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Electric East

Waterloo Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4DN, England
+44 (0)191 221 1000
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 am
Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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English first
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

I really liked this place. Three of us had two courses and beers for under £90. The menu offered variety and the quality was good. The three of us all chose differently and all of us were positive about the presentation, and taste. I took the tempura prawns with wasabi Mayo followed by the Penang curry with the lamb rump.... More

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South shields
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I've ate here with friends and I've ate with business. It has a quirky feel and it's somewhere I liked to be. The food has good elements and average ones. It's reasonable price wise and has a decent menu choice. Drinks are ok and it all depends what you order. If you want an authentic taste of the said regions,... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

After hearing good things about Electric East I was excited to try it out. Whilst the menu came across as interesting with lots of well thought out dishes, I was disappointed to find that both me and my partners meals were nothing like what the menu specified with huge variations on the how spicy the meal should be, the sauces... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Hot sticky veg= soy sauce mixed with sweet chilli sauce from tesco Mains that Lloyd Grossman can do in a jar (sorry) Not trendy, not stylish, not wow & not worth it Oh & no plans to go back Basically its a average place to eat at best

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Formerly known as Barn Asia this wonderful quirky restaurant hits all the high taste spots in a South East Asian odyssey. From Vietnam through Thailand to tastes of Singapore and India It offers a huge range of delicious affordable dishes as tapas and stunning main courses. Accompanied by a lovely white Torrontes from Mendoza it was a dream of a... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

A lovely spacious restaurant and gorgeous food, would highly recommend the scallops and also the cajun steak, both exquisite. The staff are all pleasant and friendly and was a nice gap between courses. The only drawbacks, when we rang to book the table for 7pm we were told over the phone we had to be finished by 9, the wine... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I love my food and enjoyed the food in this restaurant. It was delicious and different. A tucked away jewel of a restaurant. I had a voucher from travelzoo so it was a bargain. I would definitely go back again. The decor was interesting.

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Leeds
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143 reviews 143 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Found this restaurant by chance as we were staying at the Holiday Inn Express nearby. Lovely food! Menu looks limited at first but order a selection of dishes to share and it's fantastic! We couldn't find the entrance at first, all quite hidden away! Lovely atmosphere and decor, a little bit different! Staff all very friendly and it was quite... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Been coming to Electric East, formerly known as Barn Asia for years. Recently took my boyfriend for a cheapy tues dinner where they offer 3 small meals for £12. Amazing value. The quality of the food and ingredients is excellent. Dishes are presented beautifully and the service is always spot on. I would say it probably suffers due to its... More

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York, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

We enjoyed the tapas menu and had six delicious dishes. The service was excellent and it was great value.

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