The Red Kite

4.2
126 Reviews
£25 and under
British
THE RED KITE AT WINLATON MILL SERVING A WIDE SELECTION OF DRINKS AND FOOD...
The Red Kite has a new look with new dining areas, new kitchen, coffee service and refurbished rest rooms. All meals are made using fresh, locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. And, with the exception of our bread and ice-cream, everything from the chips to the sauces, are made from scratch on the premises.

Outside the pub there is a large car park area, planting and garden furniture to entice walkers on the Derwent Walk and dogs are very welcome.
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ChristineM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, we booked at late notice but it wasn’t an issue. Excellent food x

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JulieO
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone really enjoyed their food, it was all presented well, good servings and delicious. The servers were very attentive, professional and friendly.

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ChristopherG
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Worst sunday lunch ive ever had. Served within minutes. Saw into kitchen and Yorkshires were sotting there piled up with door to car park open and flues hanging round. Lamb was tuff i needed a steak knife

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lots of good menu choices, lovely setting and atmosphere and attentive service but not too much. We’ll be returning for sure.

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JonathanH
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really lovely time here, all the staff were freindly and helpful and they were very accommodating for our dog.

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LeeH
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Very impatient waiter, toilets not clean

Never again!!

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Daniel
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Dining Experience at The Red Kite. The Garlic & Chili Salmon and the Award Winning Pie are some of the best dishes I've ever had. Amazing service from start to finish from all the staff! Superb location and value for money. Will definitely be back :)

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Kelly
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food .. Great atmosphere.. and the staff really pleasant and friendly..

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SamanthaA
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing Sunday dinner they even gave us extra portions of beef for the dogs. Sticky toffee pod was lovely! Staff so helpful.

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TonyW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent restaurant. Fantastic food and great service from excellent staff. It was our 1st visit and it won't be our last. I would highly recommend and look forward to my next visit...

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AshleighR
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food good quick service. Will be visiting again.

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LisaD
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food was exceptional,very tasty Sunday lunch. Will definitely be back.

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AshleighH
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Such a great pub and amazing sunday lunch- love the decor. Love it and can’t wait to visit again

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DavidM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good quick service food excellent and plenty well worth a visit very friendly staff thanks will visit again

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JulieR
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Nice food but a bit over priced, disappointing that they closed at 9.30 on a Saturday evening nice enough though.

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ShirleyR
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service but food cooked from fresh so expect to wait.
My husband said his mashed potato was not cooked to his taste but on the whole I would recommend The Red Kite as a good place to eat.

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katieh
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience1

The award winning pies from the menus weren’t available
Food took almost an hour to come
Table next to us loud and using bad language

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SteveM
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Staff were friendly and welcoming. Food was good, especially the starters.

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NatalieH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious. Lots of options for meat and loads of vegetable varieties. Food cooked to perfection. Waiting staff extremely friendly and accommodating. One lady went to extra efforts to check dessert options for our son

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themarten
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Great location next to the Derwent Walk, large beer garden, decent food (burger was a bit disappointing but I’ve had far worse, chips were good, gammon with fresh pineapple was great), good service though a bit slow sometimes (despite it being pretty empty, but they must’ve been understaffed). Noise from busy road outside in the garden and the front, but rear dining overlooking nature was nice. Good place to have lunch and then enjoy the wonderful Derwent walk.

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Shelmex
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A superb Sunday Roast. Succulent roast beef with tasty vegetables and a giant Yorkshire pudding. Good, friendly service.

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LesleyW
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Sunday lunch. Good value for money. Very friendly staff

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JanetB
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Sunday lunch to treat my mum
The veg was very hard the pork was stringy and hard to cut
Won’t return

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was fantastic, however service was extremely slow

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TaniaF
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

All that’s was available on a Sunday was a Sunday lunch menu no lite bites.

Asked for fresh orange and was give. Orange quash

Soup of the day stated (v) but was told it was pea and ham with no other alternative

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Anon
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fabulous Sunday lunch here the staff were very attentive and the food was delicious. Will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Let’s get the one negative out of the way… The girl serving us didn’t seem to know the drinks menu, took my order twice then came back to tell me they didn’t sell it… then when we asked about what lager they had we were given the cider list… 🤔
HOWEVER, the food was unreal. I’m very sad I didn’t have room to have a dessert as the Sunday Lunch was so amazing! I had the beef brisket which just melted in your mouth and trust me, you got plenty. They defo need to up their gravy game and be much more generous there, I bloody love gravy and we had to ask for more as did the 2 other tables near to us.
All in all the most amazing food and was worth visit.

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ClareH
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience2

The starters were disappointing and overpriced. Whilst the pie main was amazing the other dishes were overpriced and certainly nothing special.
But the main problem was they sat us in an over crowded area with dogs and yet when we entered and left there was an abundance of empty tables and space which would have been much more comfortable. It was ridiculous, we left because it was over crowded and too warm ( we skipped the desert menu because of this)

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Cazcaz7
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Overpriced and poor quality food. Steak was not a good cut of meat and wouldn't have served it. Very expensive for what we had. 65 pound for fish and chips, steak and chips, burger and chips, bottle of red wine and a black currant.

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LiamR
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably one of the best bars in newcastle or gateshead to take a dog, staff are very welcoming, food is great and the beer garden is a really good size each table feels private, all on the derwent walk aswel, would highly reccomend for any dog owners wanting pub lunch or drinks

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely night - unexpected treat of a great singer Dan Elliott - great little place - thank you

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MeganB
County Durham
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was amazing
The only thing I would critique is that the venison burger needs a sauce on it. It was delicious, but slightly dry

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Staff had no idea regarding allergies. The gluten free version of Sunday lunch was the regular Sunday lunch without a Yorkshire pudding or roast potatoes. When asked if I could substitute something for these items as almost £13 for half a Sunday lunch is ridiculous, I was told no so we left after our drinks without eating.

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Jack
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place for Sunday lunch really enjoy it here.

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ItaA
London
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Service and food excellent. We had the curry and steak pie - both very good. The young waiter was also very impressive; he was prompt with our orders , checked that we were happy and his attention to detail when cleaning the tables was superb!

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Carolynw
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

The menu has changed significantly since our last visit. We live an hour away so only call if we are nearby but it was always a great favourite. Now its like all othe pub menus! No cornbeef pie, no sandwiches, no salads..all changed. Its still a lovely pub with friendly staff and a great location but the food is no longer special
Shame

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GavinU
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and the service we got in the day was fantastic. Will definitely be going back in the future. Highly recommended.

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EsmeR
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff and service!!! Sunday dinner was the best we've had in a long time. Keep up the good work! We will definately be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience2

Food was awesome, great beer garden but some maintenance guys were hammering the tables next to us. I’d imagine it would have been nicer but this is a great place.

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COCOBEAN
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside, we were served quickly, staff were polite and friendly.
Meal was lovely, will definitely go back

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The Red Kite is rated 4.2 stars by 126 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.