Indulge in the gourmet restaurants of Ponteland
There's quite a foodie population in Ponteland and restaurants in the area are comfortable catering for those sophisticated palettes. Take Branches Restaurant. Here you can indulge yourself with a starter of crispy duck salad served with a piquant sesame, coriander, sweet chilli and soy dressing, and continue with mains such as garlic roasted chicken breast served with thyme, fondant potato, smoked pancetta, caramelised baby onions and wild mushrooms. Remember to leave some room for excellent desserts like the stunning white chocolate cheesecake with winter berries, raspberry sorbet and a white chocolate ganache.