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Colonel Porter's Emporium

Ground Floor, Milburn House, Dean Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, NE1 1LF
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Mon – Thursday 5pm – 12.30am
Friday & Saturday 12pm – 2am
Sunday 12pm till 12am

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  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
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About Colonel Porter's Emporium

Tavern | Botanical garden | Rhum Bar

Tipsy Tea is served Friday - Sunday 12.00 - 18.00

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Casual
Price point: $ $ $
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Visited On Saturday, 14 October 2017

Special thanks to John, our chauffer for the evening & Chris, for the superb food from the kitchen. Extra special thanks to Naimh, for taking care of us all evening & being most attentive. She is truly an asset to the Colonel's. Thank you to all for making it a wonderful evening.

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Visited On Thursday, 12 October 2017

Fantastic evening and will definitely return. the only small feedback, would be our party being split across two tables. that said, however, our waitress was fantastic all night. she was very positive, friendly and happy to get involved in conversation

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Visited On Saturday, 14 October 2017

Staff didn't seem to realise we were there for food despite making an online reservation. Lad at the bar said he'd be right back after seating us at a table that wasn't really appropriate for eating (more like a coffee table) but he never came back, we saw him stood looking bored behind the bar 10 minutes later which was disappointing. We felt forgotten about for quite a while, sat with no drinks/food menus at a bad table, until a helpful young girl asked if we'd been served then brought us menus and took us to a better table. The night picked up from then on, with attentive service and nice food/drinks. We still would've preferred to have been seated around the corner, further away from the bar as we were surrounded by drinkers and loud music for most of our meal, which gave more of a pub/bar atmosphere than a restaurant. Luckily we were in the mood for that kind of atmosphere too. Would definitely return for drinks but wouldn't be in a hurry to eat a meal again.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 October 2017

Just had drinks so cannot comment on food. Lovely atmosphere & cosy decor. The Afternoon tea looked Lovely! Maybe an offer on cocktails would be good! Will definitely be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 September 2017

We booked a booth for 7 people for drinks only 6.30pm 30/9. It was my husbands birthday so wanted to make sure we were all seated as we have been before and can get pretty busy. I received an email a couple of days later asking me to confirm my reservation which I did. Arrived 6.30 and was told no booth available as a party were eating there ! Not happy to say the least. I asked why they didn't put a sign on the table to say `reserved for 6.30 ` that's what most places do, the response was really sorry that's what we should have done we will let you know when they vacate. We all squashed into a table at the back which was exactly what we didn't want. waitress offered a free round of drinks which we accepted.We said in the booking we would only need booth until 7.45 as had dinner reservations at 8pm. Waitress came over at 7.40 and said booth free now. Shame such a simple thing like putting the reserved sign on the table wasn't done.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 September 2017

Dirty table when we sat to have meal. Needed to ask waitress to clean as still had not been cleaned when menus were given. Lovely starters but terrible main courses. Chicken parmo was tasteless and the fish cake was nowhere near a fish cake just dish covered in cheese. We both left main courses couldn't eat them

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Visited On Saturday, 30 September 2017

Amazing food and great choice of drinks - service at times was slow, not often asked for more drinks etc - had to go to the bar to pay

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Visited On Wednesday, 27 September 2017

We were there midweek so it was pretty quiet but I'd imagine there'd be a better atmosphere when it is busier. The girl who served us was very pleasant and helpful.

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Visited On Sunday, 24 September 2017

Lovely Sunday lunch as always! Many thanks.

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Visited On Friday, 22 September 2017

Enjoyed background music when eating but volume then turned up so we couldn't hear ourselves speak. RumBaBa sent back - dry as a bone, no rum flavour. Sponge should be soaked and moist!! Food nothing to write home about and prices quite steep for what we had. Quirky place shame about the food.

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Visited On Friday, 22 September 2017

Great atmosphere. Suits all age groups.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 September 2017

Ate at the restaurant for the first time on Sunday 17th for Sunday lunch. Very impressed, food was of a high standard. Service was very good and the dining area had a nice, quite quiet atmosphere. All in all very impressed and will be returning soon.

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Visited On Monday, 11 September 2017

Came here for an anniversary, Staff were really friendly and helpful, food and cocktails were amazing!! Really good value for money, would definitely recommend Colonel Porters and will definitely return

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Visited On Sunday, 10 September 2017

Excellent Sunday lunch in relaxing surroundings - Great service!

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Visited On Sunday, 10 September 2017

Fantastic place, last minute reservation as we weren't aware the kitchen closed at 6pm. Food was excellent, we arrived mid change of staff but overall very good and we will definitely return.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 September 2017

Tables in lounge are too small for food

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Visited On Saturday, 02 September 2017

Good night out, Great service, food And drink !! Thanks for making my Wife's Birthday special.

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Absolutely adored the beef pinwheel and even though I'm not normally a rum fan, I loved the Hemingway cocktail! Would definitely come back

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Visited On Saturday, 26 August 2017

The staff were fantastic, very friendly and professional. Lovely new venue.

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Visited On Monday, 28 August 2017

Need more rum babas. Rang early to ensure there would be enough for all the guests but there was only one by the time dessert was served. It's so delicious, we all want to try it.

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Visited On Sunday, 27 August 2017

Great venue, really enjoyed it, only had drinks but would like to try food another time. The only thing that didn't fit with the ambience was the music but I guess that would be difficult given the style/decor, would happily visit again.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 August 2017

Lovely food and great friendly service in this quirky bar/lounge

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Visited On Saturday, 26 August 2017

Really quirky decor, which was my reason for choosing it. We got a nice comfy corner, where I'd have happily stayed most of the night. Food was nice and service was very good. I was surprised how small the bill was. I'm not a fan of the herd them, herd them out type of dining, so although there was a suggestion to vacate the table after an hour on the reservation email, no one seemed in a hurry for us to leave, which was a bonus. If it had been quieter I'd go again but music was way too loud for us. Younger customers probably won't care about that, but we are a couple in our 50s and prefer not to yell at each while we eat. Fun though.

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Visited On Thursday, 24 August 2017

Amazing place friendly staff and good value. Will definitely return and hope to try the rheum baba next time!!

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Food was great. The building is lovely. Service was friendly but a bit odd. Bottle of wine out on table and not opened or poured. And our plates were taken mid-bite. Felt strange to have plates taken when both obviously eating! Are you running low on plates and cutlery?!

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