Cellar Door 11 Mostly because we sit outside. Fantastic staff, food and wine.
Ask 8 Because there is a great deal of space between the tables but make sure you sit facing the wall, I think it helps.
Palace Green cafe. 7 I think the height of the ceiling detracts from the experience but they do brilliant cake.
Oldfields 6 I find it very noisy.
Chiquitos Lovely and 8 the banquettes help
The Fat Buddha I love this place dearly but on a Saturday night it's very busy of course because the food is wonderful but the floors make the noise bang up at you. 7
The Undercroft at the Cathedral. 5 Very difficult.
The Cloisters at the Cathedral 11 I've only ever had pink fizzy there and it was bliss!
The Garden House 10 Lots of room and on a cold day you get open fires!!
Vennels 5 Because they're so busy!! Great food though. If you sit outside surrounded by other people you might as well stay at home if you're deaf.
Starbucks The County 9 Because you can go into the lounges in the hotel and be quiet and private
Starbucks at Framwellgate Bridge 4 Hell on earth if you can't hear.