How lovely was the Easter weekend?! It was so nice having all that extra time off work to recharge and to eat copious amounts of chocolate guilt-free!
To be honest, we spent most the weekend eating so I thought I would share a little about the new places I tried out and would definitely recommend, or go to again.
Meet & Treat, Newcastle:
This is a hidden gem tucked away near Chinatown in Newcastle; we only had coffee and cake because we went later in the day and had plans for dinner already, but it was great to go and try somewhere that had been on our list for a little while. They are a Taiwanese Gua Bao & Noodle House and what we could see coming out looked and smelt incredible; even thinking about it makes my mouth water. The atmosphere in there is lovely as well, there are really cute seating areas to hide away and natter as well as bigger tables to suit big groups of friends. We were gutted we didn’t have time to try out what it was really all about but we will certainly be going back.
Duke of Wellington Inn, Northumberland:
In a charmingly quaint Northumberland village called Newton lies this excellent pub with fabulous views of the surrounding countryside. We booked to go hear for Easter Sunday some time ago having heard really good reviews from friends about the roasts and our trip certainly lived up to expectations! The food was really scrummy; we had the three course Sunday lunch menu and every course was delicious, the bonus being that the portions were really generous too! The lamb was very tender, we got mash and roasties, and to top if off the yorkie was huge and comes with all of the roasts (not just beef) – hallelujah!
I also noticed that being Easter Sunday, everyone was so well dressed and in really good spirits. It was so cute and lovely to see so many families out enjoying quality time together, something we missed from not being near ours this year!
Quay Ingredient, Newcastle:
Down at the Quayside, this small coffee house serves utterly delicious food. We went on the Bank Holiday Monday for brunch to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Several people were nursing sore heads from the night before and the weather had taken a turn for the worse, but Quay Ingredient was just what we needed. I had the eggs Montreal which was really good; the quality of the food was excellent in general, and other yummy-looking breakfasts included the breakfast burrito and eggs Benedict. It was a lovely way to end the Easter break and definitely somewhere I would revisit.
Photos are mix of my own, Meet & Treat, The Duke of Wellington Inn & Quay Ingredient.