Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Early Evening Menu At Jesmond Dene House

One place that I am constantly hearing great things about in Newcastle is Jesmond Dene house, from afternoon teas to evening meals everyone is always full of praise. It has long been on my list of places that I have wanted to visit, however having two small children means that I rarely get out to try any of the places that I want to.

So when I was recently invited along to Jesmond Dene House to try out their new early evening menu I made sure that grandma was on babysitting duty and myself and the other half booked in for dinner at 5pm, meaning we could go out for a few hours yet still be home in time to tuck are little ones up in bed and kiss them goodnight.

Jesmond Dene House Newcastle
Image courtesy of Jesmond Dene House

Located just a few minutes outside of Newcastle city centre you will find beautiful Jesmond Dene house, situated in well maintained glorious gardens the grand building is timelessly elegant and very inviting. Upon arrival we were quickly shown to are table in the restaurant by the polite staff and instantly made to feel at home whilst we pursued the menus and enjoyed are drinks - Prosecco for me and wine for him.

Jesmond Dene House Dining Area

The recently launched early evening menu is available Monday to Saturday between 5pm and 7pm making it perfect for an after work meal or like us a rare date night, as lets face us many parents with young children are asleep by 9pm these days. There was a choice of five options for starter, mains and desserts covering a great selection of dishes.

For starters I opted for the Chicken Liver Parfait served with orange marmalade and toasted brioche. The flavours worked so well together, it was rich and smooth and an extremely generous portion size.

Liver Parfait With Marmalade Starter At Jesmond Dene House

The other half opted for the Smoked Haddock with parsley risotto and crispy kale. This dish was packed full of flavour and the haddock was cooked to perfection and was a dish that he really enjoyed.

Haddock Risotto and crispy Kale Starter at Jesmond Dene House

For mains I ordered the Roast Chicken, Pancetta, Peas, Baby gem and Heritage potatoes dish. This meal was light and flavoursome and perfect for spring.

Chicken Main Meal At Jesmond Dene House Early Evening Menu

The other half opted for the braised Ox cheek, Heritage vegetables, creamed potatoes and Grand mere. For the first time ever I had serious food envy as his dish looked and tasted amazing, I had a taste of his Ox Cheek and it was so tender and melted in my mouth. The creamy mash and heritage vegetables tasted delicious with the rich sauce that accompanied the dish.

Ox Main Meal Jesmond Dene House Early Evening Menu

Ox Main Meal At Jesmond Dene House Early Evening Menu

I am not really a dessert person and normally skip it when we are out but I decided to order the Praline sponge, white chocolate and Dulcey Cream with Chocolate ice-cream. I am so glad that I did as this was without doubt the nicest dessert I have ever had. It came beautifully presented with edible flowers and was so pretty I just had to Instagram it! It tasted like Kinder chocolate and was mouthwatering and delicious.

Praline Dessert Jesmond Dene House Early Evening Menu

The other half ordered the equally pretty Honey Parfait with Lemon Thyme Cremeux and Lemon Curd Ice Cream. I am not a fan of honey but again this dish was delicious and the ice cream was so creamy and moreish.

Honey Parfait With Lemon Curd Ice cream Jesmond Dene House

We really enjoyed the meal every dish was delicious, beautifully presented and enjoyable. The service was faultless and every member of staff we encountered was polite and friendly and the whole vibe of the hotel was relaxing yet elegant. We left at around 6.30 just as the restaurant was starting to get busier and headed home just in time to put are little ones to bed and relax in front of a film.

The early evening menu at Jesmond Dene house is priced at £24.50 for three courses which I think is fantastic value! We had the perfect 'date night' we were able to enjoy a lovely meal in beautiful surrounding with attentive staff that was extremely affordable and enjoyable. I highly recommend a visit to Jesmond Dene house to try out the early evening menu to anyone and we will certainly be returning in the future.

Disclosure I was provided with a complimentary meal as a guest of Jesmond Dene House, however all opinions are my own. 

40 comments:

  1. Seriously, that pudding - yummers.
    It all looks delicious actually. Goodness me, tummy is rumbling now, thank goodness it's lunchtime!!!x
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    1. Pudding was amazing! Tasted like Kinder chocolate xx

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  2. Looks amazing! Those desserts look so pretty, too good to eat X

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    1. It really was such a lovely meal. I totally agree they look so pretty xx

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  3. This looks so so tasty! I look forward to when I'm able to eat a reasonable small meal. Of course I cant eat lots but just tasting different foods like this. They look delicious!

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    1. It really was so tasty and was so nice to eat out without children and be able to enjoy myself. I am sure you will be able to enjoy nice meals again in the not to distant future xx

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  4. Wow, what a beautiful place! I also love the interior!
    The fact that they do an 'Early evening menu' is great! Perfect for us parents who need to be back in time for bedtime. The food looks FANTASTIC! The deserts.. Oh goodness, yum! xx

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    1. Really is beautiful, it is a hotel too and the rooms are meant to be lovely. It really is the perfect option for parents wanting a date night xx

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  5. Oh wow! That food looks amazing! I thought it would have cost a lot more!

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    1. The food really was amazing, I know I could not believe the price such amazing value xx

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  6. I think all of this deliciousness for under £25 each is an absolute steal! Desserts look divine x

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    1. It really is a steal it is the price I would expect to pay in a average restaurant / chain. Totally worth every penny and we will certainly be returning. Desserts were amazing xx

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  7. Oh my goodness, this for under £25!? That is such a bargain! Deeeelicious! H x

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    1. I know it is such fantastic value isn't it. xx

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  8. I think the only dish I would not have chosen for myself would be the Ox Cheek. It all looks lovely though and very good value.

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    1. It really was lovely, I was unsure of the ox cheek but after tasting it I was won over xx

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  9. Oooo this looks so good, and great value too. Marie ☺

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    1. It really was so good, It is amazing value xx

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  10. The praline sponge looks so divine, glad you didn't skip it because oh boy it is amazing. Ox Cheek is definitely a new dish!

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    1. The Praline sponge was truly delicious. Ox cheek was something I was unsure of but it tasted amazing xx

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  11. It looks really lovely, and sounds like a nice atmosphere too. Those desserts are so pretty!

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    1. The atmosphere was so lovely, lovely venue. The desserts were almost to pretty to eat xx

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  12. What a stunning venue and what gorgeous food! I want my food to look like that all the time. How beautiful!

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    1. It really was a stunning venue, so elegant and relaxing. The presentation of the food was superb xx

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  13. that is they type of restaurant food I love - beautifully presented and a joy to look at as well as having a lot going on. A bargain for £25.

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    1. It really is such a bargain for such beautifully presented food and lovely venue xx

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  14. What a stunning building and that food looks amazing - if only the blog had a taste test feature

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    1. Now that would be amazing wouldn't it. It really is such a beautiful building, the grounds were gorgeous too. xx

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  15. That place looks absolutely beautiful, as does the food. Everything is presented so stunningly.

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    1. It really is beautiful, very charming. The food was amazing and so much attention had gone into making it look well presented, almost looks too good to eat xx

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  16. The first thing I noticed about this post was the wonderful location, then it was quickoly overtaken by the beautiful food! So pretty, it must have been hard to eat it!

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    1. Everything about it was beautiful, I could not fault a single thing. xx

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  17. Those deserts look incredible! I think I'd find it hard to choose. And what great value for just under £25!

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  18. Those main courses look absolutely divine and perfectly light for warm spring evenings x

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  19. Wow that is stunning food! Looks too good to eat x

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    1. It was such a pretty meal, tasted amazing too xx

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  20. What a stunning place to dine, the food looks amazing too

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