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Whitbread to open Bar + Block Steakhouse Newcastle next month

Contemporary steak brand, Bar + Block Steakhouse, is set to open a 622 sq m site in Newcastle on 5 December following the successful roll-out in Wimbledon, Belfast, Bristol, Winnersh and Sutton in 2019.

Open seven days a week, the 155-cover restaurant will be the thirteenth site for Bar + Block. The group was founded in 2016 by hospitality operator, Whitbread.

As with all other Bar + Block restaurants, steak will be at the heart of the extensive menu, featuring rotating specials from the Butcher’s Block, grazing plates and handmade burgers prepared on-site using prime beef.

The restaurant also has a wide selection of drinks, with a focus on craft beers such as Brewdog Punk IPA, specially curated wines and innovative cocktails with seasonal specials.

A listed building, Bar + Block Newcastle has been sympathetically renovated, featuring listed awnings. The contemporary interior design will feature an expansive bar with copper detailing, butcher’s table and an open kitchen.

Joanna Spencer, Senior Brand & Marketing Manager from Whitbread Restaurants, commented, “This an exciting development that sees Bar + Block extend into the North East for the first time as part of our nationwide growth strategy.”