Monday 7am – 1.30am
Tuesday 7am – 1.30am
Wednesday 7am – 1.30am
Thursday 7am – 1.30am
Friday 7am – 1.30am
Saturday 8am – 1.30am
Sunday 9am –1.30am
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
About Central Oven & Shaker
A one-stop-shop of wood-fired Neapolitan pizza, cocktails, weekend DJs, craft beer, salads and punch. Whether you're waiting for a train and fancy an afternoon coffee with a dip 'n' dough board, or some late-night slices and a boogie with the gang.
Are you a restaurant or a bar? We had a meal booked for 7:30 and there was already a live DJ. We had to shout at each other to be heard and you could only have a conversation with the person directly opposite you. The restaurant feels like a complete afterthought. The reality is it’s a loud, late night bar that serves pizza. The service was terrible, staff were grumpy. The drinks were made at the same bar as the main bar so we had to wait ages for a our drinks and drinks were regularly forgotten. Doubt any of our party with be returning.
We held our Christmas Party at Central for the second year running - thank you so much to all the team for hosting another fantastic event for us. The food, atmosphere and service was fantastic!
Friendly staff and quick service
Awkward table for a large party with dietary requirements in the busy festive period - dealt with very well!
The service was fast and our server was very helpful. Would highly recommend.
We booked this restaurant for our xmas party and pre ordered our food. The food was lovely when it eventually arrived but sat for almost an hour waiting which was not good given we had a show booked.
Fantastic night for my sister in laws 30th birthday. The music on Saturday was amazing! Lovely meal, great cocktails! Been a few times and will be back!
Terrible service! We arrived and the waiter claimed they did not have a table reserved for us even thought I had confirmation. They then offered us a table in the restaurant area which was fine but then no one came to take the order so we had to ask after waiting 10 minutes. We then ordered drinks and they did not arrive for 20 minutes. Terrible experience we then had to leave as we could not wait any longer as we had a show to attend so we were unable to have drinks which we planned before the show. Ruined the night.
No one to greet us at the door. We had to try and find a member of staff to get our reserved table. Waited for a table to be cleaned. Got our order taken quickly but waited about 35 minutes for our food. Good value on the 2 pizzas for £10 but my husband was disappointed with his. Wouldn’t have paid full price for it.
Service a little slow, I felt they were a little understaffed. Food arrived before all drinks.
Central is my favourite place to go in Newcastle! My only nit pick (and it is small) is that for a place to eat, the music is a bit too loud to hold a comfortable conversation. I know that later on of course it's a bar first, restaurant second, but just having it lowered a touch would make for a more relaxed atmosphere.
Great service, stress free party organising thanks to helpful staff and the ability to add on to the order on the night. Great options for allergies.
Good service and great food, only downside was that the music was a bit too loud
You need to put woo woo cocktails on your 241 menu cos they’re popular but you don’t currently have them on there
A special thank you to Ruth Weaver who helped me put together the reservation, menu, and arrangements for our meal (including vegan options). Ruth was super helpful and communicated regularly with me, making the booking efficient and the event excellent. The PGR's who attended enjoyed the location, food, and atmosphere. Thank you to Ruth and the rest of the team.
Great food, great night!!
The whole group enjoyed our visit
Had a lovely time every time I’ve been for drinks. Reserving a table was easy and the staff member sorting it for me via Facebook was very helpful. Look forward to coming for food!
My favourite restaurant in Newcastle!
Greta night with the girls. Food good and service and atmosphere great.
Table service on our drinks would have made the experience so much better! But we still had a great time!
Think it was bad that I asked mayonnaise then said there was none so said we have garlic mayo so I said yes but then to get unexpectedly charged for it. Wasn't very clear and transparent.
The Cocktails were delicious and the staff who made them highly friendly and knowledgeable. The food was good, but for the price I think there could have been more toppings on the pizzas. The staff however were ver friendly and made us feel very welcome. Great venue and great atmosphere.
My pizza can out cold, then got remade burnt. The waiter was so embarrassed yo serve it, but had fabulous service and manner.