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Cafe Royal

8 Nelson Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5AW, England
+44 191 231 3000
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (23 reviews)
“scones” (44 reviews)
“cake” (34 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8 Nelson Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5AW, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went for an indulgent solo Saturday morning breakfast.There is a multitude of enticing options to start the day here. I always aim to squeeze in a visit to the Cafe Royal when I visit Newcastle. It isn't cheap, but it is good. Their raspberry jam...More

Thank Plutonus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cafe Royal is one of the few places in Newcastle that makes the food its priority, rather than the atmosphere. A simplistic, almost '1950s' style cafe with beautiful white furniture and basic tables gives way to a menu offering that will leave most people feeling...More

Thank ICaithness
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our initial welcome here was so bad that we nearly just turned around, but we were peckish so thought we'd persevere. Waitress said she didn't know if any tables were free but we could look around? Managed to find a table, clearly hadn't been cleaned...More

Thank S1805
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have used here before for informal client meetings in central Newcastle. If you can afford the exorbitant nearby car-parking charges (£1.80p/h) the location is great. Order drinks, food etc at the counter, pay, take a number, order delivered to the table. Friendly efficient service. Not...More

1  Thank Tony H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We met up for a relaxing coffee & cake and spent a considerable time here. Staff were helpful, didn’t hurry us at all, and it was agreed that the food was delicious. Since our last visit the cakes etc seemed to be different or updated...More

Thank Tallis
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Thought we'd found some where nice for a drink and cake. After queuing and paying for what we wanted we then had to sit down at table and wait it to be brought over. Considering we only ordered cold cakes, tea, coffee and pop for...More

Thank Broffe
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Really delicious food cooked simply. Small menu but a good variety of choice. Staff friendly enough. Nice drinks. A bit pricey but would visit again.

Thank James M
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Just popped into cafe royal and for those who have read my posts you will know I usually try to always find positives but on this occasion I'm afrsidcthe service and good was not up to the usual standards. The place was not that busy...More

1  Thank spider124
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

I love visiting cafes all over the place. Still consider Cafe Royal to have the best cappuccino in town! And the scones & cakes are delicious too. Just love this place.

Thank alilenn
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Ideal meeting place in the centre of Newcastle, very near Monument metro station. Lovely atmosphere, very busy and staff keep tables cleared and bring orders to you in a timely manner. No loud music playing, just the hustle and bustle of people chatting, laughing and...More

Thank isobel b
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7 November 2015|
Response from CafeRoyalNewcastle | Property representative |
Yes you can book a table on any day, just call us on 0191 231 3000
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Nelson Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5AW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 191 231 3000
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