2011 Celebrations: Cafe 21 and Hotel Du Vin

Happy New Year all!

For the end of 2010, and start of 2011, me and the boy booked a posh night out in Newcastle: dinner at Cafe 21, followed by MANY drinks and a stay at the absolutely fabulous, Hotel Du Vin on Newcastle’s Quayside.

Neither of us had stayed in Hotel Du Vin before, and as it is a bit further up the Quayside than most people usually venture, we weren’t sure how busy it would be. 

The hotel itself is set in the industrial bit of the Quayside; I absolutely loved the setting! It has views over an old ship building yard and some of Newcastle’s architectural gems can be seen from this end of the Quayside – beautiful Victorian buildings which aren’t often seen!

After our meal, we ventured back to the hotel bar for a couple of drinks and it was VERY busy – alot of people were waiting to go into the bistro for their New Year’s Eve meal. The menu looked lovely but as we booked quite late, the restaurant was fully booked.

Here are some photos I took of our room, the grounds and surroundings of Hotel Du Vin, Newcastle.

How did everybody else celebrate New Year?


  1. 2nd January 2011 / 7:23 pm

    Aw photos look lovely, I've always like the look of that Hotel, sounds like you had a fab new year !

  2. 2nd January 2011 / 7:34 pm

    Aw thanks we did, it was amazing! Great start to a good year hopefully. Think they do special deals at certain times of year, so it's definitely worth a visit!


  3. 2nd January 2011 / 8:23 pm

    I really like Hotel du Vin but I've never stayed in one, and you can't go wrong with Cafe 21! Sounds like a lovely NYE, we stayed in with Champagne cocktails and watched fireworks outside our apartment at midnight.

  4. 2nd January 2011 / 9:17 pm

    Becky, ooh sounds lovely! Cafe 21 is one of my fave restaurants in Newcastle – went there for my graduation meal as well, their food is divine! x

  5. 5th January 2011 / 11:30 pm

    Ahh I love Cafe 21! Such delicious food.

    Looks like you had a perfect New Year 🙂

    Katie xox

  6. 12th January 2011 / 3:32 pm

    it was a lush new year Katie! Really want to go to Cafe 21, their food is so damn good.


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