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“Lovely food”
Review of The Cherry Tree

The Cherry Tree
Ranked #108 of 1,293 Restaurants in Newcastle upon Tyne
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $46
Cuisines: Contemporary, British
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: This fabulous restaurant was opened in April 2008, and was completely re-designed creating a simply stunning experience with a light modern feel. Featuring a mezzanine floor with glass balustrade and open spiral staircase but retaining some of the old features of the building, previously the Jesmond telephone exchange and Scout shop. The restaurant includes a bar/lounge reception and a private dining/meeting room.The Cherry Tree aims to provide the best modern British food in the North East created by a passionate brigade of chefs. Service is friendly and welcoming creating a warm, relaxed atmosphere including provision for families with children. Live background music is played on Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. Open from midday until late Tuesday to Saturday and from 12 to 8pm on Sunday.An ideal place to dine for bruch/lunch/dinner: romantic evenings, entertaining business clients, meetings, private dining, large group parties, child friendly, music lovers. For events and offers visit our website.
Reviewed October 24, 2013

Located on a busy street in Jesmond, which means that outside dining is not especially to be recommended, the Cherry Tree serves some of the best food to be found locally, albeit at a moderately high price. There are sometimes offers to take advantage of. Lunch sees a limited menu, but none the worse for that.

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Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is a restaurant I know well but hadn't been to for a couple of months. The food was excellent, as usual, served in a nice relaxed atmosphere with a pianist playing great music for the most part of lunch.
The staff are always very friendly and efficient and this occasion was no different such that I made a mental note to go back soon.

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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Excellent evening. The setting is good,staff very friendly and the food was delicious especially the beet starter. Yum. The only small negative comment is that we were next to the piano so sometimes made conversation difficult but he was a good pianist.

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Reviewed October 11, 2013

Travelling on business so dining solo. The Cherry Tree was the nearest place with a decent trip advisor score and reviews. Tuesday night is student discount night, but it was nice to go somewhere that was lively. As soon as I walked in it sounded like people were enjoying themselves. I found the staff friendly and attentive, they kept asking if I wanted more to drink (always a good thing). The food I thought was really good, though it wasn't cheap. But I've definitely paid more for worse meals before. The star of the meal was the homemade ice cream, which also happened to be the cheapest dessert (£5). It was lovely. The problem with Ben and Jerry's and Haggen Daz and all the other mass produced rubbish passed off as ice cream is you forget how nice something as simple as vanilla ice cream can be. It made me smile out loud. The peach and macaroon was something Ben and Jerry's can only ever dream of aspiring to. The bread was also first class (and complementary)

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Reviewed October 4, 2013

Had lunch here with a friend midweek. The restaurant is nicely fitted out and the service pleasant, however we felt the bill was extortionate for what we had. We both had very nice mushroom soup to start, which came with crusty white bread (no choice) and butter. £4.95 each. For mains I had sea bass - small starter-size serving with a small serving of sauteed potatoes for £16.25 and my friend had a (yes, one) salmon fishcake with a fair serving of skinny fries for £14.00. We had a half bottle of good chablis for £20.90 and 75ml of mineral water for £3.85. For dessert I had a small helping of elderflower pana cotta with "seasonal berries", the latter comprising one strawberry cut up into pieces, for £8.25 and my friend had apple almond tart with ice cream for £6.30. Total bill £79.50. When asked if our desserts were OK I mentioned the small helping and lack of blackberries, raspberries etc but there was no offer to reduce the bill. Portions were on the small size, quality generally good, but worth not much more than half what we paid.

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