Caffe Vivo to close, St Vincent to open!

After 10 great years, we believe it’s about time to allow Caffe Vivo a well earned retirement – so we will close the doors for the last time on Saturday 25th August.

It’s your last chance to enjoy one last Aperol Spritz in Caffe Vivo before it re-opens as a brand new wine bar and cafe – St. Vincent.

We’d like to thank all our regulars, guests and supporters through the last decade.These last ten years have been very special and it’s been a privilege to have welcomed so many of you to our tables.

It’s not all bad news however, as work will immediately begin on our successor, St Vincent, a relaxed modern wine bar offering a huge range of wines from small independent producers, served alongside good food on ‘small plates’ classic cocktails, craft beer, vermouths and Amaro. And the really good news is that we’ll be serving breakfast from 8:30am on the Quayside and brunch at the weekend. Sign up for updates to be one of the first to know here: https://www.saintvincentncl.co.uk/

Great Northern Supper Clubs

Join us for exclusive evenings at Saltwater Fish Co. with award-winning chefs, running throughout the Great Exhibition of the North.

To celebrate the Great Exhibition of the North, we’re pleased to be hosting a number of evenings with special guest chefs at Saltwater Fish Co. in the Fenwick Newcastle Food Hall.

Organised by much celebrated chef and restaurateur Terry Laybourne of 21 Hospitality Group, The Great Northern Supper Clubs feature a number of award-winning Great Northern Chefs, who will share insights and anecdotes while cooking for an intimate audience.

The Great Northern Supper Clubs will start on Monday 25th June and continue throughout the Exhibition period. Take a look at the calendar of events below:

25th June – Terry Laybourne
9th July – Maunika Gowardhan
16th July – Young Guns featuring: Tom Anglesea, Shaun Hurrell and Nick Grieves
23rd July – Nigel Haworth
6th August – Frances Atkins
13th August – Kenny Atkinson
3rd September – Shaun Rankin
17th September – Andrew Pern

Tickets will be priced from £75 for a multi course menu, including wine. Places are extremely limited. Please book your tickets on the Fenwick website.

North’s Top 50 Hospitality List

The Northern Restaurant Bar (NRB) show has revealed its Top 50 Northern hospitality players for 2018, with 21 Hospitality Group named again in this well established North’s Top 50 Hospitality Power List. The list, which spans over 216 brands and 1194 sites, is chosen by a panel of industry experts and announced during the trade show at Manchester Central – the largest such hospitality event in the North.

Those named make up a mix of top industry names and new rising stars signifying the North’s most significant and influential hospitality operators. The NRB Top Fifty 2017 celebrates the best in the industry, acknowledging those who have made a unique impact on the region’s food and drink landscape. View the full Top 50 List here.

Listed in Top 50 Gastropubs in the UK

Delighted to announce that our pub The Broad Chare has won further national recognition by being named among 2018’s Top 50 gastropubs in Britain.

The Broad Chare, on Newcastle’s historic Quayside, took the No. 18 spot at the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs Awards ceremony, climbing up a spot from No. 19 the year before.

Organised by The Publican’s Morning Advertiser, the awards have become a prestigious indicator of the quality of existing and new gastropubs around the country. Voting is decided among hundreds of food experts – including prominent operators, food writers, catering development managers and executives, celebrity and top industry chefs, along with pub and hospitality company bosses.

Manager Steve Dunn, who attended the awards ceremony, said: “To list so high in the country’s Top 50 Gastropubs is a great achievement for us and reflects the team effort among both the kitchen and front of house staff. It also reflects the ethos across the 21 Hospitality Group of consistently aiming to deliver skilful cooking and satisfying food served in a warm, comfortable environment. The Broad Chare offer and approach is simple – we are first and foremost a pub focussed on offering a great beer list and honest seasonal food.”

This is the latest accolade for our pub; a creative partnership with Live Theatre, which last year retained its coveted Bib Gourmand in the Michelin Guide 2018. Bib Gourmands are awarded to dining establishments offering ‘exceptional good food at moderate prices’. The Broad Chare features bar snacks, lighter bites and a Dish of the Day downstairs and a full dining room menu upstairs, and has won a string of accolades since it opened in 2011 and is the only pub in Newcastle to feature in the Great Britain and Ireland Michelin Guide 2018.