My birthday is the 18th of December. There are worse birthdays, I know, but a week before Christmas is a funny one. Everyone is so money concious they usually can’t party and I don’t like to ask!
I had a few of the girls round for drinks and food on my birthday but waited until I spent the weekend in Newcastle with Aidan to really relax and enjoy the start of being 24!
We kicked off the weekend with brunch in Aidan’s new local Arlo – my new favourite brunch spot! So much so that these pictures are actually from both trips we made that weekend, Eggs on Saturday and Waffles on Sunday (it was so good we had to go back and try more of the menu).
On Saturday we hunkered down in the warmth with coffee, tea and fresh orange juice. I absolutely loved that our hot drinks came with little bits of brownie – always the best way to start breakfast!
After having a quick glance at the menu we both knew what we wanted to order and after an even quicker moment it arrived at our table!
Eggs Benedict (Poached Eggs, Hollandaise Sauce and Honey Roast Ham) for Aidan
...and Eggs Royale for me! I absolutely love eggs, smoked salmon and hollandaise sauce and I wasn’t disappointed!
The flavours hit the spot however, the sauce was served cold to us which I found strange! Perhaps it is the proper way it is served, let me know in the comments if it is! In the past I have always had it warm so it was a little strange to have it cold – enjoyable nonetheless!
I loved the addition of the mixed seeds on top and the touch of greenery underneath the eggs made me feel like I was being healthy!
On Sunday we indulged in our favourite – Bacon and Maple Syrup this time on top of waffles. The portion size looked tiny however I only just about managed to finish it!
You can say it... eyes bigger than my stomach!
The bacon and waffes were delicous and so perfectly cooked but the real star of the show was this...
My Big Hot Chocolate!
On the menu it was described as coming with some chocolate treats which I assumed was a few extra bits of brownie – I couldn’t believe my eyes when it arrived at my table.
Aidan looked like christmas had come early and happily munch away on bits of rocky road, malteasers and brownie galore!
Once we had eaten our fill of waffles, bacon and chocolate nibbles we made our way to Newcastle for last minute Christmas shopping, coffee shop hunting and a birthday dinner!
If you’re ever in the Jesmond or Newcastle area and want a nice place to brunch, lunch or dine then I would thoroughly recommend Arlo! The food was delicious and the service was so friendly and fast!