You will probably know by now that I love Ernest in the Ouseburn. It's not a bar, a restaurant or a cafe - It actually seems to be all three. The staff are lovely and whole place has a lovely laid back atmosphere.
They have a great menu which boasts some amazing all day breakfast options along with some great sandwich options and flatbreads. The drinks selection is also great and they're keeping the coffee local by serving coffee roasted by the Ouseburn Coffee Company.
I've been a handful of times now and it's always been a great experience.
Last weekend my boyfriend and I went for Sunday Brunch. The last couple of times I've gotten the same thing, the Chorizo Hash Bowl, which is absolutely amazing but I swore to myself this time I would try something different and out of my comfort zone. I decided on a soup and sandwich combo. There were two soups to offer that day which were Thai Pumpkin and Smoked Bacon and Lentil. I chose the lentil soup and it was absolutely outstanding. Really creamy, thick and comforting. For my sandwich I opted for the buffalo mozzarella sandwich on gluten free bread. That's right... They also cater for gluten intolerance... Could it get any better? Although I haven't had a gluten intolerance diagnosed by a doctor, I know myself that I feel better when I avoid it. It's really great to see a small local eatery offering gluten free bread.
My boyfriend Steven went for the steak sandwich which is something he has tried, tested and loved before. The steak was cooked to his taste (medium rare) and was very tender.
To go with both of our meals we also decided on a side of their sweet potato fries which now come with a spicy mayo dip. The last time we ordered these they came with a tzatziki dip which we both agreed we preferred to the spicy mayo. If we order the fries again we're planning to ask if we can swap the mayo for tzatziki.
Ernest Christmas Menu
Crossed posted FROM Bryden's personal blog http://the-northern-life.blogspot.co.uk