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Independent North East gallery café crafts new rustic afternoon tea menu

The Factory Kitchen, located on the first floor of The Biscuit Factory art, craft and design gallery, is plating up its take on afternoon tea from 2 January 2020, and HLN readers get 10% off!

Written by High Life North
Published 10.01.2020

In partnership with The Biscuit Factory

Have you visited the independent cafe housed in The Biscuit Factory yet?

The Factory Kitchen has unveiled a new weekday rustic afternoon tea menu which will be influenced by seasonal produce and freshly baked goods on a daily basis.  Savoury items include options such as grilled cheese and slow-cooked leek finger, homemade black pudding sausage roll, and roast beef and Dijon mayo sandwich. Highlights from the sweet selection include fruit scones with cream and jam, spiced carrot cake, salted caramel brownies and treacle tart.

A vegetarian version of the menu is also available, including crushed avocado on toast, grilled Mediterranean vegetable sandwich with hummus and goat’s cheese with a coffee and walnut loaf to finish. 

Food is prepared by the café’s in-house team, headed up by chef Michael Waugh, who previously worked alongside Marco Pierre White and staged at Noma in Copenhagen.

The café, which is influenced by its location within the award-winning art gallery, has a variety of inspiring artworks and homewares on display, as well as a selection of foodie publications curated by independent booksellers Forum Books. It also boasts an outdoor rooftop terrace and sheltered greenhouse.

Diners can explore the gallery during their visit, spread over two floors within its unique Victorian warehouse setting, featuring contemporary displays of paintings, original prints, glass, ceramics and handmade jewellery.

How to Book

The afternoon tea, which comes with refillable Ringtons’ tea or filter coffee, is available Monday to Friday at either 1.30pm or 2.00pm and is priced at £16.95 per person, or for £22.95 diners can also enjoy a mini bottle of fizz.

For more information and to book, visit

The Factory Kitchen is offering 10% off for HLN readers, just quote ‘High Life North’ when booking or ordering to receive the discount.
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