High Bridge: 8 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1EN

Dean Street: 19 Dean St, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1PQ

Inspired by the intimate and busy restaurants and bars you’ll find throughout Spain, Kaltur Wine Bar & Restaurant, located in Newcastle’s independent High Bridge Quarter, might have only been open since May 2017, but thanks to its authentic Mediterranean dishes made from the finest Spanish ingredients, wide selection of Spanish wines, and unrivalled soul and atmosphere, its already made quite the impression on the people of Newcastle. So much so, in fact, that in early 2019, a second, larger location was opened in the city centre, allowing more locals and visitors alike to experience everything this Spanish family-and-friend-run business has to offer.

A successful importer of Spanish produce, the team behind Kaltur has been growing olives in the town of Jódar in Spain for generations, and in 2016, decided to embark on a new family venture. With help from friends, Kaltur Restaurant Ltd was born, and in May 2017, their first restaurant was opened, with the idea of using the space as a laboratory to play around with the exciting Spanish products and wines they import alongside other products sourced locally.

Nestled in the heart of the city on a post-medieval cobbled lane, Kaltur Wine Bar & Restaurant on High Bridge Street brought a splash of Spanish culture to this historical part of the city with its tempting menu boasting your favourite tapas dishes alongside innovative Spanish mains, and with the opening of the new, larger restaurant on Dean Street, it won’t be long before Newcastle becomes an honorary Spanish city. Allowing the team more space to throw wine tasting events and accept much larger group bookings, Christmas at Kaltur this year promises to be much more manageable.

What better way to celebrate the festive season with your friends and family than with Kaltur’s indulgent sharing menu!? Start with a selection of Spanish olives and a charcuterie and cheese board before following with a feast of sharing dishes like black pudding with apple sauce, cider-cooked chorizo with cauliflower pil pil, and calamari “Andaluza” with pine nuts and lime mayonnaise. Then, move onto sharing mains like the Presa Iberico pork with chestnut sauce, roasted cherry tomato, and potatoes and Icelandic cod with Vizcaina sauce and garlic potato mash before finishing with the likes of pistachio cake with homemade chocolate sauce, and pistachio ice cream.

Kaltur Wine Bar & Restaurant is also offering a number of exciting Christmas specials you’d be mad to miss out on this festive season. Try the festive duck magret with chestnut cream and a Pedro Ximenez reduction, or salmon on the grill, with parsley, romesco sauce, roasted peppers, garlic, and onions. If you have a sweet tooth, and who doesn’t at Christmas time, the special Spanish turron cake served with vanilla sauce and almond ice cream is sure to satisfy your cravings. But what would Christmas be without a few festive tipples!? Kaltur’s special Christmas cocktails, including mulled sangria wine or the red sangria with macerated fresh fruit, orange juice and white rum, will get you in the festive spirit in no time.

If you’re struggling to find a gift for a foodie in your life that doesn’t really need anything, Kaltur’s Christmas hampers are guaranteed to bring a smile to their face and an excited grumble to their belly. Available in small, medium, or large, each hamper comes with a bottle of red wine, 200g of cured chorizo sarta, 180g of traditional Spanish fuet, 100g of sliced Gran Reserva Serrano ham, one bag of olive-oil-fried traditional crisps, and 200g of semi-matured Manchego cheese. Treat a loved one to the larger hamper and they’ll enjoy extras such as a bottle of sauvignon blanc, a bottle of Spanish Pago de Tharsys from Alicante, a bottle of 500ml Kaltur Early harves extra virgin olive oil, one jar of traditional Spanish orange blossom honey, and 200g of blue cheese A Fueya from Asturias, along with many other Spanish goodies.

Alternatively, create your own bespoke hamper from the many cured meats, olives, fresh cheeses, wines, brandies, champagne, and Spanish liqueurs on offer. You can even throw in a gift voucher to enjoy at both restaurants for an added treat come Christmas day. Forget socks and silly gadgets, nothing can beat the gift of fantastic, authentic Spanish food along with an atmospheric and unforgettable Spanish dining experience this year.

Email [email protected] or [email protected] to reserve a space this festive season or book your Christmas hamper. Alternatively, call 0191 447 1180 (Dean Street) or 0191 447 4464 (High Bridge).

For more on Kaltur Wine Bar & Restaurant, be sure to check out their swanky brand new website or look out for our review of the restaurant on High Bridge in our Tyne & Wear Food & Drink Guide 2019.

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