You know, the last couple of days I’ve realised that my facebook, instagram (and now blog) have basically turned into me just posting pictures of lush food and making you all hungry.. well I’m sorry to do this again but while I’m in the habit, let me tell you about tonight..
Earlier in the week, Jim the owner of Firenze in Jesmond, asked me and Hannah P if we’d both like to visit and review the restaurant. Hannah had already visited (read her post here) so I decided tonight would be a nice night to go as an extra (belated) birthday treat for Cata!
Usually I’m quite good with places to eat in Newcastle and I’ve tried a lot of different restaurants and although Firenze has been on my radar a while, I’d never visited!
With it being such a vile, rainy night I didn’t feel like getting too dressed up so I just threw on my new favourite trousers, my Nelly heels and a white sleeveless shirt and headed to Osborne Road in the Bloggermobile.
Tucked in its own little courtyard, Firenze is slightly away from the hustle and bustle of Osborne Road, and it has a lovely little outside terrace area below the restaurant.. perfect for enjoying a drink in the sunshine, (I’ll definitely will be keeping that in mind for our next sunny day!) The restaurant itself is nice and light, with exposed roof beams, very simple Italian style, rather than the claustrophobic types where the tables are crammed together and there’s dribbly wax candles everywhere.
Both me and Cata were starving so for starters we ordered cheese garlic bread along with a mozarella and tomato salad. The garlic bread came out really quickly so we weren’t sat wanting to eat our fingers, and was nice and thin with just a slight crisp. Perfect!
For our main courses we both decided to choose fish; Cata chose the baked limone salmon with vegetables, and I opted for the arrabiata king prawns with vegetables and rice.
Now normally I’m too stuffed for desert but knowing that I was coming for a meal tonight (and after seeing Hannah’s profiteroles) I knew I needed to save room for a pudding.. Of course I had to go for death by profiteroles (I wasn’t disappointed) and Cata opted for sticky toffee pudding.
Verdict: amazing food, friendly staff and DEFINITELY worth a visit. Plus if you’ve got not plans for the bank holiday this weekend, Firenze are celebrating their 3rd birthday with a BBQ..
shirt: H&M, trousers: Primarks, shoes: Nelly, bag: Venus Leather (based in Pushkar, India)