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Electric East

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Waterloo Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4DN, England
+44 (0)191 221 1000
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Today
6:00 pm - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 147
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tasty food!

Came here before heading to the cinema. Didn't realise it didn't open until 6pm so were standing waiting at door until opened. Service friendly and food served in reasonable time. Monday night so made use of 3 tapas for £10-ordered 6 tapas and some rendang chips which had been recommended. Was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
GeordiePumpkin
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Came here before heading to the cinema. Didn't realise it didn't open until 6pm so were standing waiting at door until opened. Service friendly and food served in reasonable time. Monday night so made use of 3 tapas for £10-ordered 6 tapas and some rendang chips which had been recommended. Was thinking the tapas would be very small given the... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Faultless, insanely good value and delicious. Visited in the evening on Valentine's Day and was far and away one of the best restaurants in newcastle. The food brought back a flood of memories of authentic Thai and Cambodian food. I can say with absolute certainty the approval of this place was magnanimous and resounding. 10/10, will dine again.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The last time I was here was when this place was called Barn Asia - it's been a while now. The decor hasn't changed and neither has the quality of the food. Small selection on the menu, but really good fresh & vibrant flavours in everything. We had a selection of starters which were excellent - not huge portions, just... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We had 3 courses here in October - all three were perfect, couldn't fault the food at all. Our waiter was extremely helpful, came just the right amount of times to ask about drinks and if everything was ok and explained some items on the menu. We will definitely be going back.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

First time visit to Electric East although did visit Barn Asia at the same location Had the tapas menu all of the dishes were great Fresh,Cooked Perfectly Great Tastes I've been to Vietnam and it's authentic Food well presented One of the best meals Ive had and I can't wait to go back! £50 7 dishes inc wine ( nice... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

we arrived at 6:30 thinking to ourselves we had enough time to eat before going to see Queen at the Arena. After sitting for a while we were starting to worry about time and considered leaving so asked the waitress how long a meal would take as we had a concert to go to. She advised us if we wanted... More 

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

We have been regular visitors for years and this place never ever disappoints. The menu has some "favourites" that are tweaked every menu change & some new options to consider. Our selection this time over three "waves" all came from the starter selection. Waves is a popular way of sharing dishes. We chose pork and prawn roll - really crisp... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Ate here for my graduation meal with my family, the food, staff and atmosphere are all fantastic! I would highly recommend the calamari.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

A group of 22 of us went last night for a 3 course meal and we were definitely impressed. As we were a large group, we pre-ordered the week before and even that was fantastic. The management are obviously very easy going and communicating with them was really easy and they didn't hassle for a deposit either! The food was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Been here many times and the service and food is excellent. Look forwards to seeing new venture on Pitt street..

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Waterloo Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4DN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)191 221 1000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?