On monday after a bit of shopping, Az and I were ravenous so decided to try out the Brasserie at John Lewis. Its a place we've always wanted to try, as you see it as soon as you head into Eldon Square with it being on a balcony above it.
Although its quite small the restaurant is so elegantly furnished with leather, wood and dark berry colours. Unfortunately you do get the noise from Eldon, which on Monday was a Sony phone demo, but its easy to ignore. We were the only ones in when we first arrived, so we got the first class treatment too!
For starters Az had the trio of salmon which came with a sour cream dip and flat bread. I'm not a fan of fish but he loved it and got me to try a bit (covered in the sauce!) which I quite liked. I had the lentil soup and sourdough bread, it was delicious but very filling so I couldn't finish the whole thing.
For our main course I feel that our eyes were a bit bigger than our bellies! Az had the lamb shank wit mash potato and I have the steak pie with red cabbage and mash, they were both really tasty but very rich dishes so we were completely full up and bloated by the time we finished! We washed it down with a lovely glass of white each.
I wanted to take a minute to say how absolutely fantastic the service was, our waitress was funny, charming and very down to earth. At just under £50 for 2 starters, mains and glasses of wine the Brasserie is nearing the top end of our budget, but it was a great treat.
The Brasserie is on the 1st floor of John Lewis in Eldon Square, Newcastle.