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Gosforth has a new go-to bar and kitchen when Gosforth Civic Theatre reopens to the public on 17 May

The charity run arts venue has been, like many community spaces and hospitality venues, dormant for the past six months, but having installed a brand-new kitchen over lockdown they are ready to reveal their best ever menu and launch GCT Kitchen when they reopen on 17 May, alongside a new programme of live music, theatre and dance.

Fully licensed from 11am with two outside seating areas, including their community garden – a secret gem of a beer garden and a must when heading for a pint in the sunshine - GCT is a must visit for food and drinks when out in Gosforth. You can expect a mouth-watering menu bursting with flavour, using the freshest ingredients from the finest local suppliers in the region. At the heart of the dishes is a desire to celebrate good quality produce and create balanced meals that are not only tasty but are good for the body, mind and soul.

The new menu features brunch and lunch favourites (if you haven’t tried their vegetable fritters, or chicken club then you’ve been missing out!), and now you can tuck in to loaded fries, sharing boards, dirty burgers, delicious chicken shawarma and succulent steak salad; the perfect accompaniment for an evening out or a pre-show treat.

The team behind Gosforth Civic Theatre are passionate about celebrating local produce and suppliers including those right on their doorstep, so expect to be enjoying produce from local butcher’s Charlotte’s Butchery, baked trats from Pink Lane Bakery on Gosforth High Street, and coffee from Newcastle based roastery Pink Lane Coffee. They have revamped and extended their bar offering too with a new wine list developed alongside wine merchants Majestic Wines plus an increased offering from the regions finest brewers and beyond both on tap and in the fridge. Non-drinkers are also well looked after with an extensive range of low and no alcohol beers and spirits plus.

As always, GCT is sure to be a hit with families, not only are they bringing their fantastic kids’ menu back but for a limited time they will be offering FREE selected kids meals when you buy brunch or a main if you visit during the week.

In addition to a new kitchen and new menu are new, longer opening hours, meaning that Gosforth Civic Theatre is now open on evenings until 10pm Thursday to Saturday and 10am until 3pm on Sundays on top of their Monday to Saturday daytime hours. They have also expanded their outside seating capacity and will be keeping social distancing in place to ensure GCT is still a safe space to visit going forward regardless of what restrictions are in place.

This April was the fifth anniversary of Liberdade, the disability arts charity who runs Gosforth Civic Theatre, getting the keys for Gosforth Civic Hall and breathing fresh life and real meaning into the local venue. And having ridden out a very challenging year through the generosity of local people, supporters and government funding, they are ready and excited to welcome us back. If you haven’t visited GCT this is the perfect time to head down and support an important local institution while enjoying some of the best food in town.

Gosforth Civic Theatre reopens on Monday 17 May. It is situated right next to Regent Centre Metro and Bus Station and is five minutes walk from Gosforth High Street.

New Opening Hours:

Mon – Wed: 8.30am – 4.30pm (kitchen open 9am – 2.30pm)

Thu & Fri: 8.30am – 10pm (kitchen open 9.30am – 2.30pm then 4.30pm – 9.30pm

Sat: 9am – 10pm (kitchen open 9am – 9.30pm)

Sun: 10am – 3pm (kitchen open all day)



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