MonumentThe Botanist



Grey Street, close to the City Centre and near to Eldon Square shopping centre.

Metro - Monument
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Monday - Saturday 12pm - late, Sunday 12pm - late.
Telephone: 0191 2302306
Fax: 0191 2302307
Bookings: Book online

Beers: Drinks menu
Asahi, Camden Pale Ale, Amstel, Stella Artois, Peroni, Beavertown Neck oil and Guinness Cold on tap.

Orchard Pig cider also on offer.
An extensive selection of bottled beers, wines, gins, cocktails, champagne cocktails, shooters and pitchers available.
Newcastle gin served.

Meals: Food menu   Set menu   Kids menu   Sunday Lunch menu   Kids Sunday Lunch menu   Book a Table
Food is served Monday - Thursday 4pm - 9pm, Friday & Saturday 12pm - 9pm, Sunday 12pm - 6pm.
Meals include:

Main Food menu with:
bar snacks £4.25 - £21.00.
small plates £6.50 - £22.00.
mains £12.00 - £18.00.
steaks £24.00 - £25.00.
sandwiches £10.00 - £13.00 (add thick cut chips or french fries £3.75).
sides £3.75 - £6.00.

Desserts £6.00 - £8.50, assiette of desserts £13.00.

Children's menu £6.50, desserts £3.00 - £3.75.

Sunday Lunch noon - 6pm with 2 courses £22.00, three courses £27.00.

Teas & coffees from £1.80 - £2.95.

Special Deals:
Set menu Monday - Friday from 12pm - 9pm with 2 courses £21.00 or 3 courses £26.00.
Sunday set menu with 2 courses £22.00 or 3 courses £27.00.
Happy hour on selected drinks from Sunday - Friday 4pm - 9pm (excluding Bank Holidays).
Buy 2 glasses of wine & get rest of bottle free special offer.
2 cocktails for £10.00 during happy hour.

Live Sports: none shown here.

Music: There is regular music on play at most times with a DJ on certain nights.

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Large bar cafe from the Vaulkhard group chain that was formerly known as the Metropolitan restaurant.

The bar has a terrace area at the front and an open plan kitchen.

The place is very stylish throughout with an impressive frontage of large glass doors that lead through to the main bar area.

The bar is split on two levels and is very bright and airy with large windows to the front.

The lower level has a long bar and wooden floor with chandeliers and large drop down shades by the windows.

The decor is a nice mixture of pastel colours and the bar has a spacious feel with an expanse of mirrors on one side.

There is plenty of seating throughout with a raised area to the right of the bar containing tables and chairs, that is mainly used by diners.

To the left there is a more comfortable seating area with leather armchairs and wooden tables.

There is also plenty of standing room throughout. The bar has a very high ceiling and there are two tall pillars in the centre.

The upper mezanine level which overlooks the lower level is accessed by stairs on the left hand side of the bar.

This area has a small bar at one end. There is further seating in this area that is also used to host functions and parties.

There is regular music on play at most times with a DJ on certain nights. The bar attracts a mixed crowd of business people and more upmarket clientele.

It also attracts those stopping off on there way to the Quayside. There is a nice comfortable atmosphere with subdued lighting in the evening.

It is busy at most times of the day and the interesting menu attracts a steady crowd. The bar is fully air conditioned throughout.

There is a small outside terrace area to front and beer garden to the rear which has waiter service and has metallic tables and chairs. This area has also some heated lamps that are used at certain times.

Disabled access is very good to the main bar with a designated disabled toilet on the lower level. It is more difficult to the upstairs bar.

There is toilets on the lower level as well as downstairs. The toilets are very smart and clean.

Other Vaulkhard group bars:
Barluga Gosforth
Bealim House
Bee Hive
Bob Trollop
The Bridge Tavern
The Mushroom
Offshore 44
Red House
The Town Wall

Price: Moderate.