Ranked: Newcastle’s best and worst Eldon Square restaurants according to TripAdvisor reviews

We all know the chains at Eldon Square, but where do the people of Newcastle love the most?

With its wide range of restaurants, Eldon Square is always a hotspot for Geordies craving a meal out.

From fast-food chains to unique culinary experiences and everything in between, there’s something for everyone.

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Given there is so much choice, picking just one of the shopping centre’s restaurants for a meal before heading to the theatre, cinema or out on the Toon can be tricky.

To help you do exactly that, NewcastleWorld casts an eye over every Eldon Square restaurant’s TripAdvisor rating to work out which the people of Newcastle prefer and which are the least popular.

Umai Mi

Rating – 4.5 stars from 538 reviews

4 1/2 stars for food, service and value

Recent review titles – ‘Very pleasant experience’, ‘Amazing boa buns’, ‘Shockingly bad – disappointing after good visits previously’

Bella Italia

Rating – 4.5 stars from 517 reviews

4 1/2 stars for food, service, value and atmosphere

Recent review titles – ‘Appaling service and attitude’, ‘Really friendly’, ‘Lovely food, great service’

The Real Greek

Rating – 4.5 stars from 17 reviews

Not enough ratings for breakdown

Recent review titles – ‘Disappointed’, ‘Fab, fab, fab’, ‘Lovely staff, poor food’

The Exchange

Rating – 4.5 stars from 10 reviews

Not enough ratings for breakdown

Recent review titles – ‘Quite happy’, ‘Top service’, ‘Amazing place’

ASK Italian

ASK Italian (Image: Adobe Stock)

Rating – 4 stars from 375 reviews

4 1/2 stars for food, 4 stars for service and value

Recent review titles – ‘Best experience ever’, ‘Terrible’, ‘Nice family meal – great service’

Wagamama

Rating – 4 stars from 500 reviews

4 1/2 stars for food and service, 4 stars for value and 3 1/2 stars for atmosphere

Recent review titles – ‘Jeff is so good!’, ‘Improvements needed’, ‘Not quite what we expected’

The Alchemist

The Alchemist (Image: Adobe Stock)

Rating – 4 stars from 723 reviews

4 1/2 stars for service, 4 for food, 3 for value

Recent review titles – ‘Great service’, ‘Food/cocktails’, ‘Great fun at cocktail masterclass’

TGI Friday’s

Rating – 4 stars from 726 reviews

4 stars for service and atmosphere, 3 1/2 for food and value

Recent review titles – ‘Great experience’, ‘Amazing service by Mia’, ‘Martha the waitress’

Chiquito

Rating – 4 stars from 466 reviews

4 stars for food and service, 3 1/2 for value

Recent review titles – ‘Excellent staff’, ‘Great visit’, ‘Fantastic pre-football meal’

Chaophraya

Rating – 4 stars from 798 reviews

4 stars for food and service, 3 1/2 stars for value

Recent review titles – ‘Fabulous’, ‘Brilliant’, ‘Wow’

Smashburger

Rating – 4 stars from 195 reviews

4 stars for service and food, 3 1/2 for value

Recent review titles – ‘Great veggie burger’, ‘Oustanding’, ‘Best chicken burgers and milkshakes’

Nando’s

Rating – 3 1/2 stars from 192 reviews

4 stars for food and service, 3 1/2 for value and atmosphere

Recent review titles – ‘Wonderful experience, thank you’, ‘Average food & very dirty toilets’, ‘Wowza’

Pizza Express

Pizza Express (Image: Adobe Stock)

3 1/2 stars from 144 reviews

4 stars for food, 3 1/2 for service, value and atmosphere

Recent review titles – ‘Friendly’, ‘Amazing lunch’, ‘Excellent service’

Crepeaffaire

Rating – 3 1/2 stars from 97 reviews

4 stars for service, 3 1/2 for food and value

Recent review titles – ‘Fab crepes’, ‘Awful experience’, ‘Don’t order on the app, awful experience’

WORST: Frankie & Benny’s

Rating – 3 1/2 stars from 203 reviews

4 stars for service, 3 for food and value

Recent review titles – ‘Excellent staff’, ‘Breakfast’, ‘Bland food’

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