There’s a reason why food lovers flock to Newcastle Quayside and it’s because the restaurants here offer fabulous cuisine and breathtakingly beautiful views, and The Jolly Fisherman on the Quay is no different.
Following a £700,000 investment, the eatery which opened its doors last week, offers high-quality dishes using only the best locally sourced produce topped with stunning views of the River Tyne and Millennium Bridge – a winning combination.
Formerly known as the Waterline pub, the restaurant has been completely transformed. I’ve never had the pleasure of visiting the Waterline before, but according to others you wouldn’t recognise it was the same building.
The Jolly Fisherman still maintains the building’s original wood features, however, it’s mixed with bare brick walls and fairy lights to add a contemporary and rustic element, while the rose gold accessories boast a luxurious feel. I absolutely love the decor here, they’ve really utilised the space and created an open-plan dining area that’s flooded with natural light – great for capturing those Instagram food shots!
After the tour I was lucky enough to sample some of the delights that are featured on the menu. From crispy fish goujons and chips to mini homemade shepherd’s pie and spicy chicken skewers, it’s surprising the variety of dishes this eatery offers.
The restuarant has two menus; the lunch time menu, which you can order from downstairs, and the a la carte menu, which you can order from upstairs. While the lunch time menu features fish and chips, seafood platters and a selection of sandwiches the a la carte menu focuses on catches of the day and a variety of meat dishes.
And what’s food without some delicious mocktails? Unfortunately I didn’t get the names of these drinks, however, they were both citrus-based and very refreshing.
The first contained freshly squeezed limes, raspberries and garnished with mint leaves and a raspberry, while the other was a mix of grapefruit, lemon and orange – they were like a tropical taste sensation.
I’m really excited to dine there properly with friends or family. I think it would make the perfect spot of a special occasion. Have you been to The Jolly Fisherman on the Quay yet? What’s your favourite restaurant on the Quayside?
Sarah Jayne x