It’s about time that Newcastle got a decent place to consume various forms of meat other than Longhorns (Sorry, Longhorns, you just don’t do it for me…) that have a cocktail menu and focus on slow cooked meats. I jumped at the chance to review Red’s and I shot them over an email asking if I could come along and tell you all what I thought.
As soon as we arrived and walked in, we didn’t expect it to be what it was! It was huge, extending right to the back with another entrance out to the Grainger Market. With a huge bar, open kitchen and authentic American decor, I really loved the ambience of the place. The music they played was great, it went from Dolly Parton to my favourites… Foo Fighters. The music was a little loud, and my Mum isn’t really a fan of a lot of the music played there as some of it was quite heavy classic rock, it’s not a restaurant you’d go to have a relaxing meal at but rather some good food and drinks. It’s very much meat, alcohol and rock music. For me, I love that but just be wary if you’re taking someone who isn’t into that sort of thing, although I think the food is enough to get them to forget!
Red’s kindly provided my Mum and I with £50 to play about with and try the menu. We decided to order a cocktail each and try them out as they were keen for me to try them. A year ago I wouldn’t dream of drinking with my meal, but now? Yes please.