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“Good food and location...”
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $27 - $71
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: Manors
Description: Situated in the heart of Newcastle Quayside, 21 is a classic, modern bistro offering skilful cooking, sassy service and a good-time feel. It’s about eating handsome food in comfortable stylish surroundings—polished floorboards, leather banquettes, crisp cloths. Chic, sharp, fun.
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Level 6 Contributor
172 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Good food and location...”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

Went on a Monday in May. The cafe has nice cozy atmosphere, server's were on top of their game. The menu had a nice variety on their menu. The location is near the Tyne and centre district with many clubs, bars, restaurants etc. Hot area with younger clientele. Four of us ate al carte and all had good food. There are no disappointing notes to mention. We would go back if we were from the area.

  • Visited May 2013
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Bucks, UK
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“A great restaurant in the commercial centre near the Tyne”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

Very busy, excellent staff and device. Not cheap but worth a special evening. The best G&T we had in this trip! Haggis Scotch egg beautifully cooked and I had the fish cakes.

Visited May 2013
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing desserts!”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Went to cafe 21 on a quiet Wednesday lunch, heard a lot of good things about the place and wernt disappointed, starter was good, sirloin really good, but the desserts were amazing. Really good service, will be returning soon.

  • Visited May 2013
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durham city
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“another good experience”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

visited night of 29th May. Warm welcome, offer to take coats, prompt service, food excellent although I do agree with a previous review that when eating off the a la carte you would expect hand cut chips. Recommend the souffle and sirloin steak.

The only mark down is this "10% discretionary service charge". We knew before going and hence accept it as a condition of the restaurant but service should be rewarded as customers think fit and not put in an embarrassing position where they may want it withdrawn. (If you buy a train ticket you don't expect to pay extra for the driver ?) Hope the money filters down to the staff who do a good job.

  • Visited May 2013
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Wonderful food, excellent staff”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

From the moment we walked through the door the experience was positive.
Warm friendly welcome from a very efficient team, and whilst the restaurant was busy it had a nice relaxed atmosphere and there was no rushing you for choices from the menu.

Starters : 1) Scallops were stunning 2)cheese & spinach souffle - so light and tasty.
Main courses : 1) Pan fried cod beautifully cooked 2) the chicken with asparagus moist and flavoursome.

Would highly recommend a visit for a simple but beautifully cooked meal and great choice for a special occasion. Why have I not been here before ? - will definately be back.

  • Visited May 2013
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