What better way to start the weekend than with a sky lounge dining experience in the heart of Newcastle’s vibrant city centre?
Located on the 26th floor of Hadrian’s Tower, 3SIXTY is a captivating, unparalleled and unique experience inside Newcastle’s tallest building.
Myself and my partner arrive just before our reservation at 7pm and are immediately impressed by the pristine exterior.
We head inside and are greeted with a smile as we’re ushered into the lift and headed up to the 26th floor. When we step out, the lights illuminate the floor to the front desk, where we are welcomed with two glasses of champagne.
An impressive, jaw-dropping view is awaiting us at our table. Before taking our seats, we stand to admire the vistas, taking out our phones to capture the moment.
Our pre-dinner drinks arrive in the form of two large glasses of the Pinot Grigio DOC, Castel del Lupo (£8.50). Floral, with citrus and white peach notes, stone fruit flavours, lemony characters and a crisp finish. It’s the perfect light sip.
The new à la carte menu comprises carefully chosen dishes, showing off the best of local and seasonal produce.
Finding it difficult to choose, the impressive menu has been designed to give customers a lavish, seasonal meal with dishes including Pan-Fried Scottish Scallops, Black Ink Linguini and 48 Day Aged Wagyu Sirloin Steak, courtesy of Head Chef Bruno George Chapim.
Sitting high above the Newcastle city skyline, we tuck into our starters. For me, it’s the Chilli King Prawns (£11.50) served in a garlic, chilli and white wine sauce and perfectly placed on a slice of ciabatta.
The huge king prawns are perfectly cooked and infused with tons of flavour and the sauce, which packs quite the punch, compliments them perfectly.
Up first for my dinner date it’s the Crispy Salt & Pepper Squid (£8) served with a sweet chilli sauce – perfect for dunking.
Perfectly spiced, the squid is deliciously tender, yet crisp on the outside – just as you’d expect it.
The time comes to tuck into our mains. I go for the Himalayan Salt Aged Rib Eye 140g (£40) which is served with a juicy sautéed roasted tomato and delicious portobello mushroom.
A side order of Triple Cooked Chips (£4) and Pink Peppercorn Sauce (£3.50) also grabs my appetite.
Each bite of the easy to cut steak is devouring. Perfectly tender and flavoured with just the right amount of salt, it’s one of the best steaks I’ve ever had the pleasure of tasting.
The chips? Chunky, soft and oh-so fluffy – they’re a must!
When it comes to Peppercorn Sauce, I tend to be a little fussy, but this is absolutely delicious. It’s smooth and flavoursome without being too overpowering. It’s the perfect side order to pair with this steak.
Also eyeing up the variety of steak offerings, my partner goes for the Centre Cut Fillet Steak 8oz (£28) which is also served with a tasty sautéed roasted tomato and portobello mushroom.
When it comes to sides, he also chooses the Triple Cooked Chips (£4) but opts for a delicious Garlic Butter (£3.50).
Quite the steak connoisseur, my dinner date devours every mouthful with a 10/10 review.
With no room for dessert, we finish our dinner with our wine in hand and turn to admire the now dark cityscape.
For more information, to browse menus or to book a table, visit: 3sixtynewcastle.co.uk