The Broad Chare

4.6
1218 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
We’re big on warmth, low on fussiness: stripped wood floors, high bar stools, painted brickwork and comfy leather banquettes. Sup your pint beside our polished-oak bar or tuck yourself away in the Snug behind the frosted glass partition. You can hear yourself talk, concentrate on the crossword or nod off quietly in the corner.
Upstairs in the Dining Room, it’s all reassuringly simple with solid wood tables, sturdy schoolroom chairs and shiny brass coat-hooks.
Featured within Top 50 Gastropub 2018, Diner's Choice Awards 2018, Good Food Guide 2018 ad Harden's 2018.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of operation


Lunch: Friday 12:00pm to 2:30pm; Saturday and Sunday 12:00pm to 5:00pm


Dinner: Monday to Saturday 5:30pm to 10:00pm


Pub: Monday to Saturday 12:00pm to 11:00pm; Sunday 12:00pm to 10:00pm

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Phone number
0191 211 2144
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MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Dan Warren
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Parking details
Quayside Multi-Storey and Quayside Travel Lodge Carparks 400 mtrs.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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HB
Derbyshire
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Very noisy upstairs dining - wooden floor made it noisier. Disabled access impossible for upstairs dining.

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TE
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

First visit for several years but all aspects lived up to my expectations of friendly helpful, knowledgeable staff, excellent beer and food. Nice atmosphere overall

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BS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner the choices were inventive and we weren't disappointed. The food was delicious and arrived nice and hot on the plates so we knew it hadn't be sat waiting to be served. The service was perfect not in your face but there when you needed it. The place was really busy but we didn't have to shout to have conversations. We booked well in advance as it's a real popular place and we strongly suggest you do too.
The pigs heads is worth a try it was really nice, we had some items off the specials board and if the partridge is available we would certainly recommend it.

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SM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely evening, would definitely go again 😊

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RT
Newcastle
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had the rump steak for two. It was monumental. Range of bar snacks to share for the starters is ideal. Everything was just great. Make sure you’re hungry.

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JF
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 10 and the restaurant very kindly put 2 tables together at short notice for us. They were so helpful. Great food catering for a variety of food tastes and dietary requirements. Much enjoyed.

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RL
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location just off the Quayside. The downstairs bar makes for a great pre-dinner drink, whilst the ambience / lighting / decor of upstairs sets the scene nicely for the remainder of the evening. Service is friendly and good. - definitely worth the 10% service charge. Menu is not over elaborate and falls back on good traditional dishes together with wonderful daily specials. The hake was was wonderful and the sides were great value. The wine selection at the top end (Sainsbury Chardonnay, Hunters Sauvignon Blanc) are classy but paying £37 or £52 a bottle on a weekday is over extravagant. Free water helped. The wine list was a limited and personally unappealing in the £20-£25 section. I always dine here when I visit Newcastle - consistent, good value and great food.

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loving the Oktoberfest menu right now, enjoy it while you can!

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JD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the restaurant, food and service excellent , would definitely go back again

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CM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Casual,friendly and excellent food. Perfect Gastropub

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FW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good North East food, plenty of fish dishes, ham and pease pudding and an excellent range of beers and wines. Characterful place, makes the chain type bars look rather insipid.

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JD
London
111 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Another great meal at my favourite place. Took advantage of their Oktoberfest menu and went for the roast pork, red cabbage and dumplings which were delicious. Also managed to drink them out of Timothy Taylors beer which was always a result. Bar snacks legendary as always!

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AE
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great and interesting menus - food, beer, wine and spirits.

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DM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

As always, great food at a Terry Leybourne establishment. Great menu with each offering a difficult choice.

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OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food & good banter with the staff

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MJ
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

We have been to The Broad Chare before and generally like it. It has a good reputation among our friends, too. This time we went for the German Octoberfest Specials and were disappointed by the food. We had Matjes as a starter, which tasted more like Bismarck herring (sour). My wife then had the Schweinebraten (pork roast) with red cabbage, which was good. I had the bratwurst with sauerkraut – the bratwurst was ok, but the sauerkraut was not sour at all. For desert I had an Apfelstrudel, which was really good. My wife had a Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, which turned out to be some other type of cake which happened to have cherries in, but it was certainly not an original Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte. Service was not overly friendly, either.

So, to conclude, while we would still recommend the place, we were underwhelmed by the Octoberfest special menu.

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J
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to The Broad Chare, staff were helpful and friendly, the food was fantastic, we shared the rump steak which was cooked beautifully. Overall a lovely relaxed atmosphere, we’ll definitely return

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SA
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greatly enjoyed relaxed atmosphere and wonderful food. Would confidently recommend.

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KG
County Durham
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Arrived at the broad chare and a member of staff asked us to move to let her pass on the stairs, we were not acknowledged as customers and stood waiting at an awkward place next to the till, stairs and kitchen entrance/exit. We were eventually greeted and were asked to choose between 3 tables and seated. I ordered the steak and kidney pudding which was delicious but contained only one chunk of kidney (plenty of steak though which was great!) my partner chose the burger which was substandard with what seemed like oven chips that were so overlooked they contained little to no potato and a side of greasy onion rings that were dripping in oil. We did have a table check at the beginning of the meal before we had a chance to really tuck in to the food so at the time we did say everything was fine. At the end of the meal my partner told the waitress about the onion rings and chips, the onion rings were deducted from the bill and my partner was told his dessert would be complementary. I ordered the selection of cheese for dessert, this was 4 cheeses that weren’t explained as to which one was which once they arrived at the table, there was half an apple, chutney and Jacobs crackers served alongside. I was so shocked that these were Jacobs crackers at £12 I would have expected something different to the type of cheese board I would have at home. My partner had the sundae which he said was lovely. The atmosphere is great, nice and lively place full of sound. The staff were below par considering there’s a 10% service charge added to the bill however we were running late to our reservation so we rang prior to let them know and the gent on the phone was helpful and moved the reservation back 15mins. We were really looking forward to going after hearing good things which has left us very disappointed and we wouldn’t return again

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D
Newcastle
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Early evening dinner with some colleagues and a visitor from Korea. Everyone enjoyed the traditional food. Service as always was great.

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J
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Booked at the last minute to try Sunday lunch - we all had a different meal and were all absolutely delighted with the food.
The beef was outstanding and the calves liver just delightful.
Service was perfect and the whole experience one which we will definitely repeat.
Thank you for a lovely experience

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HD
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was exceptional although the menu was very limited.

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LP
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb location, excellent food, friendly staff, a real treat following a terrible journey through wind and rain

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JT
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most beautifully cooked grouse I’ve ever had...charming, helpful staff, service exemplary.

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AJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been meaning to go here for ages and wish we had sooner! Great service, great food, lovely place! We will be back! Highly recommended.

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GB
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendliest staff!
Great food and drink with a wide selection.
Would definitely return.

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CB
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Lively and upbeat restaurant serving delicious food will definitely return.

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Berlin
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was ok, but nothing special. Fish was a bit too salty. The steak was slightly chewy, the fried onion rings like for a fish and chips shop.

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P
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited the Broad Chare whilst up watching the Great North Run. Very good service lovely staff, great beer selection and food was first class. Mushroom on toast and haggis and duck egg on toast starters followed by the chargrilled rump steak for two which was simply outstanding!! Highly recommend and would travel up from Sheffield just to have that steak again. Top drawer stuff all round 👍

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 2

We had family coming to stay and had previously had a great experience here so booked a table for four on a Friday evening at 7.

When we arrived there was no one to greet us or show us to our table. In the end we flagged down a waitress walking past. The restaurant was incredibly hot, unbearable even, and we asked for a window to be opened which was then closed less than a minute later.

Despite this all four of us were excited to try the fish and chips as that was the speciality of the day. We were then incredibly disappointed to find out that the fish was sold out. Surely when planning a specials day and looking at bookings there would be enough stock to last later then 7pm!

The waitress was lovely and very apologetic but overall it was a very poor experience. Definitely not in a hurry to return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service, traditional setting. Perfect!

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SK
South Korea
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been in New Castle for a week, and visiting The Broad Chare was absolutely the best experience.
Wonderful food and beer.

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HB
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Sunday lunch very good. Slow roast shoulder of lamb so tender it fell apart. Roast beef also good. Would definitely return for Sunday lunch. Only criticism mint sauce was out of a jar. No comparison to fresh mint sauce.

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MK
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Food was good - however, evening ruined by rowdy drunken group of middle aged men. I mentioned it to the staff who agreed they were noisy but they didn’t ask the group to be a little more considerate.
Meal for 3 £100 - wasted.

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AJ
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another faultless meal, outstanding food combined with exceptional staff. I have been coming to the Broad Chare for years and this is my first review. I have recommended the restaurant to so many and I always keep coming back. If you haven’t been pop in for a pint and try the bar snacks! Then like we did book a table upstairs and try the 1kg rump steak for 2.... outstanding Five Stars!!

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G
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and good service in small vibrant restaurant and bar

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MM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favourite resturant in Newcastle..
Rib eye steak worth the 160 mile journey

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MA
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & drink, very good sevice & to top that a window seat, we will be back.

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WS
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, service was very good I would definitely eat here again

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IW
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great location. Great building. Retro food. Wine list could have a greater choice of , good value, cheaper wines. The artisan, local food is a good u.s.p. I will probably go to Broad Chare, whenever I stay in Newcastle, and recommend it to friends.

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