Another win for the Quayside containers 🐟
Still a 6/6?
Update: residency ended in early 2018 – currently looking for a permanent home.
You wait YEARS for decent tacos in town, and something like this comes along and blows you away 🌮
Best Italian restaurant in Newcastle 🇮🇹
Another reason to love the Quayside 💕
It’s old news now, but late last year a Michelin star finally returned to Newcastle after a fifteen-year absence. Hooray! Right?
We went down to Hop and Cleaver during it’s opening last week. All things aside, it’s really great to see loads going on down the Quayside. H&C is the latest case of Newcastle going crazy over something which elsewhere has been, everyone has got tired of, and moved on from, but I guess it’s better than another vacant quayside restaurant. The marketing hype train is powerful at the Ladhar leisure group though, so as the heaving launch night proved, people just can’t get enough of this sort of stuff. Serve it on a tray, use more hyperbole on the menu than Jamie Oliver, be just “quirky” enough, win-win, right?
When you have charming little places like Cafe Bistro Buee closing on The Side and being replaced with nasty dirge like “Tasty QFC” – it’s encouraging to see someone making a go of it on the Quayside. A flagship street for Newcastle should be filled with brilliant places to eat, and not just a stag/hen party thoroughfare.
**UPDATE – La Tasca is now completely gone from Newcastle, and Las Iguanas Quayside now sits here**
Last week we were invited to another new menu launch – this time at La Tasca Quayside. “Paella to the People” was an event with La Tasca’s exec. chef Antonio Bennetto showcasing the autumn/winter menu and giving us a bit of a paella masterclass. Admittedly, the last time we ate at La Tasca it was pretty damn disappointing, so we went into this with some trepidation…
"Wine Tastings at the Mal. Headed up by Mal’s Head Sommelier, join us at Café Malmaison on from 7pm for a unique wine experience. This event is all about wine flights. The voyage presents you with a selection of our finest wines and a guided tasting tour conducted by our Sommelier." This week I was kindly invited along to the first of hopefully many of Malmaison’s latest wine tasting events. The format of these sessions is very informal and designed to…
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…