Jam Jar

4.5
91 reviews
£25 and under
British

Top tags:

Casual
The quirky yet homely food and drink venue is what Jesmond has been waiting for. Our transient menu built around fresh, locally-sourced produce paired with creative cocktails, craft beers, continental lagers and rare liquors will breathe a breath of fresh air into your mundane rituals.

Experienced chefs showcase the very best of quintessential English comfort food and all-American classics, championing the warming nostalgia of home-cooked food and a desire for the simpler pleasures in life.

Expect British classics such as traditional fish and chips, homemade pies, and afternoon tea combined with transatlantic favorites such as fried chicken, buttermilk pancakes and not to mention the best burgers in town.

If you are booking bottomless brunch with us, please let us know either as a comment or give us a ring to confirm. All bottomless brunch bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Thanks

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 91 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Energetic
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RachaelC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall1Food5Service3Ambience5

We were overcharged £60 for drinks we didn’t have. Then only given a credit rather than a refund. Not impressed!

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Up the citeh

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MaddieS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A nice range of reasonably priced cocktails/drinks and very good food

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Lauren
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was absolutely amazing! Service was a little slow, with delays on having orders taken and drinks to arrive but overall was a really lovely brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gary is a gem

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bottomless brunch! Amazing

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Poppyfinch
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience4

Oder drinks twice and notgjing came so we ordered again and they took 40 mins to arrive

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ArtK
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place with fast service (especially compared to other bars in newcastle and on osbourne road).

Would be nice to be able to book for more than 2 hours - but it’s understandable to everyone has a fair shot at drinking.

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BevD
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it fab bar! Lovely staff. Great cocktails. Excellent atmosphere!

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RossM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Couldn’t have asked for better service and environment. Staff were quick and communicated well when they had to sort other people first. Music was class and there was a great environment.

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katem
London
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experiences, service, staff and atmosphere. Thanks so much!

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AmyJ
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food2Service5Ambience4

Absolutely loved our visit to jam jar, it was our favourite spot of the day! The service was fantastic, the table was ready when we arrived, drinks didn't take too long to be made, cocktails were delicious and well priced, and the ambience was great. We are excited to return ASAP to check out the bottomless brunch. Massive shout out to our server, we didn't catch his name, but he was hosting, taking drinks orders and delivering drinks, an absolute star

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KirstyR
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely brilliant time had at Jam Jar, can’t fault a single thing!

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Overall we had a lovely night. The food was really nice. Some of the cocktails were great but some weren’t as nice, they tasted like the proportions of flavours were slightly off so they were too sour/bitter. The only other downside is that the staff took a long time to come over and it was difficult to get their attention. Having only 2 hours booked, it meant it was difficult to get our value for money and get as many drinks in as we might have wanted in the time. I think it would be great if the staff did more regular rounds asking if anyone wants a drink.

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AnnaEl
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really nice met my boyfriend here, such a cute place

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georgiamosley
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first visit and won’t be our last. Also to add it was the first visit back to a bar since the easing of restrictions. 10/10. Staff so lovely, bubbly, chatty and service was so attentive. Drinks were great. Absolutely LOVED the cocktails. Wonderful atmosphere and just all round a delightful bar. Will be seeing you again soon!

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Tara
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and drinks for the opening day on Monday the 12th

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Whitney
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Had a nice visit for brunch. I had the Salmon, avocado and English muffin and my partner had something with chorizo jam. I thought mine was tasty, but a bit pricey for what it was, partner thought the same of his. The staff were very attentive and very friendly, couldn't fault them. The ambience was very relaxed like a trendy pub would be, very stundent-y. but that's not a problem for us. Would definitely visit again, might try something a bit more adventurous next time. :)

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ImogenB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience4

Service on arrival was good but once seated it took a long time to receive a menu despite the restaurant being very quiet and then also took a while to take our order and receive drinks. Understandable if busy but it was very quiet and there appeared to be lots of staff.

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RickFoulsham
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Booked for dinner at 8pm but kitchen was closed. Staff were apologetic but it was pretty inconvenient. Come on guys, get a grip.

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KaiJ
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

If we weren’t seated next to the coffee machine it would’ve been amazing as that in my ear did leave me with a migraine in the end but otherwise a gorgeous brunch spot.

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TonyC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience from beginning to end.
Tom was great alongside all of the team.

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Jess
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, fast service and amazing cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great meal with family. Food was delicious and arrived promptly. Really cosy chilled atmosphere.
Felt Covid safe

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EmilyC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food, great service, great price. Social distancing in the bar area was a bit lax but overall really nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
7 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Staff amazing , so friendly and helpful , food ok , was good value with the eat for less deal but if had paid normal prices not sure it was worth it but overall would go back again

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Xoxo1990
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

If you want to read my full review head over to the trip advisor (Xoxo1990). I have given this restaurant a 1 star purely based on the foods we were served and to charge £10 for kids menu!!! It’s just another level of utter madness. I WOULD HIGHLY ADVISE ANYONE TO NOT STEP FOOT IN THAT RESTAURANT, well unless you are perfectly ok with been served with an overpriced dishes at a mediocre quality. We were truly disappointed and would most certainly wont be returning! I’ve made sure my friends and family are also aware of this.

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TonyR
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

Very grubby sticky tables cold food
Service was good food was bad

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VictoriaM
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and the staff were lovely and friendly, can't ask for much more than that.

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Gemmam
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good service! Was loud dont think any music was on.

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scottW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall1Food5Service3Ambience1

Table was very sticky and toilet dirty - not Covid secure

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MatthewH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time and Jam Jar and it was great. The food was delicious and the staff were friendly.

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Lynsey
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Was quite busy despite the rules and we were almost turned away but were allowed in due to having booking. Most people seemed to be walk ins

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food & atmos.

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JuneB
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

My Grandson voted it as one of the best burger he’s ever had, there was a good choice of burgers, including vegetarian and a decent choice for those not a fan of burgers, I went with the chicken which was very nice although the salad was a bit of a let down, but the overall meal was very good, the staff were very pleasant and efficient and the service was spot on, I would recommend the Jam Jar

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Alexforsterxx
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely employees! Amazing food! Love the Guinness cheese sauce!

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JuliaH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food and drinks were great however it did take a while to get a servers attention to get our bill

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KcFn
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Waited 20 mins for a menu and 40 mins for a coffee - still no sign of food or apology and other tables around us without food who had ordered before. All in all Only 4 tables in there, yet completely awful service!! Have been here before but wouldn’t return or recommend now.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had Brunch at Jam Jar, the whole experience was it very nice!
The distance regulations were good, staff friendly and service great!
We had brunch was very nice, my daughter had pancakes and a milkshake..
All food was very nice will 100% be going back!

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ZoeAmber
County Durham
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience1

Three people just drinking sat in the dining area which wasn't at all a good atmosphere for dining. One of the girls brunette had a jam jar staff t-shirt on. Very loud and rowdy couldn't even hear what we were saying to eachother whilst we before or whilst we were having dinner. So couldn't have conversation. It was our first dinner out since lockdown. We knew it would be busy but didn't expect it to be disturbing. I'm not sure why they were aloud to sit in the dining area. When everyone else drinking were in the bar area were there's seat or outside. The only thing that we enjoyed was the food which was nice. Unfortunately the atmosphere was very disappointing.

FAQs

Jam Jar does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Jam Jar is rated 4.5 stars by 91 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.