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The Living Room

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Bar, British
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12 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6AE, England
+44 191 255 4450
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed May 22, 2015

Grey Street was heaving on the evening of 21st May, so we decided to eat somewhere that we had not been to for a long time. When we entered the restaurant there was absolutely no one in the room. The menus were brought to us, and I decided to go for the 2 course early bird menu, and my wife... More 

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1 Thank Brian G
Mr_Mark_Wright, General Manager at The Living Room, responded to this review

Hi Brian, Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit with us. In relation to our pricing structure, we do carry out monthly price surveys against our competitors to ensure that our pricing is on par with what guests would expect to pay in neighbouring venues. Following on from your comments I... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed May 18, 2015

Hired the private basement bar for my recent 30th birthday party and it couldn't have been more perfect. The staff from beginning to end were beyond helpful, able to play our own music, decorate the area, personalised drinks menu, and the buffet food was delicious can't recommend them enough.

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1 Thank Kate_Marguerite
Mr_Mark_Wright, General Manager at The Living Room, responded to this review

Hi Kate, Thanks for taking the time to write us a review and thanks very much for the kind words. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us and we hope to see you again soon. Regards. More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2015

I ate with my partner in May 2015. We booked in advance and were looking forward to it as the food in the York branch was divine when we last visited there. Arrived on time and were shown to our table on a Sunday evening of a Bank Holiday weekend. We chose this restaurant as we liked the idea of... More 

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Thank Ella123_12
Mr_Mark_Wright, General Manager at The Living Room, responded to this review

Hi There, Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us. I am sorry that you were disappointed that we were not serving Sunday Lunch but I can confirm that from this point moving forward we will no longer have a Sunday Lunch option available as we are ceasing service... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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303 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed some great cocktails in this bar on a Sunday afternoon so were able to take advantage of the two for one offer. The bar is much better than the restaurant which we wouldn't return to after a disappointing experience!

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Thank Martin N
Mr_Mark_Wright, General Manager at The Living Room, responded to this review

Hi There, Thanks for taking the time to write us a review about our cocktails. I'm pleased you enjoyed your visit with us. I can see from your previous reviews that your last visit to our restaurant didn't meet your expectations. I can confirm that since your last visit we have a new Management Team in place who have been... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I had a meal here last night. Food was gorgeous. Service was brilliant from all the waiting staff. No complaints at all, other than the manager who kept walking near our table, pausing with his back to us and staring at a flower display... Very odd.

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3 Thank 2407h
Newcastle, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed May 1, 2015

We visited and I was surprised just how quiet it was as the rest of Grey Street was really busy. The waitress was great, smiley and enthusiastic but I think she misunderstood us so we missed out on starters ( we asked her to put the order in whilst we decided on mains ) I had the Ceaser Salad, they... More 

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Thank Diana B
Mr_Mark_Wright, General Manager at The Living Room, responded to this review

Hi There, Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. I am sorry that your visit with us did not meet your expectations. Hi Alan, Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. I'm pleased you enjoyed the food during your visit with us. In terms of the service, I'm sorry if you did not feel... More 

Scotland
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91 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is within the Grey Street Hotel and I couldn't fault it. Beautiful venue, so fascinating I didn't even sit looking at my phone! :) good art and colour and a big window bringing in loads of light. Paula was absolutely lovely, kind and friendly without being over-chatty, and nothing was too much bother. Eggs benedict excellent.

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Thank klrscotland
Mr_Mark_Wright, General Manager at The Living Room, responded to this review

Hi There, Thanks for taking the time to write us a review and your kind words. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit with us. We have passed your comments onto Paula and thanked her for making your visit with us so enjoyable. Regards. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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236 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

As the title says; the food was fantastic, really well cooked and extremely tasty. Portion sizes spot on. The service let this place down however. Counted 7 tables taken including mine but there was an element of panic around the staff as they served. Not sure how they would cope on a Friday or Saturday! I'd give this place another... More 

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Thank Alan J
Mr_Mark_Wright, General Manager at The Living Room, responded to this review

Hi Alan, Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. I'm pleased you enjoyed the food during your visit with us. In terms of the service, I'm sorry if you did not feel that the service was up to the standard you would expect. As a new Management Team we are in the process of introducing new servers... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

The living room is a lovely place in the centre of town and they have a great cocktail selection, hence our going there. The cocktails are a little pricey (averaging £7/8) but comparable to places in town such as The Botanist or Pleased To Meet You. However I was disappointed to watch the staff making the cocktails without measuring the... More 

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Thank FuzzAldrin
Mr_Mark_Wright, General Manager at The Living Room, responded to this review

Hi There, Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. I am sorry you feel that our cocktails are not value for money. As one of the original proponents of cocktail serving in Newcastle we take/train our cocktails very seriously. I can confirm that all our free-pouring bar servers are fully trained in free-pouring to accurate measurements and... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, England
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 4, 2015

The food and cocktails are good here. It can get really busy at times in which case the service suffers.

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Thank Alexraison
Mr_Mark_Wright, General Manager at The Living Room, responded to this review

Hi There, Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. we really appreciate your feedback and we will certainly take this one board for future busy sessions. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $45
Cuisine
Bar, British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
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 - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6AE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 191 255 4450
Description
Situated on Grey Street in Newcastle, The Living Room is a contemporary bar and restaurant with a laid-back vibe that keeps the locals coming back for more. During the day, it's the ideal place to do business over lunch or refuel after a day of shopping. In the evening, the modern eatery fills up with a lively post-work crowd catching up over cocktails. The fixed price menu is great value for money and there is plenty to choose from with all our dishes made with top quality seasonal ingredients. With dishes such as Thai fish cakes, Monkfish and Pork Blocks that not only taste great but look it too why not come and try?

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