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Kafeneon

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8 Bigg Market, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1UW, England
+44 191 260 2577
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Friendly family run restaurant, with a warm atmosphere and amazing freshly...
Friendly family run restaurant, with a warm atmosphere and amazing freshly prepared food. Great for any occasion so give it a try!
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Good for:
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 193
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Another good visit

Many times I have paid a visit to this restaurant and without fail I have never had a bad word to say about the place. The meals are hearty and delicious, the service is outstanding and you can tell that every effort is put in to ensure that you enjoy your visit. Is this the #1 cafe in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Godscrasher
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Newcastle upon tyne
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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306 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Newcastle upon tyne
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Many times I have paid a visit to this restaurant and without fail I have never had a bad word to say about the place. The meals are hearty and delicious, the service is outstanding and you can tell that every effort is put in to ensure that you enjoy your visit. Is this the #1 cafe in Newcastle? No,... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I have been to kafeneon several times and have commented in the past that I would have liked a veggie meze on the menu. So when I saw the valentines menu advertised with a veggie meze on my hubby and i broke our habit of not going out on valentines and booked up. Three courses for £19.93 We were seated... More 

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daniel s, Owner at Kafeneon, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your review. We sincerely apologise for the delay on your meal and the missing items from your main course. We were trying to be clever and offer our regular customers somthing different for Valentine's day but obviously it back fired. I'm afraid to say for the first time in 17 years we bit off more than... More 

Newcastle Upon Tyne
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Myself and husband visit Kafé neon every valentines for the great Greek food they produce. However this valentines they decided to have a set menu rather than the main one. They should have stuck to cooking what they know best!! We shared garlic prawns for starter which was just say warm when it arrived. Not a great start. We then... More 

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daniel s, Owner at Kafeneon, responded to this review

Hi there, let me start by saying thank you for visiting us every Valentine's. It's unfortunate these successful dining experiences weren't also broadcast to the world on TripAdvisor but that's usually the case I suppose. Now let me truly and sincerely apologise. I'm terribly sorry this year's Valentine's meal was not up to standard and that you didn't enjoy your... More 

derby uk
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Visited last Saturday after reading good reviews Service reasonable,food mediocre,greek cuisine? Very little Greek offerings on menu. Having lived in Greece and holidaying there for 30 years ,have got to say I was a little disappointed to say the least. Big boards promoting cocktails,?why? Background music ...Sade? What happened to bouzokia When visiting a so called 'authentic' Greek restaurant, authentic... More 

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daniel s, Owner at Kafeneon, responded to this review

Oh no this review has just ended a very good/excellent review streak of over 30 reviews!! Which obviously I wouldn't mind as everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but you've done it with such an outrageously invalid review :( Once again I have to stress we are not claiming to be an authentic Bouzoukia blaring, plate smashing, belly dancing,... More 

York, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We went for lunch here having never been before and loved it. Not really knowing what to order from the menu we opted for the Greek Meze for two which had a selection of most things from the menu and it was delicious! Priced at just under £20, which was fair for the amount of food served, it was also... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Had an amazing time with a friend. Dinner was fantastic. Best pulled pork and souvlaki in town. Met the famous Daniel as well...

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Hudders
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

This is the second time I have visited. I took my husband for his birthday. We loved it. The food is super fresh and so tasty. We both had halluomi to start. I had chicken souvlaki and my husband had pulled pork Gyros. Both were great. Pistachio cheesecake to finish was so good. Such great value. We enjoyed the house... More 

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Darlington
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We found this restaurant / cafe by chance on a cold Saturday afternoon in January and received a warm welcome from the staff on arrival. We ordered from the two courses for £9.90 menu and although there is limited choice we were impressed by both the quality of the food we received and the portion size. We had a selection... More 

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Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Well its nice to go somewhere and have a nice bit of food and be served with a smile. So many places I go these days it feels like a chore for the staff to even be at work . This place the staff were attentive which surprised me due to its location I wasn't sure what to expect but... More 

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Cullercoats
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Shared a meze platter and a lovely bottle of red wine with my hubby and it was fab. Staff, food, wine and atmosphere were first class. Be back very soon :)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 Bigg Market, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1UW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 191 260 2577

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 15
  • Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

Description

Friendly family run restaurant, with a warm atmosphere and amazing freshly prepared food. Great for any occasion so give it a try!
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?