At our Great Food Pubs, you will always find a warm and welcoming atmosphere, as well as an ever-changing, exciting menu. At the heart of our menus are traditional, classic, homemade dishes. These mouth watering dishes are all expertly prepared in house by our team of skilled and creative chefs. Each of our ‘Great Food Pubs’ has its own unique charm and character, as does each dish we prepare, there is a consistent and unmistakable mark of quality throughout.
Our menus boast a wide range of irresistible food, such as exquisite meat, rich game, freshly caught seafood and locally sourced vegetables. Each dish is delicious, so whatever you are in the mood for, our extensive menu will cater to you. With this variety comes exceptional service, value for money and top of the range, sumptuous food, every time.
Food Allergies: Following changes to Food Safety Legislation (allergens) in December 2014 our staff will be happy to provide you with our allergy file, which details the ingredients in all of our dishes. Please note all 14 allergens are used within our kitchens and Café Royal bakery therefore we cannot guarantee to be an allergen free environment.
Great Food. Locally Sourced
In the North East we have great produce on our doorstep and we are proud to use it. We do this because our local suppliers offer us the finest ingredients. Importantly, this also enables us to continue supporting our region and the local economy.
Our choice to use locally sourced food from the North East is an easy one, given the vast array of high quality meats and fish in the local area. Our chefs certainly go the extra mile in the kitchen; but we ensure the food they prepare travels no further than necessary. We believe that fresh food tastes better. The food that is placed in front of you is fresh, always.
Great Food. Expertly Prepared
To achieve such great quality in our food, great chefs are essential. We have pushed the boundaries of quality pub food for years. Our high standards are maintained through our ‘Sir John Fitzgerald Chef School’.
This chef school not only enables our chefs to learn their craft, it ensures they continue to prepare the finest food to the highest quality on a consistent basis. The passion and panache of our chefs are ignited and their skills perfected. Like our pubs, each chef is a unique individual, and we encourage this individuality and the creativity it brings.
Our commitment to high standards has led us to open our own bakery in Café Royal, serving our customers freshly baked croissants, pastries, traybakes and cakes. Our chefs bake using only the finest, freshest ingredients creating some of the most imaginative cakes and pastries available.