Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

It's a Bite of All Right!

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

It's a Bite of All Right!

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Byline: By Melanie Wightman

Giorgios, Front Street, Tynemouth, Tel. 0191 257 3758

Trying to arrange a night out with a friend who is pregnant and one who likes the odd drink is no mean feat ( which is why we settled on a meal in an Italian restaurant involving copious amounts of both food and vino!

Front Street, in Tynemouth, boasts a feast of restaurants, from Italian to Chinese, to Indian with a good old fashioned chippy.

Giorgios was recommended by a real Italian. If you've never been before, you may be a bit confused as to where the tables are when you walk through the door but eventually you will walk past a foaming fountain and find a staircase leading to the dining area.

We weren't seated by either of the two fraught waitresses, but found our own table ( the last available on a Tuesday night, which was quite surprising.

The menus were given to us immediately but ordering drinks and food proved slightly more difficult. I have already mentioned that there were only two waitresses and the restaurant was full.

There is a wide selection of wine, from pounds 9.50 for a bottle of Lambrusco (red or white) to pounds 15.10 for a bottle of Barbera (that's red). A carafe or red, white or rose will set you back a very reasonable pounds 9.60. If you're not a wine lover, you could try a selection of bottled beers for pounds 2.50 or alcopops for pounds 2.70. We settled for a half of lager (pounds 1.20), a diet coke (pounds 1.20) and a glass of water ( we didn't want to make the pregnant one feel bad.

For a starter I had a mountain of garlic mushrooms (pounds 3.50), one friend had garlic chicken wings (pounds 3.50) and the other garlic king prawns (pounds 6.95).

Other starters include an array of breads including garlic and tomato chilli ranging from pounds 2.20 to pounds 4.90. The usual prawn cocktail (pounds 3. …

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