Osters, sister venue to celebrated Jesmond restaurant Lovage, has opened its doors on Gosforth’s High Street.
Created by the team behind Lovage, Osters is committed to using locally sourced and seasonal products wherever possible, while showcasing a variety of exciting fish dishes.
Snacks on the menu include Lindisfarne oysters served with Hepple gin and tonic granita or grilled with creamy samphire and pangrattato.
The menu also features a range of Asian flavours such as tuna tartare with kimchi emulsion and bottarga, tempura cod cheeks with aioli and fennel pollen, lobster ravioli with fish sauce, and cured salmon with pickles and a burnt orange and beetroot emulsion.
Main fish courses include grilled octopus and squid cassoulet; clam and mussel linquine; and wild bass served with dill crushed potatoes, smoked leeks and sauce vierge. There’s also a modern take on fish and chips with tempura haddock; plus seared tuna with bonito dashi, crunchy beans, vermicelli and caviar.
Meanwhile, meat dishes such as slow-cooked ox cheeks and braised lamb shank are on offer alongside vegetarian options from pumpkin ravioli with caramelised walnuts and romesco port cream to a chestnut roast with cranberry stuffing.
Chef Kleo Tabuku has devised the menu for Osters and hopes diners will enjoy it as much as they have at Lovage.
“Lovage has been incredibly popular, which is why we are delighted to be able to bring the same quality of food and the same sensibilities to Osters,” he said. “It’s an opportunity for us to once again showcase a wide variety of flavours and tastes which we hope will surprise and delight everyone.”