Thursday, December 31

Bealim House: Review

Like everyone else over this Christmas period I have ate so much food and been out for so many meals, so I thought I would share with you one of my favourite places I've visited. 

Whilst my boyfriend (James) and myself were doing some last minute shopping in Newcastle before Christmas, we decided to go for a little pit stop and full our stomachs. When shopping in Newcastle I always park in the car park next to St.James Park and whilst walking into town my boyfriend noticed 'Bealim House' just along from China town entrance. We both exchanged opinion about how nice it looked from outside and James was very keen to try it. Whilst shopping we discussed different places we could maybe eat for lunch but decided to give 'Bealim House' ago, even though we were unaware of what to expect in terms of food or drink. We both aren't fussy eaters anyways so we were sure we would find something we liked. 

When walking into 'Bealim House' I was taken in by the vintage look and exposed brick. I do think alot of bars/restaurants that are opening recently all go for this similar feel/look, nevertheless, 'Bealim House' looked amazing. One of the massive plus points about this place is how spacious it is. There is a huge bar area with tables both downstairs and upstairs for dining.  

We were seated straight away and seated downstairs right next to the bar area. Whilst sitting down and looking around at the decor and drinks menu, it all came clear that 'Bealim House' was a gin bar/restaurant.

I did actually do a little bit of research when I got home and found out 'Bealim House' opened/renamed in September and is it Newcastle's FIRST authentic Gin distillery, bar and eatery so that exciting especially if you're a gin drinker like myself. 

Of course I had to try one of the gin cocktails off the menu so I went for the 'Lychee Cooler' which entailed of Newcastle Gin, Kwai Feh, Lemon and Cranberry Juice. I have to admit it was very refreshing and I really enjoyed it. James went for the mulled wine because he was dying to have his first one of the Christmas period. As you can imagine there are many other cocktails to choose from and I can't wait to try some more the next time I visit. Click HERE to view drinks menu. 

Now for the food! Myself and James decided to go for  'Meat' platter from the menu under the 'eat social' heading. The meat platter included steak strips, chicken & chorizo kebabs, pork pops, sausages, serrano ham, chips and bread. We literally hardly spoke until the whole platter was gone. The food was beyond delicious and was just the right amount to full the both of us. The platter was £22.50 which is quite pricey in my opinion but we didn't mind as it was very tasty. During our meal we were asked how our food was and if we would like anything else which I really look out for at a restaurant. The menu at 'Beamlim House' is rather large so I'm sure if you payed a visit you would find something that tickles your pickle. Click HERE to view. 

Overall my experience at 'Bealim House' was excellent, the atmosphere, the servers, the food, the drinks, EVERYTHING. I honestly couldn't fault this place. If you're visiting Newcastle or looking for somewhere new to visit or even better a GIN LOVER! Book a table or pop in for a look yourself..I promise you won't be disappointed. 

Have you visited 'Bealim House' before?

Whats your favourite restaurant/bar in Newcastle?

Let me know by commenting below.

Lots of love

A x 


  1. Love the decor of the bar, and it does look spacious. :)
    I have a new found liking for Gin, so I've bookmarked this. Will visit whenever I visit New Castle!

    1. Thank you for the comment! It's definitely worth the visit especially if you're now a gin lover! X

  2. Sounds delightful! I haven't been to Newcastle for years, but will bare this place in mind should I venture up North :)

    1. You will definitely have to come up North soon :) thanks for the comment X

  3. That meat platter looks epic, might have to try this next time I'm hungover in the Toon :)


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