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Thursday, 1 October 2015

A night at Bonbar, Newcastle

One of the definite perks of being a blogger is that you sometimes get invited to lovely events. When an invitation landed on my doormat to attend the 'Bonbar Event Showcase' I was very excited so booked our babysitter and RSVP'd straight away. I've never been to Bonbar you see - always wondering if at the age if 31 I was too old to visit. The showcase event provided me with the perfect chance to see if this was the case (I now know that 31 is definitely not too old to visit Bonbar).

The event was the perfect opportunity for me to debut my 'Mrs R' necklace which had been designed just for me by LuLu & Charles jewellery (more about this on the blog soon). I think you'll agree - it's gorgeous!

First up, we had a nosey around upstairs in the Assembly Rooms. The rooms are grande, elegant and ornate and would make a wonderful venue for a wedding or party. The rooms were beautiful but we were dying to get downstairs to check out Bonbar and when we were asked to make our way downstairs I am pretty sure we were in the front of the queue.

Bonbar have an extensive cocktail, champagne and wine list with a huge apothecary of ingredients at their disposal. Ingredients range from the classics to those more contemporary (sugar snap peas, beef dripping and tobacco anyone?) and the cocktail menu will certainly excite. 

The mixologists and bar staff certainly knew their stuff and were happy to make recommendations and advise us when asked. I loved that they knew their ingredients and drink origins inside out.

Tom 'n' Chilli - Don Julio Tequila, Chipotle chilli, Chocolate liqueur and Agave syrup - £6

Joe's Electric Current -  Brugal Rum, red currant jam, Goldern Falernum and lime. Fruity with an electric zing, served in a light bulb - £6

Bonbar showed us just exactly how to host a fantastic party - with games, racing simulators, a live DJ, a guy playing the saxophone and indoor fireworks and sparklers ensuring the night went off with a bang.

We had an amazing night at Bonbar - it is definitely my sort of venue. It feels like a grown up nightclub and is perfectly suitable for those age 30+ as well as those in their 20's. 

On the evening I heard so many good things about the food at Bonbar - whether this be afternoon tea, dinner, bar snacks or their epic Sunday lunches - Ieveryone only had good things to say. We have already decided to return on our next free Sunday and book a table for lunch.

Have you been to Bonbar? What do you think?



  1. It was such a great night. We had my friends hen party there last year and there were so many different ages with us. It's a great place for everyone.

    Katie x

  2. I've been to Bonbar a couple of times now and loved it! The way the cocktails are served is just amazing! Charlotte x

  3. The way those cocktails are served has me itching to call a babysitter! I want to try drinking from a lightbulb, and I can imagine Rob's face as he's handed it - he'd be like, "whaaaaat??!"


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