Restaurant & Bar Awards 2020

Page 20 LUX Restaurant & Bar Awards 2020 Whether romantic or business-focused, there are few occasions that would not be improved with a trip to Branches. One of the hottest spots in Newcastle upon Tyne for diners, this elegant and stylishly decorated restaurant may be sophisticated and the epitome of fine dining, but its roots lie in good old-fashioned local produce. Executive head chef Cevat Robert Elat, who was crowned Northeast Chef of the Year 2015-2016, is a firm believer in domestic and international ingredients, focusing on the best of British cuisine and bringing it from field to fork. Taking the finest British ingredients from nearby suppliers, farms, and markets, Branches is an exemplary restaurant whose menu is an ever- changing cornucopia of seasonal produce, flavour, and taste. Having plied his trade alongside some of the best chefs in the Northeast at some of the most prestigious restaurants in the country, chef Cevat specialises in providing diners with local, seasonal produce that is transformed into exquisite dining. Since being on a journey with Branches restaurants across the Northeast, chef Cevat has guided it to three consecutives Diners’ Choice Awards in 2016, 2017, and 2018. Using modern twists and techniques to enhance relaxed fine dining favourites, each menu that chef Cevat has designed perfectly capitalises on the wealth of fresh ingredients at his disposal. Diners can choose from the à la carte main menu, five-course Taste of Branches menu, dessert menu, Sunday lunch menu, and a range Opened just two years ago, the Branches Restaurant in Jesmond has experienced a meteoric rise to fame as it has built on the success of its predecessors. Providing the diners of Newcastle with a contemporary and elegant dining experience set in a modern décor, Branches is an intimate and stylish restaurant bringing sophisticated cuisine to the plates of discerning food-lovers. Branches Restaurant Jesmond Best Fine Dining Experience 2020 - Newcastle upon Tyne of specially-designed menus to properly celebrate any occasion. Of course, dietary requirements can be taken into consideration also, and every guest in made to feel special and catered for from the moment they walk through the doors of Branches. British classics inspire much of the à la carte menu at Branches, highlighting local produce from farmers up and down the United Kingdom. However, the peppering of international cuisine serves well to place Britain alongside culinary capitals such as Italy, Spain, and other feasting places across the Mediterranean. Steamed Shetland Mussels and North Sea Fishcakes are just at home alongside Konro Grilled Mediterranean Vegetable Linguini and Tagliatelle Carbonara. No Newcastle-based restaurant menu would be complete without a stunning Fish and