On a sunny Saturday morning a friend and I went down to Aidan’s kitchen in Sandyford for a weekend brunch. We arrived around 10.30am and luckily got a table by the window where other tables had been reserved (probably best for the weekend rush). The simplistic decor of white and grey compliments the kitchen well with a David Bowie canvas on the wall.
The menu is rather large and with good range for a small sandyford brunch spot so Aidan’s kitchen was off to a great start. After much deliberation I opted for the full monty breakfast including two rashers of bacon, two pork sausages, two eggs cooked your way, beans, mushroom, roasted tomatoes and brown, white or sourdough bread. I added halloumi and took off the beans. This came to a total of £8. The sausage and bacon were really tasty but I would have preferred the halloumi grilled a bit more. It was a bit disappointing for the wait as it was quite a while and when my brunch did arrive at the table they forgot sauces and butter for my toast. Apart from that I finished off the plate easily and enjoyed my food.
My friend went for the Ox cheek Benedict. Also similarly priced at £8.25, the dish was served on a toasted breakfast muffin with Hollandaise sauce topped with sirracha sauce and chives. It was great to see such range of different breakfast items and something like the ox cheek really caught our eyes.
Overall Aidans Kitchen is a cute little brunch spot in a great location away from the typical city centre or Jesmond hangouts. An extensive range on their menu and everyone’s favourite…pancakes are on there too