Guide MICHELIN 2020

Route

(170 Reviews)
35 side, Newcastle, North East England, NE1 3JE
British
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Top offer

3-Course Set Menu £20 per person

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Average

Main course: £22
Food spend: £30

Opening hours

Wednesday: 17:00 - 21:00
Thursday to Saturday:12:00 - 14:00 & 17:00 - 21:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 16:00.

Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for Route
4.8
(based on 170 reviews)

97%
of diners recommend this restaurant

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Recommended for

  • al fresco (2)
  • business (25)
  • child friendly (3)
  • dinner (141)
  • entertainment (7)
  • large parties (4)
  • lunch (85)
  • luxury (42)
  • private dining (15)
  • romantic (84)
  • trendy (86)
  • value (38)
  • views (1)
  • By Keith A from Gateshead
    24 October 2020

    Exellent food and service.

  • By Sian W from Newcastle
    24 October 2020

    Great food and great service. The crab potato cake was amazing! Felt Covid safe and had a lovely lunch

  • By Dan H from Newcastle Upon Tyne
    16 October 2020

    Both the service and the food were excellent, but I really do have to give a special credit to our waitress and host on the evening. She was incredibly helpful, suggesting wines we could try before ordering, which dishes paired well together, etc. The dining experience was perfect in light of everything also, felt safe and secure and like they really had done the best they could in light of everything.

  • By Laura S from Newcastle
    10 October 2020

    huge thanks to the staff and chefs. what a fab place you have its a real gem, the food was outstanding and the staff are so helpful. So pleased we visited, we will be back the next time we’re in Newcastle.

  • By Karl J from Newcastle Upon Tyne
    2 October 2020

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  • By Jan V from Newcastle upon Tyne
    25 September 2020

    Imaginative cuisine with a range of dishes from small to larger. We loved the various dishes including Jerusalem artichoke, figs and blue cheese, fish cakes, lemon sole with sweet corn and muscles. Good wine list, friendly informal service. Highly recommended. The seating is not the most comfortable but the food makes you forget that.

  • By Simon P from Sedgefield
    19 September 2020

    Spot on

  • By Leonie C from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
    19 September 2020

    Lovely food and atmosphere, plates come out one at a time do it feels like a tasting menu but without the price tag!

  • By John M from Jarrow
    18 September 2020

    Excellent little restaurant! Cooking is always brilliant with the best local produce!

  • By John B from Newcastle upon Tyne
    17 September 2020

    We were recommended Route and I will have no hesitation recommending Route too. The food is served tapas style which is great for sharing,and is both creative and delicious. It is difficult to highlight any particular dish as all the food we ordered was excellent,but the crispy prawns with Katsu curry is a must have for me.I understand that the menu changes regularly which is another plus as it gives customers the opportunity to sample the chefs skills.I must also mention the service we received was excellent, and look forward to another visit soon.

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Route
35 side, Newcastle, North East England, NE1 3JE