Hawthorns Brasserie at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Newcastle’s trendy Stephenson Quarter certainly has plenty to boast about. Headed up by award winning chef Chris Wood, this stylish, modern restaurant hits all the right notes when it comes to its brilliant menu and is a rather good looking place to dine. Taking its name from a key partner at the Stephenson Works site in the 19th century, Hawthorns Brasserie has built a rather excellent reputation and is popular amongst both guests of the Crowne Plaza Hotel itself as well as local discerning diners.
Chris Wood has headed up some pretty fine restaurants during his career and brings with him a wealth of experience to Hawthorns. His focus on using locally sourced ingredients and celebrating the dishes of the north east is clear to see in the menu. Small bites such as the North Sea Crab with courgette spaghetti and avocado pesto are genius whilst larger dishes include Turnbull’s of Alnwick leek and stilton sausages with colcannon mash and sweet baby onion gravy or 12 hour slow cooked lamb shoulder with heritage potato croquette, crushed peas, rainbow roots and mint jus.
Located just behind Newcastle’s main railway station and just a 15 minute drive from the airport, Hawthorns Brasserie is a superb choice for dining in the city. Floor to ceiling windows allow light to flood through whilst smart, contemporary furnishings and sleek wooden floors provide the perfect setting for a meal. Enjoy some of the finest north British cuisine in the area at the excellent Hawthorns Brasserie.