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Harissa

31-33 Starbeck Avenue | Sandyford, South Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1RJ, England
+44 191 261 5501
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Overview
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“flatbread” (14 reviews)
“monkfish” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
31-33 Starbeck Avenue | Sandyford, South Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1RJ, England
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1 - 10 of 136 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was comfortably one of my favourite meals out since moving up to Newcastle 4 years ago! Every element of the mixed “mezze” starter was delicious, the wine was lovely and the lamb shawarma heavenly!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for brunch and really enjoyed the smoked salmon on sourdough. However, 4 of us dined with 2 taste cards and 2 of my friends in the party ordered sweet items after. The taste card t&c specifies that it is 241 on all courses offered....More

Thank _-rachella-_1
Nick S, General Manager at Harissa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi _rachella_1, Thank you for visiting Harissa Kitchen and it is great to hear that you enjoyed our food. Our apologies for any confusion caused and thank you for the comments you provided. It is disappointing to hear that you were left dissatisfied with the...More

Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

You really must try this place!! We arrived for brunch one Saturday morning and couldn’t believe our luck at finding such an amazing place. We liked the sound of everything on the menu but eventually went with roasted cauliflower, hummus and flat bread, a breakfast...More

Thank 11Lexi11
Nick S, General Manager at Harissa, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi 11Lexi11, Thank you so much for leaving this review! It is brilliant to hear that you enjoyed the food so much. We have some new brunch and evening menu dishes coming on over the next few weeks so it would be wonderful if you...More

Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

This is a great neighbourhood restaurant, good prices, nice wine, and an interesting menu. Good for vegetarians. The decor and atmosphere worked really well. Good place for sharing multiple dishes.More

Thank SH83
Nick S, General Manager at Harissa, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi SH83, Many thanks for reviewing your visit to Harissa Kitchen. It is always pleasing to hear that we are providing high standards for our customers in all areas. Our team strives to provide great food and service on a consistent level. We really appreciate...More

Reviewed 25 April 2018

Not what I was expecting but after being suggested by some friends, who raved about it I had to give it a try. You can order lots of smaller dishes to share or go for your own main. We shared and it was lovely -...More

Thank Harry A
Nick S, General Manager at Harissa, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Harry, Thank you so much for giving us a 5 star review. It is excellent to hear that we were recommended to you by friends. Thank you for your kind comments on the food and atmosphere. I will pass your feedback onto the team...More

Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

We were visiting Newcastle and came across Harissa by luck. We had a very tasty vegetarian sharing platter followed by fresh mint tea and were delighted by both the food and the friendly service. Thoroughly recommended!

Thank John M
Nick S, General Manager at Harissa, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi John, Thank you very much for your review of Harissa Kitchen. We really appreciate the feedback and your recommendation. It means a lot to our team. Thanks again.

Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Very busy when we arrived Sunday at 12.30... families having brunch. Warm efficient welcome. Pleasant cool decor. The menu is small but we were all three delighted by the food. Mixed mezze starters with homemade flat bread . My fatoush was the best I've ever...More

Thank Patrick B
Nick S, General Manager at Harissa, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hello Patrick, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your visit to Harissa Kitchen. Reading reviews like this makes all the hard work worthwhile! Great to hear that you loved the food, drinks and service. Thank you for your kind recommendation and...More

Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Harissa is a great find in Sandyford, not really what you expect to discover in student streets. We’ll definitely be back to enjoy the Mediterranean style food again. It was very busy for a Saturday night, but service was still good.More

Thank Charlotte M
Nick S, General Manager at Harissa, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Hi Charlotte M, Thank you so much for reviewing your visit to Harissa Kitchen. I am really pleased to hear that you enjoyed it and that you are planning another visit. Generally Saturdays are very busy for us but our team works hard to maintain...More

Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Been meaning to visit here for some time and finally had the chance. The decor is raw and bright, if the sun was shining you would think you were abroad. Very comfortable atmosphere. Staff are extremely welcoming, service with a smile throughout. Unique selection of...More

Thank M P
Nick S, General Manager at Harissa, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Hi, Many thanks indeed for taking the time to write such glowing feedback of our restaurant! It means so much to the team to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your experience from the decor to food, service and house beers. Our staff work...More

Reviewed 25 March 2018

After reading so many good reviews, I decided to try this restaurant. They have very great food options and reasonable prices. Would definitely go again !!!!

Thank Thuyng90
Nick S, General Manager at Harissa, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Hi Thuyng90, Thank you very much for such a nice review of Harissa! Great to hear you found the food to be good value. We hope to see you in the near future!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 27
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31-33 Starbeck Avenue | Sandyford, South Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1RJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: +44 191 261 5501
Description
Serving fresh, tasty and colourful food from all corners of the Mediterranean. Our dishes are seasonal and our ingredients are from some incredible suppliers and producers. We bring you relaxed vibes, sharing dishes and cracking flavours, right in the heart of Sandyford. As a social enterprise, we invest our profits back into the community via our lovely sister organisation, Food Nation.
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