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Muesli & Fruit

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

Muesli & Fruit Originally uploaded by ellythompson. Just for a change (and because I’ve already eaten far too much at Belle and Herbs this weekend) I decided to go for the ‘light’ option at breakfast today, which is the Muesli & Fruit. Mine came with green apple, kiwi fruit, apricots, sliced banana and blueberries, but […]

Hot Chocolate

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

Hot Chocolate Originally uploaded by meriwilliams. On Molly’s last day visiting with us, we of course had to go to Belle and Herbs for breakfast. I had one of my favourites, the Eggs Benedict, which was very enjoyable, but not the best I’ve ever enjoyed there. I also decided to have this normal hot chocolate […]

Scooby Snack

Saturday, February 25th, 2006

Scooby Snack Again Originally uploaded by meriwilliams. When Molly was in town, we met up on a Saturday afternoon with a bunch of Newcastle geeks. Much fun was had, a lot of it at my expense, because I chose to attempt the biggest thing on the menu. The Scooby Snack is a monumental sandwich. It’s […]

Ham, Cheese and Chutney Sandwich

Friday, February 17th, 2006

Roast Ham, Cheese & Chutney on White Originally uploaded by meriwilliams. Another classic sandwich, but again executed outstandingly. The ham was gorgeous — great texture and flavour, but not too salty, not too sweet. In particular, it was impressive that the ham was tasty enough that the strong flavours of the mature cheddar and Branston […]

Bacon, Brie and Cranberry on Ciabatta

Tuesday, February 14th, 2006

Bacon, Brie and Cranberry at Belle and Herb’s Originally uploaded by mollyeh11. The image here is only a slice of the original sandwich, which I ordered along with a bowl of fantastic broccoli and stilton soup. When Meri and Elly first told me about this particular sandwich, I was a bit uncertain. Bacon and brie? […]

Chocolate Mousse Cake

Sunday, February 12th, 2006

Chocolate Mousse Cake Originally uploaded by ellythompson. I love the cake counter at Belle & Herbs. The only problem is there’s generally so many things I want that I can’t decide. No such problem today. Anything titled “Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake” is pretty much guaranteed to get my attention. And it was wonderful. To be […]

Tomato & Avocado Bruschetta

Sunday, February 12th, 2006

Tomato & Avocado Bruschetta Originally uploaded by ellythompson. I wasn’t really feeling quite hungry enough for a Belle & Herbs Sandwich today, so I decided to go for Bruschetta instead. And being a fan of Avocado, this is what I chose. It was great – The bread was crisp on the outside and soft in […]

Whatever’s Left Smoothie

Sunday, February 12th, 2006

Whatever’s Left Smoothie Originally uploaded by meriwilliams. We went along to Belle & Herbs rather late on this Sunday afternoon. When trying to order some regular smoothies, they explained they’d had a massive rush that morning and so the regular smoothies were all off! They were, however, offering this one — a random combination of […]

Mature Cheddar and Tomato Sandwich

Sunday, February 12th, 2006

Cheese & Tomato Sandwich Originally uploaded by meriwilliams. Mature cheddar cheese, with freshly sliced tomato on white doorstop bread. A very simple, classic sandwich, but so well executed that it was absolutely GORGEOUS. Went very well with the chunky chips and dips that we had as an accompaniment to share.

Posh Hot Chocolate

Saturday, February 11th, 2006

Posh Hot Chocolate Originally uploaded by meriwilliams. This posh hot chocolate (as opposed to the dead dead posh hot chocolate that Elly had previously) consisted of hot chocolate made completely with steamed milk, topped with lashings of whipped cream and as many marshmallows as the staff can balance on top!! This is seriously, seriously rich […]

Lemon Meringue Slice

Saturday, February 11th, 2006

Lemon Meringue Slice Originally uploaded by meriwilliams. I have to be honest, this wasn’t my favourite Belle & Herbs dessert. Although the meringue on the top was light and fluffy, with a nice crisp crust, the lemon goo had a strange aftertaste. It was a perfectly acceptable specimen, but not up to their usual high […]

Smoked Bacon & Goats Cheese Bruschetta

Saturday, February 11th, 2006

Closeup of Bacon & Goats Cheese Bruschetta Originally uploaded by meriwilliams. We hadn’t yet tried any of the bruschetta options on the lunch menu, so I decided I’d see what this was like. The goats cheese and smoked bacon were both strong tastes, but did work very well as a combo. The bread was nice […]

Scottish Breakfast

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

Scottish Breakfast Originally uploaded by ellythompson. While deciding what breakfast to have this morning, I came to the sudden realisation that I hadn’t had the Scottish Breakfast yet. So that’s what I ordered. 2 Eggs, 2 Rashers of Bacon, A Flat Lorne Sausage, Pototo Cakes, Potato Scones, Black Pudding (not shown in the photo), White […]