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A city centre restaurant with a city centre buzz. In the heart of Newcastle's Quayside, 21 has an excitement and warmth all of its own. Smart but not stuffy, sleek but not pretentious, fun but not gimmicky - It's about eating good food in comfortably stylish surroundings.
21's food is big on flavour, short on fussiness. Fresh, seasonal ingredients are treated with flair and passion. classic bistro dishes, a little comfort food and still room for pudding. 21 is famous for welcoming guests with excellent value and warm hospitality.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Cheddar Cheese and Spinach Soufflé
Grilled, Hand-Dived Sea Scallops in the Shell
Gremolata and Lemon Oil
Salted Caramel and Chocolate Soufflé
Fantastic quality food, well worth the little extra. The staff were very good and the service exceptional.
My wife and I have eaten several times previously at this restaurant, and never have we been disappointed. The food is of the highest quality, the staff are always friendly, and efficient, and the restaurant has a wonderful ambience and atmosphere. Not an inexpensive restaurant, but worth every penny.
Simply amazing food and service, very safe and can’t wait to visit again.
Excellent food and service - we opted for the chef's tasting menu and it was amazing.
We were celebrating my husband’s birthday and as always a very enjoyable evening at 21 First time taking advantage of the BOYOB night our meal still cost over £100 so a good saving but still worth I think Tuesday might become our new Saturday
Tremendous experience yet again from Steven and the team..
Always a pleasure to dine at Cafe 21. Great for a special occasion or great for a great - especially if dining early with the fixed price menu. Service is always excellent but not too invasive.
A good place for lunch and tasty food options available with good wine
Great food, great service and great staff
We had a lovely family meal with some of the best food we have had in many years
Booked at the last minute when another lockdown imposed and our holiday next week was cancelled. Decided instead to treat ourselves. Delightful food, relaxed atmosphere and well spaced dining. Friendly attentive staff as always and we stayed for a drink after rather than go to a pub and as we didn’t have to return the table for another cover. A lovely treat.
More expensive than the usual but is so due to excellent food, superb service and a ver relaxed ambience. Still one of the best in Newcastle.
Too quality food and service
Always a good experience when we eat here
Excellent food ,and service
Another wonderful meal at restaurant 21. Food delicious and perfectly cooked, staff very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu - it’s good when they have sampled it and can give suggestions! We also felt very safe dining at Restaurant 21!
I've been going to Cafe 21 ever since it first opened in the last century, so it must be getting something right.
Simply the best restaurant in Newcastle, always reliable.
Staff were perfect as always and steak just wonderful. Thank you
First visit since pandemic and still excellent - no slipping of standards. Great food and wine and very good service. Have booked for another meal on wife's birthday.
Nice place to go for a special occasion. Steak was cooked to perfection, and they took my coat and ordered a taxi for us when we paid. I would recommend!
Delicious as ever. Staff attentive, friendly but not intrusive. Covid restrictions all adhered to. Felt perfectly safe. Most pleasant evening, thank you
As ever we completely loved having dinner at 21. We’re both vegetarian and there’s always a lovely choice of dishes for us to enjoy. The cheese soufflé was the best I’ve ever tasted!
It’s such a relaxed, happy atmosphere suitable for so many occasions and the staff are always helpful and friendly.
Food fairly good but fully priced - wine by the glass quite expensive
Impeccable food and service as always, 21 always guarantees a great time with stunning food
Absolutely fab night food Dan ambiance were excellent. Frederick was superb. Will definitely return
Superb food and service and on Tuesdays it is currently bring your own wine too.
Excellent food which is great value. Very attentive and pleasant staff.
Wine prices are a little too high.
A lovely meal at 21, we had the Classic 21 menu which was a delicious range of classic dishes. Service was excellent and some very good wine.
Great menu and exquisite food. Prompt attentive service.
I was quite surprised how close the tables were to each other but having gone at lunchtime the restaurant wasn’t too busy but the food wine and service was excellent we really enjoyed our lunch
Absolutely fantastic food, well presented, and the service was outstanding.
Delicious treat and felt well looked after and safe
Lovely lunch fab food and wine.
Covid measures well in place.
Sensible attentive staff
A fantastic ambiance created by the staff and the fit out. Food was great and we were given a take out box for apple tarte Tatin for 2 which was phenominal. An experience we are looking forward to repeating already!
Another excellent meal at Cafe 21 with a lovely seasonal menu. A real treat to eat out and feel very safe in these weird times.
After visiting several times and had a enjoyable experience this last visit unfortunately did not meet expectations. The main problem being service , terrible from start to finish and terrible attitude from server when asked for a drinks list .
The food was exceptional, the staff were absolutely brilliant, all covid measures were really well executed, we had a lovely Sunday lunch, it will definitely be our place for Sunday lunch in the North East in future!
Great food, great staff and feels really COVID safe.
£32 for a ‘special’ lunch seemed excessive.
Other restaurants in the city with similar service levels, equal quality of food and equal or better atmosphere price their lunch menus at a notably lower level.
We felt that the whole experience was somewhat below expectations.
21 is rated 4.7 stars by 3642 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.