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“Unimpressed”
Review of Dobson and Parnell

Dobson and Parnell
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Sun, 19/09
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$82
Description: Dobson & Parnell offers casual fine dining on Newcastle's vibrant quayside. The restaurant offers an excellent value lunch and culinary tasting menu. The restaurant is listed in Michelin and Hardens guides thanks to chef Patron is Troy Terrington. Its sister restaurants are the award-winning Blackfriars Restaurant in Newcastle and Hinnies in Whitley Bay.
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Description: Dobson & Parnell offers casual fine dining on Newcastle's vibrant quayside. The restaurant offers an excellent value lunch and culinary tasting menu. The restaurant is listed in Michelin and Hardens guides thanks to chef Patron is Troy Terrington. Its sister restaurants are the award-winning Blackfriars Restaurant in Newcastle and Hinnies in Whitley Bay.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Dobson & Parnell and it will most certainly be our last.
After eating at the sister restaurant (Blackfriars) last week we thought this place would be as good if not better however we could not have been more wrong.
I started with Seared Tuna which was nice and my wife had the Isle of Wight tomato dish which she found rather average, nothing however could prepare us for what was to follow, I ordered the Lamb which was not on the menu but was a replacement for the Pork as this had ran out, my wife tried to order the Cod however this had also ran out so she also ordered the Lamb.
The Lamb came and looked rather inviting however trying to cut it was another matter, the term tough as old boots springs to mind and the roast potatoes were hard enough to break windows with ,we were asked by the very pleasant Izzy if everything was OK to which my wife expressed her concerns, Izzy suggested that she informed the chef and the manager and the reply came can we change the meals, this came from behind the scenes and at no point did the manageress come to offer an explanation, we were informed that the main course would be taken off the final bill however this message was carried to us by the wonderful Izzy, I would have expected the manageress to take her responsibilities a little more serious given that there was only a hand full of clients eating at this time.
After all the disappointment we asked for the bill which was minus the Lamb dishes, we paid and left.
We will not be returning however we would like to thank Izzy for her wonderful service, hope you shine in university as you are a little star.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A brilliant restaurant with really knowledgeable waiting staff. The tasting menus are great. We were here for our wedding anniversary and were given an anniversary card by the restaurant and we were offered a glass of Prosecco each by the excellent Maitre D’, Louie. (Thank you!)

Each dish is expertly prepared and presented and each dish is always delicious!

Date of visit: August 2021
1  Thank BDJD1
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited and ate the taster menu with wine pairings and it was beautiful. The staff are attentive, knowledgeable, the atmosphere is classy yet intimate. I am already so excited to return.

Date of visit: November 2020
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1  Thank Izzy F
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Reviewed 15 August 2021 via mobile

Went for the seven course tasting menu which was excellent.
Some lovely fresh flavours, perfect amount of time between courses and absolutely perfect portion size.
Good selection of wines and cocktails too.
Highlights were the scallops and the lamb.

Date of visit: August 2021
1  Thank npr1uk
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Reviewed 9 August 2021 via mobile

Staff were friendly and professional. Food was fantastic (5 course taster) and great wine matches with each dish. Really enjoyed it all and already booked to visit again

Date of visit: July 2021
1  Thank Roving41524755902
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