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On a very wet Sunday lunchtime, we headed to Destination 1850 to sample the food & drinks on offer. Newcastle’s Central Station has undergone a massive transformation in the last few years with the addition of a huge glass atrium at its entrance. The atrium is the impressive location of Destination 1850 which provided us with a warm welcome as well as a great spot for train station people-watching. The padded seats were heated which allowed us to dry off quickly! Did I mention we were a bit wet?
Destination 1850 (named after the year Queen Victoria opened the station) is the latest in the extensive portfolio line from Danieli Holdings, the company behind brands such as YOLO, Newcastle’s STACK and pan-Asian Muddler restaurant. Being located at Central Station will be sure to appeal to commuters & travellers setting them up for the journey ahead.
Food & Drink at Destination 1850
We were greeted by our server Helen who quickly took our order for drinks. White coffee’s for me and Alan. Hot chocolate with the works (cream & marshmallows) for the girls. I was quite tempted by the classic cocktails on offer, especially the Berries & Cherries at £7.95 which included my favourite cherry vodka. Wine is also available by the small (£3.95), medium (£4.10) or large (£5.85) glass. Next time… and yes it would be large! A stop off for a drink before boarding a train for a trip away would definitely start off the weekend!
The menu consisted of Brunch (think omelettes, pancakes & eggs benedict) Sharing Boards (meat, veggie & fish) Loaded Fries, Pizzas, and Salads. We were spoiled for choice. The girls went for Margherita pizza (£3.95 a slice) with fries (£3.50). Alan went for a Southern Fried chicken wrap (£6.50) & I went for Chicken Katsu loaded fries (£6.95).
Alan loved the Southern Fried chicken which he described as “perfect comfort food”. The wrap came loaded with sweet chilli cream cheese, crunchy lettuce, & mozzarella in a tortilla wrap. A pomegranate topped salad was a refreshing addition.
My katsu chicken loaded fries were AMAZING! Skinny fries were well seasoned and there was plenty of that lush spicey curry sauce covering them. The breaded chicken was delicious. Spring onions and chillis gave the dish a really fresh taste. Honestly, I loved this dish! And so did Alan as he polished off my leftovers.
The girls got stuck into their pizzas and fries dipping them into ketchup. I realised that a pizza slice on a plate doesn’t really show the size of the slice.
So a second photo comparing the size to Abigail’s head should give you a clue that these are large slices.
At this point, the kids had already spied the well-stocked dessert counter so were planning their puddings!
To finish off our meal the girls went up to pick their cakes. Imogen going for a carrot cake & Abigail a cinnamon pastry. As usual, they polished them off! I had to give them a quick sample in the name of blog research & they were both lush. The carrot cake was packed full of fruit & nuts.
We had a lovely chilled hour or so at Destination 1850. Staff were extremely friendly, nothing was too much trouble & we loved the selection and freshness of the food & drink on offer. Service was speedy & all options are also available to take out.
Address: Neville Street, Newcastle upon Tyne in the entrance to Central Station
Every Day: 7.00 am – Midnight
Parking: We parked in the nearby streets next to Dance City which was £3 for 2 hours on a Sunday.