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Hotel du Vin & Bistro Newcastle
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Durham
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176 reviews
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“Great value with travel zoo deal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2013

We had a two course lunch with Proseco for £15 each which was very good value.

The service was good and the restaurant had a nice vibe.

I enjoyed the food and the area is interesting with Victoria tunnel round the corner and stunning views of the Tyne.

The nearby free trade pub is definitely worth a visit.

Restaurant visit only

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2013

A one night stop over in Newcastle and a very warm welcome from all the staff. The room was lovely although my husband thought the bath in the bedroom odd. when I explained it was meant to be romantic he was demused and not convinced. Worried about steam and condensation ha ha! We had a lovely balcony from our room to have drinks out looking to the river, as well a giant comfy bed. Our only piont was we struggled to find a seat in the bar in the evening to relax. We will definitely come back though

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

We'd booked via a website for restaurants catering for early evening meals pre concerts at the Sage. Obviously the hotel/restaurant does other activities.
It was a pleasant evening so the mile walk from Manors Metro to the Bistro and the second mile along the Quayside to the Sage was fine for us but it would be too far in the wet/dark and for a solo person(the area is a bit "edgy").
Despite the site we'd booked from, there was no preconcert/early bird menu on Sat and Sun, just full price - poor.
The restaurant is accessible via reception and through the hotel lounge - we got fed up waiting whilst the one receptionist checked in an hotel guest, understaffed at a critical point.
In the restaurant, when we got there we were offered a window table and the waiter was very pleasant and efficient, and speeded things along so we were in time for our mile walk to the Sage, many thanks.
However, he provided a bottle of still water with no suggestion of a charge(which turned out to be over £3). If we had known there was a charge, we'd have had a jug of tap water. There was no bread, even with mussels!! (£7+)and two microscopic crumbs of walnut bread with husband's crab(£8+)The menu items were interesting and filling but actually very salty(we had duck, with a small amount of red cabbage, and belly pork, with some sort of potatoes). The wine wasn't very nice for £17 for 1/2 carafe and we had only time and money for two courses each. Veg was extra, at £3.50 a go, even for spud - we had wilted spinach, hardly worth £1.50p.
The bill had a compulsory service charge already computed in, and there was also VAT to pay, not previously indicated. Over £80 for two for a fairly quick preconcert meal.
We won't be back, nor will we recommend to our friends, the well heeled over 60s with money to spend.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

My husband and I first went to Hotel Du Vin for a wine tasting purchased through one 'Livingsocial' and we had such a brilliant experience we thought we would go back and have dinner one night. Well we weren't disappointed!
I booked a table for 6 to celebrate my husband's 30th birthday using their website, it was for 7.45pm on a Saturday evening. We were shown to the table, greeted warmly by all the restaurant staff as we walked through to our table which I thought was very welcoming. Our table was in the back corner of the restaurant next to the wine tasting room. The ambience of the bistro was very relaxing, and welcoming.

The wine list was comprehensive but there was a condensed version on the back of the food menu which was quite wide and varied. It was helpful to see the wines in sections of crisp and dry, soft and fruity, etc as this quickly helped us to choose. We decided to get the Gavi which was a light earthy Italian wine and a bottle of Syrah which went down well.

For our starters 4 of us ordered the pan seared scallops which were perfectly cooked, well seasoned and came with an artichoke and pistachio puree - it was delicious! Other orders were the mushrooms on brioche which had positive comments and the croque monsieur lollipops which were well received. The staff were helpful, polite and attentive.

What we liked was the time between courses it helped us to relax and enjoy the wine, and appreciate when the mains arrive. There's nothing worse the 'being fed' and manoeuvred out of a restaurant. It felt like we had 'dined'.

For our mains 2 people shared the chateaubriand which was tender and cooked to perfection, the only gripe was the peppercorn sauce which wasn't peppery enough. It was the sauce that let the sirloin steak down too unfortunately otherwise it would have been a perfect dish.

Other had duck with caramelised apple and pear it looked very tender, the rack of lamb was a substantial portion and cooked beautifully. It was well presented and lovely and tender in the middle. I ordered the half lobster Thermidor, which I tried for the first time. I really enjoyed it. The hollandaise sauce was well seasoned and the lemon cut through the richness well. The lobster was easy to eat (I asked the waiter before ordering as I didn't want to be cracking claws etc) and I order the wilted spinach with it.

We were given some time to digest and ordered a round of mojitos and one non alcoholic one. Delicious! very refreshing and well made - they can often have too much sugar!

The desserts were no let down either! Chocolate fondant was probably the winner, moist, rich and chocolatey it came with a flavoured ice cream. Others ordered rhubarb strudel, creme brulee and chocolate mousse.

Overall, great service, love surroundings, helpful and knowledgeable staff. The bill came to £390 for two bottles of wine, 3 courses for 6 people and a round of mojito's.

Now.... We are looking for an excuse to go back. This was a winner!




As it was a mixed party of females and males between 26-30 year old, we all loved it and would recommend it

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

i have stayed in many hotels, the majority 4-5 star, and i must say i was blown away with the stay i had!!!

we opted for £89 this was for room only, and cancellation before day of arrival. we got given the room and all rooms are named! when walking into the room it was breathtaking with a free standing bath and a huge bed with a patio dorr and when opening this, welcomed with terrace and bistro set!!!

the bathroom was huge with a walk in shower!!! breakfast was ordered separately with reception and were lucky we didnt get charged!!!! butey!!!!

the hotel itself is out of newcastle which is good as only £5 in a taxi to grey street! the hotel is spotless and the bar service was personalised and the barman made cocktails of ur choice if non on menu u fancied!!!!

even though we got a bargain i would pay top rate again and definitely choose this over malmaison, hilton in newcastle now!!

round of applause to you all at the hotel and thanks for a memorable stay :0)

  • Stayed April 2013
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

The hotel appears nice enough, and is very well kept in terms of cleanliness, but the service we received was absolutely appalling. Staff were unhelpful and downright arrogant. The prices were extortionate for food which wasn't the best.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

The Du Vin is 'nicely nestled' a one mile trip to the East of Newcastle and is something different from the norm. From the outside it looks o.k. but is slightly quirky in a strange way, not what was expected. The usual suspects of rooms, restaurant and staff etc. are quite good, even classy compared to the boring run of the mill we all look alikehotels that adorn the whole country and were fascinated by the 'cigar/smoking shelter' in the grounds. Although non smokers even we were impressed at something that cost reputedly in the region of £30,000.00!! On a good weather day you can stroll down to the river and enjoy a long stroll before luch. Would go again if asked the question.

Room Tip: Not a great deal of difference as such although others may have had a better snoop around.
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Property: Hotel du Vin & Bistro Newcastle
Address: Allan House City Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 2BE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Tyne and Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Newcastle upon Tyne
#5 Business Hotel in Newcastle upon Tyne
#7 Luxury Hotel in Newcastle upon Tyne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel du Vin & Bistro Newcastle 4*
Number of rooms: 42
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