It’s a date – Olive and Bean

I love Olive and Bean. I’ve been time and time again, and it never disappoints. So, last week, when boyfriend M and I had time to kill, we headed down for a spot of lunch.

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For anyone who hasn’t been yet, you must. Like, right now.

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Decadent traybakes, enormous slices of cake and Rocky Road heaving with marshmallows, fudge slices and toffee drizzle.

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They stock Pukka and Teapigs (two of my favourites, liquorice and peppermint are must-trys), as well as Divine chocolate, fair trade and generously sized.

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We settled down with a window seat (it was packed, as per), and perused the menu.

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I settled on the manchego and chorizo panini, and M plumped for the smoked salmon, avocado and olive salad.

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O&B always impress with the freshness of their ingredients; as M crunched his way through the salad, complete with soft capers, I tucked into salty sweet Spanish sausage and cheese.

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Not forgetting starters; both big eaters, we were both still satisfied with a sharing platter meant for one person. This was the Mediterranean selection, comprising sweet soft-cheese stuffed peppers, warm falafel, grilled halloumi and houmous.

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And, of course, the coffee.

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So…

FOOD: 8/10

COFFEE: 8/10

SERVICE: 8/10

ATMOSPHERE: 8/10

Keep up the good work, Olive and Bean. My number one lunch destination in Newcastle at the moment.

 

Avo love,

 

The NCLinsider xx

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