If you’re a shameless foodie, you’re probably already following 12 Harland Place on Instagram; endless snaps of their incredible cakes and bakes, perfect presentation and hunger-inducing brunches, its a wonder I hadn’t paid them a visit sooner.
In the heart of Norton, Stockton-on-Tees, this cute and quirky spot serves up breakfast, lunch and dinner. As well as being a favourite for a cheeky coffee and cake stop and their impressive cocktail list, you can satisfy any need at 12 Harland Place.
The team behind the venue also host live music events, foodie pop ups and themed evenings. Check out their What’s On page for the low down on what they’ve got coming up next. (We’ve got our eye on the Spudding Club!)
Myself and the other pea to my pod, Laurren, may have just discovered our favourite new place for good food and catch ups. The restaurant has that industrial style decor that still feels cosy and welcoming with dim lights and mismatched furniture.
The front end of the restaurant is more of a bar/café area with high tables and comfy sofas, but you can still order food here too. Or just sit and drool at their cake counter…
We decided to dive straight into the mains, with the strategic intent to save enough room for dessert. And wine, of course…
There’s an impressive and diverse selection available on the menu; pizzas and pasta dishes, classic British mains such as Belly Pork, Fish Pie and Duck Breast as well as a grill section and daily Chef specials too.
As soon as I read the menu, I got a huge craving for the Mushroom and Truffle Risotto, despite everything else on the menu sounding so very tempting.
And am I pleased I did! A medley of earthy mushrooms, pungent white truffle oil and the nutty bite of green pesto.
It accidentally paired up perfectly with my glass of Pinot too.
Lon chose the mussels in a creamy parsley sauce which were incredible. And it was a huge portion too, accompanied by fries and bread and butter.
On an evening, the mussels are £12.95 and the entire pasta and risotto range is £10.95 however, certain main dishes, as well as pastas and pizzas can be caught on a two course for £15 deal at certain times. Canny price for good food, in my opinion.
Despite skipping the starter, we still felt a dessert would be pushing the food coma too far. So we took a slice of their peanut butter cheesecake home for when we felt slightly more empty – I ABSOLUTELY recommend this. You will not regret it, trust me.
Our favourite thing about 12 Harland Place though? The service. We were served by a hilarious and warm gentleman who tended to our every need. It’s minutes from Teesside Park too if you fancy filling your tummy after a day of spending pennies!
We can’t wait to head back! I’d love to get stuck into their brunch, take Dan along for a date night and we’ve even planned to celebrate Lon hitting the halfway to fifty mark at the Spudding Club, I’ll keep you updated on future visits.
In the meantime, make sure you follow them on social!
Lots of love, LB x