Grey Street, close to the City Centre and near to Eldon Square shopping centre.

Metro - Monument
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Monday - Friday 11am - 11pm, Saturday 11am - 1am, Sunday 12pm - 10.30pm.
Telephone: 0191 2302306
Fax: 0191 2302307

Beers: Drinks menu   Wine menu
John Smith's, Heineken, Amstel and Guinness Cold. Strongbow cider also on offer. An extensive selection of bottled beers, wines, gins, cocktails, champagne cocktails, shooters and pitchers available. Newcastle gin served.

Meals: Food menu    Sunday Lunch menu    Set menu   Festive Menu   Festive Buffet Menu    Book a Table
Food is served Mon - Fri 11am - 9pm, Sat 11am - 9pm, Sun 12pm - 8pm. Meals include:
Barluga Breakfast £9.00, 3 egg omelette and £8.50, scrambled egg £7.00 - £8.50.
Bar snacks and to share £2.50 - £18.00,
Starters £5.50 - £7.00,
Mains £11.00 - £14.50
Sandwiches £8.00 - £10.00 (served with house cut chips or french fries),
Sides £2.25 - £5.00.
Children's menu £5.50 - £6.50.
Desserts £6.00 - £8.00,
Sunday Lunch noon - 6pm with 2 courses £15.00, three courses £17.50.
Set menu Monday - Friday 2 courses £14.00, three courses £16.50.
Teas & coffees from £1.80 - £2.95.

Special Deals: Set menu Monday - Friday 2 courses £13.00, three courses £15.00. Buy 2 glasses of wine & get rest of bottle free special offer.

Live Sports: none shown here.

Music: There is regular music on play at most times with a DJ on certain nights.

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A very large bar cafe that was formerly the Metropolitan restaurant. The bar has a terrace area at the front and an open plan kitchen. The place is very stylish throughout with an impressive frontage of large glass doors that lead through to the main bar area.

The bar is split on two levels and is very bright and airy with large windows to the front.

The lower level has a long bar and wooden floor with chandeliers and large drop down shades by the windows. The decor is a nice mixture of pastel colours and the bar has a spacious feel with an expanse of mirrors on one side.

There is plenty of seating throughout with a raised area to the right of the bar containing tables and chairs, that is mainly used by diners.

To the left there is a more comfortable seating area with leather armchairs and wooden tables. There is also plenty of standing room throughout. The bar has a very high ceiling and there are two tall pillars in the centre.

The upper mezanine level which overlooks the lower level is accessed by stairs on the left hand side of the bar. This area has a small bar at one end. There is further seating in this area that is also used to host functions and parties.

There is regular music on play at most times with a DJ on certain nights. The bar attracts a mixed crowd of business people and more upmarket clientele. It will also attract those stopping off on there way to the Quayside. There is a nice comfortable atmosphere with subdued lighting in the evening.

It is busy at most times of the day and the new look and interesting menu will continue to attract a steady crowd. The bar is fully air conditioned throughout. There is a small outside terrace area to front and beer garden to the rear which has waiter service and has metallic tables and chairs. This area has also some heated lamps that are used at certain times.

Disabled access is very good to the main bar with a designated disabled toilet on the lower level. It is more difficult to the upstairs bar. There is toilets on the lower level as well as downstairs. The toilets are very smart and clean.

Other Vaulkhard group bars:
Bealim House
Blackie Boy
the Mushroom
Pacific House
Quilted Camel

Price: Moderate.