The menus at The Stand are very extensive and intriguing, leaving you wanting to try everything! They also change on a regular basis, so there is always something new to give a go. The food in itself is of a very high-standard and quality. Whilst they serve options like fish and chips and burgers, there is always an unique twist to them. There is a lot of Thai/Vietnamese influences to many of the dishes as last time I went I had a chu-chee curry with sticky rice. The curries are cooked from scratch, like everything on the menu, and are very tasty. The only criticism I have is I have found the portions to be too small but I could not give this places less than a rating of excellent as the food is so outstanding.
The seating area is limited and I think you may have to make sure you book on nights when there is a popular show on, as although appearing a bit like a pub, I get the impression their aim is to make the seating area more like a restaurant. The drink selection is ever-changing, but there is a great choice of ale, beer, wine and spirits so you will always find something suiting to warm your cockles. Atmosphere is great both upstairs and down ( there is also a courtyard with tables to sit out on). Service is always happy to chat and very accommodating - which is great as it is a comedy club so they put your in a cheery mood. I have noticed that a few people have commented on slow service, including food. I think maybe they should remember this places gets very full, very quickly as everyone comes in at the same time due to show timings so give them a break and be patient. Also the food is made to order and I'd rather wait a bit longer for decent food. Definitely one of my favourite places in Newcastle, always one I recommend to friends and family visiting the area as it makes for such a great night out.
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