NE1 Reviews: Horticulture
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Newcastle's vibrant foodie scene has welcomed another stunning eatery. Cue Horticulture...
Having opened in early October, we thought it was about time we brightened up the cooler months with a trip to the city's latest culinary destination.
After an afternoon browsing the rails and ticking off never-ending Christmas lists, there’s nothing quite like winding-down with a killer cocktail in hand, tucking into hearty, seasonal delights. Nestled on Market Lane, Horticulture is one for interior-buffs!
Think exposed brickwork, delicate fairy lights and bright neon signs screaming out for a feature on your Insta feed. Horticulture is all about short, snappy bites of delectable, clean goodness. Not to mention that Horticulture also has one of the world's biggest Espresso Martini menus with 40 different flavours to choose from.
We start with the halloumi fries - a jenga-like tower of cheesy, melt-in- the-mouth goodness. These gorgeous slabs of halloumi are perfect for soaking up the last of the pomegranate and mint dip.
The main event is where this place really comes alive. Put together by expert chef and Newcastle native, Peter Breckon, foodies can choose from four different sections.
'From The Earth' brings green goodies, bursting with clean, veggie surprises. We opt for tenderstem broccoli - delectable stems cooked in black garlic sauce, sesame seeds and paired with a fruity charred lime.
Before we put down our forks, we're greeted with seasonal tempura vegetables. Think fresh, juicy vegetables expertly seasoned and finished in a light coating of batter - perfect for sharing.
The 'From The Sea' offering is definitely worth checking out - bringing everything from charred tiger prawns to barbecued octopus. We’re transported to the streets of Marrakesh with a delectable chicken thigh tagine, straight from Horticulture’s 'From The Land' section. Nestled on a bed of giant couscous and fried using an array of North African spices, this tender chicken dish is certainly one to warm up the winter cockles!
Next up, it's the star of the show! Served with a helping of fermented, seasonal slaw and dill dressing, the flat iron steak is delicious. Tender, melt-in-your-mouth slices seasoned with sea salt and black pepper, cooked in garlic butter. Incredible!
It’s easy to see why Horticulture has jumped to the top of the food chain as one of the buzziest spots in the Toon. Foodies can expect organic and ethically-sourced dishes, an enchanting interior, cool tunes and quirky cocktails.
Fancy tucking in yourself? Head over to the Horticulture website for contact details and to book a table: horticultureuk.co.uk