Dobson & Parnell

4.7
1409 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
Dobson & Parnell is a bustling, smart, reliable and grown-up restaurant on Newcastle’s vibrant quayside. Its understated elegant dining room adds a touch of Victorian glamour and comfort.

Specialising in perfectly-executed, refined European cuisine, using ethically-sourced local seasonal produce direct from nearby farms and markets, the sustainable kitchen specialises in preserving techniques such as curing, smoking, salting, brining and fermenting.

We are listed in the Michelin Guide 2019, voted in the top 10 list of restaurants in Newcastle by NGI and listed in the Hardens guide 2018!

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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1409 people are saying
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JoanneG
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Group of 10 adults.
Food excellent, service excellent.
Thank you

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edovidio
Manchester
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service! Really enjoyed the 7 course tasting menu, and staff went out of their way to accommodate us. Would definitely recommend!

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SianH
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time diners, we had the 7 course tasting menu with wine pairing. Absolutely delicious! Stand outs for me were the halibut and scallop dishes, plus the excellent mise en bouche little starters. The main beef was not my favourite, but my husband really enjoyed it so it’s just a matter of taste. All the dishes were just the right size and seasoned really well. Our server/sommelier Angela was excellent at explaining the wines and we tried some really unusual varieties we would never normally choose. We felt the meal was very good value.

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terryd
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and surroundings.
Highly recommended if you’re looking for a great dining experience.

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Meeks
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the taster menu with wine pairing it was beautiful. Food was presented lovely and tasted great. Wine complimented each course, staff were very informative and knowledgeable about the produce and wine. The atmosphere was great and service could not be faltered.

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Katie
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to Dobson and Parnell for a post graduation meal and it was absolutely fantastic! Wonderful food and exceptional service. We will definitely be returning.

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AnneR
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the tasting menu and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience and ambience.

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LizB
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the 7 course taster menu this time - it was fabulous. Some things on the menu I would have not have chosen to eat but I have been converted. Loved the food and as always excellent service

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KimS
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Sunday roast with an excellent menu!
Would thoroughly recommend to anyone visiting the area!

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PeterD
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday lunch - Delicious food (especially the Game Terrine), professional, efficient and friendly service, and great ambience. Highly recommended!

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Karlbrown1970
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You need to try the taster menu food and wine were outstanding definitely returning

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MarkM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic find. Can’t recommend this place enough. Food and service was excellent.
Spoke to Chris prior to arrival to change reservation times and couldn’t have been more helpful.
We will be back 👍

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KateA
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, relaxing atmosphere and delicious food. Accommodating to children too which was very helpful. Great team who were very attentive. Thank you for a lovely, enjoyable evening.

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Geekpumpkin
London
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. A must go restaurant in Newcastle

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Paige96
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both agreed it was the best meal we have ever had! We had the 5 course tasting menu with matched wines and didn’t want each course to end! Also every server was very attentive and made sure to describe exactly what we had along with David who would always give a description of each wine and how it paired with the course. Would definitely recommend!

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MrsFoody
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for lunch and ate from the set menu - I had 2 courses and my husband had 3 - each course was delicious and we took advantage of the wine pairings which was great as he had fish and I had duck - it was great value for a lovely meal - we will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and fantastic service. Every course introduced and explained. Thoroughly recommended.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Will definitely be back!

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

Food and service, fabulous and faultless as usual.

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AngelN
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty and amazing service! We had an incredible time with the tasting menu.

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ElizabethC
Manchester
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food, every course on the taster menu was absolutely delicious. Excellent cocktails and wine. Will definitely be back next time we are in Newcastle. Thanks to Chris for his hosting and help.

SG
SonjaG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly & knowledgeable staff.
We felt very relaxed & comfortable and the evening was good value for money.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent value tasting menu experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my dad for his birthday and had the tasting menu with matching wine - everything was excellent !!!!

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LouRyan
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for all occasions. Waiting staff were attentive and knowledgeable. 7 course paired taster menu was delicious.

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EMMAB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, outstanding service. Will be back 100%

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance and staff were so polite and welcoming. They were very on the ball with any allergy requirements that had been mentioned when making the table booking.

The food was delicious and imaginatively served. Thank you all for a wonderful evening

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Deedee
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A pleasant and intimate restaurant with a high standard of fine dining.The staff are competent and attentive, they are knowledgeable about food, wine and cocktails.

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JenniferG01
London
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful setting with incredible food! Service was amazing. Cannot fault anything.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service from well trained knowledgable staff

Highly recommend

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RachelC
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a tasting menu with wine matching and both the food and wines were superb. We were very impressed that they were able to provide a pescatarian menu for 2 of the party.
The service from all staff was excellent - very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.
We had a banquette table which was great for a meal with friends.
Overall - an outstanding place!

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CathyB
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely meal out with older family members who haven't been able to visit us since March 2020. Interesting menu, beautifully presented. The booth in the window was perfect for us to chat and celebrate a list of missed birthdays and anniversaries.

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StephenP
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Was very excited to be booked as a treat to pay a visit to Dobson and Parnell however what was served was disappointing and surprised it was allowed to leave the pass

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Fraser
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had the seven course tasting menu and the selection of cheeses. We picked 3 bottles of wine ourselves. All the dishes were beautifully presented. The Yorkshire Pea tart was a little underwhelming. The Scallop, BBQ Halibut and Beef fillet plates were the highlights. We had some debate about whether the vintage of the wine on the menu should match that of the bottle brought to our table resulting in a modest discount.
Overall its lovely food in a nice atmosphere but it probably falls short of being a truly stand out experience.

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TriciaB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening was wonderful. We had the tasting menu. The food and wine was excellent and the staff so friendly and very efficient.

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WendyC
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary with family. We had a fabulous time. We had the tasting menu with wine pairing. The food was wonderful, the drinks matched with the food so well. The service was excellent and our main waiter could not have been more attentive or professional. An all round excellent experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food

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susanm
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A proper treat! Delicious tasting menu - courses brought out a really relaxed pace. Genuine, friendly staff.

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jamesw
London
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute must if you want a special meal in Newcastle!

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CharlotteG
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was beautifully presented. The staff were incredibly kind and helpful. The food was excellent and my partner and I had fabulous time.

FAQs

Dobson & Parnell offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0191 221 0904.

Dobson & Parnell is rated 4.7 stars by 1409 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.