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The Brasserie

St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, England, NE8 2JR +44 1916860430

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Main course: £13
Food spend: £22
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 17:00 - 21:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 17:00 - 21:00

Really great food yesterday, but shame service so slow.

June Middleton 27 November 2016
from Newcastle upon Tyne

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Designed by award-winning architects Foster & Partner, The Brasserie at Sage Gateshead delivers refined European cuisine using quality, locally-sourced ingredients. In this cosmopolitan hideout, guests can enjoy enthralling views of Newcastle's winding river, and both the Tyne and Millennium bridges.

As well as hearty Sunday roasts, The Brasserie menu includes dishes such as pork and pistachio terrine, paired with an apple and fennel salad and dressed in a creamy mustard sauce. Pan-seared chicken breast is offset by creamed smoked bacon, savoy cabbage and drizzled in a thick red wine jus, while an innovative offering of iced coffee parfait is matched with black cherry compote and buttery hazelnut sable.

Housed inside an ultra-modern bubble of glass and steel, The Brasserie Gateshead employs minimalist furnishing, with prime focus placed instead on the spectacular riverside setting. Spotlights litter the stretching ceiling, while polished oak tables punctuate the spacious dining room.

On the banks of the River Tyne, The Brasserie in Tyne & Wear plays host to a variety of festivals, and is open to all: not just guests visiting for a concert.

The Brasserie

St Mary's Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead, England, NE8 2JR

Contact +44 1914434654
Reservations +44 1916860430

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Customer reviews for The Brasserie

3.8 ((((* (based on 126 reviews)
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  • romantic (11)
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  • child friendly (2)
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  • (**** 9 December 2016 by Janet Tayler from Durham

    Our concert started at 7pm and we allowed an hour and a half for two courses, and booked for 5-30. Our mains did not appear until 6-15 which was very concerning and despite asking for our desserts before we had even finished our main course they didn't arrive until 6-45. Needless to say, we were late for our concert by a few minutes. I felt rather angry as the whole event had been my 88 year old mum's Christmas present and we couldn't enjoy the very fine food as much as we should have been able to because we were under pressure to eat fast and as Mum isn't very mobile so it felt like a mad rush to the lift to try to get to the performance in time.
    I thought 90 mins would be long enough because I presumed the service for pre performance meals would be fairly prompt.
    We ordered 3 drinks, 2 glasses of wine and a tonic water, the wine arrived fairly promptly but we had to ask again for the tonic which I thought was poor given that the Brasserie was very quiet.
    On the plus side, the staff were very pleasant and apologetic, they were happy to let me pay between courses, and the food was delicious.
    However, as we rushed out one of the staff drew our attention to the fact that we could have had our desserts during the interval. Why didn't they tell us that beforehand?????
    It is the first time we have eaten at the Brasserie and to be honest probably the last. I don't expect to spend more than £60 on food and then have to speed eat it.

  • ((((* 7 December 2016 by Clark Party from Morpeth

    Food was good and well presented. Drinks service was slow- had finished starters before wine arrived. Puddings in the interval: only three of the four ordered were ready for us. Overall a good experience but some attention to detail of service providedis required.

  • ((((* 6 December 2016 by Ian Stafford from Gateshead

    A good place to eat if you are attending a concert at the Sage. We had the a la carte set 2 courses and enjoyed the meal, particularly the beef in red wine. More could be done to make the dining area more cosy and inviting e.g. some paintings/decorations on the large expanse of grey wall. As we had our meal on 5 December, a few tasteful Christmas decorations would have been good. Staff were friendly and helpful but our coffee took a while to arrive at the end of the meal.

  • ((((( 6 December 2016 by Helen Price from Newcastle upon Tyne

    Delicious meal, friendly service, no horrible musak, very quiet environment, classy. We enjoyed it very much. Please don't send me any more emails!

  • ((((( 3 December 2016 by Julie from Bishop Auckland

    Manager was very pleasant when we arrived an hour after our booking to apologise. We'd been stuck on Askew Rd for an hour and a half. We still managed to get a sandwich and coffee from the cafe and enjoyed a lovely evening of music in the beautiful Sage building. We arrived stressed and within minutes were feeling calm and relaxed.

  • (**** 2 December 2016 by Tracey Kyle from Newcastle upon Tyne

    There are much better places to eat. Very little choice on the menu. Standard fare at rip off prices. Don't do it.

  • (((** 27 November 2016 by Barbara Lamb from Heddon-on-the-Wall

    Food very good and waiters very efficient and polite, but had to wait such a long time for our pudding that we had to ask when it was going to be served, then had to rush it before the performance. I had informed the Head waiter at 6.45 that we were going to the concert and he assured me that there was no problem but obviously there was.

  • ((((* 27 November 2016 by June Middleton from Newcastle upon Tyne

    Really great food yesterday, but shame service so slow.

  • ((*** 25 November 2016 by Ann marie Robinson from Richmond

    We feel that although the food is adequate it's now very over priced since the end of the two courses, one price menu. There was little ambience as the place was almost empty, the staff tried their best but we noted other diners complaining. A rethink is in order.

  • ((((( 25 November 2016 by Janet Hampson from Middlesbrough

    We are frequent visitors to The Sage and always take the opportunity of visiting the Brasserie.We were there last night to see The Manfreds and enjoyed a meal in the Brasserie,although we waited a long time for our starters the staff were very apologetic and gave us our bottle of wine on the house-this was a lovely touch and totally unexpected.We are visiting the Sage for a further 2shows in December and really looking forward to the Christmas menu in the Brasserie.Having a nice meal always makes our visit to the Sage really special.

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