Whenever I'm in Middlesbrough and I find myself looking for food, I always head to Bedford Street, the place to be for something decent to eat and drink in nice surroundings.
The latest place I've been visiting is The Curing House; a really unique charcuterie bar and casual dining restaurant.
I love the atmosphere in this place, it's fresh and buzzy and while it's often quite busy, it's still the perfect spot to catch up with some work or have a good chat with some friends while enjoying delicious food.
Wether you're looking for something really healthy, or something a little naughtier, there is so much choice, and that's just on the brunch menu... the evening meals are to die for too!
My favourite meal of the day is a good brunch, and The Curing House offer what is easily my favourite brunch menu in town. The menu including choices such as salt or sweet milky porridge, house crafted pigs in blanket bun (one of my favourites!), eggs how you like them on sourdough toast and the home cured bacon bun to name just a few.
When I visited with Ray I ordered the bacon jam stuffed French toast with Manchego and caramelised bananas and she chose the House Style Eggs Benedict with lardy scone and house cured bacon.
My dish was much bigger than I anticipated, two thick slices of sourdough bread cooked to perfection and filled with melted Manchego cheese and sweet bacon jam - enough to make the last buds tingle. As if that wasn't enough, a whole caramelised banana sat on top to add a bit more sweetness to the plate. I always enjoy a sweet and savoury dish, when done properly the flavours really complement each other.
The Eggs Benedict looked equally as delicious, sitting on top of the scone and crispy strips of bacon and Ray said it tasted as good as it looked.
I will without doubt be returning to The Curing House, it's becoming a real go-to for me as I always know the food and the service will be top notch.
Have you been before? Let me know what I should order next time I visit!
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