I don’t know about you but I can be so stuck in my ways when it comes to eating out. I’m so indecisive that I find myself just going back to the same places for easiness unless someone else has organised the outing!
One thing I love about blogging though is that I’m lucky enough to be given the opportunity to eat at restaurants I possibly wouldn’t usually go to or know about, and it’s helping me get better at trying new places.
My most recent jaunt was to Beamish after being invited along to try food at the wonderful Stables Bar and Restaurant.
The Stables Bar & Restaurant is situated at the back of the Hall in the converted 18th century stable block. Retaining the building’s original features, the restaurant and bar has so much character with its stone walls and exposed beams.
Adam and I headed along one Thursday evening last month and lucky for us, Thursday night is burger night! All burgers at the restaurant are made by hand using meat from accredited Northern Farms and are served with hand cut chips, beer battered onion rings and kale slaw!
I decided to go for the “Double Trouble” burger (£8.50) which is double beef patties with smoked bacon and cheese, shredded iceberg lettuce, red onion and tomato topped with ‘Flippin’ Amazing Burger Sauce’, served in a brioche bun. Adam went for the “Spicy PBJ Burger” (£9.95) which is double beef patties topped with chilli jam, chunky peanut butter, streaky bacon and cheese served in a brioche bun.
I loved my burger. It was juicy, full of flavour and the sauce was so tasty. I would have preferred my bacon to be crispier, but other than that I was a big fan. I also took the option to upgrade my chips to truffle parmesan fries and I’m so glad because they were absolutely delicious!
Adam and I are both dessert fans so obviously, even though we were pretty full after our burgers, we had to squeeze a pudding in! I went for the Lemon Panna Cotta (£5.95) with Gingersnap biscuits, which was so light and zesty. Adam went for his favourite, Sticky Toffee Pudding (£5.95), which was served with butterscotch sauce and vanilla ice cream. I had a cheeky little taste of the sauce, dipping part of my gingersnap in and it was divine – I could have had a bowl of that on its own!
We both really enjoyed our evening at The Stables and I think we’d definitely head back – mainly so that I can get my own Sticky Toffee Pudding!
Bar Opening Times:
Monday to Thursday – 10:00 to 23:00
Friday & Saturday – 10:00 to 24:00
Sunday – 10:00 to 22:30
Food Service Times:
Monday to Friday – 12:00 to 21:00
Saturday – 10:00 to 21:30
Sunday – 12:00 to 20:30
All food was complimentary for myself and Adam thanks to The Stables Bar & Restaurant in exchange for this honest review x