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BBC Sandwich

Tuesday, November 14th, 2006

BBC Sandwich Originally uploaded by meriwilliams. This is truly a Belle & Herbs classic: bacon, brie and cranberry on soft white doorstop bread. Just warm enough that the brie is beginning to soften, without actually being a hot sandwich. The bacon at B&H’s has been particularly tasty of late – evidence of the superior ingredient […]

Soup & Sandwich

Friday, October 6th, 2006

Soup & Sandwich Originally uploaded by meriwilliams. The soup + sandwich “meal deal” at B&H is always great value — often more than you can eat in one sitting in fact! On this particular day, I chose to have the sweet potato and bacon soup and an ABC (avocado, bacon & chicken) sandwich. The soup […]

Houmous Sandwich

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

Houmous Sandwich Originally uploaded by meriwilliams. This houmous, black olive and salad greens sandwich is easily the healthiest thing I’ve ever had at Belle & Herbs. I was in the mood for something simple and light and this definitely fit the bill. They’d gone easy on the houmous, which was a little disappointing given that […]

Macho Grande Club

Monday, August 28th, 2006

Macho Grande Club Originally uploaded by Shteve. This toasted club sandwich consisted of griddled steak, tomato salsa, Monterey Jack cheese, soured cream, guacamole, jalepeno peppers and fresh coriander…although they also included tortilla chips in the top layer. This was served with an absolute mountain of potato wedges Being a Belle + Herbs virgin, I had […]

Sausage & Mash with Red Wine & Onion Gravy

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006

Sausage & Mash with Red Wine & Onion Gravy Originally uploaded by meriwilliams. The first day of late openings we went along to Belle & Herbs for supper. I chose to have the cumberland sausages with cheesy mash and red wine & onion gravy, whilst Elly decided on a burger as big as her head. […]

Roast Chicken Sandwich with Crisps and Coleslaw

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006

Roast Chicken Sandwich with Crisps and Coleslaw Originally uploaded by meriwilliams. This was a really nice simple sandwich — roast chicken breast, lemon & oregano mayo, lettuce, cucumber and tomato on doorstop white, served with the usual coleslaw and crisps. I had it just before leaving on a business trip and was really glad I’d […]

Cheese Dog

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

Cheesedog again Originally uploaded by meriwilliams. A rather strange addition to the new mains menu is the hot dog section. I chose to have the cheese dog on this occasion, which consisted of a roll covered in grill cheese, hotdog and grilled onions, served with chips. It was a nice lunch, but if I’m honest […]

Pepperoni and Blue Burger

Wednesday, June 14th, 2006

Pepperoni and Blue Burger Originally uploaded by meriwilliams. Another addition to the new menu, the Pepperoni & Blue burger is a very interesting combination. It’s basically a normal house burger (6oz handmade steak burger, served on a cheese & onion bun with dill pickle, tomato relish, tomato, lettuce, burger mayo & mustard) augmented with a […]

Cobb Salad

Tuesday, June 6th, 2006

Cobb Salad with Bread Originally uploaded by meriwilliams. Although there have always been good salads at Belle & Herbs, the new menu features an extended salad section. I chose this Cobb Salad, which combines smoked chicken breast, smoked bacon, avocado, blue stilton, mixed greens and ranch dressing, with a nice hunk of bread on the […]

Goats Cheese and Caramelized Onion Frittata

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

Frittata Originally uploaded by meriwilliams. I ended up visiting the cafe for a late lunch one afternoon and chose to have this frittata (described just as a “parmesan-spiked omelette” on the menu). The main ingredients were due to be goats cheese and caramelized onion, although I seemed to end up with raw red onion instead, […]

Swiss Shroom Burger

Thursday, April 20th, 2006

Towering Shroom Burger Originally uploaded by meriwilliams. Over Easter weekend my folks, cousin John and his girlfriend Des came to stay. We of course had to take them to Belle & Herbs for lunch! In any case, on Easter Saturday (does that exist…?), although hugely tempted by various offerings on the new menu, I had […]

Brie, Bacon & Avocado Sandwich

Sunday, April 16th, 2006

Brie, Bacon & Avocado Sandwich Originally uploaded by ellythompson. This sandwich is the first thing that I’ve had a Belle & Herbs since they brought out the new menu… it’s new, and it leapt off the page at me. Bacon and Avo is one of my favorite sandwich combinations ever, and it goes REALLY well […]

Ham Salad Sandwich

Sunday, April 9th, 2006

Ham Salad Sandwich Originally uploaded by meriwilliams. Normally ham salad really isn’t a combination to write home about. In most places the ham is inoffensive, but fairly tasteless, the salad a bit wilted and the bread not that special. Nothing could be further from the reality at Belle and Herbs. This particular sandwich was GORGEOUS. […]

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? […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Bacon, Cheese & Mushroom Steak Burger

Sunday, January 22nd, 2006

Bacon, Cheese & Mushroom Beef Burger Originally uploaded by meriwilliams. Firstly, OMG this was a lot of food. A seriously immense meal. I love to eat and generally do eat quite a bit, but my stomach HURT after having this. It was mental. Basically, this was the regular tasty Belle & Herbs steak burger, but […]