The Stand Bistro
I’d had a tip from a local that next time I was in Newcastle I should head to The Stand Bistro. It really hadn’t occurred to me that dining at a comedy club was a wise manoeuvre but I was willing to give a go.
With the comedy club downstairs, their bar bistro is open all day serving food and drinks. I dined in the early part of the evening so took a seat in their bright window when I arrived. A menu soon appeared and I began to peruse it.
There were some interesting options so it took me a while to settle upon things. Soon enough I decided to open with the duck spring rolls then I followed with the fish n chips. The latter was called hake tempura with triple cooked fries on the menu. Comedy gold.
The spring rolls arrived looking very neat and tidy. Served with a generous pot of hoisin sauce they were really good with the meat packed with flavour and the casings super crisp. I was impressed.
The minted peas were rather too aromatic but all the other aspects of the main course maintained the very good standard. The fish was very well cooked and the profuse skinny fries were smartly done. The accompanying tartare sauce was excellent.
So overall, I really enjoyed my visit to the Stand Bistro. It’s not a place I would have thought about trying so I’m very grateful for the recommendation. Give it a look next time you are in these parts.
Blythe scores The Stand Bistro
4/5 for food
4/5 for presentation
4/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 16/20
I ate: duck spring roll, hake n chips
I drank: beer
I wore: blue pinstripes
Total bill: £20.25
Address: 31 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1EW