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British Restaurant - Address: Sled Ln, Wylam NE41 8JH

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published 20/04/2017 | danielalong
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"Hidden gem"

We sometimes visit for breakfast, because it is close enough to where we live for it not to be a long drive and yet far enough away from city life. It is basically a restaurant and cafe set within an 18th century walled garden which has been brought back to its former glory.

VISITING BRADLEY GARDENS...

Bradley Gardens is situated on the edge of the Tyne Valley, 9 miles from the Newcastle. I have only ever been by car but can't imagine that public transport links would be especially frequent although a bus could be taken into Wylam. When first visiting, what is really lovely about this place is the tranquility. Although there are usually a few cars in the car park, the whole place is really peaceful. To get to the restaurant, you walk through the walled garden which is also a small market garden with plants being selected from within the garden. It doesn't feel like a selling place with no staff standing on guard and any payment being made in a small shed. There are lots of water features grassed areas and seats in the garden so I suppose you could just come to watch the world go by.

INSIDE THE RESTAURANT...

Basically this is an Old stone building with a lovely conservatory which I think is old and has been conserved, and which runs the whole length of the building. On entering this large conservatory, what I notice is the lovely tiled floor and the fire at the entrance, always very welcoming, especially in the winter months. There are wooden tables and chairs in this first area with blankets secured artfully on the back of chairs in case diners want an extra bit of warmth. This then leads to the main area of the dining area, where the same tables and chairs are placed towards the sides of the room. Everything is very clean bright and appealing, and because the view is straight into the garden, no clutter is required.

We were shown immediately to a table and given the menu, and because it was breakfast, the staff quickly took or tea and coffee order and left us to peruse the food menu.

MENU...

There areBreakfast, Sunday lunch, Afternoon tea and Champagne dinner menus, although the only one I have eaten from is the Brakfast menu. The breakfast includes old favourites such as the English breakfast but this isn't the great big bacon sausage, egg variation , but all of the above with tomato in sour dough. There is, on the menu, a fruit section as well as a fish section, kippers or salmon and a good pastry selection. I usually have something from the egg section and last visit I had scrambled egg on toast,
Which was a large helping of beautifully done scrambled egg on a rustic bread lightly toasted. My friend had the poached egg, costing £5 and again, this was well presented and done perfectly. I'm always amazed at how a simple dish can be made to look like a masterpiece when done well. Many of the egg dishes can also be had with salmon but I always find it a bit too heavy in the morning. The addition of salmon takes the price to £8.50

We also chose a couple of good sized wedges of cake from the selection, and again, both the Madeira and orange cakes were delicious. Just the right amount of filling on topping and light as a feather. Needless to say, we were stuffed when we left.

There's a good selection of coffees and speciality teas, smoothies and juices, and all of the menu items can be found on the website, www.bradley-gardens.co.uk

OPENING HOURS...

Tuesday - Sunday 9am - 4pm, and also open on Bank holidays. The market garden side of things is open until 5pm. Obviously, it opens in the evening when there is a champagne dinner.


VERDICT...

A lovely place for a quiet breakfast, it's all very gentile and calm. The food is delicious and well presented and the staff attentive and effective. It's not especially cheap for a breakfast- our cake eggs and teas cost £24, but I like it as a treat every few weeks.

Recommended for anyone in the area.

Thanks for reading

Daniela xx

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  • CelticSoulSister published 06/06/2017
    Well reviewed!
  • jo-1976 published 26/04/2017
    Nicely done
  • euphie published 23/04/2017
    vh :o)
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British Restaurant - Address: Sled Ln, Wylam NE41 8JH

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Address: Sled Ln, Wylam NE41 8JH

Country: England

Continent: Europe

County: Northumberland

Type: British Restaurant

City: Wylam

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