I love it when something totally different comes to Newcastle. Something quirky, niche and that’s not going to pale into insignificance in 6 months time. Step forward Antler Newcastle.
Last week Antler Newcastle opened its doors after a £1million launch. We headed to their opening night to check it out. The Alpine Bar & Kitchen is located on the 55 degrees roundabout below Fat Buddha. Can I firstly before we go any further, there’s an underground pass to get to the roundabout. Just for those of you who are worried about crossing the roads to what is Newcastle’s busiest roundabout. I’ve already been asked about 20 times how to get onto that roundabout.
The Alpine Bar and Kitchen is Newcastle’s first ski-resort style experience and judging by their opening night it’s going to be a place to be seen. Inspired by Austrian and Swiss ski lodges the kitchen cooks up a storm in Bavarian style food. Serving food from 12pm-late Monday to Friday and from 9.30am Saturday and Sunday. You are going to want to check out their menu. I can confirm that it is worth a visit. From Breakfasts to Burgers to Sunday dinners there’s something for everybody and competitively priced too.
Of course, I do highly recommend the Bratwurst or Meatballs if you’re heading to dine out. After all, it’s Bavarian-inspired. Check out the Schnitzel too.
Apres-Ski without even Skiing.
With huge beer tanks the beer is their speciality and with a bar that wraps around one side of the restaurant and bar, there’s going to be no shortage of keeping your whistle wet.
The decor is plush and luxurious and the table by the fire is going to be a great hub for people meeting when their full programme of events launch. With weekly entertainment, a karaoke bar, cocktail classes and more Antler are able to cater private events for up to 640 people. They have a huge heated outdoor garden complete with tables inside cable cars. It really is Newcastle’s coolest destination to be seen at.