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Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

Went here for daughters birthday, food was very nice and service excellent, would thoroughly recommend.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 1, 2020

Visited as a larger group including children - the restaurant doesn't seem overly set up for children. The food was pretty good though - croque monsieur was good, but a little too mustardy. Macaroni cheese with black truffles and the butternut squash with spicy yoghurt,...sage and seeds both went down well. Decent chips with aioli too, and the charcuterie selection was interesting. Good wine list, including orange wines. Overall, pretty good.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 18, 2020 via mobile

Visited here after hearing it was very good from friends and other people.. and my opinion was that it was very good food and good service too.. We were told to order 3 tapas each as it isn't a huge amount but enough if you...ordered 3 I ordered the spicy calamari and it was delicious, my second one was a spanish black pudding and it was topped with a fried egg and it was the BEST black pudding I've ever eaten and the richness of the yolk complimented well, my final choice was the parmesan polenta and it was beautiful very well cooked and seasoned to perfection.. Will plan on returning...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 15, 2020 via mobile

Delicious food, far better than any tasting menu at an expensive restaurant. Fab atmosphere. Really enjoyed our night.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 10, 2020

St Vincent is a relative newcomer to Newcastle's Quayside restaurant scene with its high end tapas style menu and intriguing Italian-influenced dishes. I really wanted to love this place as I was a big fan of its predecessor, Caffe Vivo. Owner Terry Laybourne has a...great reputation for his food - and rightly so. St Vincent is a lovely venue with its contemporary Italian atmosphere. But beware - it can get very noisy due to the metallic surfaces especially when the restaurant is full. We had to shout to each other over the venue noise and background music to hear ourselves speak. If only they'd switch the music down a notch - or get better soundproofing! But we were looking forward to the food which sounded fabulous from the descriptions on the menus. Yummy tapas and fabulous flavours beckoned... However, here is the big 'but' coming up... whilst St Vincent boasts some beautifully cooked food, both my visits have been blighted by service 'issues'. My latest trip started shakily last Saturday night. We knew the restaurant would be busy so we were very patient about our orders taking longer than normal. However, it took over 15 minutes for our bottle of wine to arrive... and other drinks took even longer. We'd ordered one bottle of red but after a long delay, two bottles were brought by two different waiters, five minutes apart. And then a forgotten beer required another prompt. We were a group of nine people and our orders were relatively straightforward. But, I noticed that many of the staff had the look of frightened rabbits caught in the headlights of a deluge of customers. We tried to be patient, but eventually we had to prompt them. It all looked a bit chaotic from where I was sitting. The drinks order was only the tip of the iceberg. The food orders were even slower... but we waited patiently. Half of our group chose from the Tasting Feast (£30 per head) whilst the others ordered two or three tapas dishes each. Having sat down at 19:00, it wasn't until 20:00 that a starter arrived... and things slowed down even further with the main courses. I understand that everything comes at different times @ St Vincent as it's a tapas style, but a third of the order didn't turn up at all... all night! That said, the Feasting Menu is delicious, and the salted sea bream was a definite star dish. The starters were mouth-watering although a little small, but I can't complain about the fabulous sea bream. As the night drew to a close, we hadn't received our beef main courses nor the polenta side dishes that went with them. Then I realised that the sour bread starter hadn't turned up earlier either. And a small portion of chips arrived that I don't think belonged to our table but the staff didn't seem sure so left them with us. There seemed be immense confusion about what was a fairly simple order. Nobody was a veggie or had special dietary needs. There were clearly issues getting the food out to the diners - and the young staff were confused about what we'd ordered and what the tasting feast consisted of. We were also served by at least four different people at various times, which seems a bit odd given the way most restaurants allocate their team to a given set of tables. Nobody seemed to know what everyone else was doing. Another two hours later at 22:00, we had to abandon the missing main courses - as it seemed there would be another delay. Nobody on the staff seemed to realise we hadn't had two of the main dishes which was even more worrying. A confused staff member finally came over - and said they'd take some money off the bill which was a kind move, but in no way made up for my disappointment about the missing food. At the other end of the table, the medium-sized plates of food looked even smaller than I remembered from my last visit. I know these are supposed to be Spanish racione size, not huge dinners, but they did look a little small even for that. These dishes are not cheap - and - once again, they took ages to appear. I would never dispute the fact that Terry Laybourne is a genius at producing fabulous menus and cuisine. He is a food legend. I've enjoyed many fabulous dinners in his restaurants, but service like this is unforgivable. Perhaps next time, I can expect a little bit of service with a smile and efficiency even when the kitchen is busy. I did feel that the whole dinner was a marathon rather than a feast... what a shame.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 8, 2020 via mobile

Excellent bistro. Classic food, modern concept, fantastic service! Top Wine! Perfect for pre theatre/Sage dining or just for a good meal. Just go and try it.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 6, 2020 via mobile

Brilliant wine & food, excellent service. Mark particularly knowledgable & helpful. Been several times over several weekends always been fantastic.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 3, 2020 via mobile

Visited on restaurant week and the food was incredible. Really great and fantastic value for money! Don’t be underestimated by ‘small plates’ you soon fill up!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 30, 2020 via mobile

Discovered this in restaurant week. Very busy and had to wait but they said that’s not normal. Couldn’t fault service. Food absolutely delicious. Prices what you would expect In a good restaurant. High step to get in although you can get in from live theatre...if that is a problem.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 25, 2020 via mobile

Dined here for restaurant week as part of a group and loved it. Staff were lovely, service great, food delicious and wine fine! I opted for the Chablis which was a great choice. If there’s something particular you like and just want a glass the...staff are quite helpful to accommodate. My favourite of the dishes was the mussels, butternut squash and the broccoli with pecorino. I’ll definitely be back! 4 small plates for £15 was good value.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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  • Food: 4.5
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