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Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Byker Vista/Cafe/Newcastle

We were visiting The Biscuit Factory, a fabulous Art Gallery in Newcastle. Situated on Stobbart Street in Newcastle Upon Tyne, the Gallery itself is worth a trip out - some fabulous exhibits.

Easy street parking around the building, we went on a Saturday afternoon and had no problem finding a place to park.

Within the Gallery is a cute little eatery called "Byker Vista Cafe", you would be forgiven for thinking it was just 'another cafe', but you would be mistaken, the food is magnificent !
There is also an eatery on the side of the Gallery called "The Brasserie Back Door", but the one we are blogging about now is actually IN the Gallery, up the stairs and to the back/right of the building.

We wandered in, and were glanced at by a member of Staff, but ignored. We weren't sure if you had to wait to be seated or just find yourself a seat, so after a few minutes of not being approached we wandered off to find our own seats.

The Cafe was beautifully set with cracked glass tables and pieces of art ceramics to hold the sugar. Large windows with a great view across the top of the nearby buildings.

A fabulous menu, someone had definately put a lot of thought into it and I was pleased to see a good varied selection of Vegetarian food on offer.

I chose: AUBERGINE & WALNUT BAKE - Chargrilled aubergine slices, butternut squash and walnut on a rich tomato sauce topped with a Gryère cheese and sage crumb. Served with house salad.

It was one of the nicest meals I have had in a long time, in fact I was dissapointed when I had finished it, I wanted to lick the plate :) Beautifully presented.

Hubby was chuffed to bits to find "Eggy Bread" on the specials board, you could choose to have it with two toppings, so he had ham and cheese. Again, beautifully presented, and totally delicious.

Some lovely drinks on offer too, and they offer a fabulous array of different teas.
The bill, not including a tip, was just under £16, for two meals, one large wine, and one posh orange and ginger drink.
Will definately go back, and highly recommend you pop in to try if in the area. In fact make a special trip as the Gallery is fabulous.
Website with all the details, including opening times, is...

Let me know if you go.

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