart from that it everything was good starters we had was seafood cocktail & scallops, the mains I had...More

Thank gary c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for my Sister’s 50th birthday. There were 5 in our group and we all chose something different and we all enjoyed are food immensely. The staff were extremely helpful and the atmosphere good it was early evening and the place was buzzing. I have...More

Thank 984debraw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent earlybird menu,food and good house wine for a group of 16 friends on a Saturday. Good value Much appreciated.Service was perfect.

Thank GosforthresidentNE3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think I was expecting a little more after reading previous reviews about 21. Visited with a friend for Sunday lunch. My starter of hens egg, black pudding & bacon was delicious but my friends game terrine was far too cold, a few minutes at...More

1  Thank deebz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No special occasion for this visit just a nice night out with some nice food well what a surprise this restaurant is up there with the very best I am not joking and never do about my food it is well ever penny wow I...More

Thank stewbasha1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service were exquisite. I had crab lasagne followed by venison, both of which were gorgeous. The venison was beautifully tender and the thick pasta it came with complimented it perfectly. I had cheese instead of dessert and the choices were good. My...More

Thank AngelaLama
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10 May 2017|
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Response from stephenbF5712YQ | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, but would doubt it, as we were not charged on a Saturday evening. Hope that helps 👍😊
20 June 2016|
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Response from DarrenL20 | Reviewed this property |
Just smart casual, ladies were in dresses guys jeans, shirt and jacket. It's a really nice place enjoy
19 July 2015|
Response from JLK2011 |
Very well! I contacted them in advance and the chef suggested a delicious 3 course meal: antipasti platter; fresh vegetable salad; berries and sorbet. Fantastic. I always think such a challenge is a test of a chef, and one... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 27 - USD 71
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Trinity Gardens, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2HH, England
  • Public Transportation: Manors
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 191 222 0755
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Situated in the heart of Newcastle Quayside, 21 is a classic, modern bistro offering skilful cooking, sassy service and a good-time feel. It’s about eating handsome food in comfortable stylish surroundings—polished floorboards, leather banquettes, crisp cloths. Chic, sharp, fun.
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