Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Christmas at the Laundrette, Newcastle

Anyone else beginning to feel like they might be starting to resemble a Christmas pudding? Festive feasting in our house has well and truly begun and with a diary packed with nights out and Christmas meals, I'm fully prepared to get out my stretchy pants!

If there's one place in Newcastle where stretchy pants are always a must it's The Laundrette, famed for its cocktails and carbs it is the perfect place to host your Christmas night out this year - because who cares about overindulging at Christmas time? Luckily all of my friends love cocktails and carbs as much as me so a group of us headed to The Laundrette for a night of fizz and feasting off a fully loaded Christmas menu.

Christmas at the Laundrette, Newcastle

If you're already a little bit bored of the turkey dinners and mince pies then The Laundrette offer something a little different this Christmas with their tasty carb loaded dishes served with plenty of seasonal fun. Here are a few of my recommendations to make your mouth water!

The Small Load Starters start off the merriment and for the ultimate treat I loved the Dough Balls served with a dipping smoked truffle cheese fondue.  I always drown myself in cheese over Christmas and these ticked every box.

Christmas at the Laundrette, Newcastle - Dough Balls

The meat lovers will enjoy the Wild Boar Meatballs in spiced tomato sauce topped with Grana Padano and Fried Sage. Delicious!

Christmas at the Laundrette, Newcastle - Wild Boar Meatballs
Is it really Christmas time if you don't indulge in pizza? I love the pizzas at The Laundrette, they always have such a fantastic variety of toppings unlike anything else you can find in Newcastle.  I loved the Pulled Pork Pizza with Salami, Pepperoni and Caramelised Onion on a BBQ Base with Mozzarella and the star of the show, Pork Crackling.

Christmas at the Laundrette, Newcastle - Pizza

If you wanted to save some room for dessert (always important!) the Prosciutto Wrapped Cod served with Tuscan Bean Broth, Grana Padano and Polenta Chips offers a slightly lighter alternative.

Christmas at the Laundrette, Newcastle - Menu

The highlight of the night for me had to be the massive slab of Salted Tequila Lime Cheesecake with Dark Chocolate Whipped Ganache.  Can you believe the size of it?  Even a professional pudding pundit like me couldn't quite polish it off.  I think I'll have to go back and try it again, I hate that it managed to beat me!

Christmas at the Laundrette, Newcastle - Salted Tequila Lime Cheesecake

My other favourite on the Delicates Desserts menu was the Burnt Caramel Apple and Panko Crumble with Vanilla Ice Cream.  I love crumble in the Winter time and the Laundrette offering is delicious.

Christmas at the Laundrette, Newcastle - Apple Crumble

Of course all of this festive feasting is thirsty work so I happily guzzled a fair few glasses of "Absolut MILF" - Absolut Vodka Mint, Fresh Strawberries and Lychee Syrup, Topped with Apple Juice which has had a bit of a Christmas makeover - I love its little dusting of snow!

Christmas at the Laundrette, Newcastle - Absolut MILF
I rolled out of the Laundrette with my ever growing Santa belly feeling very happy (it's in for a shock in January let me tell you!) and I'm already wondering if I can squeeze in another visit before the festivities are over.

Festive Lunch at the Laundrette offers 2 courses for £23.00 or 3 courses for £25.00 and Festive Dinner is 3 courses for £28.00.  The Laundrette are offering 25% off the Christmas menu on week days for those who pre book and have some freebies for those attending this year's pantomimes or staking at Life. Redeemable Sunday to Thursday until 25 December if you show your same day ice skating or pantomime ticket you'll get a free children's meal or a glass of Prosecco with the purchase of any adults main course dish.

We were treated to a night of complimentary food and cocktails - all opinions are my own. 

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