Wait a minute Mr. Postman, you missed the post box. This isn’t your standard post box, this is Post Box Restaurant Ponteland and I don’t want you to miss out too. Keep your letters at home and go for a light bite or cuppa throughout the day or for a cosy night out to one of their late nights every Friday and Saturday.
According to Post Box, they offer,
Great coffee, delicious food and a friendly, relaxing atmosphere: Post Box is the perfect place for breakfast, lunch and now evening meals and drinks.
Settle in and take a special delivery of our wide range of home-cooked food; from breakfast, lunches and light meals, laid back evening meals and sharing boards, along with the best in homemade cakes and scones.
So without any hesitation, Post Box Ponteland was a destination that Friday night.
We arrived about 8pm to a stunning, petite setting that has been designed beautifully. Long ago, Post Box used to be an actual Post Office so the owners have performed wonders to get it looking so grand and enticing these days – it took me longer to order because I needed time to take everything in. Although it was full to the rafters, it was difficult to tell as the atmosphere was so chilled and tranquil. We felt immediately at ease.
Our waiter on the night, who I have to say looked after us superbly, presented us with the wine menu, the late night food menu and talked us through the specials board – there were plenty of options to whet our appetites. After a little humming and hawing, for our mains, my colleague and I opted for Steak and a Chicken Burger. My steak was ordered rare and was cooked perfectly for me. It was accompanied by a grilled mushroom, plum cherry tomatoes, thin cut chips and a leafy salad. As extras, I included a wonderfully thick, punchy peppercorn sauce that combined magnificently with the steak and fresh coleslaw to complement my chips.
Huge, chunky, grilled chicken breast crammed into his soft warm bun – my colleague was shocked to see how whopping his burger was. Served with a lovely pickled sweetcorn, thin cut chips, mayonnaise and a leafy salad – he felt ‘on top of the world’.
By the end of our meals, Post Box wasn’t the only thing full to the rafters. So unfortunately without any space for dessert, I will return for a coffee and a cake one afternoon soon. Looking so pretty for Christmas, I expect that to be in the next few weeks.
All in all, Post Box is just lovely. So snug and relaxing, it is impossible not to feel at home. If I had to say what Post Box reminds me of I’d say a stamp, they were first class.