The Biscuit Factory
16 Stoddart Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
Food and art go hand-in-hand.
So it is natural that former North East Chef of the Year, David Kennedy, should have chosen Britain’s biggest commercial art gallery at the Biscuit Factory in Newcastle to base himself and his award-winning culinary talents.
The innovative kitchen team at David Kennedy’s Food Social – which includes another North East Chef of the Year Andrew Wilkinson – pride themselves on consistently serving up a stellar experience.
Food Social’s mantra is simple: beautifully crafted, British-inspired food presented to its best advantage; each dish worthy of an exhibition of its own.
Locally sourced ingredients, including daily catches of the day from North Shields Fish Quay, Northumbrian reared lamb and beef, and heritage vegetables grown just a stone’s throw from where England’s greatest gardener, Capability Brown, was born and cut his landscaping teeth, are the backbone of the unpretentious and seasonal menus.
From light bites and meals to share (try the unique Northumbrian-inspired tapas), to the a la carte menu, daily specials and the increasingly popular personal feasts and Sunday lunches, there is something to tempt everyone’s taste buds, whether a student on a budget, a city worker looking for a quiet early evening snack, a family with fussy little eaters, vegetarians or a special occasion diner.
The difference between a piece of art and a culinary creation carefully fashioned by David Kennedy is that the former can be savoured and enjoyed long into the future.
This restaurant’s edible masterpieces sadly all too quickly become a lingering memory. But thankfully Food Social serves them up at such a reasonable price you can afford to indulge in a new gastronomic work of art every day.