21

4.7
3893 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
21’s cooking is big on flavour and short on fuss. We’re talking about a style which embraces the seasons and where the ingredients are king. Expect to find stylish, imaginative dishes – which don’t pander to fads or fashion…………and still have room for pudding. Expect a warm welcome, generous hospitality and service that is both friendly and correct.

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.

To help keep everyone safe, our teams will continue to wear face masks and we'd love you to do the same when entering and moving around the restaurant.

Thank you for your support and understanding and we look forward to seeing you.

Experiences

  • Fixed Price Menu

    £26.00 per person

    Sep 1 - Sep 30, 2021

    Our Fixed Price Menu changes weekly, please visit 21newcastle.com to view the latest menu.
  • 5 Course Tasting Menu

    £50.00 per person

    Sep 2 - Oct 2, 2021

    Autumn in the City 5 Course Tasting Menu First course, Coronation Crab - Second course, Wild Mushroom Ravioli, Seared Foie Gras and Mushroom Cappuccino - Third course, Herb Fed Chicken, Leeks, Lobster and Autumn Truffle - Fourth course, Stichelton with Honey and Marcona Almonds - Fifth course, Blackberry Jelly, Set Jersey Cream, Plums and Blackberries
  • Dinner with Pulenta Estate, Mendoza, Argentina

    £75.00 per person

    Oct 6, 2021 only

    We are delighted to be welcoming Nina Pulenta from Pulenta Estate Winery, Mendoza, Argentina who will be hosting our first wine dinner since 2019. Nina will be presenting some of the great wines from this relatively new estate complimented by a menu from Terry Laybourne. Visit our website to view the menu: 21newcastle.com/home/events-offers/
  • A taste of Christmas at 21

    £50.00 per person

    Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2021

    Indulge in our 5 course, Taste of Christmas menu. Available to pre-order for parties of up to 14 persons. Monday – Saturday Lunch and Monday to Friday Dinner. Visit 21newcastle.com to view the menu.
  • Christmas Menu

    £39.95 per person

    Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2021

    Throughout December we offer a fixed price menu for parties up to 14 persons. Full of Christmas favourites this menu is available: Monday to Saturday from 5.30pm till 6.30pm To view the menu please visit 21newcastle.com
  • Christmas Menu

    £31.00 per person

    Dec 1 - Dec 31, 2021

    Throughout December we offer a fixed price menu for parties up to 14 persons. Full of Christmas favourites this menu is available: Monday to Saturday 12.00 – 2.30pm. Visit 21newcastle.com to view the menu.

Offers

  • Bring Your Own Evening

    Sep 29, 2021 only

    Join us here at 21 for our next BYO evening - Bring Your Own bottle of choice and dine from the full a la Carte menu.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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 3893 people are saying
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vipCatS
London
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Celebrating our son starting university

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience5

The tasting menu was excellent. Waited 40 minutes for someone to clear our last course and had to go to the bar to pay as no one came to collect.

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Steve
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food - definitely one of the best restaurants in Newcastle

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing not to like

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Best Prawn cocktail I've had and roast chicken main was gorgeous and a lovely pavlova for dessert was a lovely way to finish off a lovely meal

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Scraffa
Newcastle
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality as usual

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and very enjoyable visit

j
julia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was tasty but a long wait and quite small portions.

CL
ChendongL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience in 21. Excellent service we’ve got made my day . All recommendations of waiter are really good. Trust me, Oysters are the best choice

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Pauline
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue for our celebration dinner for completing Great North Run that day. Food and service were exceptional. Loved the unusual decor which gave it a homely feel 😊.

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SueC
Kent
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful way to celebrate after the Great North Run

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AngelaN
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been a few times now and we’re never disappointed. Service was excellent and the food amazing

JS
JonathanS
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For my starter had the natural oysters while my wife had the tempora oysters with mayonnaise. For mains I had the rib-eye steak cooked rare while my wife had the lamb. Finally I had the Stichelton cheese while my wife had the chocolate soufflé.

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celli1957
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was exceptional and an excellent menu.

Service was prompt BUT our table was booked for 7.30 and we didn't actually get to sit down before 8.15.

During the 45 minute wait we were sort of forgotten - although were eventually able to order cocktails

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vipjoel
Newcastle
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

food, service and atmosphere were all top class. My lamb chops were the best I've ever had. I'm saving my pension to come back !

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CarolS
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience and food was amazing as always. Love it here..

JB
JuliaB
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was perfect, the food superb, service great. We were a little chilly at times as our table was near the door which was kept open presumably for Covid reasons but we acclimatised very quickly.

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MarcP
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food together with friendly & efficient service.

RG
RichardG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food. Pricey £600 for 6 of us so special occasion venue.

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Andy0191
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service- and great value. The decor was probably pretty cutting edge about 10 years ago though, not that’s its awful- it’s all in great nick, just could do with an update

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LAKkp
County Durham
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

21 continues to excel as one of the best restaurants in Newcastle. Keep it up!!

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MichaelD
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very good night out but a little expensive I felt the starters were over priced

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Bobbie
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious food good variety on menu.
Slightly chilly air due to conditioning but that’s me!

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AnnH
London
10 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch with friends. Busy ambiance but no delays in service as staff were very attentive to every need. Steve and Federico were assuring that front of house ran smoothly. Delicious meal with very appealing desserts.
Sorry to read that the restaurant is closing Sunday and Monday but understand the decision for now.
Better times are coming……

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AlanRinaldi
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

An enjoyable meal with an interesting selection of wines. A particular thank you to the sommelier who took the time to explain wine selection and waiter (Annie) for arranging variation with one course.
It was wonderful to see the restaurant so busy and despite the presence of a large party celebrating a wedding anniversary who caused no problems to us we had to endure two males sat next to us who spent most of the time either shouting into their phones or seeking to out score each other with tales of hunting animals. UGH!
We ate the previous 'Tasting Menu' which exceeded this offering in terms of courses suited to my taste and possibly the wines priced at a lower level.

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Croc
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and very good service. I would recommend a visit.

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CarrieT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food excellent as always. Waiter had to be reminded to bring the wine. Room on the chilly side - we had to put our jackets back on during the meal and noticed that other diners around us did the same. The two points above were only minor issues and did not affect our enjoyment of the evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The safe are outstanding. Warm, kind and welcoming. Our Sunday lunch was exquisite. Love the place Xx

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Sophie
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday lunch was fabulous. Service could have been a little better. We struggled to get anyone's attention to get the bill

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HVNewcastle
Newcastle
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre university dinner with the kids. As always exceptional food & service

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SarahB
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Scallops to start were generous and so tasty. Steak was simply served and cooked to perfection with delicious sauces to accompany. Dessert creme brulee was delicious to finish!

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KeithS
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary at 21 and we could not of picked a better place.
The food and the service was excellent. We will most certainly return to this wonderful well run restaurant

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Lisa
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, brilliant service, highly recommend.

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KarCl
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amazing food as ever , good efficient service although our waiter was a little’cold’. Shame the ‘welcome olives’ have disappeared. Didn’t really like the paper menus left as table mats. Probably still one of my favourite restaurants though for food and quality of service .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Aberdeen
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Slightly disappointed as had heard lots of great comments. Restaurant was cold. Food was warm and wine very expensive

Will happily give it another try

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TracyH
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, excellent service, very enjoyable evening

KD
KathleenD
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely ambience and setting
Food and service to a high standard

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MAMAR
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was made very welcome although my friend was late. Our waiters were all pleasant and knowledgeable about the menu. As it was our first restaurant meal for a long time it was all we wanted. Thank you

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ChrisW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The only minor issue were small things. Some.of the food was rather slammed down in a bit of a hurry. We were positioned near the door and the waiter watched as my wife pulled the table out so she could sit down. The food however was fantastic and the servers were friendly .

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Cumbrianfoodies
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Disappointed with the limited menu, and limited wine choice. The prices were excessive for the quantity and more importantly the quality of the food.

FAQs

21 is rated 4.7 stars by 3893 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.