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“Hidden Gem”

Freya's Restaurant at Aspers Casino
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Ranked #302 of 1,251 Restaurants in Newcastle upon Tyne
Price range: $13 - $58
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Freya's Restaurant at Aspers Casino is the perfect destination for hungry casino-goers and discerning diners alike. We offer an elegant dining space that boasts a contemporary design. Our selection of menu's offer a wide range of dishes from around the globe, from British fish and chips and American burgers, to delicate Thai curry and Italian-inspired crab linguine, there is truly something for everyone. For great-quality food in a glamorous casino setting, look no further than Freya's Restaurant. Aspers Casino Newcastle also boasts two lovely bars in which you can either relax and watch sports, or look out across the gaming floor, and enjoy a refreshing pint or cocktail. Aspers is membership free and open to those aged 18 over. Photo ID will be required if you appear under the age of 25, a driving license or passport will be accepted as proof of age.
Newcastle Upon Tyne
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“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2014

This restaurant truly is one of Newcastle's hidden gems. Don't be put off by the fact that it is in a casino as you hear very little noise. Restaurant has subtle background music so you hear very little from the gambling side of things.

Having visited numerous times for Sunday lunch (which is a carvery and one of the best I've had) I decided to eat here with a friend for her birthday.
Waiting staff are excellent, always attentive and not overly asking if everything is ok - they basically leave you to enjoy your food and not bombard you with "Is everything ok?" every 5 minutes like some places.
Our waitress this night was Michelle and she was very helpful, smiley and polite.

I opted for the spicy bean burger which was two large burgers in a brioche bun with homemade (aka proper) chips. Friend had chicken burger which was a very generous sized chicken breast also in a brioche bun, also with chips. Nothing to fault with any of it - our empty plates done the talking. These dishes were reasonably priced at around £8 each.

We shared a bottle of house rose (delicious) and only £11

Wasn't going to have desset but then saw the menu and was spoilt for choice. Opted for lemon posset which is hands down the best lemon dessert I have ever tasted. Thick creamy lemon mousse with a meringue top, with 2 shortbread biscuits. Put it this way, had I not been in a public place I'd have licked the plate clean!
Friend had chocolate and orange brownie and she said she could have ate it again it was that delicious.

Can't fault this place at all. I love visiting here. Would eat here every day if my waistline could handle it

  • Visited June 2014
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“Great food, great atmosphere, great night!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

Visited a few weeks weeks ago with a couple of friend and we where totally blown away by the food we were served. For starVisited a few weeks weeks ago with a couple of friend and we where totally blown away by the food we were served. For starters we picked a few dishes to share including a duck salad which was by far the best i've ever tasted! We then had steak for main course which were good quality and cooked to perfection, the chips, onion rings and sauce were very tasty and accompanied the steak perfectly! Even the salad garnish was fresh and well dressed, there was attention to every single detail of the meal! Would definately return and recommend anyone who is in the area to visit!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“Winner Winner Delicious Dinner!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2014

If there's one table you're guaranteed to win at in Asper's Casino it's got to be in Freya's restaurant. I went there with 5 friends last Saturday evening after a friend told me it was a favourite of his. Being inside of Asper's I was worried it might be noisy and the food might be distinctly average. Thankfully though, I trusted my friend casinos best!

There's nothing craps about Freya's. The steaks are high quality and odds are you wont have tasted a better cooked steak anywhere before! The starters and main courses were beautifully presented and there weren't any chips left on our table by the end of the main! Desserts were delectably indulgent and the sticky toffee pudding with belgian waffle crust was to die for!

We were all really impressed with every aspect of our meal inlcuding the wine choices and the atmosphere: a friendly warm welcome and elegant decor meant none us felt like we were even in the casino.

You dont need to be a high roller to eat here either, food is reasonably priced and most definitely worth the spend. I wont be gambling on what restaurant to choose next time I go out for a meal in Newcastle, Freya's hits the jackpot!

  • Visited June 2014
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2 Thank Chrissy74812
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“The best unknown restaurant in Newcastle.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

The menu was always first class but the recent change has elevated the offerings to a new level. If you're a meat lover the steaks are unrivalled and the deserts are a revelation. The Sunday lunch is easily the best I've had after trying many carvery or pub style lunches. They also have special offers at certain times of the week which adds to the appeal. The restaurant is in a casino which may off putting for some, but once in the restaurant you are completely isolated from the noise of the gamblers, which isn't that loud anyway. Friendly, efficient staff, relaxing atmosphere and a spacious feel, which all makes for a memorable dining experience.

  • Visited May 2014
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“WOW”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

After hearing people talk about it i decided to give it a try and was not disappointed. Food is out of this world the whole experience could not be faulted.

  • Visited April 2014
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