Great food & service...
Food was excellent. Scallop starter cooked perfectly as was the pork fillet. Chocolate tart with pistachio ice cream was divine. However I do think for the price the portions are just a tad on the small side...and possibly the food came too quick! Only waited 10 mins for started and then another ten mins after finishing those for the mains. I like a little bit of a break on between!
A Friday Night
Welcomed on arrival with smiley faces. Staff are very attentive without being in your face.
Food was delicious and portion sizes perfect. Also a varied menu to choose from. Great buzzing atmosphere.
Would recommend to anyone for fab night out.
Can't wait to go back
Let down a bit
Gave the advertised "weekly menu" a try. Limited choice however, 2 items required additional payment! How is this then part of a two choices for £10 or 3 for £13 offer? Asked for water when ordered wine...this never arrived. When plates taken away, we asked for 5 minutes before receiving dessert menu. After 15 minutes we had to catch someone to ask for menu, and if we could have that promised water. Water arrived and 15 minutes later, there was still no menu. Had to catch someone and ask yet again. Couldn't fault the delicious food, even if the portions were rather small, but the service let the restaurant down.
Having had a disastrous meal a few years ago and a complimentary meal following a blunder with a works Xmas party booking which was not much better we decided not to eat in the restaurant again. Having said that we go most weekends for a drink on a sat night and love the atmosphere.
A few people recently have told us how good the food is and decided to try again. We booked for a meal last Saturday and had a really good night. The guys thought the starters were a little small but the main course was excellent and we all thoroughly enjoyed the night. Well done, we will be back. The fish, chips and mushy peas were excellent. Steaks were a little pricey.
We went out for my dads birthday meal. We had a lovely time, the staff were lovely, the food was fantastic, and very patient, to explain to my dad , food items he hadn't heard of before. And a great looking bar/ restaurant. Many thanks. Sam
We went to As You Like It for Sunday lunch, we went as a group of friends with our children, the service and food was exceptional, the entertainment for the children was brilliant too, we love the quirky style and the surroundings were lovely. Overall it was an exceptional meal and we are actually booking again to go back for Sunday lunch with all the family.
Myself and my partner enjoyed a very nice meal at As You Like It on Saturday night. I had red snapper for my main and my partner the Moroccan lamb burger which were both excellent, as was the wine.
We stayed for the supper club and had a thoroughly enjoyable evening dancing to the excellent music that was on.
I would definitely recommend As You Like It for a meal and drinks and will definitely be coming back.
We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at As You Like It. The food was lovely and service was fast. We enjoyed the live music, the comedy evening and the cocktails. The internal decor is gorgeous and just an all round lovely experience
I have previously eaten at As You Like It as part of a large business party and because of that experience I have recommended it to friends and family. The food cannot be faulted, the drinks and wine options are extensive and the service is attentive without being intrusive. I went with my wife on Saturday where we enjoyed a lovely evening. The only negative was the price; £13.95 for a plate of pasta.
Dinner with Dad
I went to As You Like It with my father - a strict vegetarian. We both loved the food, well done to the chefs! I had the fish of the day while he had the Thai veg curry. All the waiting staff were very friendly and attentive. The atmosphere was very relaxed and the mismatched furniture was charming. I would undoubtedly recommend this place!
Apart from a couple of things we couldn't fault As You Like It. The initial service was great and our table was lovely. The waiter was very attentitive for the most part and everyone commented on the brilliant food. There was only 2 faults we could make. We asked for the bill at least 4 times as one of the party had to leave to catch public transport. Despite this they had to leave after 25 minutes of asking to ensure they didn't miss this.
Most restaurants do it now but more for larger groups but there were only 6 of us and while we wanted to leave a tip we wanted to choose the amount ourselves. We asked if it was an optional gratuity and it was so we gave what we felt fit. We paid yet were still asked for the extra.Embarrassing!
After a day at the races we visited As You Like It. We arrived to a live singer, who was great. Cocktails were spot on and the food was fantastic. We will definitely visit again and have recommended the restaurant many times already.
Fantastic anniversary meal,
Lovely food,wines,cocktails and atmosphere would certainly go back and highly recommend .
It was the first visit to the bar and I was pleasantly surprised, food was excellent and the cocktails were lovely.We did get served the wrong cocktail by the downstairs bar,but I'm not sure if the member of staff was just new.
Food is incredible!
Absolutely loved the food tasted amazing! And the menu has such a good variety - there is something for everyone! Service excellent too.
Due to mix up with our booking we were sat in large booth (4 of us on table likely suited to 8 diners). This made it a lovely evening and I would guess this wouldn't have been so much the case if we'd been on the main restaurant area - probably 2 or 3 too many tables in there.
The food was outstanding and I would definitely recommend the fillet steak mafia style. Service was lovely, warm and professional - had a lovely night. Only issue is the price of the drinks. This is clearly where the bar and restaurant make their money and I feel they are grossly over priced. In saying that it wasn't enough so for us to consider going elsewhere for the rest of the night.
As you like it
Excellent as always and remainsa a favourite place to dine!
Good food and great service
Good food in a nice setting. We had a problem with our meal and it was sorted out professionally. The desserts were fab. Very good restaurant with great customer service.
We went here for a work dinner
We went here for a work dinner and it was ideal. We had a private room upstairs (with a balcony patio and everything) so it was nice and quiet and we could have good conversations with the whole table instead of only being able to hear the person sitting next to you. Food was superior pub-type food; service was exactly right.
Very nice meal
Booked with the offer of the restaurant deal and had two courses for £10.00 It was very nice and food was presented beautifully.
The service was okay. The staff were all just gathered together sitting when the place died down eating their own lunches with to me looks pretty unprofessional.
All in all i would go back for the food and the feel of the place. I have been on a night time and it is obviously much better so would more recommend that to be honest. However i feel that the staff need a little more 'umph'!
Great food and even better service!
Again I have to tip my hat to AYLI. A tremendous meal at good value with a great mix of people and and ambience to match. I dine here on a Sunday with the family and on a Friday evening with wife and friends and never disappointed.
AYLI agility to adapt to diverse dining habits is one to be admired.
Keep up the great work, service, food, and music! and please buy the building next to you and do something amazing with it :)
Really great food, very friendly and attentive staff, great decor and ambience. Would definitely recommend to a friend and go again.
As always great food & service
As a frequent diner at As you like it the food and service is always excellent. Its a little pricey but nice for a special occasion. This pub/restaurant is VERY child friendly and specialises in Childresn weekend fun...character weekends with face painters etc....
We also go over xmas to meet santa & his helpers.
To start we had a sharing platter of pita breads (4) humus, home made tzatziki, spicy cream cheese & olives! was delicious....too much for 2 really!
I had a spicy burger which was huge and very tasty, came with fresh cooked chips...
Hubby had gammon & black pudding mash with spinach....very nice
We went for our anniversary meal and were given a romantic table as requested. It was restaurant week and had 2 courses each for £10 each. Excellent food, good size portions and very friendly waiting staff
Excellent food and service
I have been to 'as you like it' twice now and I have loved it both times. Staff give excellent customer service and are always friendly.
The food was spot on, everyone on my table loved their meal!
had a fantastic meal, the fillet steak was cooked to perfection and the wine accompanied it very well. Will be back
25th Birthday Meal
We went to As You Like It for my 25th Birthday the good and staff were all fab. Think you.
We loved our visit to As You Like It. The restaurant is wonderful - beautiful food, a fine array of selection and excellent service. The ambience is also brilliant which was ideal for the occasion we were celebrating as a couple. Although I'm sure larger parties would enjoy it just as much. We thoroughly enjoyed our three courses - the pulled pork flatbread starter was delicious, followed by the rump of lamb and sorbet (which I find it very difficult to find in UK restaurants!).
Afterwards we enjoyed some lovely cocktails in the bar accompanied by some brilliant soul music and live acts. A brilliant place. Excellent service and all round a great evening.
Favourite restaurant in Newcastle
The decor and atmosphere in As You Like It are fantastic and unique and the food is beautiful. Quite expensive but worth it for a nice meal out.
Al I can say is WoW! My husband
Al I can say is WoW! My husband and I came for my birthday. We were greeted and aked to have a drink at bar till our table was ready. We were taking to a lovely placed table. We had bread and olives while we decided then were offered a fantastic wine list we decided on. A Cava. Our starters we the Salmon and the chicken skewers. They were very tasty the main course I had the medium fillet steak. I asked for medium rare it came absolutely perfect the lamb was also amazing. We didn't have room for dessert! I have been for many meals but this had to be the best by far! 10 out of 10
Didn't get a roast potato
Didn't get a roast potato or much crackling with my lunch, but these are minor points but i do wish they did some kind of crumble for dessert with custard Mmmm
What more do you want!
Its a pleasant ambience in the restaurant which is upstairs.The service was great although we went midweek and I am sure it would be busy at weekends. The food was well presented and well cooked.
As You Like It
Just as the name suggests, the restaurant delivered just that. The service was wonderful, everyone was friendly and the meals were delicious for a great price. I will definitely be eating there again!
Great night had by all....8 of us!
Great venue no matter what kind of night you are looking for! We had a cocktails in the main bar followed by a celebratory Birthday meal in the restaurant upstairs on the mezzanine which was delicious. The menu had plenty to choose from, sharing platters, starter, mains and grill. The service was great considering all 8 of us were ordering different drinks and cocktails which can be tricky to make but we didnt wait long. We then when back down to the main bar for more drinks and to watch the live band - Great night!!
I always recommend AYLI no matter what the occasion...after work drinks, quick tea, sunday lunch, birthday meal and drinks, Christmas or New Year! Great service for private funtions too. Fantastic ambience all year round.
Lovely place can't wait to return
Went to as you like it for my boyfriends birthday the food was amazing and the service we recieved was outstanding they also gave us some complimentary glasses of cava for his birthday! Can't wait to go back...
We loved the evening we spent here. Food was outstanding as was the atmosphere. The live band made the night even more special. Will definitely be returning soon.
Relaxed atmosphere was excellent,
Relaxed atmosphere was excellent, my child was very calm and enjoyed herself a lot. food was great and great portion sizes. would love to go back and try some of the other meals.
Went for Sunday afternoon with my daughter-in-law and her 2 children, daughter aged 3yrs and son aged 13yrs. Children's menu is fantastic value for money. Massive portions but the entertainment for young children is also fantastic. All free, includes a character (Daisy Wellington on our visit) and she gets children involved and they can listen to a story and have their face painted. I would recommend it to anyone with small children. It's great for adults too. Very comfortable and I cannot praise the staff enough. They relocated us to a table that was nearer to the entertainment for children. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Thank you to all the staff!
My friend and I gave this place a try as they had a very good offer on of 3 courses for £13. Having been there with family many moons ago when it first opened and not being greatly impressed with the food, I was a bit concerned how this would turn out but had no need to worry at all! There was a very good choice on this special menu and I opted for the Harissa spiced beef salad, trio of seafood with risotto and salted caramel chocolate tart. Everything was absolutely delicious and of a very high standard. We both had a large glass of wine and two coffees. Now this is where they make up their money as the extra sides, wine and coffees more than doubled our bill from the offer to £49. However, I can only say it was worth it and will return.
Great food, great service
We took advance of the "Restaurant Week" offer, two courses for £10... excellent value, superb food which was well presented too, great service, fab ambience! As You Like It is one of our favourite restaurants in Newcastle! Would highly recommend, you won't be disappointed!
Great value and great service
Took advantage of a recent offer which allowed you to try three courses for £13, and it was excellent. Service was brilliant, and the restaurant itself is lovely inside. Would highly recommend!
We had a very good meal, the
We had a very good meal, the roast beef was very tender and there was plenty the atmosphere was very family orientated and the staff were efficient and very pleasant
As You Like It is how I like it!
As You Like It is exactly how I like it! Laid back, friendly, great food and really good atmosphere. Definitely recommend Sunday lunch, proper home made cooking at its best.
Have been a few times before and really enjoyed it - great atmosphere. This time, an early Sunday evening, was a bit disappointing. The menu didn't have any chicken dishes on, except for curry, which everyone seemed to think was a shame and the general standard I feel has dropped a bit. The live musician left everyone feeling a bit depressed but I suppose it can't be to everyone's taste. I will be back but not for a while.
The service is always very good, food is also top notch. Would always recommend.
Really enjoyed the food and
Really enjoyed the food and the ambience, although I was rather annoyed that having booked a table I was told that I had to leave by a certain time. I thought this was a bit rude and as all the tables in the bar down stairs had been reserved there was no where to sit. I don't think I would go back knowing I was going to be rushed out the door in future!
I took my friend for the first time. The atmosphere was lovely, bubbly and friendly. Staff were excellent. Attentive, helpful and professional. Food was lovely. Only slight critisism was my starter mongolian beef scewer was disappointing - the actual beef wasnt marinated and tasted bland. Otherwise excellent meal and as it was 2 courses for £10 it was excellent value.
Some familiar classics alongside some more unusual menu items, executed well - especially on what appeared to be an extremely busy evening. The Asian-style pork mince in lettuce cups (apologies, can't recall it's official title!) and halloumi skewers were highly commended. Thai curry needed a little more rice accompaniment but overall a very enjoyable meal.
2 for £10
Food was excellent and fantastic value for money but on arrival we were given a menu but no explanation as to what was included in the offer. We were then given another menu and a little more explanation. Staff were very friendly and helpful . When the bill came we had been charged extra for the deserts , we pointed this out and were given a revised bill which was still wrong ! Two courses for £10 or Three for £13 is pretty straightforward but we were charged £15 for the three. Just paid as it wasn't worth arguing over. Overall a pleasant experience and I would go back but the staff need to be clear on special offers.
Separate bar and restaurant
could hear people downstairs
it was a bit too noisy