In The Press
"Peace and Loaf makes eating out an adventure. But that doesn’t mean it is not serious about serving good food."
—Jay Rayner, The Observer
Despite opening less than three years ago, Peace and Loaf have already gained critical acclaim from high places as well as continuing its role in the community.
Ambitious, complex and attractively presented dished.
One of the must try Sunday lunches in town, worth every penny.
Thoroughly recommended, exceptional cooking and unbeatable service.
Makes eating out an adventure, serious about serving good food.
Very clever food, expertly cooked.
Creative flair meets culinary genius, still talking about this place days afterwards.
Food with a meticulous level of detail and a genuine, passionate enthusiasm for cooking.
Few in the area come close to rating as highly as Peace and Loaf.
Peace and Loaf display a lightness of touch not so much in the flavours, which are big and serious, but in the ideas.
4.5/5 average rating from over 700 reviews
Secret Diner, The Journal
“Confident fine dining from Dave Coulson’s Peace & Loaf, bringing imagination and flair to Jesmond.”Read more
Elise Rana, Accent Magazine
“This is food that invites interaction, with a meticulous level of detail that shows not just mastery of haute cuisine technique but a genuine, passionate enthusiasm for cooking and how it can be approached.”
Katy Wheeler, Sunderland Echo
“Creative flare meets culinary gems at this new restaurant. Still talking about this place days afterwards, testament that it’s worth a trip to the Toon.”Read more
Jay Rayner, The Observer
“Peace and Loaf makes eating out an adventure. But that doesn’t mean it is not serious about serving good food. Impressive value for cooking of such wit.”Read more
“MasterChef rivals pick up prestigious national honours.”Read more
“Quality fare really knocked me for six.”Read more
“Headed up by MasterChef: The Professionals 2010 finalist, Dave Coulson, Michelin-accredited restaurant Peace & Loaf bring you a unique twist on traditional, British cuisine.”Read more
“Chef Dave Coulson recently spent a night working at The People’s Kitchen, helping their volunteer cooks prepare, cook and serve homeless, disadvantaged and vulnerable who turn to the kitchen for help. Dave shares his recipes.”Read more
La Di Da Magazine
“The most wonderful texture and flavours combine to create something really quite exquisite. The result is utter perfection.”Read more
The Evening Chronicle
“Top chef takes fine dining to the streets for the homeless.”Read more
“Peace & Loaf displays an admirable lightness of touch, not so much in the flavours, which are big and serious, but in the ideas.”Read more
News Post Leader
“Peace & Loaf’s Rob Elat cooks up top regional chef honour.”Read more
Chloe Holmes, North East Times
“I wouldn’t dare try to recreate the magic that is conjured up in the Peace and Loaf kitchen. Some things are best left to the masters.”Read more
4.5/5 overall rating (over 1,000 reviews)
“Refreshing to eat at a restaurant serving such excellent food in a completely unpretentious environment.”Read more
“One of Dave’s favourite off-duty treats, along with traditional roast lamb with all the trimmings.”Read more