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Jarrow Craft Markets are back this Autumn and Winter from Sunday 29th October 2017.

Jarrow Craft Markets Autumn Winter 2017

Jarrow Craft Markets take place from 10am until 3pm on Sundays at Jarrow‘s Viking Shopping Centre.

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South Tyneside Restaurant Week

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If you are staying at our bed and breakfast accommodation in South Shields between 7th and 14th October then you may like to visit one of our local restaurants during South Tyneside Restaurant Week.

South Tyneside Restaurant Week October 2017

The full list of participating restaurants and cafés is below…

Beggar’s Bridge
Station Approach, East Boldon, NE36 0AB.

Two courses for £9.95 or three courses for £12.95.

Starters
Fully loaded skins with bacon and cheddar cheese, BBQ sauce and garlic mayonnaise.
Tomato and basil soup finished with fresh Thai basil and cream.
Hickory smoked chicken wings on mixed leaf salad.

Mains
Pan fried cajun chicken served on patatas bravas finished with spicy salsa and mixed leaf salad.
Homemade deep dish mince and red onion pie – shortcrust pastry served with savoury mince topped with balsamic red onions, served with chips, peas and gravy.
Baked cod lemon and caper butter with sweet potato wedges and green beans.

Desserts
Strawberry eton mess.
Apple and blackberry crumble.
Hot chocolate fudge sundae.

Bell Passi Italian Kitchen
70 Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2JD.

Two courses for £21.95, including a glass of wine per person.

Starters
Goats cheese bruschetta – goats cheese topped with rocket and Parmesan shavings, dressed with balsamic vinegar.
Avocado prawn cocktail.

Mains
Tiger prawns and smoked salmon wrapped in chicken breast and served in a creamy lobster sauce.
Tagliatelle pasta, tiger prawns, courgettes in a creamy lobster sauce.

Bistro Romano
63 Front Street, Cleadon, Sunderland SR6 7PG.

Two courses for £21.50.

Starters
Soup of the day.
Smoked haddock and pea arancini with pea puree.
Tiger prawns with chilli, garlic, ginger and egg noodles.
Carpaccio of bresaola, rocket, pecorino cheese, olive oil and lemon dressing.
Pasta or risotto of your choice from their list.

Mains
Braised daube of beef with red wine, mirepoix vegetables and creamed potatoes.
Pan fried veal loin, salsa verde, mixed salad and French fried potatoes.
Pan fried fillet of sea bream, creamed leeks and sautéed potatoes.
Roast chicken supreme stuffed with black pudding and sausage meat, with wholegrain mustard sauce and rosti potatoes.
Pasta or risotto of your choice from their list.

Desserts
A selection of desserts from their daily menu.

Cafe India
200 Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2JQ.

Two courses for £14.95.

Starters
Café India Special Mix – Chicken Tikka, Lamb Tikka, Samosa, Fish Pakura.
Sheek Pura Murgh – A very lightly spiced Chicken Kebab with a touch of mixed herbs, lime and lemon zest, served with a mustard and onion sauce.
Chatri Paneer (v) – Garlic Mushroom and Cheese Tikka served with stir fried onion, pepper and fresh coriander.
Café Tuk Tuk – Small pieces of Chicken Tikka cooked in a medium bhuna naga sauce, served with a puree.
Prawn Cocktail – Prawns garnished with cocktail sauce and mixed salad.

Mains
Lamb Railway Curry – Medium dish, succulent lamb, cooked in a traditional bhuna sauce complimented with roasted chillies and potatoes.
Jhal Jul Rashun – Beef pieces prepared in a medium sauce, topped with stir fried onions, green peppers and garlic.
King Prawn Begun – Fried aubergines cooked in a medium bhuna sauce with succulent king prawns.
Murghi Bahar – Pieces of boneless chicken, stir fried with special spices, green peppers and tomatoes.
Mango Delight – Chicken tikka cooked in a rice mild sauce with almonds and fresh mango.
All main dishes are served with pilau rice, boiled rice, chips or special fried rice.

Complimentary – Mouth-watering Gulub Jamun with Indian sweet yoghurt (served with fruits).

Caffe Mio
299 Sunderland Road, South Shields, NE34 6RB.

Any cold or toasted wrap and a dessert for £5.

Mains
Wraps – Served with side salad and tortilla chips…
  Sweet Chilli Chicken.
  Coronation Chicken.
  Tuna Salad.
  Ham Salad.

Toasted Wraps – Served with side salad and homemade coleslaw…
  Spicy Tuna.
  Chicken Tikka.
  Coronation Chicken.
  Tuna and Mayonnaise.
  Meatball, Cheese and Ragu Sauce.
  Piri Piri.
  Sweet Chilli Chicken.
  Cheese and Beans (V).

Desserts
Chocolate Fudge Cake.
Lemon Cheesecake.

Colmans Fish and Chip Restaurant
176-186 Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2JQ.

Two courses for £9.95.

Starters
Tempura crab claws with citrus mayo.

Mains
Salmon and cod fishcakes with chips.

Colmans Seafood Temple
Sea Road, South Shields, NE33 2LD.

Starters
Potted salmon terrine, herb mayo, cucumber and dill salad.
Smoked mackerel with beetroot salad and horseradish dressing.

Mains
Baked cod, tomato compote, herbcrust and warm tartare sauce.
Poached smoked haddock, soft poached egg, bubble and squeak and wholegrain mustard cream.

Dessert
Lemon polenta cake.
Hot amarena cherries and ice cream.

Creme De La Creme
158 Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2JF.

Two courses for £8.95.

Mains
Vegetarian wrap and fries.
Chicken Goujon wrap and fries.
Burger and fries.
Hot dog and fries.
Omelette and fries.
Toastie or panini with fries.

Desserts
Waffle.
Pancake.
Cookie dough.
Sundaes.

Dilshad Tandoori
222-224 Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2JQ.

Florence Bar and Bistro
97 Newcastle Road, Simonside, South Shields, NE34 9AA.

One course for £10.95, two courses for £13.95 or three courses for £16.95.

Starters
Pan fried salmon fillet, oriental salad and orange sauce.
Chicken terrine, apricot and watercress salad with curry mayonnaise.
Buffalo mozzarella, asparagus, vine tomatoes and hollanaise sauce.

Mains
Braised clod of beef with a mushroom mash, grilled herb tomatoes and a rich onion sauce.
Grilled seabass fillet, roast vegetable risotto with saffron potatoes.
Deep fried brie, braised lettuce, pea puree and sweet potatoes.

Desserts
Strawberry, black pepper and white chocolate cheesecake with amaretto syrup.
Dark chocolate raspberry and cherry trifle.
Burnt lemon tart, vanilla pod ice cream with lime syrup.

Frankies Diner
15 Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2HT.

Two courses for £5.50.

Ghiaccio Ice Cream & Dessert Lounge
181b Sunderland Road, South Shields, NE34 6AD.

Offer 1 – £14.95 (usually £19.95)
Ice Cream Afternoon Tea for Two – sandwiches, quiche, sausage rolls, scones with cream, mini cakes and mini rainbow ice creams.

Offer 2 – £6.95 (usually £8.95)
Italian range of Paninis and a slice of indulgent chocolate cake.

Offer 3 – £9.95 (usually £12.95)
Dessert Sharing Platter For Two – two mini milkshakes, two mini sundaes and eight patisserie cakes.

Hive Coffee Company
Jarrow Hall House, Church Bank, Jarrow, NE32 3DY.

Offer 1 – £5
Avocado Toast & Poached Egg
With chilli flakes and paprika plus coffee or tea.
(Offers include any hot drink – latte, cappuccino, americano, flat white, tea and flavoured tea. Excludes speciality hot drinks.)

Offer 2 – £3.50
Coffee & Cake
(Offers include any hot drink – latte, cappuccino, americano, flat white, tea and flavoured tea. Excludes speciality hot drinks.)

Mambo II
Prince Consort Road, Hebburn, NE31 1BE.

Two courses for £13.95.

Starters
Potato Skins – Golden crisp potato skins with choice of dips.
Soup of the Day – Chefs daily choice of soup.
Black Pudding – Black pudding pan fried with peppercorn sauce.
Crostini – Homemade Italian ciabatta topped with tomato basil and mozzarella cheese.
Caprese – Sliced baby mozzarella, beef tomato and basil dressing.

Mains
Pollo Picante – Succulent chicken breast sautéed in chilli, garlic, red wine and rich tomato ragu.
Bianco Salmone – Poached fillet of salmon, dill and white wine.
Pizza – Tomato and mozzarella with a choice of any two toppings.
Manzo Affumicata – Smoked Julian’s of beef sautéed with chilli and garlic in a creamy tomato sauce.
Bistecca Alla Aglio – Tender sirloin steak with classic garlic butter and white wine sauce.
Steak sauce supplement – £2.95 – Choose from peppercorn, diane, arrabiatta or al a crema.

Mambo Wine and Dine
Winchester Street, South Shields, NE33 2PS.

Two courses for £17.95.

Starters
Halloumi Fries – Spicy Harissa.
Marrakech Kofta – Minced lamb kofta kebabs with authentic Marrakech spices, on a bed of crisp salad.
French Fishcake – Salmon and potato fishcake, with tartar sauce.
Mac N Cheese – Macaroni pasta oven baked with a mix of cheddar and mozzarella cheese.
Boneless Ribs – Slow cooked boneless beef short ribs with rich BBQ and finished with a crisp coleslaw.

Main Course
Zizou Mix Grill – Marinated prime beef hanging skewer saffron spiced rice.
Griglia Pomodoro – Grilled butterflied chicken breast, mix bell peppers, tomato and chilli ragu finished with fresh basil and roasted cherry tomato.
Lubina – Fresh fillet of seabass sautéed in a rich roasted red pepper and chorizo sauce, served on a bed of bucatini pasta and finished with spring peas and parsley.
Mediterranean Green Thai Curry – Aromatic Thai green paste, coconut milk, Mediterranean vegetables and fresh chilli, served with basmati rice.

Mamma Mia
1 East Street, Whitburn, Sunderland, SR6 7BZ.

Two courses for £19.90.

Starters
Homemade pumpkin and amaretto ravioli with butter & sage.
Homemade crespelle with mushrooms & ham in béchamel sauce.

Main Course
Seabass in potato crust with garlic & rosemary sauce.
Pork fillet wrapped in parma ham with chestnut mousse & marsala sauce.
Both served with roasted seasonal vegetables.

Desserts
Homemade ricotta, orange zest and cinnamon tart.
Homemade chocolate and almond flourless cake.

Man Vs Food Grill House
35 Hudson Street, South Shields, NE34 0AD.

Three courses for £15.95

Starters
Loaded fries – choose from…
Beef chilli – melted cheese, sour cream and jalapenos.
Pepperoni – melted cheese, Italian tomato sauce and pepperoni.
Pulled chicken or pulled beef – melted cheese, spring onions and bbq sauce.
Veggie nachos – served with nacho cheese, sour cream, guacomole, salsa and jalapenos.

Mains
Create your own parmo – choose from…
Pulled chicken, pulled beef, slow smoked beef brisket, hot beef chilli, pepperoni, veggie topping plus one of the following – peppers, onions, mushrooms or jalepenos topped with oregano.
Served with skinny fries and a side of your choice.

Dessert
Gelato & sorbet (three scoops) choose from…
Madegascan vanilla, strawberries and cream, chocolate, hazelnut, coconut, pistachio, bubblegum or passion fruit sorbet.

No 4
Station Road, East Boldon, NE36 0LE.

Otto Restaurant
35 Dean Road, South Shields, NE33 4EA.

Ristorante Bravi
7 North Street, South Shields, NE33 1HD.

Scoop & Bean
Sea Road, South Shields, NE33 2LD.

Offer 1 – £3.50 – any cake and hot drink.

Offer 2 – £5 – any cake and shake.

Offer 3 – £8 – any two sundaes.

Smiths Seaview Cafe
South Foreshore, South Shields, NE33 2LA.

South Tyneside College
St George’s Avenue, South Shields, NE34 6ET.

Two courses for £10.

Starters
Butternut squash and sweet potato soup.
Deep fried breaded mushrooms filled with pate on a bed of salad leaves.

Main Course
Pan fried chicken breast on bed of pureed leeks with crème sauce.
Baked cod with cherry tomatoes and green olives.

Desserts
Strawberry cheesecake with créme chantilly.
Steamed treacle sponge with custard.

The Black Horse
Rectory Bank, West Boldon, NE36 0QQ.

Three courses for £15.

Starters
Swede & honey soup.
Sauted lambs kidneys with smoked paprika & sherry.
Crab & roast fennel salad.
Bacon jam & camembert on toast.

Mains
Chicken, roast garlic and bean casserole with suet leek pudding.
Smoked haddock & garden pea risotto with poached egg.
Calves liver with bubble and squeak and onion gravy.
Halloumi burger with spiced beetroot relish, onion rings and fries.

Desserts
Frozen winter berries with hot white chocolate sauce.
Apple crumble with vanilla ice cream.
Vanilla ice cream & hazelnut crunch with hot chocolate sauce.
Sticky toffee pudding with sauce of god.

Sides
Hand cut chips £3
Sweet potato chips £3
Spicy/regular fries £3
House mixed salad £3
Onion rings £3

A discretionary 10% service charge will be added to the bill.

The Clifton
101 Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2JL.

Main course, drink and cake for £10.

Mains
Chicken Caesar salad.
Feta salad.
Homemade vegetable quiche.
Steak baguette.
Avocado & smokey bacon flatbread.
Chicken Caesar flatbread.
Club sandwich.
Club deluxe sandwich.
Classic BLT.
Salad nicoise.
Pasta salad.
Chicken & mushroom pasta bake.
Vegetable chilli.
Cheese & pate platter.
Ploughman’s lunch.

The Grey Hen
141 Temple Park Road, South Shields, NE34 0EN.

The Grotto
Coast Road, South Shields, NE34 7BS.

Two courses for £12.50.

Starters
Smoked mackerel pate with toasted sourdough bread and garnished with pea shoots.
Seafood chowder served with warm crusty bread.
Bucket of whitebait with garlic aioli.
Bowl of crispy potato peelings with garlic mayonnaise.

Mains
Fish and chip wrap – flatbread wrap filled with battered cod, chips, minted mushy peas, lettuce, red onion, peppers, finished with a spoonful of tartare sauce.
Steak wrap – flatbread wrap smothered with garlic mayo, strips of seasonal rump steak, French fries, lettuce, red onion and peppers.
Seafood wrap – flatbread wrap with crab mayo, crispy whitebait and prawns with French fries, lettuce, red onions and peppers.

Desserts
Fresh lemon tart with raspberries, raspberry coulis and pouring cream.
Mango & passion fruit cheesecake with mango coulis and chocolate drizzle.
Individual ice cream pot, various flavours.

The Harbour Lights
101 Lawe Road, South Shields, NE33 2AJ.

Two courses for £12.95, three courses for £16.95.

Starters
Chef’s soup – with homemade bread.
Beetroot & goats cheese terrine with candied walnuts and fried sage.
Brown butter scallops with pea puree, crisp bacon lardons and watercress.

Mains
Warming lamb stew with herby dumplings, minted new potatoes and buttered greens.
Cumberland sausage in a beer pretzel bun with caramelised onions and roasted garlic butter served with sweet potato wedges and harissa mayo.
Pan fried salmon in a garlic lemon butter sauce, served on crushed new potatoes with green beans.
The ultimate fish and chips – fresh battered cod, chunky chips, minted steeped peas, homemade tartare and griddled lemon.

Desserts
Treacle tart – homemade treacle tart with vanilla ice cream.
Cornflake cake – a retro favourite served with custard.
Chocolate Brownie – homemade brownie, vanilla ice cream and cinder toffee.

The Marsden Inn
Redwell Lane, South Shields, NE34 7JS.

Two courses for £6.99.

Starters
Homemade soup.
Potato skins.

Mains
Classic burger & chips (cheese optional).
Mince & dumplings with veg or mash.
Peppered pork with chips or mash.
Steak & chicken sizzler.
Scampi & chips.
(Sunday main course: traditional Sunday lunch or mince and dumplings).

Desserts
Ice cream.
Chocolate sponge.
Sticky toffee pudding.

The Lakeside Inn
The Farm House, East Fellgate Farm, Wardley, Jarrow, NE10.

Two courses for £9.95.

Starters
Wild mushroom celestine fished with shredded herb blini (V).
Fruits de mare bound in a cream cilantro sauce served on a filo shell.
Smoked chicken bacon and black pudding terrine accompanied with a mango and sweet chilli chutney.

Mains
Supreme of chicken infused with haggis and drizzled in a red wine and drambuie jus served with seasoned vegetables.
Oven baked Alaskan haddock topped with king shrimp napped in a lime tomato cilantro dressing.
Roast entrecote of beef wild mushrooms finished in a light tarragon wine jus served with chunky chips.
Filo basket stuffed with caramelised red onions vine tomatoes and goat’s cheese drizzled in a tomatoes and herb sauce (V).

Desserts
Natural yoghurt Eton mess finished with raspberries.
Plumb crumble served with cream anglicize.
Salted caramel gateaux served with vanilla ice cream.
Trio of ice creams with forest fruits.

The Little Haven Hotel
River Drive, South Shields, NE33 1LH.

Two courses for £9.95.

Starters
Soup of the day – homemade soup made with fresh ingredients, served with a bread roll.
Little Haven fish ‘n’ chips – fresh beer battered cod cooked golden with straw chips, blackened vinegar & creamy tartare sauce.
Pear and cheese salad – red wine poached pear with a flavour filled coquet cheese.

Mains
Seafood skewer – market fish layered with bell peppers & onions, chargrilled with fluffy white rice and sweet chilli & lime sauce.
Chicken milanaise – breaded chicken breast cooked golden with a rich herb filled tomato sauce.
Daube of English beef – with red onion mash, red wine, smoked bacon & root vegetable espagnol.

Desserts
Luxury ice cream – real strawberry, chocolate chip & vanilla pod ice cream, with a fan wafer & cream.
Jamaican bread & butter pudding – home made with lashings of custard.
Spiced chilled rice pudding – with sweet sticky jam.

The Quality Hotel Boldon
Witney Way, Boldon, NE35 9PE.

Two courses for £10 or three courses for £15.

Starters
Garlic mushrooms with toasted brioche.
Sauté creamy garlic mushrooms and toasted brioche.
Sauté chorizo, black pudding and potatoes.
Chorizo, black pudding and sauté potatoes with balsamic glazed red onions and spring onion.
Soup of the day
– served with crusty bread roll.

Mains
Lamb and mint burger.
Toasted brioche bun, little gem, tomato salsa, and fries.
Chicken supreme wrapped in Parma ham.
Served with peppercorn sauce, mashed potato, tender stem broccoli.
Grilled flat mushroom, goats cheese and tomato
– served with dressed watercress, red pepper salsa, sauté fine beans.
Crispy confit duck leg
– served with sweet and sour stir fry vegetables, toasted sesame seeds.

Desserts
Warm chocolate brownie.
Served with chocolate sauce and chantilly cream.
Sticky toffee pudding.
Served with butterscotch sauce and vanilla ice cream.
Lemon and panacotta tart.
Raspberry coulis.

The Rattler
Sea Road, South Shields, NE33 2LD.

Two courses for £10.95.

Starters
Black pudding and bacon
– served with a salad garnish and peppercorn sauce.
Potato skins (V)
– served with a salad garnish, homemade garlic sauce or sweet chilli dip.
King prawns
– pan fried and served with a salad garnish, lemon wedge, and a garlic butter, diavola or thermidor sauce.
Garlic bread (V)
– with added rosemary and sea salt.

Mains
Homemade vegeballs (V)
– served in spicy tomato sauce and on a bed of pasta.
Steak and blue cheese pizza
– chargrilled steak, blue cheese, mushrooms, red onions, rocket, and parmesan.
Flamed grilled chicken breast
– served with a cheese and asparagus sauce, and a side of either homemade chunky chips, skinny fries, seasonal vegetables, sweet potato fries or a rustic salad.
Antipasti pizza
– selection of meats, sundried tomatoes and olives.
8oz rump steak (£3 supplement)
– cooked to your liking and served with mushrooms, a grilled tomato, and either a side salad, homemade chunky chips or skinny fries.

Desserts
Sharing profiterole stack.
Créme brulee
– served with clotted cream.
Eton Mess Cheesecake
– served with ice cream and fresh cream.

Mega Seafood Sharing Platter for two only £24.95
– two half lobsters, battered cod, mussels, clams, placed goujons, prawns, potted crab and homemade chunky chips.

The Red Lion
Redcar Terrace, West Boldon, NE36 0PZ.

Two courses for £10 or three courses for £14.

Starters
Soup of the day.
Chicken liver pate, red onion marmalade and toast.
Homemade potato skins with garlic mayo (V).
Thai spiced fishcakes with a chilli dressing.

Mains
Mushroom stroganoff with white rice (V).
Homemade corned beef pie with mash or chips.
Roast of the day in a giant Yorkshire pudding.
Homemade curry of the day with white rice.
Scampi and chips with homemade tartar sauce.
Traditional cottage pie with a cheesy mash lid.

The Robin
Roman Road, Jarrow, NE32 5UB.

The Sand Dancer
2 Sea Road, South Shields, NE33 2LD.

Two courses for £9.95 or three courses for £11.95.

Starters
Minestrone soup (V) (GF) – served with a floating cheese crouton.
Pork meatballs – in a sweet chilli glaze and served on a bed of deep fried spinach.
Tiger prawn skewer – with onion chilli jam and mixed salad leaf.
Creamy garlic mushroom pot (V) – with toasted bread sticks.

Mains
Stuffed chicken breasts (GF) – chicken breast stuffed with buffalo mozzarella and poached garlic creamed leek sauce.
Mediterranean vegetable crumble (V) – roasted Med veg topped with crumble and served with a tomato fondue dip.
Chicken Caesar pizza – stone basked dough base topped with mozzarella and tomato and finished with rocket, parmesan and Caesar sauce.
Baked salmon – a fillet of salmon baked and served with new potatoes & olive remoulade.
Slow braised frying steak – Served on a bed of creamy spring onion mash with a red wine, onion and mushroom gravy.
Pasta Napoli (V) (GF) – gluten Free pasta topped with our Napoli sauce and mozzarella cheese.

Desserts
Chocolate fudge cake (V) – with salted caramel sauce.
Mixed berry meringue (V) (GF) – with fresh cream and topped with raspberry puree.
Banana waffle sundae (V) – belgian waffle chunks, banana syrup and toffee sauce mixed with cream.
Mixed ice cream (V).

The Sea Hotel
Sea Road, South Shields, NE33 2LD.

Toby Carvery
Front Street, Cleadon, Sunderland, SR6 7PG.

Two courses for £7.49.

Offer 1
Soup of the day and carvery (or vegetarian option).

Offer 2
Carvery (or vegetarian option) and ice cream.

Turkuisine
Windsor Hall, 8 Burrow Street, South Shields, NE33 1PP.

Two courses for £10.95.

Starters
Cacik (V) – yogurt with chopped cucumber, dill, olive oil and hint of garlic.
Humus (V) – crushed chickpeas mixed with tahini, garlic & olive oil.
Saksuka (V) – aubergines, peppers and potatoes fried in olive oil, served with fresh tomato, parsley and garlic sauce.
Kirsir (V) – bulgur wheat mix with spring onions, red peppers, celery, fresh parsley, tomato purée and walnuts, served with olive oil and pomegranate vinegar dressing.
Yaprak sarma (V) – vine leaves stuffed with rice, pine kernels and herbs.
Soup of the day – soup of the day served with Turkish bread.
Sucuk – chargrilled spicy Turkish sausage.
Mantar guvec (V) – mushrooms, onions, mix peppers, tomato and garlic cooked in clay dish and topped with cheese.
Falafel (V) – deep fried crushed chick pea balls, made with chopped mix peppers, coriander, dill and celery, served on a bed of humus.
Ciger kavurma – pan fried lambs liver with garlic and fresh parsley, seasoned with paprika, cumin, salt and pepper, served on a bed of onion salad.

Mains
Adana – finely chopped best prime lamb mixed with peppers, chilli and fresh parsley cooked on the Turkish charcoal grill and served on Turkish flat bread with rice and salad.
Tavuk shish – marinated cubes of chicken, cooked on the Turkish charcoal grill, served on Turkish flat bread with rice and salad garnish.
Tavuk kanat – charcoal grilled marinated chicken wings served with rice, flat bread and salad garnish.
Kaburga – spare ribs of lamb cooked on the Turkish charcoal grill, flavoured with oregano, served with flat bread, rice and salad garnish.
Beyti sarma with chicken – minced chicken flavoured with a mixture of herbs, cooked on the Turkish charcoal grill then wrapped in Turkish flat bread, sliced and served with a grilled tomato and yogurt.
Iskender kebab – charcoal grilled minced lamb placed on a bed of Turkish bread served with yogurt and drizzled with hot butter sauce.
Kuzu incik – hock of lamb, traditionally slow cooked in a special sauce with vegetables, potatoes and herbs.
Izmir kofte – roast lamb meatballs cooked in a special tomato sauce with potatoes and herbs, served with rice.
Musakka – classic lamb musakka, layers of aubergines, mincemeat, potatoes, courgettes, onions, and carrots, with béchamel sauce, topped with cheese and baked in the oven.
Sebzeli guvec (V) – courgettes, peppers, aubergines, tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, spinach, garlic and herbs cooked in a clay dish with our special tomato sauce, served with rice.
Vegetarian musakka (V) – layers of aubergines, potatoes, courgettes, carrots and peas, with béchamel sauce, topped with cheese and baked in the oven.

Desserts
Baklava (V) – layers of filo pastry with nuts and honey-syrup.
Kadayif (V) – shredded pastry with nuts and soaked in sweet syrup.
Chocolate fudge cake (V) – Served hot or cold with ice cream or double cream.
Cheesecake (V) – cheesecake of the day.
Ice Cream (V) – selection of award winning Minchella’s ice cream.
Sticky toffee pudding (V) – homemade sticky toffee pudding served with butterscotch sauce.
Complimentary apple tea, Turkish tea and Turkish delight.

Tuscano’s Italian Restaurant
2 Winchester Street, South Shields, NE33 2PS.

Three courses for £12.95.

Starters
Garlic bread – plain, cheese or tomato.
BBQ chicken wings – chicken wings cooked in a spicy barbeque glaze.
Black pudding and peppercorn sauce – black pudding served on a bed of creamy mash topped with peppercorn sauce.
Tuscan bean bruschetta – crustini topped with goats cheese and a cannellini bean, tomato and olive salad.
Seafood cocktail – mussels, cockles & prawns served on a bed of lettuce coated with marie-rose sauce.

Main Course
Pollo gamberetti – chicken breast with baby prawns served in a tomato and cream sauce.
Salmon panna prezzemolo salsa – fresh pan fried salmon supreme served with a white wine and parsley sauce.
Bistecca bordelaise – sirloin steak served in a classic mushroom, onion and demi-glaze sauce.
– All served with fresh vegetables or homemade chunky chips.
Polepetini – spicy Italian meatballs served with tagliatelle.

Desserts
Sweet of the day or tea or coffee.

Village Delights
181A Sunderland Road, South Shields, NE34 6AD.

Two courses for £7.95.

Mains
Chicken fajitas, salad and tortillas.
Chicken or prawn tagliatelle with garlic bread.
Chinese chicken curry, egg fried rice and prawn crackers.

Desserts
Chocolate brownie ice cream sundae.
Strawberries and cream.
Hot chocolate fudge cake and ice cream.

Zeera
206-210 Ocean Road, South Shields, NE33 2JQ.

Special taster menu for £24.50.

Starters
Chat pati chingri – super king prawns prepared in a spicy hot sauce, flavoured with tangy lemon, naga chilli, tomatoes, peppers and garlic. Served with small Indian bread.
Pan fried scallops – lightly spiced pan fried American king scallops served on a butternut squash puree, dressed with a crispy salad and pomegranate dressing.
Kathi kebab – diced tender roasted lamb, tossed with onion and tomatoes well spiced and served in butter chapati, accompanied with Kathi sauce.

Mains
Railway lamb curry – served to the British Raj, travelling First Class on India’s extensive railway network. Pieces of lamb cooked with fresh curry leaf, dried red chilli and onions, finished with fresh coriander.
Adraki dhaniya murgh – chicken flavoured with a sharp taste of ginger and masala spices garnished with chopped coriander.
Lasuni machi nilgiri – monkfish cooked in a medium spiced sauce, with fresh garlic and citrus Bengali Satkora.

Accompanied with fluffy steamed rice or tomato rice (basmati rice cooked with tomato, onion, chilli and mint).

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Shop-Shape

From world-famous brands to quirky independent offerings, South Tyneside’s towns and villages provide a range of retail therapy.

Global Icons

The jewel in the crown of South Tyneside’s retail offering is undoubtedly that most-British of brands — Barbour. The brand was founded in South Shields in 1894, and its headquarters remain here despite it having grown to become one of the world’s most recognisable — and successful — fashion brands. Their factory outlet in Jarrow offers both new collections and last season’s range at a discounted price – a great place to invest in some quality clothing.

Plenty of the biggest high street names have outposts in South Tyneside too — head to Waterloo Square and King Street in the centre of South Shields to explore well-known favourites including Next, Desire by Debenhams and River Island.

Local Heroes

If you’re looking for a more personal touch, South Tyneside’s towns and villages are worth exploring – packed with boutiques, delis and independent emporiums of all types.

In the beautiful village of Cleadon you’ll find Jan Watters Florist, which stocks design-led gifts and homewares in addition to their beautiful bouquets, and Marianne Fashions — your go-to for special occasions and mother-of-the-bride fashion. Foodies are well catered for too -don’t forget to stop by Happy Organic, a cafe and health store, and Bon Appetite, a cafe and deli which also stocks a range of gifts and homewares.

“South Shields’ popular monthly craft markets have a new home”

The village of Westoe meanwhile is home to Keltic Touch, a quirky and unusual gift shop, and Dress Me VIP Boutique, which stocks exclusive fashion items you won’t find on the high street, including celebrity trends and styles. At the heart of the coastal village of Whitburn you’ll find Stella’s Loft, an eclectic lifestyle boutique. Whitburn is also home to the award winning traditional Di Giorgio Butchers.

In East Boldon independent menswear store Master Debonair dress the sharpest men in the area with seemingly effortless style, while the sales at Boldon Auction Galleries and Jarrow Auction House are treasure troves of unique finds and one-off pieces.

At the edge of South Shields Market Square, the Shop @The Word is home to the area’s visitor information centre and is a great place to pick up unique gifts, cards, jewellery prints and much more.

Market

South Shields’ popular monthly craft markets have a new home and name — the Pepperpot Fayre is now held in South Shields Market Square (outside The Word) on the first Sunday of the month from May to October.

The Market Square is also home to the traditional South Shields market, which takes place as usual every Monday, Friday and Saturday. If that’s not enough, Jarrow’s Viking Centre is holding a monthly Sunday craft market over the summer, and there are special markets and fayres in the area throughout the year, including the fabulous Christmas Wonderland Fayre at Haven Point in November.

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Walk The Walk

South Tyneside distills all of the North East’s best bits – dunes, cliffs, parks, countryside, sea views — into a dramatic and eminently walkable landscape.

Walking is pretty good, isn’t it? Propelling yourself along at a leisurely pace, relying only on your own legs and sense of self-determination and freedom. There are loads of good words for it too. Stomp. Wander. Stroll. Plod. Walking’s by far the most poetic way of getting anywhere.

And it’s not just the descriptors which are poetic: South Tyneside’s varied scenery packs in all of the greatest hits of the North East. Obviously, being on the coast, there are dunes and cliffs to wander across stretching from South Shields down to Whitburn. There’s something incredibly soul-settling about staring out to sea, and the vantage points in South Tyneside out across Marsden Bay are especially majestic. Head to Whitburn Coastal Park and Souter Lighthouse and head north towards Frenchman’s Bay for an easy stroll along the clifftops, taking in the panoramic sea views.

Walking along the promenade beside Sandhaven and Littlehaven beaches is a joy too, as are South Marine Park and North Marine Park overlooking the promenade. Away from the coast there are a number of options, such as Hebburn Riverside Park. Once a derelict, beaten-up landscape scarred by generations of heavy industry – chemical works and ship-building, primarily – the land along here has been transformed with new housing, a nature trail and riverside walk.

You want nature? South Tyneside is absolutely full of it, not least at Tilesheds Local Nature Reserve between Boldon and Cleadon. As the name suggests, it used to be a brick and tile works, but now it’s pond and marshland plus thousands of native trees and shrubs. That means it’s teeming with wildlife: you’ve got your classic pond-dwellers like frogs, toads, newts, dragonflies and water boatmen, plus breeding swans, coots and moorhens.The nearby Cotman Gardens Meadow makes for an evocative walk too. It’s a traditional meadow that’s been unploughed for generations, meaning you can get a feel for how our forebears would have frolicked among the cowslips, great burnet and yellow rattle.

West Boldon Lodge is another great place for nature-lovers to explore, with 13 hectares of open water, wet and dry meadows, grassland, woodland, coppiced willow areas and scrub woodland.

Industry has added to the drama of some of South Tyneside’s walkable scenery though, and Cleadon Hills is a case in point. The old windmill and the iconic Cleadon Water Tower dot the grassy landscape as, to steal WH Auden’s memorable phrase from the poem Night Mail, “gigantic chessmen”. The route from Well House Farm to Cleadon Windmill forms part of Bede’s Way, which was put together to allow ramblers to follow in the footsteps of seventh century pilgrims who would travel between the monastery sites of St Peter’s in Wearmouth to St Paul’s in Jarrow. You can still feel the history in the air.

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Blast From The Past

Experience life in Anglo-Saxon times thanks to a new attraction in South Tyneside which pays tribute to the Venerable Bede and his enduring legacy.

South Tyneside’s latest stellar attraction, Jarrow Hall, opened its doors in April after a £100,000 investment and it’s quickly becoming one of the country’s leading Anglo-Saxon attractions. Run by the Hebburn-based charity Groundwork, it features an interactive museum, which chronicles the life of die Venerable Bede (who transformed astronomy and theology from South Tyneside in the early Anglo-Saxon period), a heritage petting farm and a popular on-site cafe.

If you’re looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, then Jarrow Hall is just the place. A haven of tranquillity in a busy town, this 11-acre site is home to a range of domestic animals from pigs and sheep to goats, ducks and hens. But this is a petting farm with a difference. Designed to give an insight into Anglo-Saxon life, the farm is populated with rare breed animals that represent the kind of animals that would have been farmed in South Tyneside 1,300 years ago.

“By working with the rare breed animals we get an insight into how the Anglo-Saxons would have farmed,” Leigh Venus, Operations Manager at Jarrow Hall, explains. “We try to use traditional techniques as much as we can and we’re in contact with people across the country who manage rare breed animals to get more animals on site.”

Visitors to the farm can feed the animals themselves or go along to one of the talks by the site’s farm manager during the daily 3pm feed. When you’ve finished, sample produce from the Medieval herb garden in the aptly-named Hive Coffee Company café.

“.There’s a history within the monastic realm of the Anglo Saxon period of keeping bees,” Leigh explains.‘Honey was used for making mead and for making books and inks, and Hive Coffee Company were a perfect fit. They’re working with the herb gardener to use herbs from the garden in their food.”

“As well as regular art exhibitions, creative workshops and heritage craft demonstrations such as weaving or making rune necklaces, there’s a programme of reenactments, live weapon displays, archery and live performances”.

The cafcafé is housed within Jarrow Hall House, a Grade II-listed 18th century manor house which has just been given a complete refurbishment. “It doesn’t look like a Georgian interior, but it is a renovation that is sympathetic to the colours and styles of that era,” Leigh explains. “We had a heritage paint palette and we took advice from a Georgian era expert at Durham University.” The hall also houses a classroom space, which is used to support the attraction’s events and education programme.

Jarrow Hall is also home to the Bede Museum, which has been preserving the legacy of the Anglo Saxon monk Bede since 1974. From the monastery at Wearmouth-Jarrow, Bede penned a number of important philosophical and theological works, including The Ecclesiastical History of the English People, which chronicles the history of people’s relationship with Christianity.

“He was essentially a local lad done good,” says Leigh. “He came to the monastery aged seven and changed the world. His work is the cornerstone of English history and the English national identity. He was a polymath, a scientist, a poet, he did a lot of work to figure out the exact birthdate of Christ and the date Easter should fall, and in doing so he did a lot of hard science as well. He worked out the motion of celestial objects like the moon and the sun and how that affected the tides”.

Discover this history for yourself at Bede Museum which is bursting with fun exhibits that capture Bede’s life and achievements. The museum is home to Europe’s largest early collection of stained glass (which dates back to the 7th and 8th century), as well as a full-sized reproduction of the Codex Amiatinus – the oldest complete Latin Bible in existence.

“Three of these huge Bibles were produced at the Wearmouth-Jarrow Monastery and Bede would very likely have worked on them,” Leigh explains. “Two are almost completely lost to history, but one was given to the Pope in Rome. The man in charge of the monastery actually died en route and his monks got it the rest of the way. The one here in Jarrow is only the second full-sized copy in the world. The other is in the Laurentian Library in Florence.”

Fans of Bede should also pay a visit to the nearby St Paul’s Church and Monastic site — the remains of the site where Bede once lived and the original Codex Amiatinus was written.

Throughout the year Jarrow Hall offers a range of hands-on events and activities to help visitors engage with this Anglo-Saxon history. As well as regular art exhibitions, creative workshops and heritage craft demonstrations (such as weaving or making rune necklaces), there’s a programme of reenactments, live weapon displays, archery and live performances taking place — there’s something for everyone.

If you’ve got any energy left after all of that, there’s a soft play area and a natural play area on site and Drewetts Park is just a stone’s throw away — so you can rest assured that your little friars will be completely tuckered by the end of the day.

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