Bradley Gardens

I wrote last week about meeting Kalem (Patterson) to interview him about the play he’s starring in at the Live Theatre, Day of the Flymo.  We arranged to meet up at Bradley Gardens (off Sled Lane between Crawcrook and Wylam) a place I haven’t been to for about six years.  It was _DSC0005never particularly busy, so I was surprised to find that I couldn’t get into the car park and had to use the overflow facility.  The restaurant was packed, but even though all I wanted was tea, I wasn’t turned away and I was served promptly.  While I was waiting for Kalem and his Dad Sunday lunches were being wafted around under my nose.  They looked so delicious that I spoke to a young lady called Sarah, and she booked Heather and I in for today.  Our beautifully presented meal tasted every bit as gorgeous as it looked, and one of the things I like about this restaurant is that although it was full,  there were plenty of staff on duty to cope with the demand – all of them courteous, friendly, and efficient.  I recommend the spicy chipolata sausages as a starter, and then both of us had pork, followed by sticky toffee pudding for me, and the Bradley fruit fool for Heather.  Sunday dinner is a set price of £11.50, and £4.50 for desert, and I would say that booking is a must.  I’ve copied and pasted the Sunday menu here, but for full details of opening times and what else is on offer, go to Bradley Gardens

Roasted dry aged rib of beef
Honey roasted loin of rare breed Crane Row Farm pork
Roast breast of chicken with homemade
lemon and thyme stuffing
Served with
Homemade Yorkshire puddings, duck fat roast potatoes,
fresh seasonal vegetables and proper gravy

Bradley fruit fool
Vanilla crème brûlée
Sticky toffee pudding and hot toffee sauce
Soft brown sugar meringue, red fruits & vanilla cream
Farmhouse Cheeses, Biscuits & Homemade Chutney
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Bradley Ponds