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  • Lovely restaurant my favourite place to eat out, staff are unbelievably friendly and the service and food are fab :)

    Chelsie v

  • Lovely restaurant my favourite place to eat out, staff are unbelievably friendly and the service and food are fab :)

    Chelsie v

  • Lovely restaurant my favourite place to eat out, staff are unbelievably friendly and the service and food are fab :)

    Chelsie v

  • Lovely restaurant my favourite place to eat out, staff are unbelievably friendly and the service and food are fab :)

    Chelsie v

  • Great food, great value for money and great staff, especially Jonathan he is great :-)


  • Absolute great night had by myself and my friends..brlliant staff and brilliant food.first experience had by all.and we will be back


  • BIG LUKE'S was amazing! The food was absolutely gorgeous! Recommend this to family and friends! its also GOOD FOR MONEY! thanks BIG LUKE'S you've made me happy


  • brilliant staff and brilliant food,,cannot beat big lukes..out of this world

    martin pringle

  • Absolutely beautiful food service. Staff could not have been more help full; food is divine. Best food In metro centre, I would highly recommend eating here :) xx


  • Love this place lovely food at great price friendly staff come here every time I come to the metro centre.


  • Loved the new larger sized restaurant and the new lower price for the same quality food and bottomless soft drinks. 1 of the best eating places in the Metrocenter.

    Paul Minchella

  • We like the big spacious restaurant. We have a son who is 6 with autism and the staff always make him feel welcome and are friendly towards him. He said his favourite is the sausage and beans. He always likes to come and the staff make it a pleasurable experience. Thank you x

    julie cole

  • This restaurant is the best place I have ever been! I would choose this over any other all you can eat place. This is because it has huge range of food to choose from for both vegiterians and meat eaters.

    nico mcconville

  • The food is superb! Excellent quality and great value! Everytime my partner and I visit the metrocentre we cant resist visiting big lukes! Definately our favourite place to eat. We love the variety of different tasty foods and the staff are so friendly and they always have a warm smile on their faces which we love. We will sure be visting big lukes again very soon!!

    Naomi Millington

  • I went to buffet king one month it it was nice but then went to Big lukes beginning of this month and it was much nicer and had more choice defintly go next month cannet wait

    sean little

  • lovely food lovely atmosphere would regularly visit

    helen avey

  • I loved my trip to Big Lukes I went with my older sister Siannon and my younger sister Alex we had a really nice time My favourite meal would have to be the chicken legs.The only downside was the queue - but it was worth the wait, it must have been busy because the food is so nice :)

    Maddison Amos

  • Despite the busy Christmas period, the staff at Big Lukes in The Metro Centre greeted us warmly and made time to welcome us. It was our first visit and we were very impressed. The food was very good, particuarly the Big Lukes coleslaw. 5 stars!

    Tracy Stevens

  • My favourite meal is the healthy meals.

    amanda conway

  • Having enjoyed the experience so much last time, I was a little worried that the 2nd time wouldnt live up to my memory of it - but not the slightest chance of that happening! I took my brother and sister-in-law this time, and we had a memorable meal for my brothers birthday.

    David, Heaton

  • Big Lukes is a lovely restaurant with good service, high quality food and happy to serve you. I found some of the food lacking in seasoning but that is probably my scottish pallete! overall very nice for that special occasion

    Jon Kirkbride

  • We had lunch there with our teenage daughters. The whole experience was excellent, from the outstanding service to every detail of the food on offer. We will certainly return in the near future.


  • Good job, keep up the excellent standards!

    mark harford

  • Went last Friday to try out the family meal deal and it was brilliant. The kids got to choose all their favourites and get unlimited refills while we attacked the buffet (the cajun chicken was to die for!). cant wait to go back again, would recommend for a cheap family meal.

    Sarah from Tynemouth

  • I went to big lukes its good and i eat all i can and i had pizza and chips. go it is cool


  • Big Lukes is fabulous value for money. A brilliant varied menu and friendly staff. I eat there nearly every day instead of having to cook at home!

    Joe Eldridge

  • I thought the food was really nice although the chicken was rather strong, at one point the music was to loud and at other times it was to quiet, either way me and my sisters stuffed our selves silly and didnt have tea until much later on! I really enjoyed it! 4 stars

    Maddison Amos

  • All staff very friendly and looked after us very well. The kids loved making their own burgers! There was something for all of us, especially my wife who insists she is watching her weight so the salad and potatoes were great!

    David McKitterick

  • The staff are so unbelievably helpful and they make me laugh and smile every time I walk into the restaurant. We go often but sometimes always manage to get there when the queues are quite long, but this is never a problem as the staff always keep the queue updated and it always goes down fast! Couldnt ask for better service! As for the food Im completely in love with the chicken! And my kids cant get over the chips, beans and sausages! Apologies about there always being a mess after they hit the ice cream! Complete and utter compliments to the chef.

    Tanya Coors

  • BEST MONEY IVE EVER SPENT! tenner for refillable drinks and more food than you can even begin to imagine and you can have it all! I couldnt believe it im absolutely amazed it was only a tenner. As a student with no money I promise you its value for money :) :)


  • we love going to big lukes food is great and staff very helpfull

    barbara penrose

  • i love big lukes. yuuuuuuum:) i go all thetime yeaaaay and today i love your member of staff emily she is really canny thank you


  • Brilliant


  • i think big lukes is great for all ages , i throughly enjoyed the food me and my family had . i would highly recommend big lukes to anyone x


  • all staff good, food good as always only thing let it down (but its not a problem) is location. But good value and great staff is a must well done.

    brian lambert

  • i always love going into big lukes the staff are always very friendly and the food is amazing. i especially love the beef burgers and the cheese and tomato pizza and the salad bar is also really tasty with the best coleslaw ever. whenever i visit big lukes i am always happy when i leave it has a great atmosphere and is family friendly. would definatey recommend everyone to give it a go you will not be disappointed there is something for everyone.

    gemma wharton

  • Fantastic, cant fault it one bit! staff are always great and the food is excellent quality! 5 stars

    Jimmy, Jesmond

  • Excellent value

    Brian Forrest

  • Love Big Lukes. It is a fab place for a family meal, the menu has something for everyone and it is excellent value for money.

    Caroline Spruce

  • Love going to big lukes I love the potato and leek soup its delicious and the chilli con carni is very nice staff are friendly and food is always topped up only trouble is I eat too much cause the food is so nice




  • I am a regular at big lukes, and often just go to the metro centre for big lukes alone. I normally eat at the restaurant in the yellow mall, it feels more like a restaurant and generally feels more cosy. I love all the food at Big Lukes, my favourite are the onion rings, the burgers and the cajun chicken. I did use to really like the Ribs, however they arnt being served anymore, that is the only negative thing i can say. My friends are all disappointed they are no longer there, so we'd love to see their return. The refillable drinks are great, especially the irn bru, and the excitement of walking up to the buffet for the first time and seeing the foods all liten up, cannot compare to any other food experience. Big lukes is definately my faviroute restaurant and my only self critisicm is... why didn't i find it sooner ? Keep up the good work.

    Josh Grainger

  • Having a family of five makes eating out difficult to say the least. We love to go to the metro centre but face it a 3 course meal is going to set us back best part of £100. When we found Big Lukes many years ago it felt like a lottery win. &amp;amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;gt;&amp;lt;br /&amp;gt;&lt;br /&gt;<br />
    A selection of very nice dishes with a number of healthy options. There are different kinds of food, starter, main course and dessert and a great price. We have two very healthy appetites in our family so they are always pleased with being able to refil their plates. We love Big Lukes always our first choice!

    Paula Murray

  • We couldt believe our luck. A buffet restaurant in the metrocentre that had great food and the nicest staff I have ever met anywhere! Although were from out of the region we will def be back next visit.

    John Spence

  • i think it is an amazing restaurant for familys to spend some quality time together and have a delicious meal, my favourite meal is the steak chips and pepper corn sauce mmm it was lovely much love kayleigh xx

    kayleigh ferguson

  • I came with my husband, daughter and her friend to Big Lukes, we really enjoyed the buffet. The children had a great time as they got as much ice cream as they could eat!


  • My family and i visited big lukes today for my daughters 11th birthday, it&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;#039;s about the 4th time we have been and it was brilliant, my husband and i tried just about everything on the menu, the kids are not big eaters but really enjoyed what they had and the price is excellent, i would just like to suggest that it would be great to maybe have some fruit on the menu or maybe a selection of deserts as an alternative to the ice cream. Looking forward to our next visit soon.

    sandra hennessey

  • This was our first visit to the Metro Centre and consequently the first time that we enjoyed the delights of Big Lukes. The imposing frontage at the end of the Blue Mall, in itself was an attraction but the delights contained within were the true attraction. We waited in a small queue with three parties ahead of us, and within 10-12 minutes I and my family were shown to our table. On entering I looked left to see the array of sumptious offerings available. The quality and temprature of the food was only surpassed by the quantity available. I sampled the Chilli with the obligatory Jalepenos, absolutely magnificent. I also tried the chicken pieces, salad, pork steaks and a little more chilli. I was &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;#039;stuffed&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;#039; by the end of that round, so much so that I had to pass on the ice cream. My wife and daughter agreed that the fayre was very tasty, Lesley particularly loved the baked potatoes, she was delighted at how they melted in her mouth, considering that they are baked in batches they held the flavour beautifully. Value was equally important £30 for food and soft drinks compares favourably with most restaraunts for example we had breakfast in another outlet that morning paying almost £9 for average portions and one drink each. I commend you for quality, quantity and value and will certainly reccomend you to family and friends.

    Malcolm McJimpsey

  • there is such a great variety in the food, and you are able to make so many different meals out of the choices, rather than having random bits of food on a plate.&amp;amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;gt;&amp;lt;br /&amp;gt;&lt;br /&gt;<br />
    the staff are so friendly and were always sure to tip them well. I particularly love the house noodles, and my partner loves the garlic bread, say its the best shes ever had!&amp;amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;gt;&amp;lt;br /&amp;gt;&lt;br /&gt;<br />
    Were very loyal customers, perhaps coming once every 2/3 weeks.&amp;amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;gt;&amp;lt;br /&amp;gt;&lt;br /&gt;<br />
    If we can never decide what food we fancy for a meal, we know we&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;#039;ll always be satisfied with big lukes!

    leanne seed

  • We visited today and received a warm welcome from the staff dspite the restaurant being full with xmas shoppers. There was an excellent range of food, all nice and hot, this was replenished quickly to maintain lots of choice. The only downside was that the toilets were not available, a bit of a pain when you have children!! This was not totally off putting, we would visit again as a family as the buffet offers something for everyone!!! Enjoy.

    Jayne Gun

  • Big Luke&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;#039;s at the Qube in the metrocentre is a great place for all of the family to eat. The friendly welome adds to the experience with a large choice of food which caters for even the fussist family member!! Our favourite dishes have to be either the chilli or the mild chicken curry which the kids love. Or if your watching your waistline the salad bar has some lovely dishes which are a nice alternative to the hot plate!! Look out for the creamy potatoes.


  • We enjoyed a lovely lunch at Big Lukes favourite dishes were the cantonese chicken and the chilli but the soup was delicious and the bread rolls lovely and fresh. All the staff were very helpful but not intrusive and all the dishes were available to all as they were fllled up regularly. We would definitely recommend Big Lukes to others

    Mary Edwards

  • I enjoy Big Lukes for the extensive range of good yet simple food. It is great just being able to pick and choose different bits. Add unlimited drinks to your meal and its a fantastic deal.

    Rachel Jackson

  • As a treat and welcome change we went to Big Lukes (in the yellow mall) the other night - WOW !!!!!!&amp;amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;gt;&amp;lt;br /&amp;gt;&lt;br /&gt;<br />
    The steak was perfectly cooked - even fussy husband and son ate it and loved it.&amp;amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;gt;&amp;lt;br /&amp;gt;&lt;br /&gt;<br />
    The manageress was brilliant, my husband got Iron Brew and sat down with it and before he even took a drink she whipped it away and brought a fresh one as it wasnt strong enough&amp;amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;gt;&amp;lt;br /&amp;gt;&lt;br /&gt;<br />
    Nothing seemed to be too much bother and the food was all fantastic.&amp;amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;gt;&amp;lt;br /&amp;gt;&lt;br /&gt;<br />
    The only negative was lack of desserts - some of us don;t like ice cream.&amp;amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;amp;gt;&amp;amp;lt;br /&amp;amp;gt;&amp;lt;br /&amp;gt;&lt;br /&gt;<br />
    All in all I would recomend a visit to Big Lukes to anyone.

    Michelle Watson

  • My family often go to the restaurant in the blue mall. The staff are always very helpful to me and my family, service with a smile.

    Gordon Wright

  • Really enjoyed our meal at Big Lukes in the Metrocentre, found the staff to be really helpful and friendly. We are both students, and found the value for money to be unbelievable, we now visit Big Lukes regularly, as a treat to ourselves! Thank you for such an enjoyable experience :)

    Catherine Schofield

  • Visited Big Lukes in the blue mall today, great value for money, my other half and myself each had a belly busting buffet of the most amazing food. The chilli is to die for, salad bar packed will beatifully fresh salad, after a couple of rather full plates we topped it off with a nice portion of creamy ice-cream with butterscotch sauce and hundreds and thousands. A fantastic meal, great surroundings, friendly helpful staff. Highly recommended!! Thanks guys for a great experience!

    Deb b

  • I go to big lukes every time i get the opportunity. the service at both restaurants are impeccable and the food is excellent. the food is always laid out so that it is easy to reach, easy to see and easy to choose from and with such a wide range of different types; Big Lukes has food to satisfy any person. I would recommend big lukes to all who enjoy good cooking and fast service!

    Jamie Brannen

  • The Qube restaurant really impressed with Sam who exceeds customers expectations without the fake attitude. Tables cleared quickly and checks carried out despite a busy Saterday and food was as good as always. Hugh from Close House hotel and Golf.

    Hugh Beckinsale



  • I just love the taste of the food at Big Lukes and the staff are just amazing - service with a smile (guaranteed!!!). As a matter of fact Im going there next week!!! Big thumbs up from me. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who loves food to be honest!!!

    louise savage

  • I love it because all the staff are nice to you and the food well I give it 100/100! I cant chose what my favourite meal is because I love them all! All of the tables are clean and so is the floor and walls. It is so nice at Big Lukes I what to go there every day! Well everything is the best for food I haven&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;#039;t tried all the food but I thing they are amazing! The smell and look and most of all the taste of the food is mouth watering! I think how the staff treat us like family members -very good- is great and makes everyone what to come back (and the food of course)! (age 9)

    Olivia Frame

  • I love Big Lukes. All of the staff are friendly and make each visit very enjoyable. My favourite meal is the classic Chilli, tuna pasta and the chicken curry, with all the extras, finished off with some whipped ice cream. I cant go for a trip to the metro centre without a trip to Big Lukes too. Great food at excellent value. Thanks big Lukes :)

    David Hamilton

  • Great buffet! In my opinion Big Lukes went through a period last year where the quality seemed to go down, but now it&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;#039;s well back to it&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;#039;s best! Juicy, tasty food, great atmosphere, friendly staff - what more could you want for a tenner! As the terminator said: I&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;#039;ll be back... :D

    J.W. Pepper

  • I recently went to big lukes prime for the first time, I enjoyed all of the food except from my steak, it was a little bit rare for my taste but overall it was a good meal and will definitely return in the future :)


  • Can&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;#039;t get enough of this place.Great food, friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere.You couldn&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;#039;t ask for more.


  • Nice variety of delicious food, good vaule for money


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Our restaurant

Big Luke's was the first ever ‘all you can eat’ buffet in Newcastle. When Big Luke's opened in 1990 it proved to be an immediate recipe for success. By offering great value quality food for friends and family, Big Luke's pioneered the way for a new fun and friendly eating experience.

Originally in Bath Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne we moved to the popular MetroCentre's Blue Quadrant in 1998 bringing the fabulous quality and value recipe to the MetroCentre.

Inspired again by our popularity we opened in the Mediterranean village in 2003. The Med village was renamed 'The Studio' in 2004 but has now been renamed back to the Med Village after customer confusion! Big Luke's are the only 'All you can eat' restaurants within the MetroCentre.

We feel MetroCentre customers genuinely appreciate our efforts at keeping our prices friendly and the quality of our food so high. Both restaurants are located ideally to enjoy a well deserved break, during a hard day of shopping or a leisure trip to the cinema, bowling or any of the other great treats the MetroCentre has on offer.



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Opening times

Monday 11:15am
Tuesday 11:15am
Wednesday 11:15am
Thursday 11:15am
Friday 11:15am
Saturday 11:15am
Sunday 11:15am
Bank holidays 11:15am

How to find us

Big Lukes World Buffet, Ground floor Yellow Mall (by the cinemas), Metrocentre, NE11 9XY


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House Rules

At Big Lukes we take pride in what we do. We use locally sourced suppliers and they supply us with the finest ingredients. We cook all our food fresh in the restaurant every day which means we cook you the best quality food every day. Because we make our very best efforts to give you the very best of everything, we ask in return that you take a glance at our House Rules as there’s a few things we thought you should know:

  • Please note that during busy times you have your table for one and a half hours.
  • Everyone in your dining party must be an eating paying customer, even for those not eating they will still be charged the current appropriate price for the buffet.
  • We gently remind you that children are not to stand or dance on any of the chairs or booths.
  • If you have little ones in your dining party please don’t let them go to the buffet alone as it’s a dangerous place for little fingers and curious minds.
  • Please refrain from taking any of our food or drink outside of the restaurant. Also no food or drink purchased outside the restaurant will be allowed on the premises (except for baby food).
  • If we have a lot of hungry mouths in the restaurant some of our dishes may need topping up more frequently, so try not to get too impatient with the chefs they are cooking as fast as they can.
  • The refillable soft drinks are not for sharing. They are charged by the glass, it is based on how many people are drinking.
  • Any member of staff maintains the right to charge for excessive food waste. We will charge you an extra buffet if we find it to be unnecessary waste.
  • Please make any member of staff aware of any concerns you have throughout your meal and not during payment at the end as there is little that can be done once your meal is finished and this ensures a faster and happier result for you.
  • And finally Big Lukes loves all customers old and new ones. We appreciate all the years of loyal custom and we will always seek your opinion, however, if this opinion is given to us in an abusive or ill mannered attitude, you will not receive the desired outcome, you will just be asked to leave.