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 – 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 – Ladies powder room with wall to wall river views.