Friday 14 October 2016

A Family Meal At The New Derwent Crossing Brewers Fayre

On Saturday we were invited along to the all new Derwent Crossing Brewers Fayre, located near the Metrocentre, to enjoy a family meal and try out the brand new play area. As a family we love dining out at Brewers Fayre, having visited the Royal Quays and Stonebrook branches in the past. My children love pub type meals as they are such fussy eaters and we love the relaxed family friendly atmosphere.

Derwent Crossing Brewers Fayre Dennis

Located right next to the Premier Inn (the old Taybarns), Derwent Crossing Brewers Fayre is ideally located for a meal before or after a trip to the Metrocentre, as it is just a few minutes away. We were warmly greeted when we arrived and shown to our seats in the spacious dining area. Being new everywhere was spotlessly clean and tidy and nicely decorated, with spacious booths and tables. 

Derwent Crossing Brewers Fayre Soft play area

We headed straight to the indoor soft play area that is attached to the restaurant and which you can visit as part of a meal. Perfect for young children like my own who get bored easily when dining out. The soft play area was nicely decorated with bright colours and consisted of a small baby area and Little Tikes cars for younger children and then a soft play area that my two and three years old loved.

They had what looked like a games room for older children and a seating area for parents. There was a desk in the play area which served drinks, ice lollies, and sweets. Unfortunately, I found the staff in the play area to be a bit rude as they were ignoring people who were trying to get drinks and we waited for ages to be checked into the soft play area and then again to get a drink. Luckily every single other member of staff we encountered on the day were extremely helpful and friendly. 

Brewers Fayre Derwent Crossing Dennis the menace

Dennis and Nasher made an appearance and my two-year-old Jacob loved him, constantly giving him high-fives.

After wearing the children out in the soft-play for a half an hour we headed to our table where we quickly served are meals. I ordered the Smothered Chicken main meal (£8.99) which was served with chips, coleslaw, garlic bread and a salad garnish. It was a really generous portion size, the chicken was cooked perfectly and was a meal that I really enjoyed.

Smothered Chicken main meal Brewers Fayre Derwent Crossing

The other half went for the South Western Burger (£8.49) which was a chicken breast burger with spicy mayo and salad. Served with chips and crunchy coleslaw. Again this was a generous portion size and was a meal that he really enjoyed, especially the spicy mayo sauce.

The South West burger main meal at Brewers Fayre Derwent Crossing

All three children ordered off the children's menu where the main meal costs £3.99 and you can add a starter or pudding for an extra 75p each. I think these are amazing value and the children's menu actually had quite a few meals to choose from. My little two both wanted the hot dog meals, which consisted of hot dog in a bun, chips, and corn on the cob. Desserts were funny face ice cream, they were provided with an ice-cream and sweets to decorate it with. 

Kids hot dog meal at Brewers Fayre Derwent crossing

My teen normally orders off the main menu when we dine out however I ordered her a child's meal and I was a bit worried it would not be filling for her, however, she was actually full of her meal as they were quite big portion sizes. She went for the beef burger in a bun, chips and a corn on the cob followed by Chocolate pizza for pudding.

Kids burger meal at Brewers Fayre Derwent crossing

kids chocolate pizza at Brewers Fayre

I had a delicious warm chocolate brownie dessert (£3.29) and the other half had salted caramel profiteroles (£3.49), which were very moreish.

brownie pudding brewers fayre derwent crossing

pudding brewers fayre

We really liked Derwent Crossing Brewers Fayre, it was really nice inside and the play area is great for little ones. The food was delicious and great value and the waiting staff were extremely friendly and attentive and great with the children. I am sure that we will be visiting again in the future as it is the perfect place for a family lunch with young children. 

Derwent Crossing Brewers Fayre 
Derwent Haugh Road
NE16 3BL 

Disclosure We were invited to an opening event at Brewers Fayre and provided with complimentary meals and drinks for the purpose of this review, however, all opinions are my own. 



  1. I will not be returning to brewers fayre. The staff were so unorganised the for my good order wrong and by the time i did get my good the rest of my family had finished theirs I asked for a child's menu which after 15 minutes of waiting I didn't bother getting one so shocking

    1. That is a shame, we had a lovely experience. You should contact the branch you visited and let them know

  2. That play area looks fab, my son would have loved it when he was little. How lovely to see Dennis and Gnasher. The food looks good as well

    1. My little ones loved it, the perfect size for keeping an eye on little ones too. xx

  3. I ordered smothered chicken here yesterday - it's my guilty pleasure!


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