Whitbread restaurant brand Bar + Block Steakhouse, is set to open a new restaurant in Newcastle in early December following the roll-out in Wimbledon, Belfast, Bristol, Winnersh and Sutton locations throughout 2019.
The new Bar + Block Steakhouse will be open seven days a week and the 155-cover new restaurant opening will be the thirteenth site in the portfolio to date. Bar + Block Steakhouse was founded in 2016 by Whitbread and following all other Bar + Block restaurants, steak will be at the heart of the extensive menu, featuring rotating specials from the Butcher’s Block, grazing plates and handmade burgers prepared on-site using prime beef.
The restaurant also has a wide selection of drinks, with a focus on craft beers such as Brewdog Punk IPA, specially curated wines and innovative cocktails with seasonal specials.
A listed building, Bar + Block Newcastle has been sympathetically renovated, featuring listed awnings. The contemporary interior design will feature an expansive bar with copper detailing, butcher’s table and an open kitchen, complemented by rustic reclaimed wood, high quality fabrics, comfy booth seating and warm lighting. Decorative finishing touches include the brand’s signature neon cow, alongside a number of modern artwork pieces.
Joanna Spencer, Senior Brand & Marketing Manager from Whitbread Restaurants, comments: “This an exciting development that sees Bar + Block extend into the North East for the first time as part of our nationwide growth strategy.”