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Brunch 23

A Fusion Kitchen In 'Nam (That's Fenham)

By Mike Singleton 🌜 Mikeydred πŸŒ›Published about a year ago β€’ 3 min read
Top Story - March 2023
Inside Brunch 23
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Introduction

A couple of weeks back I was walking into town over Nunsmoor and came out on Nunsmoor Road and noticed that what was once an excellent branch of Solomon's Dhaba was now a revamped "Brunch 23". My first thoughts were that it would be just another breakfast place, but I crossed over to check out the menu and was immediately intrigued by it. Now read on to find out why.

Outside Brunch 23

Outside Brunch 23

Standing outside Brunch 23 it states that it is a Fusion Kitchen and is Halal and though it is currently mainly Indian dishes there are plans to include foods such as Thai and more.

The breakfast includes chicken sausages and turkey bacon, and there are many more meals and foods to tempt you on their incredible menu. Their Facebook page is here.

The tagline on the Facebook page is "Brunch with a Desi Twist". Desi means South East Continent and I assume that continent means India (even though it is designated as a sub-continent)

I knew that I wanted to check this place out, the menu looked extremely interesting and tempting and even at ten o'clock in the morning, many tables were already taken.

Inside Brunch 23

Today was the day I decided to try breakfast with Fiona. We walked down Fenham Hall Drive and across Nunsmoor in the rain before getting through the door of Brunch 23.

There was a lady and her daughter speaking to our host while eating pancakes, and he eventually finished his conversation and welcomed us, provided us with a table next to a radiator (very nice for today) and gave us menus, but as it is Ramadan only the breakfast items were available.

The lady warned us that the pancakes were very filling, she was local and said she had frequented this place as Solomons and the next incarnation whose name I forget. but she was very impressed.

The Breakfast and Brunch Menu

There were still so many options on the menu and we had come to try their breakfasts. We both had a cafe latte and Fiona chose the Dosa and I chose the Old English with a Puri and Poached Eggs.

Old English Breafast

Fiona's Dosa had the potato filling as the chef decided the chicken was not up to scratch, but the potato was still excellent.

Brunch 23 Dosa

The food was excellent although I couldn't finish mine, leaving a sausage, a hash brown and some beans.

Our host was extremely engaging, helpful and very easy to talk to, and I was worried that they may be cash-only, but they are very modern world so I could pay by card.

By the time I had finished, I was very impressed with the food and service and I will be revisiting Brunch 23 soon. If I was still walking into work I would stop off there for morning coffee and maybe breakfast but that is unlikely as I am now a home worker, although it is still within easy walking distance for me.

Brunch 23 has been an excellent discovery and I will be frequenting this place. It does eat-in and takeaway and is beautifully different, all the meals are authentic and anything but run-of-the-mill.

Conclusion

I know most of the people who read this will not be in the UK or near Newcastle so you will have to just be jealous of me for having another wonderful eating place on my doorstep.

Although this is a fifteen-minute walk from where I live, it means along with Rajnagar and Achello's I now have three excellent restaurants that I can sit in within easy walking distance.

If I add Fenham Fish Bar, Dragon Wok, The Diner and The Jade to these as takeaways I am incredibly well served with amazing food within walking distance.

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Comments (25)

  • Naomi Goldabout a year ago

    Hey Mike, just wanted to let you know I wrote a story about your story and linked back to it. I made my own English Breakfast. 😊

  • Sandra Matosabout a year ago

    I love how you tell all that do not live in the UK that we will have to be jealous, and I am! How lucky that you have so many interesting eateries so close. Congratulations on having a Top Story! Now I am hungry, and I have to eat my boring food!

  • Loryne Andaweyabout a year ago

    I shouldn't have read this 40mins before my lunch break. I'm so hungry now 🀣. Congratulations on your Top Story! πŸ€—

  • Alirazaabout a year ago

    You are indeed fortunate to have so many great places to eat within walking distance of your home. And I am jealous...these places look really tempting

  • Lori Meltonabout a year ago

    Looks yummy! Congrats Mike!

  • Linda Rivenbarkabout a year ago

    You are indeed fortunate to have so many great places to eat within walking distance of your home. And I am jealous...these places look really tempting. Congratulations on your new Top Story!

  • Congratulations πŸŽ‰

  • The Invisible Writerabout a year ago

    Oh wow that food looked so good

  • Dana Stewartabout a year ago

    Your Old English breakfast looks so good, sans beans. So much food on your plate. I checked the currency converter on the menu price, it’s quite reasonable. Congratulations on Top Story!

  • Leslie Writesabout a year ago

    Sounds delicious. Congrats on the top story.

  • Stephanie J. Bradberryabout a year ago

    Congratulations on Top Story!

  • JBazabout a year ago

    You can always ship some of it express to me.... Love finding new places. Congratulations

  • Naomi Goldabout a year ago

    Your Old English breakfast looks delicious. I’ve never been to Europe, and never had English food. I wouldn’t think to put those things togetherβ€”never had beans for breakfast! This makes me want to try to make this meal. Maybe someday I will travel and have the real deal. Thanks for giving me a glimpse into UK dining.

  • Mohamed Jakkathabout a year ago

    Dear Mike Singleton aka Mikeydred, I hope this message finds you well. I wanted to wish you a happy day filled with joy and good food. Reading your article about Brunch 23 made my mouth water, and I can't wait to try out their Fusion Kitchen when I'm in the area. Thank you for sharing your experience and giving us a glimpse of the delicious menu. I appreciate your attention to detail and your engaging writing style. Wishing you all the best

  • Babs Iversonabout a year ago

    Fabulous restaurant review!!! Loved it!!!πŸ’–πŸ’•πŸ˜Š

  • Kristen Balyeatabout a year ago

    This was great! I LOVE reading about food and thoroughly enjoyed your review! Now I’m hungry and totally jealous that you have this unique spot within walking distance! Enjoy! Congrats on top story! 🍽️ πŸ’«

  • Melissa Ingoldsbyabout a year ago

    Ohhhhh this is my favorite kind of review.:. A fusion food review. Delicious and detailed’ Love ❀️ it, brother!!! Congratulations πŸŽ‰ top story !!!

  • Heather Hublerabout a year ago

    I am completely jealous! All the places you show and mention look like they have such good food. So glad you have a new place to frequent. Thanks for sharing and congratulations on Top Story!

  • Cathy holmesabout a year ago

    Congrats on the TS

  • Donna Reneeabout a year ago

    Congratulations on your top story!! 😁😁

  • The food here are North Indian food. I have tried North Indian food before but I'm not a fan, lol. Maybe because I'm so used to South Indian food. Your English breakfast looked so delicious! Enjoy yourself every time you visit them!

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  • Cathy holmesabout a year ago

    Wonderful review. The food looks great.

  • Adam Stanbridgeabout a year ago

    A very tasty review and recommendation. I'll have to check them out if I'm ever back in that neck of the woods. πŸ‘Œ

  • Mariann Carrollabout a year ago

    This make me want to visit newscastleπŸ₯°

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