Brasserie, French·

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Average Price
££££ - £50 - £79
Brasserie, French
Cool, Cosy
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Counter dining
Perfect for
Special occasions
Food Hygiene Rating


Ophelia is a friendly, neighbourhood brasserie in Gosforth. Serving the most thoughtful of comfort food, complete with a cellar of low intervention wines, this gem near Newcastle takes inspiration from the team’s love of France, and always delivers a tip top meal for customers in a beautiful, warm setting with timeless decor and cosy lighting.

Ophelia serve snacks to start off each meal. Choose from Poole Bay oysters and oeuf à L’anchois, or the delicious Jésus du Pays-Basque and cornichons. After you’ve kicked back with a delicious glass of wine and some of the snacks, move onto your starters. They include chicken liver pate with Madeira gelee and toasted brioche, along with North Sea squid topped with raspberries and ink sauce. For a rich dish, try the rose veal rump with white wine, parsley and fourme d’Ambert. When it comes to the main course, you’ll always be delighted at Ophelia. Order the Lyonnaise potato pithivier with girolle mushrooms and beurre blanc, or the salt aged duck breast with grilled hispi cabbage, pomme mousseline and blackcurrants for a rich feast.

If you’re a fan of a traditional French bistro style meal, you’ll be pleased to find that the restaurant has a dedicated steak frites menu, whether choosing from the dry aged rump or sirloin, your steak will be served with pomme frites and peppercorn sauce. On the side, try the macaroni au gratin or anchovy and gem lettuce. If you’re at a French restaurant like Ophelia, you mustn’t skip dessert. Try the crème caramel or macerated strawberries with whipped cream for a sweet end to your meal. Or, if you prefer a more savoury end, order the cheeses, like the Délice de Bourgogne, which is a soft ripened triple cream cheese from the Burgundy with soft, airy texture and a buttery, creamy finish.


Do I need to book?

Yes, booking is advised. You can book via the website or by phone.

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6-10 Bowsden Terrace, Newcastle, Tyne & Wear, NE3 1RX

0191 243 5240 0191 243 5240


Opening Times

Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat 12:00-14:30
Sun 12:30-16:00
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu 18:00-23:00
Fri 18:00-23:00
Sat 18:00-23:00
Sun Closed


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