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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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French brasserie fare in designer hotel with superb wine list

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At a glance

Private dining
Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access

The converted red-brick Edwardian warehouse of the Tyne Tees Steam Shipping Company enjoys commanding views of the city's many bridges, while, as might be expected from this well-established chain, the restaurant has the look of a French bistro, with dark wood floors and wooden-topped tables; patio doors open on to a courtyard for alfresco eating and drinking. You'll find the HdV trademark French brasserie fare, prepared from fresh seasonal produce, with starters like chicken liver parfait and classic mains such as a hearty cassoulet, or roast rump of lamb. What better to end with than apple tarte Tatin with crème Normande.

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Opening hours

  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 5.30
  • Dinner served until: 10


  • Chef(s): Kevin Bland

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: British, French
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 30
  • Wines over £30: 350
  • Wines by the glass: 18

Price guide

  • Starter from: £5.50
  • Main course from £12.50
  • Dessert from: £5.95
  • 2-course lunch from: £18.95
  • 3-course lunch from: £21.95
  • 2-course dinner from: £18.95
  • 3-course dinner from: £21.95
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Additional information

  • Seats: 86
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 22
  • On-site parking available
  • Off-site parking available: On street (pay and display)

Getting here

A1 junction 65 slip road to A184 Gateshead/Newcastle, Quayside to City Road.

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Newcastle Central
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