- Opening hours
- Wednesday: 17:00 - 21:00 Thursday to Saturday:12:00 - 14:00 & 17:00 - 21:00 Sunday: 12:00 - 16:00.
Great food l, good dishes very tasty
18 August 2019
from Newcastle upon Tyne
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
((((( 19 September 2019 by Tom from Hebburn
Lovely, homely feel to the restaurant, good friendly service. Excellent dishes
((((( 18 September 2019 by Mark from Newcastle upon Tyne
My wife and i loved every single course we were served and the whole ambiance and service in the restaurant added to the evening.
((((( 18 September 2019 by Katherine from Newcastle Upon Tyne
Beautiful meal. Excellent customer service, in particular we love the relaxed atmosphere of the restaurant. The food was the best we've had in Newcastle - burrata and grilled peach, and ox cheek were particular highlights. Great wine recommendation. We have already booked to come back soon with family.
((((( 18 August 2019 by Philip from Newcastle upon Tyne
Great food l, good dishes very tasty
(((** 16 August 2019 by Zoe from Newcastle
This was my second visit to the restaurant. The menu is interesting and modern, the wine is excellent, and the food is delicious. But the small plate formula is extremely annoying, and it betrays an amateur quality about the kitchen. Seasoned chefs would be able to time and send out dishes in the expected order. I do not want to receive a "large" plate (i.e. a main dish) before a "small" plate (i.e. a starter). I do not want to always share my dishes, and I don't want to eat my small plate while my dining companion is waiting for theirs. Some dishes do not really go together, and yet they're sent out at the same time. On this particular visit there was also a long time between plates being sent out. For this reason, I don't visit the restaurant more often, even though I live just up the road and I do think the food is very good. There are several restaurants of a similar quality in Newcastle--the Broad Chare, Trakol--that do not rely on the small plate formula (a method that has really fallen by the wayside in places like London and New York because it just begins to piss people off), and I largely choose them over Route. If Route got rid of the small plates, this would definitely be one of the best places in Newcastle.
((((( 13 August 2019 by Samantha from Newcastle upon Tyne
Our first visit to Route but it definitely won't be our last. Great service and absolutely gorgeous food. The different tastes in each dish were superb.
((((( 12 August 2019 by DVB from Newcastle Upon Tyne
Love the food at Route. John is an amazing chef
((((( 8 August 2019 by Andrew from Newcastle upon Tyne
Had the set menu during restaurant week. Food excellent and portions adequate. Lovely ambience. Service excellent - very courteous and very quick. Overall a very enjoyable dining experience indeed.
((((( 30 July 2019 by Wayne from South shields
Fantastic place overall good vibe , relaxed atmosphere , great service and amazing fresh food with local ingredients will definitely return a third time
((((( 23 July 2019 by Sarah from Newcastle upon Tyne
Fantastic little restaurant, food wonderful and the service lovely.
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