25 February 2014

Afternoon Tea On The Six




If you have not been to Newcastle then you have no idea what you are missing out on. It seems like its own little country as listening to the Geordie accent totally transports you. Well this past weekend I was literally transported from London to Newcastle. After mingling with travel bloggers and comparing notes over the weekend, Sunday was reserved for a much more relaxed affair. It couldn't have come any better than an invitation to the Six Restaurant on the river banks of the Tyne. Perched up  high on the sixth floor of the Baltic Centre of Contemporary Art. Think Tate Modern in London but this time with less of the sky scrapers to distract you from the endless river views. Mr Awesome and I had the best seats in town with views of the Millennium Bridge, Sage and the beautiful Tyne Bridge. If you read through my travel posts you will know how I go on about architecture so sipping English Breakfast and munching on delicious delights from the magicians in the Six's kitchen, whilst marveling over magnificent engineering outside is heaven on both the lips and the eyes. Jazz music played softly in the background while sipping away, by far the best way to ease into the week. Not to mention being made to feel like royalty as they are so attentive when it comes  to service, my idea of Sunday well spent.

Once we had satisfied our taste buds and let the attention go to our heads, it was time to fully explore the Baltic Centre from top to bottom not that you can miss the building on the river anyway. The building not only houses a diverse collection of contemporary arts but this is a place you can "experience art, learning about it and participating in it, BALTIC is a place where people are happy to meet, eat, shop.." It does not disappoint. You cannot miss out on this place when you visit Newcastle. The afternoon tea at the  Six Restaurant is served up with Quayside views for only £14.95 per person and with a little cocktail or Champagne to liven things up is £20-23. Don't say I don't take you places. A word of warning for the guys taking the ladies to the Six, make sure to leave a sweet treat on the plate as you will need it to prize your lady from the powder room as she will more than likely be drooling over the wall to wall river views in the stunning the ladies room(see picture at the bottom). 

I have a feeling I will be heading back to Newcastle very very soon...

Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts - Six Restaurant  - [The silver container like box on the top floor shown above.]

Art is all around the building - including the mirrored stairs both ground to ceiling
Six Restaurant - Newcastle - Ladies powder room
Six Restaurant - Ladies powder room with wall to wall river views.

16 comments:

  1. oooh! I love afternoon teas. I've never been to Newcastle but the views are really tempting.

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    1. Its lovely there. Plus there is the Angel of the North. Look out for more pictures of that soon.

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  2. Never been to newcastle. never done afternoon tea. You're making me want both now though!

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    1. Never done an afternoon tea? :O Get in there girl!

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  3. This looks very nice, when I plan to go to Newcastle, I will definitely add this to my list! And those cakes looks so yummy!

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  4. Mmmm looks really good..British afternoon tea is the best!

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  5. Ohh I live quite close to Newcastle and love the place......I have never heard of The Six though! Looks fantastic x

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    1. If you are near by, definitely check it out.

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  6. Gorgeous place ... magnificent views ... delicious snacks ... English afternoon tea at it's best!

    Rachel@safari254

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  7. what a cool place!

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  8. Wow, I can't think of anything better than afternoon tea with that view! So yummy and beautiful!
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  9. I'm so so glad you had such a good time in Newcastle, I moved up here 9 months ago and I love it! Six is amazing, it's one of my favourite places!

    If you want to read more about the beautiful North East before your next visit - check out my blog all about Newcastle: http://www.newgirlintoon.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you! I will definitely look you up.

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  10. We went to Newcastle a few years back and were really, really impressed as it was such a great city and with loads to do. We didn't get to sample such a delicious looking tea though! If you go again, do visit Beamish, the living history museum near Durham (it's around 40 mins from Newcastle by bus). It is fantastic.

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