Situated just outside of the Gate inNewcastle upon tyne, Tiger Tiger is a Bar, restaurant and nightclub, very popular with stag and hen parties and couples.
We were lucky enough to have picked a night when there was 50% off all drinks and food until 10pm which is one of many offers that Tiger Tiger put on for patrons.
The only criticism I have about the Tiger Tiger restaurant is that you have to walk through the bar to get to it and a separate entrance would make much more sense to me; it could be a bit off putting if the bar is busy with drunks or men/woman dressed as Snow White or Batman, and you want to take your dear old grandma out for her 80th birthday, for example.
The low lighting, dark wood, and smartly dressed waiting staff really give the restaurant an opulent feel and you would be forgiven for thinking that the restaurant really has nothing to do with the bar which is a little past its prime. The staff are also happy to advise on meals and are usually very knowledgeable about the drinks they have on offer
The menu has a really good range of starters, mains and sides to suit all palettes and bank balances, the drinks menu is rather impressive with a massive cocktail list!
Mr Gourmand started with the Sesame and Beer Battered Tiger Prawns (£6.00) which came on a bed of egg noodles, mange tout and lemongrass in a lime & chilli dressing. The plate was beautifully presented and the three prawns were a very good size. It was worth every penny.
I started with the Breaded Camembert (£4.50) which was served on wild roquette and cranberry sauce drizzled with basil oil. The camembert was a hefty chunk, which was warm and oozy in the middle. I must admit after eating this I barely had room for my main course and was thankful that at the time of ordering a large table of 10 had come in meaning our main courses took a little longer than normal to come out.
Mr Gourmands main course was the Char-grilled Butterflied Lemon Chicken (£11.50) which came with chunky chips and a vegetable slaw.
I choose the Char-grilled Chicken Breast burger (£9.50) which was served on a board with chips and salsa. The chicken was inside a soft focaccia bun which wase filled with cos lettuce, beef tomato, sweet red onion, mayonnaise and dill pickles and was delicious if not a little filling.
On this occasion we had no room whatsoever for dessert as we had taken advantage of the half price cocktails!