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City lights and festive bites: The Factory Kitchen’s Christmas afternoon tea

Think honey-glazed pigs and blankets, double chocolate orange brownies and some bubbly with a backdrop of Ouseburn’s skyline.

Written by Rachael Nichol
Published 09.12.2023

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If you’re looking to sprinkle a bit of magic on your festivities, look no further than Christmas afternoon tea at The Factory Kitchen inside The Biscuit Factory.

Get ready to treat your taste buds to a winter warmer of flavours, all served up in a cosy, contemporary setting with panoramic views of Ouseburn.

Right in the heart of Newcastle’s cultural quarter, The Factory Kitchen is not just an all-day independent café; it’s a festive escape, a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre’s Christmas chaos.

The Factory Kitchen is now serving up a Christmas afternoon tea that’s a feast for the senses for just £28 per person. For an extra special touch, you can upgrade to the Prosecco or craft ale package for just £33 per person – cheers to that.

With bold flavours inspired from across the globe and made with locally sourced goodness, here art meets flavour. So, if you’re looking for a seasonal spot that’s a blend of secluded, sophisticated, and downright scrumptious,  The Factory Kitchen is the place to be.

We’re here to spill the tea on what to expect and how you can bring a touch of class to your Christmas celebrations this year.

THE FESTIVE FEAST

Let’s dive into the mouth-watering line-up that awaits you. Brace yourselves for the pork, apple, and sage sausage roll – a warm, savoury hug that brings festive flavours.

And if you think pigs in blankets can’t get any better, think again. The honey-glazed pigs in blankets are a delicious sweet and savoury twist to this classic Christmas dish.

The Factory Kitchen’s Christmas afternoon tea

But hold onto your Santa hats because there’s more – a turkey, smoked bacon, and cranberry relish crostini that’s basically Christmas on toast.

Veggies fear not, The Factory Kitchen has got you covered with the buttered leek and smoked cheese quiche, a flavourful alternative that celebrates locally sourced produce.

Now, let’s talk sweets. The cherry and almond scone, paired with jam and chantilly cream, is a festive classic that’s sure to hit the sweet spot. The carrot and cranberry cake, topped with cream cheese icing, is a moist, dreamy delight and the mince pie frangipane tart with brandy and vanilla cream will have you feeling merry.

And it doesn’t stop there. The double chocolate and orange brownie is the grand finale – a rich, decadent treat that’s the perfect finish to your festive feast. And the best part? Your choice of tea or filter coffee keeps flowing throughout the afternoon to keep the festive vibes going.

For more information about Christmas at The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle, visit their website.

THE BISCUIT FACTORY, 16 STODDART STREET, SHIELDFIELD, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE NE2 1AN

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