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Cafe Royal

8 Nelson Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5AW, England
+44 191 231 3000
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (22 reviews)
“cakes” (59 reviews)
“scone” (14 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 yesterday via mobile

Been there a few times; the cakes they offer are the nicest thing about the place, but very expensive Hot drink are not their best offering, much rather a Starbucks or Costa Don't be fooled by the cover pic on TripAdvisor of this restaurant, the...More

Thank Amer H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited a couple of days ago with a few friends for lunch, been before and have always wanted to come back, as I thought did not disappoint!! Friendly, attentive staff on arrival & very welcoming. What seems to be a few new products on there...More

Thank Abi2015x
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reliably great food. I had the three mini burgers and they were delicious! We each had a glass of Aotea (white wine) as usual, and weren't disappointed. My only quibble was the 'homemade slaw' - disappointing: too chunky and rather bland.

Thank Helene B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just called in for morning coffee while staying nearby - everyone around me having breakfast, and have to say the breakfasts looked fantastic ! Definitely booking in for breakfast on my next trip !

Thank richardi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The full english breakfast was fantastic. The sausages were amazing and the quality of the products were brilliant. It was all perfectly cooked. The french toast with berries and cream were also superb, who would have thought that combo tasted so good. The venue was...More

Thank johnshawdj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went in for a coffee and cake in the afternoon. We chose a rhubarb tart each as they looked amazing. They tasted of absolutely nothing certainly not rhubarb. When we pointed this out to the front of house she said she'd speak to baker....More

Thank Willoughbies
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Visited for coffee hot chocolate and orange juice, the scones were stodgy and my granddaughter was served orange juice in a cracked glass !

Thank billquay
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Dropped in for coffee and muffins whilst out shopping. Service was slow but not unexpected with the place so busy. Coffee was excellent and accompanied by two very tasty muffins white chocolate and raspberry and blueberry. From previous visits I can also recommend the sausage...More

Thank JCT1962
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I can't comment on the savory food here as I have never tried it. I am a self-confessed connoisseur/glutton for cakes and have eaten and baked enough to know the good from the bad. Many places these days make those kinds of cakes that look...More

Thank Anna W
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We were lucky enough to have a beautiful sunny morning so we could sit outside and enjoy our breakfast. I chose the veggie option and asked for poached eggs instead of fried and it was delicious.

Thank Greenlady7
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Can you book a table for breakfast on a Sunday?
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, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 18:00
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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