The French Quarter

4.8
435 Reviews
£26 to £40
French
The French Quarter is a relaxed neighbourhood restaurant & wine Bar in a community of unique and quirky businesses in Newcastle city Centre. We are a friendly and approachable team of people, with a passion for the good things in life. Born from nostalgia for a traditional style of commerce and a desire to challenge perceptions that French dining is formal or fussy, we work with independent suppliers to offer a regularly changing wine list & tapas style menu. We have created a casual and sociable environment where customers are invited to experience our food, try our wines, shop from our deli and share our love of all things French!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 435 people are saying
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Miles68
Kent
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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NickB
Newcastle
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Brilliant selection of small courses. Would have preferred to see wider range of white wine by the glass.

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MartinL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food presentation and flavours. The team are very knowledgeable about the menu and wine pairings. The quality of the dining experience has never faltered and it will always be my 'go to' when in Newcastle.

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BernardC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful 'date night' at the French Quarter. The staff are welcoming and friendly and extremely knowledgeable about the food and the wine. The food was sublime, everything was cooked to perfection. Wine choice is excellent. We'd recommend the coffee gourmand with the trio of matched wines!

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kateb
London
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great feel to the place, lovely food and service was impeccable. Staff know their stuff. Will definitely be going again.

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DebH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Back again! Food and service is always excellent.

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JulieF
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service from entering to leaving staff v attenrive and food was delicious.Also have snall food market do took advantage of some takeaway goodies

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IanC
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another fantastic night. Excellent food, atmosphere and service.

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Clewesy
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good customer service including wine recommendations, explanation of dishes and Covid procedures in place.
Food was very tasty with good sized portions. One negative was fish dish wasn't hot. Due to apparent delivery issues there were a number of dishes unavailable but still adequate choice.
Having taken several members of my family to the French Quarter over several visits they have always appreciated the customer service, food and value of this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined at the French Quarter for an early New Year’s Eve dinner and our food was amazing, as was the hosting and hospitality. A beautiful independent restaurant that is worthy of a visit, and once tried will become a firm favourite.

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MargaretN
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always an excellent meal with just the right amount of attention from the friendly and efficient staff.

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AmyC
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food as always from the french quarter, lovely ambience.

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JenniferK
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The set lunch menu was advertised outside on the day we arrived however it was not available and this was a big disappointment for us as it was the reason we visited. Don’t advertise something that you are not running.

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Paddy
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Simple but really authentic and of the highest quality. Loved it.

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Sarah
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good we booked again straight away. An all time favourite.

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AbigailW
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food, lovely atmosphere and the staff were so helpful and kind. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb lunch menu. Changes frequently and is marvellous value. Cooking and service is brilliant. Good house wine. My favourite place in Newcastle.

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KieranM
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiters were extremely helpful in explaining the menu to us (uncultured swine). Portions were slightly smaller but rich in flavour, more a french tapas which we really enjoyed, recommend the crushed olives! Wine selection really good!

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Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere. Great vegetarian choices and I love the sharing style dining. Fabulous wine.

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JohnH
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant set lunch, I chose croquettes, chicken and chocolate mouse, all well presented and tasty.

Service very good too, friendly and efficient.

I’m coming back without the car in the new year to go justice to your wine flight!

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JessicaG
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

After hearing such great reviews I was disappointed with the standard of food we received. As some one who doesn’t eat red meat but is not vegetarian it was upsetting that all but one fish dish was unavailable as well as the chicken option and some of the vegetable dishes. I am also sorry to have to say that I suffered terrible stomach pains and was up at 4am in the bathroom which I believe was caused by the food we received.

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DANEF
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have used this restaurant for some time since before the first lockdown and used the take away service when available. Staff always friendly with prompt service, very little waiting after placing of order. The menu has regular updates and the wine list is excellent but I have always gone with wine of the moment and have never been disappointed and all are available to buy from the market along with other products which are also very good.
So pleased it has survived lockdown and long may it continue. Would heartily recommend without hesitation.

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LeeC
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice small restaurant
Food exceptional
Service excellent and knowledgeable which was really helpful
Throughly enjoyed it

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Finediner
Shropshire
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service as ever. Love that you can try a few different smaller dishes and the wine flights are a great idea as well. Felt very clean and safe

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MichaelD
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Can’t wait to go back great service and food was amazing .
Great tasting food

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ASAncl
Edinburgh
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was friendly and professional. Food was amazingly well cooked and full of flavour and the wine selection was good

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marko
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty much as good as it gets. Fantastic people (thanks Michael for being so brilliant), great wine list at sensible prices and superb food (I had the confit duck). And there was no rush to turf us out, so a very relaxed time. Already booked our next visit as The French Quarter is faultless

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RachelR
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal tasted gorgeous and service was fantastic…will definitely be back 😀

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vipSueR
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

excellent food and very helpful staff. the only negative is the restaurant was very Cold, please keep heating on all evening, staff might get hot on the move but their customers are sitting still.

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GailT
Glasgow
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and great service - explaining all the dishes and recommending wines to match - our second visit and will definitely be back . The tartiflette was amazing !

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dinner. Every course was delicious. Would thoroughly recommend and will be back.

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TimothyG
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, good wine and service.pleasant atmosphere for a quiet lunch

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vipIanB
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant atmosphere-food and service were really good-be back soon!

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BethRose
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

French Quarter is definitely my favourite restaurant in Newcastle. Sophisticated yet very comfortable, excellent food by people who really care about quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect for a celebration. Atmosphere was perfect. Food was perfect. Service outstanding

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PeterF
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic ! Different food and experience to other restaurants, but the quality of the food, drink and service were second to none. Best meal.we have had for a long time and we will be back !

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AliF
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great like spot. Relaxed atmosphere, attentive service. Diverse menu. Good wines, wine flight novel and worth trying.

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Marb
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as usual, tasty & filling. We will be returning in the New Year.

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Daisy
Newcastle
9 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really lovely experience with interesting food choice, a great selection of cocktails and excellent service, friendly and knowledgeable without being obtrusive.

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SusieO
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, great atmosphere and decor. Delicious food - highly recommend the dauphinoise potatoes, chocolate mousse and creme brulee! Most many dishes were gluten free which was superb.

FAQs

The French Quarter is rated 4.8 stars by 435 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.