You only live once, which is why one Saturday afternoon I ditched the housework and sacked off running errands, and ventured to Newcastle’s newest eatery, Yolo Townhouse. Situated just off Grey Street, on High Bridge, Yolo Townhouse is a stylish bar, eatery and roof terrace, which aims to provide us Northerns with exactly what we deserve. I’m talking about tasty tipples and fantastic food all served in a setting that’s totally Insta-worthy!
It’s clear Yolo Townhouse is on everyone’s radar, as when I arrived to the boutique-inspired venue it was bustling with couples, stag and hen parties and ladies who lunch. We were the latter, so we found a table for two nestled in a corner near the bar (y’know, priorities!)
Once we cheered to the weekend with a glass filled with white wine, we glanced over the menu. Although the Salt & Pepper Calamari, Bruschetta and Chicken Liver Pate starters were tempting, we decided to go for the Antipasti Platter (£11.99) to share. I love a sharing platter, as it allows you to get a taste of what’s in store without getting full too quickly.
Beautifully presented, there was a selection of cured meats served with marinated olives, chunks of buffalo mozzarella, artichoke hearts, ciabatta, a selection of olive oil and chutney dips and pieces of freshly baked bread. It’s safe to say this didn’t last long, but these picky bits and dips were delicious. They satisfied a craving while tantalising our tastebuds, making us eager for our mains.
For mains, I really liked the sound of the Vegetable and Feta Crumble Pie served with triple cooked chips, salad leaves dressed with balsamic vinegar and red slaw (£10.99), but I was planning on having a few tipples afterwards and didn’t want to be overly full. So, instead I indulged in something lighter; the Greek Open Pitta Salad (£8.99), while my friend choose the Rare Beef Salad (£9.99).
Again, it came on a board served with olives, red onion, mixed leaves, a sprinkling of feta cheese and a lavish helping of hummus and tzatziki with warm pitta breads. The salad was fresh and crisp, while the cheese was super creamy and the olives were just the perfect finishing touch. I’m such a sauce person, so mopped up every single drop of the hummus and zingy mint tzatziki.
Although I went for a ‘light’ option, I was completely full, so much so, I couldn’t even look at dessert. Instead we ordered some fizz (because what’s a Saturday without fizz?!) and sat-back and enjoyed the vibrant atmosphere that filled Yolo Townhouse.
Have you been to Yolo Townhouse before? How much fun is food and tipples on a Saturday?!
Sarah Jayne x
I received a complimentary meal in exchange for a review. All words are my own and all my thoughts and opinions are 100% true.