I may have missed the blackboard at the back shown in the pictures, and also I probably will have missed some of the other items as it was well after 1pm when I get there. I need to get in for 9 and snaffle some Croissants and cakes. They did look nice!
The French Oven
13 reviews of The French Oven in English
If you're in newcastle and fancy a sweet or even a savoury treat, pop over to the grainger market and check out all the fab and tasty produce on sale at 'The French Oven'. All I can say is you MUST try their macaroons...WOW!
The staff are very helpful, and if you time it right you may be lucky enough to get a fresh hot croissant or pain au chocolate, which are favourites with my little girls.
Thanks for all the fab products I tried last year, I am looking forward to all your new delights this year!
The staff were friendly and chatty. I was served by a very nice assistant called Chantelle and wish I'd written down my phone number when she asked me to write my email address down haha.
Over all, a charming little place and good to see independent places doing well selling great food.
I will be back!
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Really friendly shop on the edge of the Grainger Market, they are always happy to tell you about the different breads they have that day, and whats special about them.
I love their pies and quiches, which I think are baked throughout the day so they are normally hot from the oven (although I once burned my mouth as I couldn't wait for it to cool down) , they use quality ingredients so they are really tasty, the breads are great too not really much more than you would pay in a supermarket but ten times better!
Love the fact that they have different offers on all the time, and they introduce different products (not just changing gingerbread men to santas) and quite often have free samples!
Keep up the good work!
I bought a french loaf from the french oven with a frenchman. We ate it together and he assured me of its authenticity. It was a wonderful loaf and a wonderful day.
I also had a pastie, which was nice, and not as greasy as a greggs varietal.
I have begun to shop here quite often, the bread is marvelous.
This place was lovely- cutesy and fantastic food. The food was fresh, homemade and rustic. The staff were sweethearts.The place also satisfied my sweet tooth- cake, cake and cake. Delicious. The best place in Newcastle for authentic French food.
My wife doesn't like fruitcake, so for our wedding we had a custom-made 3 tier chocolate cake from the French Oven. They provided an excellent service and an excellent cake complete with a cake-stand for our big day. The icing decorations were very realistic orchids, and the moist chocolate sponge cake went down very well with our guests! I'd definitely recommend them to friends & family. Andy & Kate
wow! the Croissants from here are a treat for anyone! the range of breads and homemade cakes makes you regret your 2011 diet for new years resolution!
Emma can be seen working behind the counter and always welcomses you with a warm smile and her bubbly personality!
This place is the best place to get homemade french bakery! The food is hand made and has an authentic tase and with the friendliness of the staff youd ask yourself why you'd go to any other bnakery in Newcastle!
nice little bakery, lovely staff always helpful. The cakes range is fantastic, from blue berry to cherry. Probably the only bakers that have all the ingredients all through the cakes, not just on the top.
This lovely little shop in the grainger has something for all. Check the left hand side of the counter they sell the bread which is called fresh yesterday..... a canny little idea and the bread is still great i use it for my toast. Yesterday i sat in the cafe opposite called olivers is very relaxing you can just sit and whatch the world go by in this lively market. there are loads of funny charactures. Ha Ha .
Yesterday I emailed the proprietor, Emma, to tell her that her map needed changing, and today I went along to buy some bread! As you would really, it being a bread shop :-)
Anyway, the lady behind the counter was very helpful, and described the bread that was on the back shelves, and I selected a mixed grain. Sitting infont of her on the counter was an interesting dark brown round loaf, with some bright pink bits showing through. She said it was Prawn and something!!! I nearly choked! She said "It's been really popular today and this is the only one left!" I decided I may need to gird my loins a bit more before delving into the dark art of baking to that extreme.
I asked if she had a list of the bread they do, and she handed me a Qype card! Whoo hoo for promoting Qype! Not so hot on getting me more info on produce sadly. Maybe a blackboard somewhere with "FreshToday" written on it and a list of bread and cakes available as well as the specials of the day would be very useful I feel.
The bread was lovely!
speshalkay, 1 February 2011:
Emma-claudePhillips, 1 February 2011:
Hi, thanks for the review the loaf was not prawn but prune, cherry and walnut haha. I fully agree that a blackboard is needed and will organise that asap. With regards to the loaves I will leave a printed list in the shop for you if you return- Kind regards EC
speshalkay, 2 February 2011:
Hahahahaha! I was really sure she said prawn! I thought it was a brave choice of ingredient :-) Prune sounds much nicer. I will see if I can pop up later today for that list, and i'll spread the word! Thank you Emma!
flunch, 3 February 2011:
I GO to this bakery shop everyday the products are great. try the German donka mmmmmm lovely
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