Saturday 5 August 2017

Dinner with the Earl - Climb Grey's Monument Newcastle with The Botanist

One of the best things I've done since moving to Newcastle is definitely climbing Grey's Monument. The 164 stair climb to the top offers fantastic views of the Newcastle skyline and as the building is rarely open to the public seeing the views for yourself is a pretty special moment.

Dinner with the Earl - Climb Grey's Monument, Newcastle with The Botanist

Last Summer I was lucky enough to be able to get myself a ticket and finally ticked the climb off my Geordie bucket list and it's something that I highly recommend everyone does if they get the chance. Unfortunately getting your hands on tickets can be a little tricky, they sell out very fast and the opportunity to get more doesn't come round too often.

So you may be excited to hear that Grey's Monument will be opening again very soon for a one day only special event that is likely to be the hottest ticket in Newcastle.

Climb Grey's Monument, Newcastle with The Botanist
NewcastleGateshead Initiative and The Botanist have teamed up to offer a one day only chance to climb Grey's Monument before enjoying some delicious food in one of the most famous bars in the Toon. "Dinner with the Earl" will take place on Sunday 20 August offering just 24 people the chance to climb the Monument and enjoy a three course meal at the Botanist.

There will be three 30 minute tours for eight people starting at 5:00 pm. You'll get the opportunity to climb Grey's Monument, learn about the history of Earl Grey and the Monument whilst enjoying the most spectacular views of our beautiful city.

Climb Grey's Monument, Newcastle

Once your feet are back on the ground it's off to the Botanist for a three course meal chosen from a set menu of some of the most popular dishes in the restaurant.

Of course, the Botanist also offers amazing views of Newcastle from its roof terrace so this really is a partnership made in heaven.

Climb Grey's Monument - The Botanist
As a lover of food I can't resist sharing the menu with you (warning don't read if you haven't eaten - your tummy will start to rumble!)

Climb Grey's Monument - The Botanist Food
To Start

Homemade Hummus Board with crudités and bread

Homemade Scotch Egg with piccalilli

Crispy Calamari with Piri Piri salt and lemon mayo

For Main

A Hanging Kebab

Beef or Chargrilled Chicken Burger with lettuce, gherkin, tomato and property seasoned chips

Scampi and chips with tartare sauce

BBQ Pulled Pork Burger with lettuce, gherkin, tomato and properly seasoned chips

For Dessert

Warm Chocolate Fudge Cake with vanilla ice cream

Cola Jelly Float

Sticky Toffee Pudding with vanilla ice cream

Climb Grey's Monument - Cocktail

Tickets are available now and must be booked in advance. Priced at £35 per person you can get yours by calling the Botanist on 0191 261 6307 or e-mail

Don't hang around something tells me that this is going to sell out so fast!

If any of you go please do let me know how it was, unfortunately I'm away that weekend so can't get a ticket myself (yes I am sulking!)

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