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“Mediocre”

The Courtyard Restaurant And Bar
Ranked #22 of 69 Restaurants in Washington
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Newcastle upon Tyne
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84 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Mediocre”
Reviewed March 2, 2014

Called in for a hot chocolate on an afternoon late December with my Daughter. A couple of locals at the bar but apart from that no other customers. Having looked at the menu we decided to have a bite to eat. I ordered the steak pie served with chips whilst my Daughter decided on fish and chips. Our meals arrived and I was quite disappointed to see the pie was actually a dish with a puff pastry lid. The steak was quite tough and rather tasteless but the chips were the saving grace. The fish and chips got the thumbs up. Staff seemed rather bored and the constant change of music after a few seconds was quite annoying.

  • Visited December 2013
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English first
Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“excellent little gidden gem”
Reviewed February 25, 2014 via mobile

Visited recently for drinks and was more than impressed by this lovely little cafe bar which I had walked past on numerous occasions previously. Stopped only for a quick drink but were very impressed with the quality and atmosphere. While we didn't have time to sample the food, the couple on the next table sung its praises (as did my parents who visited there the following week). Looking forward to a return visit.

Visited November 2013
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Thank Dave R
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Washington, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Traditional Sunday Lunch”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

This restaurant has grown in popularity as a result of its excellent Sunday roasts. The meat is very tender,gravy tasty,Yorkshires acceptable( no one makes them like your Mum!) and vegetables are well cooked and plentiful..the carrots are a specialty and mushy peas are also served.Deserts are available but we did not have room for one after very substantial main course.
The only downside of this venue is the positioning of tables for two which tend to be in draughty areas despite request for warmer seating on booking.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Ladyval360
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Washington
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88 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Lovely food and friendly staff”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

We visit here regularly and have never had a bad meal. We usually come on Thursdays for the pub quiz (a written sheet with lots of hard questions!) and this time we had minute steak with pepper sauce and chunky chips. The food is always tasty, hot and well-presented so we think it's excellent value for just under £8 each. There's a decent selection of food on the main menu and there's a new pizza and pasta menu which gives you more options. The restaurant is small but well laid-out and has windows out into the courtyard so is lovely in the summer. There's a small seating area outside for when the weather is nicer. The barman is very friendly and they do an interesting selection of beers and real ales. It can be noisy as it's quite a high ceiling (especially when there's a performance in the theatre and there are a lot of people at the bar) and last orders for food is 7pm which is why we don't give it 5 stars but otherwise everything is very good. We also enjoy the Sunday lunches here and are happy to have such a nice place to visit close to the centre of Washington.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank Floridafans
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Washington, United Kingdom
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“The chips!”
Reviewed January 12, 2014

I genuinely get excited to eat here. The chips are particularly amazing. I order the fish and chips regularly and would recommend them to anyone.

  • Visited January 2014
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