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Branches Restaurant, Bar and Grill

3 Brewery Lane | Opposite the Entrance to Waitrose, Ponteland NE20 9NZ, England
+44 1661 822951
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Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good12%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (9 reviews)
“gnocchi” (3 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 2:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
LOCATION
3 Brewery Lane | Opposite the Entrance to Waitrose, Ponteland NE20 9NZ, England
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1 - 10 of 241 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Having had a bad experience with booking a table some friends had booked us in a few weeks later. To be fair to the restaurant we had an excellent evening, the food was good & all the staff tried hard. I will defiantly return, maybe...More

Thank Platinum78pt
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been back twice more since first-footing in August 2017. Table for six on a Saturday evening and then the Taster Menu last Thursday (we'l be back for the 4th time this Saturday). The standards remain high; the staff are great and the fare are works...More

Thank gordon m
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit and we were quite impressed. We booked a week in advance for a Friday night 7.30pm for 8.00pm. We were fortunate to get a nice alcove type table for the six of us and we ordered from the main menu....More

Thank geeb2002
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to give this restaurant a try having seen its good reviews. Because of other commitments we went very early in the evening so the place was quite empty. We found the management rather pretentious although the waiting staff were good. The food was...More

Thank Lesrays
Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried out the taster menu - one veggie choice and one meat eater. Definitely greater choice and therefore better value if a meat eater. Overal, we enjoyed what was on offer, especially the petite fours with coffee, selected instead of the dessert. The service...More

Thank 362bridget
Branches R, General Manager at Branches Restaurant, Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi 362bridget, Thank you for your review, your feedback means a lot to us. I agree with you the "Taste of Branches" Menu 5 courses £19.95 has great choice and definitely a very good value. A lot of people came in to try it and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to Branches which certainly lived up to the very positive recommendations we had received. The ambience was most pleasant and the staff were friendly and very attentive without being overbearing. The four of us all had the tasting menu and...More

1  Thank Trevor H
Branches R, General Manager at Branches Restaurant, Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Trevor H, Thank you very much for your review it means a lot to us. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit at Branches. We are a small business who work hard to keep our customers happy. Hope to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a table for 6:30 but on arrival we were told that we would have to be finished by 8:15 as they needed the table back for another booking - if this is how the restaurant want to operate then this is up to...More

2  Thank j0nnyj0nj0n
Branches R, General Manager at Branches Restaurant, Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi j0nnyj0nj0n Thank you for your review. Your feedback is valuable to us in helping improve our service and I apologise for the negative experience you had with us. Unfortunately on the evening you choose to dine with us we were fully booked and you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is not my first visit but always pleasantly surprised , I had a bottle of superb Primitivo wine to go with my meal , exceptional food . Highly recommend it .More

1  Thank Kourio
Branches R, General Manager at Branches Restaurant, Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Kourio, Thank you very much for your review. Your feedback means a lot to us. I'm glad you enjoyed your experience at Branches. It's always a pleasure to have you here. I do agree with you our Primitivo it's very good quality wine and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely evening spent at branches. Food was very nice along with great service. We travelled for Durham to sample this restaurant and we were not disappointed

1  Thank Fifi_trix_loves_sun
Branches R, General Manager at Branches Restaurant, Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Fifi_trix_loves_sun, Thank you very much for your review it means a lot to us. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit at Branches. We are a small business who work hard to keep our customers happy. Hope to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards, Vito

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife booked Branches to take my mum for Sunday lunch today , we were all really pleased with our meal and the service. Only recently opened its very nicely finished inside . Toilet facilities,although limited to one person , are clean and tidy. We...More

1  Thank David M
Branches R, General Manager at Branches Restaurant, Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi David M, Thank you for your review it means a lot to us. I'm glad you enjoyed your Sunday Lunch so the full experience. Hope to welcoming you back soon maybe to try our A La Carte Menu. Warm regards, Vito

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Janet W
29 November 2016|
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Response from Esmeindie | Reviewed this property |
Three course lunch £20.00 Worth every penny
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hls-durham
16 August 2016|
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Response from Branches R | Property representative |
Hi sorry we missed this question the three course is available Mon-Fri 12-5pm.
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Minnieisc
25 May 2016|
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Response from Branches R | Property representative |
Hi yes we do take Amex
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$33
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Brewery Lane | Opposite the Entrance to Waitrose, Ponteland NE20 9NZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Ponteland
  • Phone Number: +44 1661 822951
  • E-mail
Description
Branches Restaurant has become one of the most talked about places to eat since opening in April 2016. With its elegant, classy, intimate dinning space and large windows allowing the natural light to showcase our main, breath taking features " The Blossom trees" Our culinary team have created seasonally inspired menus based loosely on classical and regional modern British cuisine. Using fresh, local produce our chefs aim to create, good, honest mouth-watering dishes. All of which make this a sought after dining experience and the place to go to impress, celebrate a special occasion or just have a great time with friends and family.
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