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Cafe Royal

8 Nelson Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5AW, England
+44 191 231 3000
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (22 reviews)
“scones” (38 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (16 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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8 Nelson Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5AW, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a well known establishment in Newcastle, great all day breakfasts with fresh ingredients, pleasant staff in a cafe that is large, airy and welcoming. A slight faff to pay upfront when they have waiting staff already which is confusing, but the food is...More

Thank Cathe G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came across the Café Royal when we were sorely in need of a sit down, a drink, and something light to munch. The café met all three needs delightfully. It’s spacious – we didn’t even notice the upstairs bit for a while, and there...More

Thank PJandSJ
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Always excellent food, love their varied soups, cheese scones and coffee excellent. Lovely helpful and hard working staff

Thank janetmferry
Reviewed 30 June 2017

met a couple of friends for a coffee and a chat. lovely venue. staff friendly. unhurried atmosphere. the raspberry scones were the nicest I have ever tasted. the menu looked amazing. we are meeting up for lunch next time!

Thank isobel b
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Popped in on a sunny Saturday afternoon, great selection on the menu. We opted to dine outside and enjoyed a lovely raspberry scone with cream & jam, I opted for a cold Peroni instead of tea. Great service, lovely food, ok it was helped a...More

Thank Jezrez
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

This has been a long standing favourite as it had an excellent varied menu and great cooking; always busy - good sign; professional staff. However the same geniuses in management at Sir John Fitzgerald's who have delivered a huge own goal with the Briar Dene...More

Thank chris l
Reviewed 27 May 2017 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 16 May 2017 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 13 May 2017 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 12 May 2017

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
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6 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
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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