21

4.7
3642 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
We can only accept reservation for parties of no more than 6.
You are advised to only visit our restaurants with other members of your household or support bubble.
The new "Rule of Six" restrictions means we can ensure our customers are dining in a safe and social environment.

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.

21's food is big on flavour, short on fussiness. Fresh, seasonal ingredients are treated with flair and passion. classic bistro dishes, a little comfort food and still room for pudding. 21 is famous for welcoming guests with excellent value and warm hospitality.

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 3642 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PatrickC
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic quality food, well worth the little extra. The staff were very good and the service exceptional.

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BrianG
Jersey
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have eaten several times previously at this restaurant, and never have we been disappointed. The food is of the highest quality, the staff are always friendly, and efficient, and the restaurant has a wonderful ambience and atmosphere. Not an inexpensive restaurant, but worth every penny.

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TonyP
London
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing food and service, very safe and can’t wait to visit again.

YI
YIMannn
London
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good.........................................

JC
JoanneC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service - we opted for the chef's tasting menu and it was amazing.

MD
MichaelD
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my husband’s birthday and as always a very enjoyable evening at 21 First time taking advantage of the BOYOB night our meal still cost over £100 so a good saving but still worth I think Tuesday might become our new Saturday

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SteveH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Tremendous experience yet again from Steven and the team..

Steve Hodgson

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judenorwich
Norfolk
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at Cafe 21. Great for a special occasion or great for a great - especially if dining early with the fixed price menu. Service is always excellent but not too invasive.

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Queenliz
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A good place for lunch and tasty food options available with good wine

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, great service and great staff

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a lovely family meal with some of the best food we have had in many years

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LouiseB
Newcastle
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Booked at the last minute when another lockdown imposed and our holiday next week was cancelled. Decided instead to treat ourselves. Delightful food, relaxed atmosphere and well spaced dining. Friendly attentive staff as always and we stayed for a drink after rather than go to a pub and as we didn’t have to return the table for another cover. A lovely treat.

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JohnN
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

More expensive than the usual but is so due to excellent food, superb service and a ver relaxed ambience. Still one of the best in Newcastle.

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GraemeB
Newcastle
12 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Too quality food and service

Always a good experience when we eat here

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mjreviews
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food ,and service

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Frazer
London
11 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meal at restaurant 21. Food delicious and perfectly cooked, staff very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu - it’s good when they have sampled it and can give suggestions! We also felt very safe dining at Restaurant 21!

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PeterM
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've been going to Cafe 21 ever since it first opened in the last century, so it must be getting something right.

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ripper
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best restaurant in Newcastle, always reliable.

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Jaca
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff were perfect as always and steak just wonderful. Thank you

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ParthaS
Newcastle
13 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit since pandemic and still excellent - no slipping of standards. Great food and wine and very good service. Have booked for another meal on wife's birthday.

JT
JuliaT
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place to go for a special occasion. Steak was cooked to perfection, and they took my coat and ordered a taxi for us when we paid. I would recommend!

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Smiler
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious as ever. Staff attentive, friendly but not intrusive. Covid restrictions all adhered to. Felt perfectly safe. Most pleasant evening, thank you

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HeatherF
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As ever we completely loved having dinner at 21. We’re both vegetarian and there’s always a lovely choice of dishes for us to enjoy. The cheese soufflé was the best I’ve ever tasted!
It’s such a relaxed, happy atmosphere suitable for so many occasions and the staff are always helpful and friendly.

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Phil
Manchester
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food fairly good but fully priced - wine by the glass quite expensive

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damianb
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable food and service as always, 21 always guarantees a great time with stunning food

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CathC
Newcastle
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fab night food Dan ambiance were excellent. Frederick was superb. Will definitely return

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NeilS
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb food and service and on Tuesdays it is currently bring your own wine too.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food which is great value. Very attentive and pleasant staff.
Wine prices are a little too high.

ND
NicnDavid
London
70 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely meal at 21, we had the Classic 21 menu which was a delicious range of classic dishes. Service was excellent and some very good wine.

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celli1957
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and exquisite food. Prompt attentive service.
Thank you

PH
PaulH
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I was quite surprised how close the tables were to each other but having gone at lunchtime the restaurant wasn’t too busy but the food wine and service was excellent we really enjoyed our lunch

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TracyE
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food, well presented, and the service was outstanding.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious treat and felt well looked after and safe

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LaraineC
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch fab food and wine.
Covid measures well in place.
Sensible attentive staff

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MarkW
London
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic ambiance created by the staff and the fit out. Food was great and we were given a take out box for apple tarte Tatin for 2 which was phenominal. An experience we are looking forward to repeating already!

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Mikesgirlfizz1
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent meal at Cafe 21 with a lovely seasonal menu. A real treat to eat out and feel very safe in these weird times.

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CherylR
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience5

After visiting several times and had a enjoyable experience this last visit unfortunately did not meet expectations. The main problem being service , terrible from start to finish and terrible attitude from server when asked for a drinks list .

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vipAshleyH
County Durham
16 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional, the staff were absolutely brilliant, all covid measures were really well executed, we had a lovely Sunday lunch, it will definitely be our place for Sunday lunch in the North East in future!

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CraigB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great staff and feels really COVID safe.

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stanUK
London
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

£32 for a ‘special’ lunch seemed excessive.
Other restaurants in the city with similar service levels, equal quality of food and equal or better atmosphere price their lunch menus at a notably lower level.
We felt that the whole experience was somewhat below expectations.

FAQs

21 is rated 4.7 stars by 3642 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.