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Pani's Cafe Bar

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61-65 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6BX, England
+44 191 232 4366
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 297
    Excellent
  • 135
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Original budget Italiano eatery

Pani's Cafe Bar is to put it quite simply, a soft & playful attack on the traditional Italian 'feastery' that haunts the western towns of what most people consider 'Italian food'. What this means is that it's not your basic Italian 'Red Sauce' restaurant, however you can find the regular bog... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Philip T
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Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Pani's Cafe Bar is to put it quite simply, a soft & playful attack on the traditional Italian 'feastery' that haunts the western towns of what most people consider 'Italian food'. What this means is that it's not your basic Italian 'Red Sauce' restaurant, however you can find the regular bog standard lasagne & the same unflattering spaghetti bolognese on... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Always passed this place but usually looks busy and discount it. Managed to get in at last and actually it is deceptively spacious inside and there is seating right round to the rear. It is actually a very nice place inside - just shows you should step into a place and not assume its busy or what a place looks... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Went for lunch with my wife and some friends. Had a huge plate of antipasti. Everything was fresh and delicious. The staff were so friendly and efficient. Despite the restaurant being busy, we were seated and had our orders taken promptly and it wasn't long before our food was served. The menu has a lot of choices and the prices... More 

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Bishop Auckland, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

As always excellent. Went here again after a disappointing meal at a nearby famous chain italian the week before. As always friendly staff. Good service, food and prices. That's why it's always busy. Never been for the evening menu, but soon to try with friends. Enjoy

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Clitheroe
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164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Off the main streets but a really nice place to chill,the food is very good from an extensive menu.Service was attentive and although it wasn't busy they looked after us really well. So value for money,unpretentious and friendly.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

One of my favourite places for fabulous food in a relaxing atmosphere. Lovely staff no matter how busy and it can get very busy, food always exceptional and really reasonable prices. I cant recommend highly enough.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I have visited this friendly family run restaurant many times and I am never disappointed by the welcome I receive or the food I am served. It is always busy and the atmosphere is brilliant with lots of hustle and bustle. A real favourite of mine is the house red wine which is easy to drink and I think my... More 

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La Rochelle, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I'm really happy that I found this little cafe ! Great products and very good italian food. Quick service and nice people. I highly recommend it.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Came for dinner with my boyfriend on Friday night and we had a starter and main course each and shared some olives as well a few drinks. The staff are all very friendly and helpful, and we were very impressed with how minimal our waiting time was for each course. The atmosphere was lovely, and the food was absolutely delicious,... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Great restaurant/ cafe for lunch, dinner or a special occasion. Coffee is great, as are the pasta dishes, especially the cannelloni. They don't do pizzas, but they do a lot of fantastic food which gives a brilliant choice.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 61-65 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6BX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 191 232 4366

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 31
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?