The success of a Newcastle café and artisan bakery has led to extended opening hours – and the introduction of an evening service. Kennedy & Rhind based at Holly Avenue West, Jesmond has been a huge hit since day one, thanks to the hand crafted pastries and savouries made by its two namesake chefs – David Kennedy and Murray Rhind.
As well as selling freshly baked goods on a daily basis, and at a number of pop-ups including Jesmond Food Market and regularly at the award-winning Blackbird pub Ponteland it has also become a popular dining spot.
Extended hours at Kennedy and Rhind
And with that in mind, the café will be extending its opening hours on Fridays and Saturdays until 8pm from Friday 24 June, offering a new and expanded menu but with all of the usual favourites still on offer.
From Sundays through to Thursday – starting from 26 June – the café will be opening until 5pm, again in response to the demand by customers.
The new menu includes light bites featuring dishes such as carpaccio of beef with a rocket, tomato and parmesan salad, whipped cod roe, fennel, dill and watercress salad served with sourdough and a vegan soba noodle salad with crispy tofu and soy and sesame dressing.
Big bites include spatchcock harissa and lemon chicken with souk roast root veg and a confit and her salad, a blackened roast salmon, black beans and Mediterranean vegetables with an avocado and mango salsa, along with a vegan curry option.
There will also be a selection of boards available to share, including meat, fish and a vegetarian option.
The desserts include a burnt Basque cheesecake, iced Ferrero semifreddo and a strawberry frangipane pudding and custard.
“From day one we’ve always had a plan to make Kennedy & Rhind an all day location as well as offering the retail side.
“And now we’re well on the way to do that. People tell us that we’re a great spot for good food in a friendly and casual atmosphere, which is exactly what we wanted to achieve.”
Sunday lunch coming soon at Kennedy and Rhind
But the plans don’t stop there, with the aim of introducing a Sunday lunch service in the next few weeks.
For further information visit www.kennedyandrhind.co.uk