A couple of weeks ago Adam and I took a trip on the train to Newcastle for a mini break away. During our stay we were invited along to a press event at Mr Petit*, a restaurant specialising in tapas dishes from around the world. Looking at the menu beforehand, they have a diverse menu with combinations from all corners of the world. I love restaurants like this as Adam can enjoy the more daring side of the menu whilst I can stick with familiar tastes and try some new things without feeling like I’m wasting a whole meal by trying something different and not liking it.
Mr Petit is a hidden gem in the heart of Newcastle. After many times visiting the area and walking through Eldon Square and Eldon Gardens, I’ve never noticed Mr Petit which is actually right under your nose if you pay careful attention. Located at Old Eldon Square on the outskirts of the green park, the restaurant is hidden away down some stairs, creating a secret hang out spot for people who love to put their taste buds to the test.
Tapas is a fantastic way to try new foods to get a taste of what you like and don’t like. Whilst tapas is traditionally associated to Spanish cuisine, Mr Petit offer a different kind of tapas experience by bringing flavours from around the world without needing to leave your seat.
During the press event we were given a sharing platter to give us a taste of the tapas dishes available from Mr Petit. As part of our sharing platter we were able to try open beef tacos, lamb brik, kedgeree arancini, sweet potato fish cakes and pressed potato hash. Adam and I loved the diverse range of these bite-size portions, transporting us on a trip around world. The presentation of each piece was brilliant and the intricate flavours that followed within a single mouthful was amazing.
Mr Petit provides a luxurious dining experience through its top class menu and presentation skills whilst bringing a relaxing, bar-like atmosphere. Our table was booked for 8pm and despite it still being light outside, it was quite dark inside the restaurant due to the dark walls and decor, creating a dark and mysterious vibe.
For dessert we had raspberry and prosecco eton mess and peanut butter brownie which were both delicious. I’m not usually a fan of peanut butter however the brownie could have easily have passed as a normal chocolate brownie, the way the warm brownie simply collapsed in my mouth made it incredibly indulgent for its small size which the eton mess had a more refreshing offering.
Mr Petit | 4 Eldon Square | Newcastle | NE1 7JG
*Complimentary food and drink supplied by Mr Petit in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please read my disclaimer for more information.