SIX Rooftop launches six-course tasting menus and Chef’s Table

SIX Rooftop, located on the top floor of Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art on Gateshead’s Quayside, has re-launched its fine dining restaurant with two new tasting menus and a casual lounge menu designed to graze and share.

The land and sea and plant-based tasting menus will be served in the scenic dining room, Viewing Box, and at the new Chef’s Table. Named Taste of SIX, the menus are inspired by SIX’s ethos to serve elegant dishes crafted from the best seasonal local and British produce. Highlights on the land and sea menu include Portland Crab (white crab, shellfish custard, pickled turnips, horseradish, almond), Dexter Beef (ribeye, glazed cheek, alliums, potato, red wine sauce) and Carrot Cake (spiced carrot cake, mango, pineapple, coconut, coffee gelato). Meanwhile, highlights on the plant-based menu include Beetroot (salt-baked beetroot, smoked walnut emulsion, morello cherry) and Mushroom (BBQ king oyster, crispy portobello, yeasted parsnip, malt jus) and Dark Chocolate (cremeux, sour cherry gelato, crispy buckwheat).

SIX is also offering the option for a light snack, small plate or sweet treat with its lounge menu, which is served in the new bar. Highlights from the lounge menu include Gloucester Old Spot Pork crackling and Bramley apple (from the snacks menu); Tácnbora whisky, cured trout, cucumber, horseradish (from the small plates menu); Glazed Gloucester Old Spot ham shank, apple chutney, fried egg, watercress salad (from the first specials menu); and sticky toffee pudding, butterscotch sauce, vanilla gelato (from the dessert menu).

The extensive cocktail list presents a mix of ingredients from local suppliers, including Ad Gefrin in Northumberland. Highlights include English Seventy-SIX 12, English Pimms Spritz, and Northumbrian Iced Tea as well as four types of espresso martinis (classic, hazelnut, caramel and tiramisu).

The tasting menus are priced at £45 for lunch and £54 for dinner, with an optional wine flight at £35. The lounge menu offers most snacks under £7, small plates under £12, and sweet treats under £8.

For those looking for an intimate culinary journey, the Chef’s Table accommodates parties of up to four and allows guests to enjoy the show in the kitchen.

SIX also offers private dining on the fifth floor of Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, giving guests a beautiful, scenic space to host private celebrations and dinner parties.

Food director Greg Lambert said: “After 15 years of trading, it was definitely time for a face lift. When the opportunity came for us to close for a month and relaunch, we immediately knew the approach we wanted and needed to take. We set our heart on operating an exciting, fine dining restaurant that remained affordable and accessible to our customers while attracting new faces. We have always been passionate about sourcing our ingredients and produce from the bounty of local and British artisans, so this was never going to change. We have added even more suppliers so we can source the best possible products for our chefs to work with, and this is reflected in the flavour of our dishes.

“In 2023 we hosted three ticketed evenings dedicated to plant-based tasting menus and the response was overwhelmingly positive, and the reservations grew for each event. Proving its popularity, we decided we wanted to take on the challenge of plant-based fine dining and began designing our new plant-based tasting menu, which has already proved successful.”

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