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Zio Bar – Jesmond

Zio bar is attached to Fratello’s restaurant on Jesmond Road, Jesmond, and is easily accessible from Osborne Road by walking, or Bus and Metro Links.  Regular readers may recall my original Zio Bar post which was written back in April when I first visited, we were so impressed with this visit that we decided to pop back for more food and less alcohol!

At the time of our visit Zio bar were still offering £3 cocktails and we both decided it was too good an offer to pass on.

I decided to go for a Classic Mojito which consists of Havana Club Especial rum, churned with fresh lime, mint and crushed ice topped with soda water

Mr Gourmand had the Stormy Mojito which consisted of Gosling Black rum and ginger beer.

Both drinks were very refreshing and a complete bargain at £3 each!

I ordered the Chicken Burger which was moist and succulent, it was a whole butterflied chicken breast so was very filling.  The burger was served with hand cut chips and salsa.  I did find the chips a little dry which I think was possibly down to them being twice or maybe even thrice cooked.

Mr Gourmand ordered the Bacon Burger which was served with handcut chips and tomato salsa, the burger itself was delicious and was polished off in record time.

If you want a night out in Jesmond and would rather avoid Osborne Road or are looking for a quiet drink before heading into the city centre I highly recommend Zio Bar.

Uncle Zio Decided To Open A Bar!

From the rolling hills of Tuscany to the leafy suburbs of Jesmond – meet Uncle Zio.

As Zio bar is a short walk from our house, Mr Gourmand and I decided to visit during a sunny Friday afternoon.  We had already eaten a fairly large lunch but decided to try out one of the snacks on offer to go with our cocktails.

The Nachos came with what tasted like a home made guacamole, salsa and sour cream dip.  The jalapeños were spiced just right and the dish really complemented our iced drinks.

I started off with a Watermelon Cooler £5.50

Melon liqueur mixed with Barcadi rum, Orange and Cranberry juice and a dash of lime.  This cocktail tasted delicious, not too sweet just perfect for a sunny day.

My second choice was the Elderflower Crush £6.25

A mixture of Gran Marnier and Elderflower Liqueur balanced with lime, soda and crushed ice.  A beautiful drink, my favourite yet!

The Basil Grande £6.25 was Mr Gourmands choice,  he’s man enough to drink out of a martini glass without looking girly which is a good job because this cocktail could not have screamed woman anymore!  The red colour was due to the Chambord black raspberry liqueur combined with Grand marnier and vodka finished off with a basil leaf and a good grind of black pepper.

The Ginger Jack £5.95 was our final cocktail.

Jack Daniels with a touch of honey and apple juice finished off with some fiery ginger.  A warming yet sweet tasting drink which would be delicious to drink while sitting in front of a log fire!

The good news is that selected cocktails are currently £3 and food is all 1/2 price but you need to get there fast as this is a limited offer!

You can find Zio Bar on Jesmond Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1PR

Open from Noon until 2am