Another place that has been on my list for a long time, Jam Jar on Osborne Road has been open since early September 2013. I was meeting friends for brunch and couldn’t decide where to go, Sarah who works with me suggested Jam Jar and I couldn’t believe I hadn’t thought of it myself. (Great recommendation Sarah, thanks!)
We arrived just before 11 and were told that food wasn’t served until 11, so we ordered some coffee and totally ignored the menus for ages as we were too busy talking.
I knew I wanted to order a breakfasty item, but wasn’t sure what to pick between Eggs Benedict and Pancakes. Tough decision I know. The decision-making process was difficult, I’m not going to lie. The pancakes were served with vanilla ice-cream – this was the deciding factor at the very last minute while the waitress was taking our order, I went for eggs benedict instead.
Yet again we were talking so much that I didn’t even notice that our food hadn’t arrived yet… the waitress came over to apologise and said our orders would be coming out next. This gave me time to walk around the place and take some photos! Such a cute little place (it’s not actually little, it’s loads bigger than I expected inside), but as there were people dotted about everywhere I felt didn’t take as many photos as usual… turns out I did.
Loved the eggs benedict, just the right amount of Hollandaise sauce, the bacon was crispy without being hard and the sautéed leeks were a great addition. My friends enjoyed their meals too, pulled pork bun and a fish finger sandwich (if my heart hadn’t been set on breakfast, I would have had the fish finger sarnie too).
Food pics first, then the snaps I took of the place itself.
I love places like this popping up around Newcastle and it’s always nice to visit Jesmond once you’ve managed to find a parking space (thanks Sav for the parking advice). I’ll definitely be back for food & perhaps even a few drinks in the near future. Loved the interior, especially the jam jar wallpaper – SO CUTE. Great lighting too. Would be harder to take pics in the evening without the natural light coming in though. (Blogger problems). I also liked that the tables weren’t super close to each other, I barely noticed the other diners. Staff were friendly and attentive, checking back now and again to make sure we had drinks, asking how the food was. If you’re looking for somewhere reasonably priced, cool and a bit quirky for a bite to eat, I’d recommend making a trip to Jam Jar.
If you’ve already been, would love to hear what you thought of it.
Thanks for reading!