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ByDave Stopher

Jun 14, 2018

CHEFS at Tyneside’s newest restaurant have moved mountains to create a menu featuring classic alpine dishes.

Bavarian ham, bratwurst and even wild boar are among the dishes on offer to diners at Antler, the city’s newest bar restaurant.

The venue, at the former Fat Buddha site at Newcastle’s 55 Degrees North, has been inspired by the ski lodges of Austria and Switzerland.

And the newly unveiled menu echoes that theme, with an array of schnitzels, sausages and traditional German apple cakes

Dishes include light meals, such as house terrine with sourdough bread and pickles, along with more substantial classic and contemporary meals.

These include bratwurst and bockwurst sausages – served in a typically Teutonic style, with mustard and frites – pork, veal or chicken schnitzel and gebratener schweinshaxe; roasted pork shank with sauerkraut, gravy and dumplings.

The menu also includes traditional Bavarian ham and cheese fritters and meatballs in beer, while beef lovers can opt for a braised steak roulade with ham, onions and gherkins or sauerbraten – slowly cooked marinated beef served with mashed potato and red cabbage.

The restaurant will have a range of sharing platters with a difference, with food piled high on a snowboard.

These include the fleisch teller –  sliced continental meats, cheese, bread and pickles – and the Antler ultimate which includes curry wurst sausages, Alpine pizza, meatballs, chicken schnitzels, fries and dips.

The venue will have an outside Alpine garden which will be open all year round, with an outdoor pizza oven to create fresh, wood fired pizzas.                                                                      

“What we have created is a rustic and authentic menu which fits perfectly with our informal setting,” said Gary Hutchinson, whose company, Chrysalis Leisure has developed the site.

“We’ve developed a range of sharing plates which are perfect for groups, particularly when coupled with the special drinks packages we’re offering.

“We’re also offering a number of table games to ensure that Antler is the ideal setting for a fun and informal night out.”

Fat Buddha fans are being catered for, too, as the upper level of the restaurant will continue to serve oriental cuisine under the name, New Buddha.

Other plans for the venue – which has a regular programme of live entertainment – include stocking an exclusive brand of Tank Beer and the creation of an in-house bakery.

Antler opens on 12 June but is now open for group bookings. For more information visitwww.antlernewcastle.co.uk or call 0191 261 1066 or email enquiries@antlernewcastle.co.uk