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J's @ 636 Restaurant

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French, British, Contemporary
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636 Yarm Road | The Parkmore Hotel, TS16 0DH, England
+44 1642 786815
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions
Description: J's at 636 is a contemporary, brasserie style restaurant serving top...
J's at 636 is a contemporary, brasserie style restaurant serving top quality food prepared by our young & dedicated kitchen brigade - lead by Head Chef DJ Poland. We use only the best local produce to prepare all our food, no matter if it's in the Restaurant for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner, or a snack in the Bar, or a wedding, function or conference. If you would prefer something you don't see on the menu - ask & if we can we will do our best to meet your request! Open to the public and Hotel residents. Ample, FREE parking available.
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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food

Wide variety of food on offer, quick service. Attentive staff - what more do you need! Pleasant surroundings, car parking etc

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 11, 2015
945smith
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Port Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Darlington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When looking for new, local restaurants to try out a new Gourmet card, my partner and I liked the look of this place from the website. Unfortunately, whilst the decor matched the pictures online, the menu did not. Instead of modern, well presented food we were offered what was basically pub grub and a limited range, too. We went on... More 

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1 Thank Rich M
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I visited here after some research as we wanted to try somewhere different. The food was nice but it's just standard pub grub. The website made the restaurant out to be fine dining. The soup was scalding and I burnt my mouth but it was tasty. My partner ordered a Shiraz and a goats tart for starters.... More 

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Thank Burnere
Manchester, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Had lunch and dinner here. Both lacked any real taste and I ended up leaving both. When asked how my meal was I explained they were terrible but was not asked if I would like something else or a refund

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Thank kevinmck
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Having read previous reviews and studied the menu on their web site we thought this sounded a good place to go for a small celebratory dinner. Not so. The service was incredibly slow with up to 50 mins delay between courses. The menu in the restaurant bore little resemblance to the menu displayed on the web site and, worse, what... More 

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2 Thank STJOXF
Port Carlisle, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Wide variety of food on offer, quick service. Attentive staff - what more do you need! Pleasant surroundings, car parking etc

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Thank 945smith
ParkmoreManagement, Owner at J's @ 636 Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed your meal with us & we hope to see you back again when you are in the area. More 

Stockton on Tees
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We booked through Open Table and when we got there for our 1.00pm booking they had no record of our booking. Our table for 4 was VERY close to the table behind us. The staff were very polite and helpful. 3 of us had smoked salmon salad for a starter which was enjoyable and I had vegetable kebab with a... More 

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1 Thank Karen R
ParkmoreManagement, Owner at J's @ 636 Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We apologise for the confusion over the Open Table booking - this is a new system for us, and we have had a few teething problems with it! Your comments have been noted regarding the carved, and passed on to the Chef. This is not our normally high standard, and we were surprised to get... More 

London
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Dining room okay looks wise, but does not reflect the amazing food that we were served, nor the service, chef clearly knows his food, this was two rosette standard, superbly executed, well presented and worthy of accolades.

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Thank ExpatJockLondon
ParkmoreManagement, Owner at J's @ 636 Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, it's really great when our superb team of Chef's get the recognition they deserve! We hope to see you back agin in the future. More 

North West England, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I ate here twice while on a business stay over in different weeks and i have to say that the food is out of this world. Your taste buds will be all over the place, they will want to carry on eating such great food even after you have finished. The portions are not big but you are full once... More 

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Thank jeff b
ParkmoreManagement, Owner at J's @ 636 Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback. We are delighted you have enjoyed your time in the Hotel, and have chosen to dine with us & enjoyed it so much. We look forward to seeing you again in the future More 

Lichfield, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

On the first night the restaurant was reasonably quiet but a wedding party seemed to confuse the receptionist who thought we were in the wrong room. Nonetheless this certainly seemed a busy little venue. The seabass was generous and well presented as well as duck two ways with the breast soft and juicy - something not always achieved. There was... More 

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Thank Michael O
ParkmoreManagement, Owner at J's @ 636 Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us, and that you had a pleasant dining experience. Our Chefs do a fantastic job, and it's not always recognised, so thank you for your feedback, and apologies for the delay in responding. We hope we will see you in the Hotel again in the future. More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

Visited as a group of 9 for Mothers Day Feels a bit cold and miserable inside with bad paintwork. Took 25 mins for drinks and had to prompt to ask for food. It was a carvery, and as they go, food wasn't bad. However, it was not remotely hot, they need serious investment into proper food containers if they want... More 

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Thank Lifeislike
ParkmoreManagement, Manager at J's @ 636 Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Having looked into the matter I am sorry you were unhappy with your experience. All our other guests who attended were more then happy. As you know the food is served from a heated carver unit, and all the food is regularly temperature checked & this is all recorded, so I am very surprised about... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 636 Yarm Road | The Parkmore Hotel, TS16 0DH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Stockton-on-Tees
  • Phone Number: +44 1642 786815

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 43
  • Cuisine: French, British, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions

Description

J's at 636 is a contemporary, brasserie style restaurant serving top quality food prepared by our young & dedicated kitchen brigade - lead by Head Chef DJ Poland. We use only the best local produce to prepare all our food, no matter if it's in the Restaurant for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner, or a snack in the Bar, or a wedding, function or conference. If you would prefer something you don't see on the menu - ask & if we can we will do our best to meet your request! Open to the public and Hotel residents. Ample, FREE parking available.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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