First time at Gorman’s (of Westerhope) fish & chips – very nice.
Truly great pub food.
In the morning, Blagdon farm shop brings out freshly made sausage rolls - still warm, on the counter at the till. It’s not hyperbole when I say these are the best sausage rolls you can get in the North East! Amazing. 89p each. Blagdon Farm Shop NE13 6DA
La Gabbia is now CLOSED – will get a post on replacement, Ernest, ASAP
We visited La Gabbia (NE2 1AP) after getting a recent voucher on Groupon, which I can only hope has boosted this restaurants profile – it’s location is a little out of the way but charming nonetheless.
Lunchtime snack from the aforementioned Sachins in Fenwick’s food hall - onion bhaji (£1.15), vegetable samosa (£1.15), peshwari naan (£1.35). Bhajis are a bit greasy when not reheated but gorgeously spicy all the same.
Ultra-creamy fig ice-cream cone from Doddington dairy hits the spot on a lovely spring day. Check out their stall just outside the Civic Centre - today only!
Update: Oldfields is now closed.
Quick brunch is mostly a hit.
Oldfields (18 Claypath), promises “real British food, simply prepared using the finest, local farm-sourced seasonal produce, at good value”. Having visited on two occasions, I probably can’t argue with that.
First-rate modern Punjabi food.