Simply can’t get enough of this - managed to find the Holy Grail of Doddington ice creams - Newcastle Brown Ale flavour. Spent nearly a year trying to find it somewhere, and Corbridge Larder Morpeth comes up trumps! I had guessed that “dog” would be a bit delicate for ice cream - and this flavour is more like brown ale fudge chunks (can we get this as a standalone product?) - still amazingly creamy and rich though, but double ginger…
The Broad Chare was a late addition to a restaurant week – and one that couldn’t be passed up! Two courses for £10 set menu.
In addition to the Seven Bridges Pop-up Restaurant, we managed to check out some other tasty bits at last weekend’s Bridges Festival:
The Feathers Inn Fentiman’s Ice Cream Float
Malmaison Newcastle recently held an event for North East bloggers to get together and meet with the Malmaison marketing team at their Brasserie on the Quayside (NE1 3DX). I joined fellow locals (below) to find out how the brasserie stacks up…
One of the many interesting features of this weekends Bridges Festival was the “7 Bridges Pop-up Restaurant” on Sunday at Baltic Square. Billed as “an unusual restaurant that ebbs and flows with the strong river tides” I had to check it out!
Believe the hype. Not too much to say about take away fish and chips from Colmans (Ocean Road, South Shields), other than, it was amazing. While £5.90 is the most I’ve ever paid for takeaway fish & chips - it was worth every penny. The portion size emphasizes quality over quantity, and it shows - fresh sustainably sourced and locally caught fish wrapped in super light and crispy batter. Chips with that perfect blend of fluffy inside and crispy outer layer didn’t…
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* Looking for restaurant week August 2013? * …is now bi-annually! Starting next week, 8th - 14th August, visit these top restaurants for a cheap eat. We’d recommend any of these at only £10 each: 2 Courses and a glass of wine at 1OAK1 Course and a glass of wine at Cafe Buee at The Side2 Courses for £10 at Hotel du Vin2 Courses for £10 at Malmaison2 Courses for £10 at Marco Polo2 Courses for £10 at Babucho2 Courses…
Had a late afternoon jaunt to Olive & Bean this week for a quick sandwich - honey roast ham, grilled halloumi cheese and mango chutney granary baguette, with kettle chips and home made coleslaw (£5.99). The sandwiches may be a slightly pricey, but they are very good. Go and check them out on Clayton Street - their cakes are massive and tasty as well!
Curiously devoid of “Flavours”. Flavours Indian Buffet (NE1 5PY). To keep this short and sweet - don’t waste your money (£7.95 evening buffet) on these flavourless, textureless, bizarrely watery curries. For similar prices you can visit tons of places with 3-5-course menus (The Raj, Rupali, etc.). It takes something special for me to leave any trace of curry behind on the plate - this happened five times with their five available curries. Gets one point for passable starters and edible poppadums…
“Jesmond” location inflates prices.
Having been to trendy As You Like It (NE2 1DB) on many (drunken) occasions, we had never ventured to the upstairs restaurant – something that changed recently given a recent Groupon voucher.
A quick peep at some of the food I consumed during this year’s (excellent but very rainy) EAT NewcastleGateshead!
Fenkle Street restaurant at Hotel Indigo to open early next year, reports The Journal. Look forward to seeing what he can offer, and getting a review to you guys in 2012!
Scores much higher than a SIX.
Flying up the glass elevator at the front of the Baltic (NE8 3BA) takes you to one of the highest and greatest views in Newcastle – not a bad place to try some of the best food the city has to offer.