- Opening hours
- Wednesday: 17:00 - 21:00 Thursday to Saturday:12:00 - 14:00 & 17:00 - 21:00 Sunday: 12:00 - 16:00.
Great casual atmosphere.
23 May 2019
Awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand in the 2019 Guide, Route serves colourful seasonal dishes in the city centre. An interior of rustic white walls, pot plants and soft lighting make this a relaxing spot to sample the bi-weekly updating menus, with al fresco seating out the front to enjoy any passing sunshine.
Diners are offered only the freshest seasonal flavours on the Route menu, complemented by a diverse wine list. Small plate dishes are a speciality, starting off with fresh seafood like Lindisfarne oysters, and a selection of cow and goat cheeses. Enjoy modern takes on home-style favourites, like the smoked paprika, chorizo and chickpea stew, or tuck into hearty favourites like the 40-day aged steak au poivre.
A selection of bold, expertly crafted sides are served at Route in Newcastle, like the rustic black treacle bread, and pink fir apple potatoes. Sunday lunches offer slow-cooked meats from across the UK, with a wine list featuring vintages from England and around the world.
Showcasing beautiful bistro dishes with a focus on seasonal British flavours, Route is moments from Newcastle Castle, and 6 minutes' walk from Newcastle Central Rail Station.
35 side, Newcastle, NE1 3JE
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Customer reviews for Route
((((( 20 July 2019 by Jackie from Newcastle
Another lovely meal in this great restaurant. Love sharing the food and every dish was lovely. Starting with ham hock and fish snacks and ending with a ice cream sandwich . Great friendly service
((((( 14 July 2019 by Claire from Newcastle Upon Tyne
Excellent food and atmosphere would highly recommend.
((((( 7 July 2019 by Rebecca from Newcastle
Really great place to eat, lovely friendly staff and food straight from heaven! Really solid wine list as well. We will definitely be back!
((*** 27 May 2019 by Lindsay from South Shields
Good background music with an urban feel. Food is served when it is ready which is a bit worrying if you're wanting a small dish first followed by a medium dish. Most of the dishes tasted good, however the treacle bread was a bit over crispy and the beef was not served to my liking, I asked for medium but it was still raw in the middle. We did have another problem with the beef as it arrived much later than the other dishes, we had to remind them so I'm assuming it had been forgotten. In our opinion the food was over priced e.g. the very small piece of turbot was £21 and the beef was £26. Expensive for a tapas plate with no substa ntial accompaniments? The choice of wine was limited and our chosen bottle was unremarkable at £24.50.
(((** 24 May 2019 by Goose from Newcastle upon Tyne
Very good food but inconsistent service.
((((* 24 May 2019 by Rachel from Newcastle
Excellent food and lunch set menu is fantastic value. Ox tongue was amazing. Nice relaxed atmosphere for lunch with friendly staff. Found the cocktails a little disappointing for the price.
((((( 23 May 2019 by Jordan from Philadelphia
Great casual atmosphere.
((((( 22 May 2019 by Angela from Newcastle Upon Tyne
Great staff - lovely food - good choice of fish. Will definitely return.
((((* 12 May 2019 by Claus from Newcastle upon Tyne
Great overall, though a little pricy given the size of the portions. I will definitely com back, though.
((((( 11 May 2019 by Kevin from Chester Le Street
The flavours of all the dishes we tried were absolutely delicious. The size of the dishes were sensible and bigger than normal tasting menu portions. The tapas style really suited my wife and me because we like to share. The dishes were really well cooked and seasoned superbly. The presentation was simple but clean. The wine really complimented the dishes. I just loved this restaurant.
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