Go Middle East at Ateesh

Ponteland is now home to chic restaurant Ateesh, which promises the taste of the Middle East with an emphasis on natural, sustainable food in family dishes passed down through the generations.

Mezze dishes include mirza ghasemi – coal-cooked aubergine with egg, minced garlic and saffron emulsion served with barbari flatbread with sesame and nigella seeds; and sucuk – grilled Turkish beef sausage infused with Antolian herbs. Hot cola kabobs from the charcoal grill include Persian kobideh – skewers of minced lamb marinated in a traditional recipe; and barg – marinated thin sliced lamb loin fillet with Persian-inspired ingredients.

There is fish, including monkfish tagine and salmon kebab, a range of steaks, and a vegan and veggie selection including a coal-cooked vegetable skewer.

Ateesh, 4-6 Main Street, Ponteland NE20 9SS, tel 01661 823 945 www.ateesh.co.uk

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