Monday, 28 September 2015

Eating in the NE - Quay Ingredient

It was a gorgeous Sunday morning, the late September sun shining down on Newcastle and with winter fast approaching, it would be pretty silly to not take advantage of the clear blue skies and mild weather and get out of the house. Dusting off the cobwebs from the night before, I headed to a small cafe with a big reputation on the Quayside to see if all I had heard about this little place was true. 

Having, obviously, looked at the menu beforehand, I was pretty damn excited because if breakfast wasn't already the absolute best, breakfast that's served all day just doesn't get any better. Am I right?

Located just off the River Tyne on Queen Street, Quay Ingredient is a small and quaint cafe with only room for five tables, and two beautiful leather sofas under the window sills. Expecting quite a long wait, it was a very nice surprise to be standing only moments before being shown to a table, with the (extensive) menu given to us all on wooden clipboards. 

I'm not going to lie to you guys, I had basically decided want I wanted before even entering the premises. There was only one winner. Eggs Benedict aaalll the way.

Can we just take a moment to appreciate how incredible this looks...

If I could insert a 'love heart eye emoji', I so would right now.

If there is something I know a lot about, it is food. In particular though, a good Eggs Benedict and guys let me tell you, this was right up there with the best. Accompanied with parma ham and with egg yolk that oozed gloriously upon slicing it open, I was in breakfast heaven, I truly was. What I will say though, is if you aren't a huge fan of really strong Hollandaise sauce, this perhaps isn't for you but if you are, oh if you are, you need to get yourself to Quay Ingredient, pronto.

I also tried some of my friend's breakfast burrito which was seriously good. If a burrito full to the brim of sausage, bacon, egg, baked beans and hash browns doesn't sound to you, of what dreams are made of, I mean, I'm not sure we can go on... This could be the end of the road for us.

I'm kidding, of course but yep, there was a definite moment of being tempted to order another one to demolish myself. But apparently, that's not socially acceptable. I know, I don't understand either.

The prices were very fair, in my opinion, with an Eggs Benedict, freshly squeezed orange juice and a skinny late (I was definitely not slightly hungover.......) coming to just over £9. Really reasonable, especially when you take into account the quality of the food.

I really could not recommend Quay Ingredient more. In fact, when can I visit again? Today? Right this second? Sounds like a plan to me.

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  1. They are opening a sister restaurant in Heaton tomorrow! Look up Heaton Ingredient on facebook :)

    1. Oooh really! That's such great new, thanks for letting me know :) xx


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