Thursday, 22 April 2010


This week at the City Library cafe we have some very sad news to report... Our illustrious leader Tracey is leaving us. She will be sorely missed. But fear not, the rest of your lovely library staff are all still present and correct and will be keeping the place ticking over in her absence. Steve has been hard at work in the kitchens preparing delicious treats for your taste buds and the girls on the counter are serving our customers with their usual smiles.

So, with a beautiful weekend forecast, what better time to come down and give us a visit? If it’s busy inside then the seating area outside is a peaceful oasis where you can catch the rays. Come and enjoy the food and the sunshine, and pay your respects to our lovely manager Tracey before she leaves!
P.S. If you’ve been stranded in Newcastle by Iceland’s most infamous volcano then come and visit us. It’s not quite the Costa del Sol but we do a far better cup of tea than you’d get on any Mediterranean beach!

Stewart & Co. At The City Library, 33 New Bridge Street West, Charles Avison Building, NE1 8AX 0191 277 1246 Open 7 Days A Week...

G'day mate..

Since the weather's getting nicer (most of the time) fancy some al fresco dining Ozzy style? Here at Stewart & Co. not only can we come to your house & cook up a storm in your kitchen, we can rustle up something just as tasty on your barby with delicious localy sourced meat from our own butchery. Handmade burgers & sausages washed down with some local ale sound good? Come & have a chat with our butchers beforehand & they can tailor your BBQ choices to your own recipe... So let us take care of the cooking while your friends and family sit back, relax and enjoy the sun (however briefly it might be!)...

Stewart & Co. Fine Food & Butchery, 36-38 Brentwood Avenue, West Jesmond, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 3DH Open 7 Days a Week (including our butchery)

Catering enquiry? Contact Holly 0191 281 4838

Monday, 19 April 2010


A well deserved pat on the back for Stewart & Co. Fine Food & Butchery in Jesmond - we're featured in 'The Good Food Producer's Guide 2010' by the foodie writer - and Stewart & Co. supporter - Rose Prince... It's on sale now but will be available to buy from our shop in Jesmond very soon so look out. Can't wait till then? Check out the Telegraph article below...
Thanks to all our staff and customers - we wouldn't have made it in there without your support and healthy appetites for proper homemade food. Brentwood Avenue's obviously having a bit of a moment as Stewart & Co.'s lovely street is featured in a new Jesmond history intellectual. Soon to be released by Tyne Bridge Publishing check out the link below for more info..should also be available to buy from Jesmond in the near future.

Thursday, 15 April 2010


Hi everybody, Tracey and Steve from the library here..

We've been working hard here in the library kitchens trying to perfect our new home-made chocolate chip cookie recipe! We've just about nailed it...a few more little adjustments and the recipe will be ready! Then it'll just be a matter of baking them fresh every morning for all of you lucky customers!

So come along and taste our delicious creations, they'll be arriving on the counter sometime this week. See you soon...

P.S. Many Happy Returns to Mark and John, all the best from everybody at the library!

Monday, 12 April 2010


We've had a bit of change-around at Stewart & Co. Jesmond - some fresh paint, a new layout & (hopefully) an even better eating, drinking & shopping experience for you our lovely customers.Take a look at the before & after pics at our Facebook page or even better come inn & see it for yourself!!/album.php?aid=163038&id=195301099218

Thursday, 8 April 2010


Hi its Steve and Tracey from The Library,

GOOD NEWS!!! The outside furniture has eventually come out of hibernation....WOOHOO!!

As I'm writing this the sun is actually shining, and there are HAPPY CUSTOMERS basking in the spring sunshine. (Well apart from the guy eating the Greggs Pasty...Bloody cheek - should've gone to Stewart & Co. ) Honestly, it makes such a difference to the alfresco dining if you have a delicious home cooked meal from us...

Hope to see you all soon..Tracey & Steve

PS. As its the Easter Holidays why not bring the kids along to visit the Library and after they have driven you mad in the kiddies section, come and join us for a relaxing cuppa and a homemade cake...


Alex from Teapigs (who make those posh silk teabags - green tea with mints my fave) is coming to Stewart & Co. Jesmond on Saturday to do a Matcha Green Tea tasting...This super duper tea has 137 x more antioxidants than standard green tea infused anapparently 70 x more than orange juice & 9 x the beta carotene level of spinach. How clever...maybe theres no need for that gym membership after all...

Sounds like the perfect weekend hangover cure to me so come down 11am-1pm for a cuppa - your banging head will thank you for it... If you can't make it, Matcha Green Tea is on sale in our Jesmond store plus enjoy the rest of the Teapigs selection in all 3 outlets...

Happy tea drinking x
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Wednesday, 7 April 2010


Did anyone see the first of Heston Blumenthal's new series on Channel 4 last night? Did it put you in the mood for your own dinner party? Well, at Stewart & Co. we can take away all the hassle & create your own delicious dinner party for you (maybe minus the edible wall paper as an amuse bouche - that's a pre-starter to you non-foodies - though).

We can even keep it quiet (if you can manage to keep a straight face) and nobody need know you didn’t make it all yourself! Or you can go all out and hire us to come into your kitchen cook and serve the food for you - go on treat yourself and your friends & family!!

Sound more tempting than a Heston concoction? Get in touch at or 0191 281 4838 and I'll put together some sample menus tailored to your dream dinner party..

Holly x