Newcastle Eats: Fuego Review

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Fuego has been a part of the Fenwick Foodhall in the center of Newcastle for the past few years now and I can honestly say it's one of my favorite places to grab a bite to eat.  Offering up mediteranian style tapas and hand stretched pizzas it's the perfect place to while away an afternoon. One thing that takes this place to the next level is the Enomatic system they've installed, this clever little machine allows you to sample super fancy wines, normally sold by the bottle (with an eyewatering price tag) by the glass allowing you to sample some pretty nifty wines without breaking the bank.

Fuego, meditrranean style tapas restaurant in the center of Newcastle

Fuego, meditrranean style tapas restaurant in the center of Newcastle

Fuego, meditrranean style tapas restaurant in the center of Newcastle

After a good long while studying the menu we decided to go for a handful of dishes to share rather than a pizza. I mean, why get pizza when there's tapas on offer.  We settled on a portion of padron peppers (minus the balsamic drizzle, I just think they're better with a simple sprinkle of salt), pan con tomate (a staple of any self respecting tapas establishment), patatas bravas, gnocchi al forno, polenta chips with a romesco sauce and finally butterbeans with chorizo.  Phew, now there's a mouthful!

Fuego, meditrranean style tapas restaurant in the center of Newcastle

Fuego, meditrranean style tapas restaurant in the center of Newcastle

Fuego, meditrranean style tapas restaurant in the center of Newcastle

Fuego, meditrranean style tapas restaurant in the center of Newcastle

Fuego, meditrranean style tapas restaurant in the center of Newcastle

Everything was delicious, my only gripe is the patatas bravas need a little something extra.  A thicker, spicier sauce or a drizzle of aoli. Just something to make them pop beyond crispy potatoes and tomato. 

The polenta chips were crispy little slices of heaven, blanketed by shavings of parmesan and acpompanied with a superbly garlicy romesco. I could have devoured portion after portion.  
 
Fuego, meditrranean style tapas restaurant in the center of Newcastle

Even though we were both full to bursting I just couldn't resist a glance at the desert menu. Kris noticed the churros the second we sat down so I knew there was no way we'd be able to leave without ordering a portion. Not to be left out, and neither of us is too keen on sharing a dessert, I ordered the baklava. It was tasty, but by no means the best I've ever had. It was a little too solid and not the sticky, crumbly mouthful I love. If I could go back in time I would have ordered the crema catalana which sounds unbelievable. Oh well, there's always next time.

Fuego, Fenwick Food Hall, 39 Northumberland St, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 7AS
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  1. Gorgeous photos Katie! I can't believe I STILL haven't been here yet! xx

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  2. Oh that food just looks delicious. I'd love to go here if I lived closer.

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    1. If you're ever in Newcastle, it's highly recommended ;)

      Katie xoxo

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  3. Love tapas... and those polenta fries look divine... was the menu expensive? Sim x

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    1. It's not the cheapest but I've never came away thinking I paid too much. I try to keep it as a bit of a treat ;)

      Katie xoxo

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  4. Sounds like a nice place to eat. Your pics are gorgeous!

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  5. Oooh gorgeous looking food!! You eat in the best places! I love the sound of polenta chips!

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  6. Your photos are absolutely stunning! The place sounds amazing, would definietly love to go one day.

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

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  7. Omg this looks delicious, I would deffo dine there. Looks like it would be super chilled out too. Churros are awesome x

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  8. I love tapas. They're always tasty and you can choose a variety of fishes to suit any palate and desire.

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  9. I have never actually visited Fuego before, I will have to visit soon. x

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  10. It looks absolutely stunning and I too would have definitely noticed the Churros x

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  11. Ooohhhh, I’ve never tried tapas. This sounds amazing though, I’ve never heard of this place before :) lovely pictures x

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  12. I love Tapas. It all looks delicious, and I'd have definitely not have been able to resist churros either!

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  13. I've never tried tapas but I love the sound of the potato bravas although it's shame they weren't as good as you were hoping. I am a big fan of churros, you had my mouth watering when I read those!

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  14. The food looks great. Looks like they have a good selection too

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  15. Oh, I want to try this place. Shame it is so far away. Everything looks lovely! Your photos are gorgeous too! :)

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  16. This looks fantastic! I would definitely choose tapas over Pizza any day. We loved tapas while we were in Barcelona! Just delish! Sheri

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  17. I love tapas ... this plce sounds gorgeous! Definitely a consideration for the next time i am in newcastle!

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Thank you for your comments :)

Katie xo

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