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“Seafood Pasta was sublime!”
Review of Bistro Forty Six

Bistro Forty Six
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $26 - $97
Cuisines: European, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: A modern European bistro with an intimate atmosphere and friendly staff. We source local game, seafood and vegetables for our seasonal and changing menu. Tuesdays to Sundays all-time classics are served up alongside delicious daily specials. Lunchtime and early evening fixed price menus are complemented by a seasonal A la Carte. Sunday is dedicated to traditional roast dinners and Tuesday night is all about steak - Two dine for £27.95 with drinks.
UK
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Seafood Pasta was sublime!”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

We have always loved this place and we were concerned about new management but it was really gorgeous.All 8 of us had great food,generous portions and a lovely evening.The food is great quality and takes a while to arrive but the flavours are excellent Only 2 pointers,it is a little too tight if seating in the centre of the room when staff pass with food and my kids want you to reinstate the chocolate dipping pudding.Great value and friendly staff.

  • Visited July 2013
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English first
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“Same name new experience.”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

Normally quayside restaurant regulars but were recommended by a family member to try a new restaurant concept in Jesmond. Me being stuck in my ways I was apprehensive but the wife insisted. Upon arrival we browsed the menu from the outside before making a decision. Impressed with what we read we entered. Greeted with a friendly welcome the option was given to have a drink at the bar or go straight to our table. We opted for the latter & were asked what drinks we would like. Me being a beer/lager man I opted for the dark Belgian beer which has a name I won't try to spell but was a taste sensation. My good lady chose the house white (large) which didn't disappoint. The menu was neither to big nor to short & filled with mouthwatering choices. We both straight to A La Carte main course, the boss chose the belly pork which was silently enjoyed but 2 thumbs up & and a mouthful the enjoyment was shown!! I opted for for a meat I'd not normally choose in the rump steak, More than pleasantly surprised at the chefs ability to convert a Rib Eye enthusiast to a Rump lover. 1st time here on recommendation but if this experience is our 1st it certainly won't be our last.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Ftchop
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“No better than average”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Having ate hear a few weeks ago for Sunday lunch we thought we couldnt go wrong after a thoroughly enjoyable , superb value meal last time.
On arriving we discovered the place has been bought out and new owners had "made some changes to the menu" .. indeed they had , gone was steak , and a slimmed down mediocre selection of starters was available on the 3 course for £13 day menu.
We both opted for the old faithful prawn cocktail to start , which arrived served on a side plate , some undressed salad leaves , undressed prawns , a dollop of pink sauce and wedge of lemon .. if wetherspoons did prawn cocktail this would be it .(Last time we had a crab starter that was far far better than this)
We were then offered our desserts before the main had arrived.. and speaking of mains..
i opted for the beef (i had the steak previously) and my partner the lamb.Then waited and waited despite the place being half empty and eventually a plate arrived with meagre portion of beef draped over a small mound of mash , with 2 tiny roasties and a few cubes of rosemary potatoes and a portion of veg to share.The lamb portion was 1 slice ,i kid you not.The veg to be "shared" consisted of 6 very small broccoli florets and maybe 1 medium carrot sliced and about a dozen green beans .Now i am all for al dente veg but the beans were completely raw, cold and inedible
so this meant that my share of the veg was 3 broccoli florets and half a carrot.We informed the waitress the beans were raw and she apologised.
The puds consisted of lemon drizzle cake , fudge cake ice cream , sorbet.. fairly standard fayre
We opted for fudge cake and drizzle cake which the staff couldnt get to grips with what accompanied what.. ice cream or cream .
This visit (probably our last) bore no resemblance to a month or so ago and was, even at £13 fairly poor value for lacklustre food and haphazard service.The previous visit was exceptionial value and maybe a price hike was in order rather than ditch what used to be an excellent day menu and skimp on portion size (give me the option to pay a few quid more and i would have willingly) .Spend a few quid more and go to David Kennedy food social its far far better than what Bruges has become.. its a shame ,as another person has said in an earlier review , but never again for us i am afraid.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank STEVEnALI
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Durham
Level 6 Contributor
366 reviews
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“New Owners - need to get act together”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

The offering seemed quite disjointed and there was a long wait for food, esp the desert - they couldn't get the waffle iron to work - not ideal for a Belgian themed restaurant - so we cancelled this! Mussles and Belly pork were nice, Chilli con Carne was very gristly. To be fair this was knocked off the bill without even having to ask. Not sure if we'd go back, there's pleanty more to choose from

  • Visited June 2013
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2 Thank DevonHare
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“Jesmonds NEW little gem”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

Recommended by friends so dined here on Saturday evening. On arrival met by new owner, who was very charming and welcoming. A great a la carte menu with a great selection of steaks. To start I had the scallops with chorizo and chickpeas which was absolutely amazing and perfectly cooked. My partner had fresh mussels in beer sauce (a new one on us!!) which didn't disappoint. For my main I had a fillet steak with dianne sauce and skin on chips beautifully cooked and great value for less than £20. My partner had the Sea Bass with char grilled asparagus and hollandaise sauce. Delicately cooked to perfection and presentation immaculate. Feeling stuffed we decided to share a beautifully light Victoria sponge with cream, just the sweet finish we needed to end an amazing experience. From what our friends say It has always been good but this exceeded our expectations. We have booked up for next weekend AMAZING!!! Highly recommended! Hats off to you.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Darrlyallen
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