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The Stand Bistro

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31 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 92
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food and great price

Really enjoyed a Saturday lunch at this venue. Had been told food was very good and the prices reasonable. Both turned out to be true. In a town where there's a lot of bland food warmers the stand bistro really stands out as a warm, friendly and tasty place to eat.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
Mark I
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed a Saturday lunch at this venue. Had been told food was very good and the prices reasonable. Both turned out to be true. In a town where there's a lot of bland food warmers the stand bistro really stands out as a warm, friendly and tasty place to eat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I originally found The Stand after coming for a comedy night and having really enjoyed my time, the service and the food I thought I'd return to eat at the bistro upstairs. My friend and I both enjoyed the food and the service was perfect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

What a lovely place. I was just passing this bistro and decided to step in after seeing their menu. I am glad I did. Professional and pleasant staff and a relaxed, rustic atmosphere. I didn't have a drink but the selection looked impressive. Not cheap but not breaking the bank either. I will have to try it in the evening... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The specials here are frequently changing and each one is just as brilliant as the last, good drinks selection too. Professional, friendly staff combined with a very comfortable atmosphere makes this a great spot for lunch or dinner. Ideally you want to be having a meal or a drink here before going downstairs to the comedy club.

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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My in-laws and I have just had a lovely 2 course evening meal at The Stand. There was about 10 main courses to choose from; monkfish keralan curry, fish (hake) and chips, burger, vegetable pie, lamb & couscous. I had the fish and chips, it was fresh, lightly battered, and a minty pea purée...possibly the nicest fish and chips I've... More 

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Llanymynech, United Kingdom
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54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I had tickets to a show at the comedy club downstairs, and being unfamiliar with this end of town, opted to eat at the bistro. Reservation made over the phone was fine, table waiting for my arrival. Simple steak and chips was delicious and served as was requested. Good food, great value and served with a smile. My server (didn't... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Back in the day when I was in my 30s and working and living in Newcastle, High Bridge Street used to be a device to get one through to Grey Street from the Bigg Market and back again. It was puctuated with a couple of lively bars and very posh boutiques, one of them is now called The Stand and... More 

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We had about 90 minutes after the matinee at the Theatre Royal before a lecture so walked to the Stand around the corner. We both had mushrooms on ciabatta toast as a starter which was delicious. I followed with a beef burrito which was really spicy & tasty. Hubby had gammon which was presented beautifully in large "nuggets" with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Thought we'd give this a go and enjoy a night downstairs in the comedy club; so pleased we did! The 3-course for £20 is excellent value in any major city on a Saturday night, we've been to London this week and paid twice the price and been disappointed with the quality. We weren't disappointed here. My wife had the King... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Food was okay, ordered a medium rare steak which when came was much closer to rare. When it came to pay the bill we all payed separately, and when then told we still had £13 to pay but couldn't tell us what for and as we had all pay for what we got we refused to pay, were then forced... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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