Last year Newcastle's Eldon Square opened its new Grey's Quater which is home to a great variety of place's to eat and drink. Tucked away on the ground floor near the escalators is Crepe Affaire, a small and very modern looking Creperie serving a selection of sweet and savoury French crepes. This week Crepe Affaire is celebrating its first birthday in Eldon Square and to celebrate they will randomly be handing out vouchers for a free crepe to ten purchasing customers per day during its Birthday week (this week). They will also be handing out a free glass of prosecco to all customers who place a crepe order after 5pm this Thursday (23rd November) too.
As part of the birthday celebrations, Crepe Affaire also invited some local bloggers along to try out the crepes and see what we thought. After a busy day of Christmas shopping in Newcastle, myself and the other half headed to Crepe Affaire to see what we thought. Now I am not normally a fan of Crepes but my other half really likes them and will often order them for dessert when we are dining out - so he was really looking forward to visiting.
We arrived just before 3pm on a Thursday afternoon and I was pleasantly surprised to see that it was actually quite busy at this time of day. There was a queue when we arrived and this give us time to take in the surroundings, the interior is really modern, think exposed brick effect, lots of stainless steel with bright pops of yellow. It also give us a chance to pursue the menu, I was surprised to see so many savoury options on offer as I always think of crepes as being a sweet treat, however, the savoury options seemed to be popular when we visited.
I decided to play it safe and ordered a plain Belgian chocolate crepe while the other half opted for one of the new luxury collection crepes the Ferrero Rocher Extravagance. The luxury range also features Oreo Cookie, Banana, Rum & Raisin and Reese's peanut butter pie flavours. All crepes are made fresh when you order so there was a slight wait for them to be cooked, so we retreated to a table to enjoy a nice cold drink whilst our food was prepared.
With a great selection of drinks on offer such as indulgent milkshakes, hot drinks, juices and fizzy drinks we were spoilt for choice. Wanting something refreshing I opted for a fresh orange juice, which was extremely refreshing whilst the other half went for a berry smoothie which he thoroughly enjoyed.
Before long our crepes were ready and brought to our table by the very friendly staff. My Belgian chocolate crepe arrived with a dusting of icing sugar and warm melted chocolate in the centre. The crepe base tasted really nice and it was definitely the nicest crepe I had tried, however it was a bit sickly just having the Belgian chocolate on and it could have done with some creme on the side to make it less dry.
The other half's Ferrero Rocher Extravagance, on the other hand, looked amazing, packed with Nutella, Walnuts and Ferrero Rocher complete with a scoop of ice cream and a Ferrero Rocher on top. This tasted amazing and he demolished it all in no time.
So what did we think? I really liked the relaxed and laid-back atmosphere of Crepe Affaire, the staff were really welcoming and helpful to all customers. I liked that all the crepes were made fresh and you could have either sweet or savoury option and they serve a great variety of drinks. We both found the crepes to be surprisingly filling and I thought they were good value too with prices starting from £4.55 to eat in. This is somewhere that I think my children would really enjoy visiting, especially my teen and I think we will definitely be returning in the future with them.
Have you visited Crepe Affaire yet?
Crepe Affaire is located downstairs in Eldon Squares Grey's Quater, they have 15 branches around the UK and you can find out where and view the menu at www.crepeaffaire.com
Disclosure We received complimentary food and drink for the purpose of this review, however, all opinions are my own.