I’ve been meaning to try Greyjoys on Gosforth High Street for a while now, but life always gets in the way. It’s a cute little shop, and always quite busy on a Saturday lunchtime which is usually when I manage to get my life together and get out of the house.
But this week is a marvellous week – it’s half term. That mythical week in February when teachers across the land remember what it’s like to not work 12 hour days, mark a pile of books and to actually see daylight. I’ve been feeling under the weather, but on Thursday I finally felt well enough to drag myself outside for a lunch date with myself. I really enjoy going out for lunch by myself, its a chance to read, people watch and spend time with my thoughts.
When I went in on Thursday lunchtime, it was already quite busy. The big table at the back was filled with some mums and babies, there was a couple drinking coffee with their dog and someone sitting in the window doing some work. I settled myself down at a little table and started looking through the menu.
The menu is the perfect size, offering enough choice to not fill restricted, but not so much that you’re overwhelmed. I ordered a honey latte while I read through the menu, which arrived as I settled on the Greyjoy’s Club.
When my club arrived, I was very excited to get stuck in. It had chicken and bacon from the wonderful Charlotte’s Butchery in Gosforth, tomatoes, mayonnaise and a lovely tomato chutney all served on a sourdough bread. It was delicious, and I definitely ate every single bit of it!
If meat isn’t your thing, there are plenty of vegetarian and vegan options too, including the soup of the day. They also have dairy-free options as well as gluten-free options. The cake cabinet was also full of delicious looking desserts, but I decided to be good this time. In reality, I just want an excuse to go back!
Greyjoy’s is a lovely place to sit, with a lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. I imagine it will be lovely in summer, with the sunshine streaming through the big window at the front!
Greyjoy’s is doggo friendly, and even has a state of the art dogwash for your muddy pawed pals. Sounds like a great Saturday morning to me – play with dog on the Moor, some coffee and breakfast, wash the pupper and then go home and not have to worry about cleaning messy paws!
Where do you recommend for breakfast or brunch in Newcastle?
Miss Bea x