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House of Tides

28-30 The Close | Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3RF, England
+44 191 230 3720
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tasting menu” (257 reviews)
“oysters” (142 reviews)
“mackerel” (52 reviews)
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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
28-30 The Close | Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3RF, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Dined here on a busy Easter Saturday evening and it was a delight. Loved the tasting menu, especially the sweetbread course. Lovely place & nice atmosphere. I had been looking forward to it, and it did not disappoint. Prices were on a par with other...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here on the recommendation of a friend and I didn’t check it out first which I normally do. As a result the fixed price 9 course meal for £75 was initially a shock, especially as the bar downstairs isn’t that grand and I...More

1  Thank William C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked this restaurant for my birthday. Service and food was excellent. Every course was a revelation. Expensive but as a treat well worth a visit

Thank EdwardBraisher
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The House of Tides is an old warehouse on the banks of the Tyne and has been sensitively updated to make a restaurant with a wonderful relaxed atmosphere. The feel is made by excellent front-of-house staff who are both highly professional and sincerely welcoming. Of...More

1  Thank Frank B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From first walking through the door, and all the way through our excellent dinner, I couldn’t help thinking that the staff were taking everything a bit too seriously. A few similes here and there would’ve elevated a great dining experience to an exceptional one.

Thank PRBloke
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was taken here by friends for my birthday. Loved the food, service, setting and the whole experience. Taster menu had so much variation and was excellently presented. Was really filling too.

1  Thank ireneS480
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went as a couple with two friends and what a treat it was! The restaurant is in a beautifully restored very old building that had fallen into a sad state of repair. It is now quirky and lovely. We went on a Wednesday night....More

1  Thank Margaret20
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Ate here on Saturday with my fiancé, the food is exceptional and we went for the wine pairings which is expensive but I would recommend if you’re treating yourself like we were. What I loved most about the restaurant was the buzzing atmosphere, I’ve ate...More

Thank Rob P
Reviewed 7 March 2018

We booked well in advance to secure a table for four on a Saturday night for my friend's special birthday. The staff were polite and professional, very welcoming and the ambience was pleasant. The food was well prepared and beautifully presented - I had lamb....More

1  Thank jimmurphy2018
Reviewed 6 March 2018

First visit to House of Tides didn't disappoint with a fine array of dishes served up on the tasting menu, all of equally high quality and all delicious. Dishes we had included: Potato skin and lamb ragu Pork shoulder and smoked eel bonbon, Smoked cod...More

2  Thank Daftlad1664
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Lizzie B
6 December 2017|
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Response from Roger B | Reviewed this property |
Just did the tasting menu on our visit but were very flexible as we don't eat meat. Outstanding food by the way.
Sharon R
28 July 2017|
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Response from Bam12365 | Reviewed this property |
It's not open on a Monday sadly
Yvonne O
7 March 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$84 - US$105
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28-30 The Close | Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3RF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 191 230 3720
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Located on the historic Newcastle quayside and just a stones throw away from the iconic Tyne Bridge. Set within the recently restored Grade 1 listed 16th Century former merchant's town house. House of Tides is a 60 cover restaurant which is set over two floors. The more rustic ground floor entrance level with its 16th century flagstones, provides an excellent venue for a pre dinner drink or two. The first floor which houses the main restaurant seating area has exposed original wood beams and provides the more relaxed and casual setting for your meal. Kenny Atkinson's bold and imaginative cooking has brought him critical acclaim and numerous awards, including a michelin star in 2008 & 2009,and more recently 2015 at House of Tides, holder of 3AA rossettes for over 14 years and Hotel & Caterer Cateys chef of the year 2009. Kenny has also become a well known face on tv from his appearance's on the BBC 2's The Great British Menu. He won this in two consecutive years, 2009 and 2010, with his Grand Reserve Beef Carpaccio and Mackerel & Gooseberry dishes. More Recently you will have seen him alongside James Martin on BBC1's Saturday kitchen, UKTV Foods Market Kitchen and Sky TVs Perfect series.
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