In the bustling city centre of Newcastle, you’ll find Pleased to Meet You, a cocktail bar that packs a hefty punch. Renowned for its wide-ranging cocktail menu, it’s also celebrated for its diverse food offerings. In a prime location, a short hop from the central train station and Grey’s monument, and neighbour to the Theatre Royal Newcastle, it’s a place that’s pretty hard to miss.
Now, let’s talk about the bar. Open seven days a week from 11am to 2am, it’s an inviting spot with an impressive drinks list. On offer, you’ll find a solid range of over 100 gin and tonic combinations. Throw in more than 10 different local and international craft beers, plus a good handful of cocktails both classic and original, and it’s clear why PTMY is so popular. Live music makes an appearance every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and if you’re lucky, you might just snag a seat in one of the two outdoor areas.
Alongside the drinks, you won’t be left wanting in the food department. Open from 12 noon till 10pm Monday to Saturday, and till 9pm on Sundays, Pleased to Meet You offers up a menu that caters to just about everyone. Made from locally-sourced ingredients, dishes range from the pre-theatre lunch and afternoon tea during the week to heartier fare for Sunday lunch. The restaurant has a particular knack for Sunday roasts, complete with vegan options, and a Yorkshire pudding that’s not to be missed. For groups, there’s a private hire area available to book that can comfortably hold up to 120 people.
Housed in a historic Grade II listed building on the cobbles of High Bridge, Pleased to Meet You has a bit of character about it. That character has attracted quite a few fans, with reviews describing the venue as a “hidden gem”. It’s not just the food and drinks that get the nod of approval – the ambience, the staff, and the overall vibe also get their share of compliments.
Pleased to Meet You is a no-nonsense, approachable spot where you can enjoy a good drink, a tasty meal, and a bit of live music. If you’re in the area, it’s worth checking out. It’s a place where the name sums it up well – step inside, and you’ll be pleased you did.