NE1 Reviews: Gino D’Acampo, Quayside
We say ciao to the new hospitality hotspot in Toon that's taking the Quayside by storm...
As you may well have seen across social media, Gino D’Acampo has teamed up with INNSiDE by Meliá Newcastle to create an incredible hospitality experience right by the Quayside - and wow, it’s good!
When worlds collide, it can sometimes descend into madness but on other occasions, it turns out to be an inspired revelation. At Gino D’Acampo x Meliá, it’s the stuff of dreams. With effortlessly-chic lighting, an indulgent Italian menu as well as a stylish interior, Mediterranean dining and warm hospitality combine to create a world-class dining experience.
Inspiring Italian cuisine >>
A stunning new restaurant that arrives into NE1's glistening hospitality scene with an incredible menu, Gino D’Acampo X Meliá promises to delight diners with their fabulous menus, feature Spritz bar and stand out al fresco terraces.
Top quality, well-sourced, seasonal ingredients are used to showcase Gino’s favourite recipes and with an open view of the kitchen area, it’s clear to see that the team are on top of their game when serving up a taste of Emilia-Romagna or a dish straight from a rustic Neapolitan kitchen.
Not to mention the first-class, attentive service on offer throughout the dinner service. It’s clear as day that staff take the utmost pride in the food coming out from the kitchen.
Paired with a beautiful Sauvignon blanc (£28.75), Genovese pesto mussels and olives (£9.50) and fresh burrata accompanied with tomato and chilli salsa (£9.75) offer a glimpse into why this restaurant is fully booked on its first night. Refreshing, packed with flavour and generous in size for a starter, both these dishes act as a delicious segue as the main event sizzles away in plain view.
A taste of the Adriatic coast arrives to the table in the forn of sauteed garlic and chilli king prawns, as well as a delightful slice of prosecco toasted ciabatta (£24) provide the dining area with an aromatic scent of fresh chilli and beautiful garlic notes.
While a rustic, burnt-orange pot of garlicky goodness bubbles away, the most (and let us be clear, the most!) tender steak fillet (£29.50) arrives at the table to steal the limelight. Grass fed, hand-selected and dripping in garlic butter, this bundle of joy is a melt-in-your-mouth sensation and a meal that’ll live long in the memory.
This place really is the epitome of indulgent hospitality and it’s an addition befitting of Newcastle.