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Cafe Royal

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8 Nelson Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5AW, England
+44 191 231 3000
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had another lovely lunch here - this time solo, so once i'd completed work took advantage of free papers etc. Yet again really tasty food and staff seemed happy to accommodate requests to mix up options on menu. Never had a bad meal here yet.

Thank Loobs1310
Hove, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Called in on a Sunday for brunch..they have a Sunday brunch menu with a large choice of meals.We chose the lightly poached eggs and the vegetarian omelette. We waited around 15 minutes for the food to arrive as it is all freshly cooked.We enjoyed the free newspapers whilst we were waiting and our drinks were served promptly after we ordered... More 

Thank 12BevD
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72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We decided 2d agaist the free breaksfat at a nearby hotel we were staying at, looking fir something more freshly prepared. We had noticed this place the previous day and i am glad we went back. I had scrambled eggs and bacon and my wife had the poached eggs. Both were well prepared using nice ingredients. This is definitely not... More 

Thank blairk2
Durham, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

It has been some time since I last visited The Cafe Royal. Previous visits have always been memorable for both the food served and the friendly service. Regrettably, on this occasion I found the food I had unexciting ? If you follow a gluten free diet then this is not the place for you as there is little to tempt... More 

Thank WoodlandsHall
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Popped in for for a quick breakfast ordered scrambled egg with bacon and tomato. Took ages to arrive for reasons that are unclear but may have been wandering about a bit with a waitress for a while. I longingly recognised what appeared to be mine pass several times. By the time brekki arrived coffee was nearly cold. The tomato turned... More 

Thank paulstokes1964
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

An excellent restaurant, with great service. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and well presented. I would definitely recommend as a venue for Sunday brunch!

Thank jackien1uk
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Been coming here for a few years now and although it's far busier it's still a great place for lunch. Get in early though

Thank mickmg666
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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281 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Arrived at 11.40pm to a busy cafe royal. Managed to get sat upstairs (which I prefer as it's full table service). My mum and I ordered the salmon and avocado bagel with a shared portion of sweet potato fries. The bagel was nice but they were quite stingy with the chive cream cheese (only on one side) and the avocado... More 

Thank Jen32B
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Sad to say my two visits in the last two months have both been bad but this last one was terrible. First visit in November I ordered eggs benedict and it not only did it come out quite late but when I cracked the eggs they were hard inside, not what's eggs benedict should be. It got sent back and... More 

Thank NancyGoodwin1234
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184 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Cafe royal always provide a delicious raspberry scone and mint infusion to set you up for a day shopping in Newcastle. Looking forward to my next visit already.

Thank DarloBob

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?