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Pani's Cafe Bar

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61-65 High Bridge | Tyne and Wear, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6BX, England
+44 191 232 4366
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a hidden gem this cafe is. Tucked away in high bridge street this Italian cafe is gorgeous. With a menu that offers just enough to make your decision impossible, it doesn't matter as all of the food is delicious. The ambiance is lovely, and the staff, all Italian, are attentive and polite, especially if you take a small child... More 

Thank Lyndseyb22bolam
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here on a Saturday night for friends 40th birthday. Very busy lovely food and lots of choices. Service was excellent considering how busy it was but plenty of friendly staff. Looking forward to going back.

Thank SamanthaDay434
Newcastle, England
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94 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Been three times recently, twice for lunch (before and after Xmas) and once again for dinner. As it has always been, Pani's is the benchmark against which other restaurants in Newcastle measure themselves. Watch the very busy chefs cook your delicious meal in no time. GREAT value for money and service is very friendly, even if it does slow down... More 

Thank smilerkevin61
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped here for lunch having just arrived in Newcastle. My lasagne was lovely, a friend's minestrone was full of veg but lacked flavour. It was, however, very reasonably priced. My lasagne, which was the perfect lunch portion, cost £4.75. Staff were friendly and the atmosphere was nice (felt authentic... lots of Italians!). It was a little hot sitting under... More 

Thank Tim8432
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been coming here regularly for years with my family as it's a firm favourite with everyone and we always bring visitors to Newcastle in for a treat. Lovely staff and amazing quality food everytime without fail. Love love love it here!

Thank Anna O
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food....cracking service....lovely clean place!!!!...On leaving...a massive que....people waiting to eat....would go anytime for lunch....deserve every profit they make. Staff always smiling nd friendly. Ten out of ten ☺

Thank kellyconnor153
Hawick, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came in here for the 2nd time in a year and its still as good as the first time we visited. Great service and great food too.

Thank cujimeScotland
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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213 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a great lunch at this busy cafe bar. Service is quick and efficient and the food always of good quality. Try and avoid the tables in the bar area on a busy winter's day as the door is often held open as customers queue for tables and the area can get quite chilly!

Thank Martin N
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

second time we have been here, it was just as good as last year food and service great, i had the steak with prawns on wow it was superb.

Thank Kevin R
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

We are regulars here, since way back when the Sardinian brothers first opened this unique venue. No pizzas but great Italian food. We were there for lunch and the panini 24 November is one of my favourites - spicy sausage with tomato and cheese - delicious and yummy! Seek this place out and let the friendly staff serve you some... More 

Thank Helene B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $25
Italian, Cafe, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61-65 High Bridge | Tyne and Wear, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6BX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 191 232 4366
Pani's Café opened January 1995 and run by a family of brothers and sisters. It was one of the first Italian style café in Newcastle. As authentically Italian as you can get without actually going to Italy. In Pani's Café you can find a different menu for day and night and a constantly updated special board. We offer you the chance to experience Italian home cooked food and to savour an authentic Italian coffee in a convivial atmosphere. A little piece of Italy in the heart of a beautiful city!!!

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