All Bar one, a bar and restaurant, has finally opened its doors in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and boy am I happy. We can never have enough restaurants that serve calamari, prawn and steak. At least in my mind!
All Bar one is located on Grey Street and on the old location of where Browns restaurant used to be. It’s an eight-minute walk from Central Station so those coming from places like Durham can definitely get their nights started on the right foot!
The staff were friendly and welcoming as soon as you stepped inside the building. No request was ever too much for them and that’s what a business needs; members of staff that reflect its core values. In All Bar One’s case, doing the right thing.
The decor is gorgeous with a leafy, flowery ceiling. The seating has taken on an intimate, yet relaxed feel and this is evidenced even when seated on the stools. If stools aren’t your thing then you can be seated on tub style chairs and sofas and there’s also a wall that’s decorated in sayings like ‘Right Canny Lass” which is Geordie slang for ‘an alright, cool girl’ which I found cute and welcoming.
Their drinks menu is quite extensive. From beers and wines to cocktails, there’s something for everyone. We tried the Freixenet Rose and I have to say that it was incredibly light and refreshing. My favourite drink though has to be the Blossom Birdcage Cocktail Sharer. It’s this intricate birdcage containing pink petals and four cocktail glasses. Within the birdcage is a cocktail of your choice to share and serve.
The cocktail we had consisted of Japanese Roku Gin, Blood orange juice and ginger liqueur. Its light pink colour and taste was very reminiscent of juice and in fact, we were advised by the waitress to sip it slowly as it can go straight to one’s head.
The kitchen wasn’t actually open on the opening night, however we did get a slight taste of its ‘Small plates and Sharing Menu’. The mustard glazed sausages in a maple and Dijon mustard dip were quite nice. They were indeed quite small and seeing as they were served on cocktail sticks, it didn’t give a robust ideas as to how many would come on the serving dish had I ordered it on a normal day. The mustard dip was just right, not too sweet and not too mustardy at all. Goldilocks herself would have enjoyed it. Check out the food menu here.
The chorizo and grilled halloumi were paired well and they were served in a Pico de Gallo sauce which is usually onions, some peppers, parsley, olive oil and lemon juice. I’m not certain of what the restaurant’s pico consisted of.
If you’re not there to try their food (unbelievable but it happens!) then something to go with your drinks is a must. All Bar One offer a wide range of snacks to complement you drinks. We opted for buttered popcorn and mixed nuts. They were served in this plastic looking but not actually plastic container and the nuts were not only mixed in terms of their types but they were also mixed in flavours.
We had the opportunity to try a mini cocktail masterclass and made an Aperol Spritz. The room in which the masterclass took place was tastefully decorated and held about Twenty people. Cocktail masterclasses have to be booked in advance and you also have the opportunity to have nibbles served with your masterclass.
Yes Siree, I would. It all looks and sounds promising from All Bar One and I’d love to try out their food menu. Look out for a food review!
*This is a sponsored post but the opinions are my own!