Mon – Thursday 5pm – 12.30am
Friday & Saturday 12pm – 2am
Sunday 12pm till 12am
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
About Colonel Porter's Emporium
Tavern | Botanical garden | Rhum Bar
Tipsy Tea is served Friday - Sunday 12.00 - 18.00
Lovely, quirky surroundings with friendly staff.
We love it here. Lovely and chilled. Couldn't fault the food and the service. Particularly enjoyed the live music.
Lovely surroundings, staff very helpful. Nice bit of live music while enjoying a lovely meal. The crackling was cooked to perfection!
All 6 of us really enjoyed our meal and the complementary Rhum Punch for restaurant week. Great value for money and an excellent atmosphere, and the staff were very pleasant and helpful. Thank you very much and we look forward to dining there again.
We were shown to a table which wasn’t accepable . Luckily another became available. We noticed that same table we left was taking up 4/5 times but with the custom leaving n not having their meal. Thats possibly £150 of custom walking out the door. The table in question is the one next to the entrance of the restaurant . The trout starter was lvly my wife’s Pat’e was just another pat’e. Main meal of beef was delicious. My wife chicken was tasteless . The sweet a lemon tart was lovely. We were shown to our seat n served by a young tall thin lad who never stopped working. Excellent worker who kept topping our drinks when ordered. Rum punch was delicious. Good value for money but wouldn’t like to pay full price for the chicken. . All in all I’d Gv it 6/10. Table situation need looking at. Best of luck for the future n Thankyou Steve Lowthian
Amazing place and delicious food
Great service and tasty food.
Great service, used a discount voucher and it was handled and accepted with no problem at all, food was very good
The seating arrangement was a bit strange, sitting beside each other rather than opposite each other x
We booked for ore dinner birthday drinks at the lounge and had a great time the guy who served us was lovely he really made our night and couldn’t do enough to ensure we had a good time. Drinks were fab especially the apple whisky cocktail brilliant quirky venue loved it
Great setting and lots to look at inside. We arrived on time only to be told we had no booking despite showing the email confirmations. Staff were good but we thought the restaurant was under staffed tbh the staff did a great job but were rushing around and forgot about a wine list for us. I ordered pork but it came without apple sauce as described on menu, portions were large and very very tasty, top marks there. Two of us had beef and we thought that we could have been asked how we like it? Overall very satisfied and would come back.
Very well looked after, great value food for money & the decor is amaze!
Staff were lovely, very helpful
Staff were very helpful in organising our booking. Our afternoon tea and drinks were lovely. The live band playing on our visit were fab and despite the rain outside it was a sunny atmosphere inside. Thanx for a lovely evening
fantastic place will recommend to everyone.
Absolutely amazing staff, amazing food and great atmosphere. Will definitely visit again when we visit Newcastle.
Booked a table for 4pm on a Sunday and did not get to eat so the four of us had to find another restaurant to eat so v disappointed as heard good things. Excuse given was they had run out of food but whilst waiting for table you could see in kitchen which suggested other problems as a bomb site with dishes and pans everywhere
Ended up eating somewhere else as when we arrived to take up our booking, we we're told that you were running an hour late to serving.
We booked for Sunday Lunch for a 75th Birthday and the whole experience was appalling, at the end of the meal we queried why the food was so bad, service awful and were told that the chef had not turned up and the manager was cooking all the dinners. This was deceitful and customers should have been given the option to go elsewhere. Potatoes were cold, meat was dry, vegetables over cooked, the worst Sunday dinner I have ever eaten, we are now seeking back the money we paid for food which we had paid upfront otherwise we would have refused to pay, a ruined meal and made extremely difficult trying to entertain two children in a confined space for 2 and a half hours!
Food service was a little slow, but the atmosphere and the servers (especially the bubbly pink haired one, made us feel very welcome!) were lovely. Looking forward to bring some friends and family soon.
I received an Itison voucher, for two people for a burger, cocktail, fries and kale slaw. I was very impressed with the service, and the range of burgers available on the itison, as on other itison's I have had for restaurants often have a fixed menu with little scope for choice. On informing the staff that my sister, whom I was with, was under sixteen, they were more than accommodating, and the mocktails available were amazing, and again I was truly pleased and amazed at the range on offer with the voucher. I would be very happy to return, with or without another voucher, as the food, choice, interior and cocktails were exemplary, and I would highly recommend the restaurant to friends or family,
Fantastic place! fab food & drinks! & Great staff :)
Arrived early and stood around for 5 minutes to be greeted. Know one approached so we leftvgorvtge Botanist whee a warmer welcome was met Sad because the place looked nice
Lovely atmosphere in fab surroundings. Tipsy tea was great and it was nice that the Chef checked with us that everything was ok. Music a little loud for a 1 o'clock sitting, couldnt just chill out n chat, but it was good music fitting the ambience of the place. Overall a nice experience.
Loved it. The guy who normally works the bar was covering for a sick colleague. He was brilliant and such a lovely person! Only negative.... live music was too loud in the Union Jack room. We had to shout at each other. 😯