About The Living Room - Newcastle
Situated on Grey Street in Newcastle, The Living Room is a contemporary piano bar and restaurant with a laid-back vibe that keeps the locals coming back for more. During the day, it's the ideal place to do business over lunch or refuel after a day of shopping. In the evening, the resident musicians bring the bar to life and the modern eatery fills up with a lively post-work crowd catching up over cocktails.
The fixed price menu is great value for money and there are plenty of classic European dishes on offer all made with top quality seasonal ingredients. We love the Beef and Old Speckled Hen Pie not to mention the popular Trio of Pork. Portions are hearty, the service is friendly and the atmosphere is always buzzing what's not to love?
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Hours of Operation:
Friday-Saturday 7am - 2am
£25 and under
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0191 255 4450
Live music in the restaurant from our talented resident musicians every Friday and Saturday from 8pm. If you're looking to dance the night away our DJs are on hand in the basement bar every Friday and Saturday from 9pm
Pay and display on Grey street
Private Party Facilities:
The downstairs bar is available for private hire and is suited to all types of parties from corporate product launches to evening wedding receptions.
Private Party Contact:
Louise Fawcett: 01912554450
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Here at The Living Room Newcastle we make it our business to make sure you have the best night possible. We have a private bar downstairs that can be hired for private functions as well as area of the restaurant that can be booked for large parties.
The Living Room - Newcastle Ratings and Reviews
Was not impressed. My party of 8 dined there last Saturday, starters were average then 7 of the 8 meals came a good 10 minutes before the the 8th which when it came was raw and had to be sent back, therefore one of our party ate alone as everyone else had been served and finished. We were not charged for that eighth meal, but was not a very good experience.
This is the second time I have eaten at The Living Room and most definitely won't be the last. The service is excellent and the food is even better. It is worth every penny and would recommend to anyone.
Table booked in advance, when we arrived we were offered a choice I tables. Service was brilliant, Flavia the waitress was excellent. Food was fresh and delicious. There ate menu choices under 500 calories too! Three courses for three people, plus six Pims was £75. Would highly recommend.
Not great but not bad
The menu was simple but catered for all with a reasonable selection. It was very noisy and not an ideal venue for a quiet romantic meal. Service was reasonable up until we were served our main course, nobody came back to check and my steak was over cooked and missing the sauce, my girlfriend had near finished her meal before I managed to catch someone's attention to have mine changed, in defence the second steak was perfect when it finally came out. After finishing our meal we were asked if we wanted to see the sweet menu but neither of us had room, we were then forgotten about, we wanted to order more drinks but gave up waiting in the end, we then had to approach a member of staff to pay our bill before leaving.
We booked with friends for a get-together and had a terrific night. Cocktails were great, menu was varied and good value, and the service was brilliant. Our waitress went above and beyond general waiting duties to make sure we all enjoyed our evening. Can't recommend this restaurant highly enough. We'll definitely be back soon.
Booked for Sunday lunch, got there to be told they weren't serving Sunday lunch. Ordered other dishes from the menu, only to be told they didn't have any of that either. Got up and left. So glad we drove the 45 mins to get there and ecstatic that we paid to park 👍🏽👍🏽👍🏽
Top Notch Living Room
Booked on opentable.co.uk which was so easy and quick. We arrived to a warm welcome and were seated promptly. For being in the heart of Newcastle I could not fault The Living Room on price a 2 course was £15 and 3 courses was £18. It was a bargain for anyone on a budget. The food arrived promptly and was of a great quality. Only £3 extra for an awesome steak ! The cocktails were lush and at a bargain for 2 for the price of 1 so it would be rude not to... For a Monday it was busy in the bar but at the restaurant was a tad quiet to be expected but saying that the atmosphere was great with really good surroundings with large alcoves and chandeliers. The waitress Abbie was attentive and helpful. Full of chat and very approachable. Top Notch Customer Service! Overall price was there, fine customer service, atmosphere was great and good qaulity food. I'd definitely give them my custom again. 10/10 !
Great night, lovely staff, furniture dated
A lovely evening, staff outstanding food was nice but furniture definitely in need if an update. The location is central and parking close by. Atmosphere very relaxed and friendly.
Unfortunately this is not the restaurant it was and it is unlikely we will dine at The Living Room again. My wife and I are dissapointed standards have dropped as this used to be one of our favourite restaurants in Newcastle. Our booking process was strange as we rang the restaurant directly initially to reserve a table around 5.30pm and told the only tables free were at 6pm and 9.15pm and it was fully booked in between. We then went on to Open Table to find reservations were still available so booked for 6.45pm. When we arrived at the restaurant only 1 table was occupied and only a small number of diners arrived the remainder of the time (20% full?). Part of the way through our meal the restaurant became an overflow for the bar and the tables behind became filled with raucous groups. This was not The Living Room experience we are used to. The quality of the food is also not the same as many previous visits and where has the large and innovative menu choices gone such as the meat and desert sharing boards? For the food we ordered the Rump steak was not the most tender, the chips now appear to be bought in frozen ones as opposed to the wonderful home-cut chips that used to be served, my wife's sea bass fillet was expceptionally smalland came with 1 small new potato cut into 3 pieces which the waitress confirmed was the portion size! The Eton Mess (which we used to have as part of the desert platter) contained tiny fragments of Meringue within a huge mound of cream and squirted with Sauce. Where were the raspberries?
Great for a girl date!
My friend and I wanted a a nice Meal out with reasonable priced food. We were chuffed we came across this place. Gorgeous atmosphere and food, and it was a great place for us to chat away in peace. The staff, especially Flavia, were lovely and the cocktails were on 2-4-1. Couldn't complain about a thing
Room is dreary, lacked ambiance, service sloppy
The dining area has seen better days, it looked dirty even though I don't think it was. The wooden platters our meals came on were worn and cracked. Everything was plonked down on the table with no finesse. The room was empty and had no atmosphere. When the food came it was good, hot and reasonable portions. I felt the staff lacked training rather than didn't care it was all a bit haphazard on the service front.
Disappointing.quiet and hence lacking atmosphere
Have been here before on a business lunch and it was ok. However, a restaurant without customers is like a pub with no beer. It was VERY quiet and yet there was still a problem in serving all of our party at the same time. Service was good but food was unremarkable for the price.
Disappointing Sunday lunch
Booked in for Fathers Day for Sunday lunch however when we were seated, we were told they were not serving Sunday lunches, which was a bit disappointing! My food was ok however 2 of my fellow diners ordered the pie, to be told there were no chunky chips as per the menu due to problems with supplier and another ordered the fish&chips which arrived without the mushy peas, when we enquires where they were we were told they'd run out. The waitress was very good however the waiter seemed disinterested and shabby in appearance. All in all was a bit disappointing, there are places which do Sunday lunch much better in Newcastle and on those grounds would probably not return.
First and Last
Service started well, Ordered Starters and were quiet fast and pleasant delivery. Ordered Steak as from the menue order well no pink it came back pink, sent it back and it still come back pink. glasses were left on the table even after ordering a second round..
Both waitress's were exceptionally helpful
The service was great, however the food wasn't fantastic. The Steak was good well and had some flavour how ever the chips were tasteless and the French beans were over cooked for my taste. For the price of the meal it was good and I was able to do some work as well, so cant complain.
Our experience of The Living Room on Friday 5th June 2015. The restaurant is lovely, the staff were very welcoming and friendly and very willing to make you enjoy your visit! The menu was limited and i would say (just okay) We had my 79 year old mum with us and there wasn't a lot on the menu for her taste although she did order the chicken stuffed with mozzarella, wrapped in ham, the chicken was rather chewy and the tomato cassaulet in which it was served with was a bit too spicy for her although she did very much enjoy the cucumber ribbons from my husbands starter and the toasted coconut ice cream that she had for dessert. All in all our experience was good but unfortunately it's not somewhere we would be rushing back to, especially with so many other restaurants in the area to choose from. We were only in Newcastle for the weekend and as we wer not familiar with the place we just took a chance on booking this through the reviews i read which were very good,unfortunately not all tastes are the same, and the food did't really rock our boat.
A great place to go with friends for a slightly more up-market kind of meal. Thoroughly enjoyed the 2 for 1 cocktails (sun-fri before 9pm) and I had the sea bass which was delicious. Great service and a lovely night.
A large airy room . When I visited, there was no one else lunching so I had the choice of tables. The service was good and well paced. There is quite a wide and varied choice on the menu. My guest and I found the portions were very generous , well prepared and presented and reasonably priced. My only negative feeling was that this place has succumbed to the plague hitting eating places in Newcastle. Every exchange with waiting staff is ended by them saying "No problem" Why would ordering, commenting or thanking always get the response " No problem"? Why would these things be a problem?
Very poor service.
Very poor service, menu had two items you couldn't purchase (this was 7.15 in the evening), there was an hour between our starter and main meal, we had to ask to see how long our main meal would be, we were told between 2-3 minutes, it was a further 15 minutes. We had to ask for our drinks, the cheeseboard came and one cheese was missing, when we asked, we were told they had run out of cheddar! We complained we weren't happy and did get a discount off the bill, but overall we weren't happy at our experience at all.
Great food and some nice live acoustic music, would recommend this restaurant to someone else for sure. Seemed like someone was messing with the dimmer switch on the lights but that just added to the experience.
staff were wonderful, really wonderful. Food poor
the staff were attentive, experienced and personable. Two starters came out that were ham and bread, with no chutney. When I asked for chutney that didn't have any, so it was too dry and had to go back. They only had one duck dish available and 5 wanted it. The steak pie was nice but the chips were poor and it looked unpresentable on the plate. The bernaise sauce was cold. The fish cakes were really good though! I would go back because of the staff, I felt sorry for them because the food was so poor and sent out looking that bad. I would hope that next time the food was better
Nice surroundings, good food, nice place
Nice meal I had the Scallops which were superb followed by the risotto with chicken and chorizo which was also very nice. Portion was a little small but meant I had room for desert, sticky toffee pudding afterwards which was delicious. Would go back again, menu was varied. Some italian dishes, some asian but enough variety to make me want to try more. Nice wine list as well
Very tasty meal
Excellent food. I had steak and chips with battered onion rings and it was delicious. Good choice available. Served piping hot. Good service . Good price. Would definitely recommend
The restaurant wasn't even a quarter full yet we waited over an hour on our food - and we'd only ordered starters! I've eaten in the Living Room many times before and always enjoyed it. I would be reluctant to go back now.
Food Review for The Living Room.
The food was not good from the start. Strangest version of a Bruschetta I've ever had - 2 small pieces of ciabatta with grated cheese several small pieces of chopped tomato & red onion. We ordered 2 children's fish fingers & chips to be given same time as adults were having starters. What came was 2 huge portions of fish & chips which we sent back requesting fish fingers - they turned up after we had finished starters, again huge portions for 2 small children. The Roast beef on the sunday lunches were like leather - apart from the fact the knives provided were blunt don't think you could have cut through the meat. Finally the desserts - it took so long - we ordered 2 children's ice cream which again were huge portions for children - they came last well after the adults had been given their desserts, poor little girls had to wait for theirs to arrive. Overall the food not good. The staff were pleasant & friendly & I think quite frankly embarrassed serving the food. We used to be regulars to The Living Room - having been away from Newcastle for a number of years we thought we would go back & were looking forward to the meal. Never again.
food ok, definitely better options in newcastle
We visited the living room on a Saturday night. The table we were offered in a restaurant that was fairly empty was far from the best. it was right in the middle of the room. we asked for an alternative & were seated in one of the more private booths. we visited using a living social discount voucher & cant help but feel we got a discounted meal size & quality. I had the sea bass & this was particularly small. the service from the attentive waiters was good, they made us comfortable & served us with efficiency. We bought additional cocktails that were delicious. I had wanted to visit the restaurant for a long time. i'll not be visiting again as there are much better restaurants at a better price than this
Good value meal. Very good service.
Staff were very friendly and good service all round. They did miss one of the starters of the order but they were very apologetic and offered some free drinks.
Lovely place for many occasions, we chos...
Lovely place for many occasions, we chose valentines night and were impressed by the service, the food and it's atmosphere. We tried to re-book for an earlier table but the booking on the net wouldn't let us, I don't know why as it wasnt paticularly full when we arrived! Would it put me off going again...certainly not.
Having spend Valentine's Day 2014 at TLR we booked well in advance of the menu becoming available (which we actually had to email and request) expectation so had thought we'd have a special and spectacular night that simply wasn't repeated And it's not the same TLR it was a year ago. The first issue was the menu. 2014s menu felt special with halibut, quail, guinea fowl and steak in black cherry sauce. But this year it was somewhat lazy of TLR and the menu was basically their mid-week standard set menu with much of the same choice but double the price. Second was the service. Last year our waiter was very attentive, poured our wine and was friendly. Food came out promptly. This year our wine was simply put in the middle of our table, the waitress was rarely seen and service was painfully slow. We had best part of an hour's wait between our starter and having been sat since 19:50 to only have our main plates removed at 21:45 we asked for the bill and left without dessert. Unfortunately TLRs standards have drastically slipped, our night wasn't special and they've lost two fairly regular customers. In future we will be taking our business to our other haunt in Newcastle, Gusto.
Living social deal
I bought a voucher off living social for a three course meal and bottle of wine for the living room in Newcastle. We sat and had a cocktail in the bar area first (lovely and couldn't fault the barman). After standing near the piano looking for a member of staff in the restaurant for approx 10 mins I went to find someone to seat us. I eventually found someone who seated us and gave us the normal menu even houghton I had stayed we were on the deal. The waitress eventually brought the deal menu. Extremely limited but chose the bruschetta .... Or hard bread with grated cheese and a couple half of baby tomatoes. I prepare better in the house. My partners spring rolls were rock hard and very unappetising The main was a joke and the Etan mess was cream and I hunted for the merange. No strawberrys in sight! Wine limited but we made do. This was at such a low standard compared to meals had in there when paying full price. I'll think twice going again as there are so many restaurants in the area there is no need to go back!
The food was really good and the place has a good atmosphere. I was a little disappointed that the piano was not being played. On the website live piano music is advertised but we where there from 7pm until 8.30pm on a Friday night and no music!
Raw chicken to start......
Where to start...... Understaffed, under stocked and undercooked!! We booked the meal for my Mum's birthday and well, it was certainly a memorable evening but for all the wrong reasons! Firstly, it took well over half an hour for our starters to arrive with no proactive apology for the delays. When we asked, we were told that they were understaffed! To top it off, there was only 2 duck left, no green beans and no Pinot Grigio - bearing in mind that it was only 20:30...... When my husband started tucking into his chicken skewers he found one to be raw in the middle - nice! That obviously put us off the rest of them...... OK, now for the mains - they too took around half an hour and when they came, they were actually fine bar the chicken which was cold, although cooked this time, it got sent back!! When we complained to the Manager, she was very apologetic and did take money off the bill, quite rightly...... Service in General was fine but they were massively let down by the kitchen. I've eaten here on numerous occasions but this visit has made me not want to return. To top it all off, we heard others also complaining. It turns out that by around 21:30, there was no duck, no rump steak, no green beans, no Pinot Grigio, no sea bass and no lamb - I mean come on, it's Friday night and pay day for most people, you'd think you'd be prepared......!!
There was no effort put into preparing the food. Starters - no apple chutney with the ham, no brioche and the bruschetta??? - tomatoes cut in half with large slices of raw onion with the skin on covered with grated cheddar cheese ( no mozzarella). The food used to be really good here - don't know what it's supposed to be now - pub food would be 10 times better than this. Service - we weren't asked if we wanted more drinks or offered condiments such as pepper or sauces and no-one asked if our meal was satisfactory. My guess would be the waiting staff would be embarrassed to ask!
Good Food, but limited stock left
Lots of items from the menu were not available - table booked for 8pm and it was not super busy - which impacted a few choices. Decent food and the service is good too. Very good drinks menu.
The Living Room had a great set menu for Restaurant Week - as a fussy eater I was pleased to find that I couldn't decide between quite a few of the courses. Enjoyed tomato and basil soup, grilled chicken burger with skin-on fries and sticky toffee pudding, all for £15. Excellent drinks menu (especially the cocktails) and service to match. Very impressed overall and would definitely recommend this restaurant.
Food good but........
Ate here for restaurant week, the food was good and great value but the restaurant has seen better days it's looking really tatty and the lighting was too bright, it'll be good when the decor matches the food quality.
Great Deal with Living Social
Offered a special menu for the Living Social deal , 2 of us having 3 courses and a bottle of wine for £24. Offered red , white or rose wine , we were undecided so we were offered a taste of all 3 to help us decide. We then had Thai fishcakes and satay chicken , both very nice. Mains we chose were rump steak at £3 extra , served with chips / French fries , grilled tomato and small salad. Desserts we chose were sticky toffee and ice cream. Atmosphere on a Saturday lunchtime was lacking , a couple left before we were served our starters , another couple arrived , but that was it. Waitress was very helpful but did not hang around tables , was there when you needed her though , so that was perfect. On the whole enjoyed it , not sure if we did not have the offer that we would have enjoyed it quite so much , as main was not quite up to it. We appreciate steak is difficult to get completely correct ,and one was gristly.
not overly impressed
I've eaten here many times in the past, usually with my husband for special occasions. I booked it this time around for myself and friends. The restaurant was empty apart from two other tables therefore you'd expect the food to be hot and enjoyable. Unfortunately the food was not hot which was disappointing and spoilt it. The standard of food was not upto what it has been in the past. The desert, although it looked unappetising, was actually ok but again was not great. Based on this experience I wouldn't be quick to eat here.
Let down by the Toon
We chose Living Room for its atmosphere based on the website. We conjured up a vibrant cocktail bar then moving into the restaurant. Unfortunately the first Wednesday in January saw Newcastle centre deserted....we were the only party in the bar and one of three tables in the restaurant. Atmosphere was non existent, though that isn't LR's fault. All restaurants looked bereft of custom that night. Food was tasty but the meat was over cooked. Medium rare steak was almost well done and pink duck wasn't. We ordered a second bottle of red that didn't arrive, by the time our waitress remembered the moment had passed.
Living a Room Review
The living room newcastle is a lovely venue in the city centre, the decor is smart and welcoming and the tables are well spaced so you feel relaxed and the staff take great care of you. Sadly on the day I visited many of the menu choices were unavailable which was a shame as there was quite limited choices for vegetarians.