“ Address: Old West Quay / Maritime Avenue / Hartlepool / TS24 0YG „
During our November trip to Hartlepool, we decided to have breakfast at the nearby Old West Quay. The restaurant is easy to find and has plenty of carparking spaces. My review is purely based on our breakfast there but our friend from Hartlepool highly recommends the restaurant for lunch and dinner for all the family. A full menu breakdown is available on www.brewersfayre.co.uk.
~Brewers Fayre - Old West Quay~
This Brewers Fayre is located on the marina in Hartlepool. It is next door to the Premier Inn a short walk from the recently opened Travelodge hotel. The restaurant is open for breakfast from 6am midweek and 7am at the weekend. The restaurant is open until 11pm or midnight. There is a small play zone in the restaurant.
This Brewers Fayre offers a range of breakfast, lunch, dinner and special buffet meal deals. Breakfast is served from 6.30am until 11am at the weekend. Brewers Fayres are generally well priced and I have dined at a few and found the menu to be varied and plenty of choice for even fussy eaters like my son. Breakfast is a help yourself affair and costs £8.25 per person.
We arrived at the Brewers Fayre just before 11am on a Sunday morning. There are a few entrances to the restaurant and it is fully disabled and pram friendly. High chairs are provided on request. The restaurant has some wooden benches outside for when the weather is nice. It overlooks the marina but the water was a little choppy for us to consider 'relaxing' on our visit.
There were four of us dining and we were seated very quickly by a lovely lady. The restaurant did seem fairly busy with families who I suspect either lived local or were staying at the hotel next door. The restaurant itself is spotlessly clean and nicely decorated. The toilets were also well stocked and clean which I expect from any restaurant. Despite arriving at the end of breakfast time, there was plenty of fresh food on offer and the staff decided to leave the food out a little longer for us which was nice.
This was the first time I have had breakfast at a Brewers Fayre (I have had dinner at one before though) and I found the choice of food on offer to be excellent and well presented. There was much more choice than a Toby Carvery but at a higher cost. The main buffet area included fried eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes, hash browns, bacon, beans and sausages. Everything look hot and fresh without being overly greasy. I had just one plate of hot food and found it all to be very tasty. Two of our party were slightly hungover and opted for two plates each to make sure they got the most for their money!
This particular Brewers Fayre offers lighter options included in the £8.25 price. They had a range of cereals in large containers and also individual wrapped Weetabix alongside fresh milk and yoghurts. A small selection of blueberry muffins, croissants and jams were also available. An easy to use machine offered toasting facilities and there was a choice of brown and white bread. I had a croissant and found it to be a little too flaky for my liking but it was still very fresh. The toast machine toasted evenly but I would imagine there being a queue to use it at busy times. I also had a Yeo Valley yoghurt pot. A good selection and something for everyone.
Hot drinks, fruit juice and fresh water are also included in the price of your breakfast. I'm not a coffee person but the machine brewed tasty coffee for others in our party. I made use of the little glasses provided and filled them up with apple juice, orange juice and water before they took them away. The juice was your typical, out the carton stuff but nicely chilled and I was pleased that it wasn't charged for in addition to the breakfast buffet.
A big breakfast was just what we needed before hitting the shops and the long train journey home later in the day. Our friend paid by debit card and a grand total of £33.00 was charged for all four of us which I found reasonable considering how much food and drink was consumed between us all. I found the service to be good and the food to be really delicious. When we next return to Hartlepool this will be our first port of call for breakfast. It was a little expensive and more suited to those with slightly larger appetites than those after a quick bite.
Thanks for reading :)