As if this marks the end of #BlogstaurantWeek. 7 days of some of the best restaurants in Newcastle upon Tyne, I now have to go back to cooking and doing the washing up. For the final day, we headed to The Quayside for food at Pitcher & Piano. Pitcher & Piano is the perfect place to sit and enjoy a refreshing glass of wine or pint of lager on a sunny day. I’ve never actually been for food and I thought Restaurant Week would probably be the perfect time to check it out, as well as their ‘new’ refurb.
Babucho Newcastle is an old favourite for Restaurant Week, I think it’s often a “first choice” for me when it comes around, as it’s quite easy for picky eaters! Tonight, I was joined by my housemate (again, See Wednesday) and my old University Girls. This therefore included One vegetarian, Two not-very-hungry-vegans, then a very ravenous Lucy and Me. We had spent today in two huge teams, having a very competitive game of Laser Tag, we were in dire need of some good grub.
The Gentleman is one of the newer cocktail bars that have cropped up around Newcastle as of recent. This one seems to inject a little bit of class back into Bigg Market. Isn’t Bigg Market coming along nicely now?! The Gentleman is a Cocktail & Live Music Bar. We were lucky enough to be serenaded with music when we were there – lovely!
Paradiso reminds me of those amazing non-chain, family run Italian restaurants that are hidden away and you only know about it – if you know about it.
Well, all that, except its a mix of Mediterranean and Italian and run by Giuseppe and Palmiro to be precise. You will probably find Paradiso through word of mouth rather than advertising campaigns splashed everywhere and voted 12 out of over 1000 places to eat in Newcastle, it must be doing something right.
I have a confession to make. I’ve lived in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne for a long time know, I pride myself with knowing many things about most places. Of course, I knew about Bealim House, I mean, LOOK AT IT, it’s a gin distillery! But, I’ve never actually been (come on though, it’s another new one!), even worse though, I couldn’t work out where it was, then couldn’t for the life of me work out how I’ve missed it! It’s beautiful!