Jam Jar

4.6
103 Reviews
£25 and under
British
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 & 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 103 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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GrantG
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Won't be returning, staff not interested in taking orders,had to wait 30 mins to be asked for drinks will not be returning

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was great as usual! But the service was shocking!! They took almost half an hour to take a drinks order, even after the waiter said on arrival that we were the only table who had booked that evening. And the waiter we flagged down seemed too much in a rush to take our order, and was a bit borderline rude about doing it, not sure i would come again for food if I got the same service!

KC
KirstyC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was lovely although we were unaware that the only menu available until 4pm was the brunch menu. We oy found this out when ordering.
The bar itself is beautiful, staff friendly and cocktails are worth the money.

KS
KatieS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, service at the perfect level of attentiveness and a great buzzing atmosphere.

BL
BrianL
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Was good would visit again. Even changed the tv channel for me.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

excellent food (had the special) fresh, tasty & great value for money - will be going again

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ConnorW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Amazing bar and restaurant. We sat outside and had food. Outdoot seating area is a sun trap and amazing for the summer days to enjoy a burger & pint!
Highly recommend

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Bean
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very fast and friendly service, great food and good value for bottomless brunch. More drink options would be welcomed.

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ColinD
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely Sunday afternoon welcomed at the front by a very nice security man who made us feel welcome straight away.
The staff were very attentive and always at hand
Finished the day with their pie of the month delicious
Can’t wait to return
We’ll done the jam jar

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

No warning of onions in beans of breakfast, no ask of allergies. Wife allergic to onions and only found out when she went to take a fork of beans there was onions in it, staff never bothered coming to take orders had to go to bar twice.

They charge £28 for boozy brunch where the offer mimosas and Bellini, they do not serve a Bellini properly as it is meant to come with vodka and soda and all you get at your table is Prosecco and peach juice. Ripping people off and not serving cocktails as per their own menu.

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SaranK
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good old pub with a lovely atmosphere for a pint.

RC
RachaelC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on May 5, 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 April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Up the citeh

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MaddieS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on April 25, 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 April 25, 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 April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gary is a gem

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bottomless brunch! Amazing

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Poppyfinch
1 review
Dined on April 21, 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 April 20, 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.

BD
BevD
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RossM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on April 18, 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 April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AJ
AmyJ
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 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 April 16, 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 April 14, 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 April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice met my boyfriend here, such a cute place

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georgiamosley
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on April 12, 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 April 12, 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 October 17, 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 October 6, 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 September 27, 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.

KJ
KaiJ
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 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.

TC
TonyC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on September 23, 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 August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, fast service and amazing cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

EC
EmilyC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on August 28, 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 August 26, 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 August 24, 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 August 24, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

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

FAQs

Jam Jar does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Jam Jar is rated 4.6 stars by 103 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.