Review on The Broad Chare
The Broad Chare is the latest venture from restaurateur Terry Laybourne's company, the 21 Hospitality Group, set on Newcastle's Quayside it has been developed in partnership with the adjoining Live Theatre complex where his Italian restaurant Caffè Vivo is located. This traditional city pub is housed over two floors, the ground floor is where you can have a quiet drink or bar snack, while the full menu is available upstairs in the dining room, with its stripped wood floors, leather banquettes set against simply laid solid wood tables and chairs.
Heading the kitchen is Chris Eagle who joined the group as an apprentice in 2002 and was previously the sous chef at Laybourne's popular Cafe 21. The menu features typical hearty British pub classics, such as fish pie or steak and chips together with nostalgia ruling when it comes to desserts. House ales are supplied by Wylam Brewery including their own-label brew, 'The Writers Block', a tasty dry-hopped pale ale, together with regularly changing guest beers. There is short wine list with 12 wines offered by the glass and a quirky collection of whiskies.
Gastro pub / British
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 2.30pm (5.00pm Sun)
Dinner: 5.30 - 10.00pm Mon-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card, American Express