Greggs has teamed up with department store Fenwick to launch a fine dining bistro, which sees the baker’s classic items reimagined with ‘culinary flair’.
Called Bistro Greggs, it debuts at Fenwick’s Newcastle store on Friday 1 December and is open until New Year’s Eve.
Guests will be able to choose from an indulgent menu created by Fenwick executive chef Mark Reid in collaboration with Greggs.
For example, the Festive Bake will be served à la carte with duck-fat roasties, smoked pancetta, chestnuts and sprouts, while the Steak Bake is taken to new culinary heights by being accompanied by truffled dauphinoise potatoes, green beans, and almonds.
For breakfast and brunch, highlights include the Greggs Benedict – a Greggs Sausage, Bean & Cheese Melt reimagined with smoked ham, poached Cacklebean eggs and a Hollandaise sauce. A Full English celebrates Greggs’ bestselling Sausage Roll alongside bacon, mushroom, tomato, baked beans, and a choice of eggs. The dish also comes as a vegetarian and vegan option.
Bistro Greggs will also serve High Tea for two, where guests can enjoy a three-tier sharing brunch with Peach Melba, Yum Yum Bites paired with chocolate sauce and banana, alongside a Greggs Croissant, Pain au Chocolat, and a Sausage Roll and Sausage, Bean & Cheese Melt. A selection of sweet treats includes a Greggs Yum Yum with caramel sauce and macadamia brittle, and Tea & Cake, which presents a Greggs Christmas Cake Slice paired with an Earl Grey Créme Brûlée.
“The launch of Bistro Greggs marks a watershed moment as we take our first step with Fenwick into classic French-inspired fine dining,” said Hannah Squirrell, customer director at Greggs. “Showcasing popular favourites across our menu, we’ve created an accessible menu featuring eloquent dishes with a Parisian twist, elevated through Fenwick’s gastronomic excellence and expertise.”
Bistro Greggs will be open daily Monday to Saturday from 9am to 8pm (last orders by 6:30pm), and Sundays from 10:30am to 5pm (last orders by 3:30pm) at Fenwick Newcastle.
Guests will access through a lattice-style pergola front entrance in a playful nod to the Greggs’ signature pastry design. Available to book in advance, with some tables reserved for walk-ins, Bistro Greggs will offer a fine dining experience, with dishes served under silver cloches by waiters in Bistro Greggs aprons and traditional white shirts and ties.
The Bistro Greggs restaurant draws design inspiration from the traditional bistros of Saint-Germain and features white-clothed tables, velvet banquette seating and marble countertops. A colour palette of Greggs blue and Fenwick’s signature green is accented with white and brass to nod to each brand’s look and feel.
Greggs has been expanding its portfolio with a range of new concepts and locations over the past few years, including the Tasty by Greggs cafés in Primark stores.