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8 Bigg Market, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1UW, England
+44 191 260 2577
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last night was the 3rd time me & my wife have had the Original Meze Platter at Kafeneon. It's such a lovely selection of the most popular Greek dishes and the service is always friendly and welcoming. The fact that there are so many places to eat in Newcastle and we keep going back to Kafeneon says it all.....

Thank csh388
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here on an impromptu Friday night meal out and was not disappointed. The staff told us about the £9 for two courses deal, which seemed excellent value and not to be turned down! The portions were very generous, flavoursome and well presented. The staff were very attentive, but not intrusive, and provided excellent service. The drinks prices were not... More 

Thank S1805
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tried many dishes on the menu and can safely say I have never been disappointed. Food is so tasty and offers something different from the abundance of chain restaurants in Newcastle. Never had to wait long for a meal which is impressive considering the portion sizes are huge and full of flavour!! Perfect place to dine for a cosy evening... More 

Thank Bex A
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here on Saturday 25/06/2016, All I can say is I can't remember having a meal as bad as this before! We had the Pitta, Humus & Tzasiki starter, both dips were beyond horrible, in fact we only had one scoop of each before just eating the bread! It was at this point my partner said shall we just pay... More 

2 Thank Gary T
Daniel S, Owner at Kafeneon, responded to this review

Aww Gaz! Awful? Really!? After hundreds of great reviews and 18 years of happy customers how could we be perceived in such a way that adjectives like "awful" & "beyond horrible" would even be considered? I mean as if horrible wasn't bad enough you even felt the need to push it to the realm of beyond! This is truly troubling... More 

Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

I just had to review this place again since it seems to have gotten a lot better throughout each time I've visited. The food is great with fair prices and decent portions that leave you feeling greatly satisfied. I love the atmosphere of this place as it's very welcoming and the staff are lovely. I would recommend their chicken souvlaki... More 

Thank VlasiosT
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Lovely food and pleasant little restaurant, had the 2 course special for just under a tenner each. Souvlaki is good and stifado equally so.

Thank neilatkinson34
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85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

The fare was tasty but I was disappointed with the presentation and the size of the portion. I left thinking shall I go to McDonalds for a snack. The staff seemed preoccupied but a plus was that the fare was reasonably priced. I will return but I won't be in a rush, which is a shame.

Thank Kevin H
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

I've been here twice and both times, I've found my meals to be really bland and low in quality. On one visit, I had a pepper dish filled with rice which was truly tasteless. Inside the place is small and compact and not the most comfortable of places to have a meal. However, the customer service is good.

Thank Sue2100
Hastings, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch on my first ever visit to Newcastle and the service was brilliant. Low cost, tasty food and drink in the heart of the city. Would eat there again.

Thank Rebecca_Rose87
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I have been to Kafeneon many times and go back because the food is just like you get in the tavernas in Greece and the service is good. Good portion sizes of hot tasty food and the ingredients used are always as anticipated, I have had some bad greek food other places but not here. You don't wait ages for... More 

Thank libby604

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $13
Mediterranean, Greek
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
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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