Chef Colin docks at Chelsea

Colin Bond.
Colin Bond.

A PONTELAND man has sailed into an up-and-coming bistro after being appointed head chef.

Chelsea Docks at Scotswood Road in Newcastle has recruited Colin Bond as Chef Manager — a role that involves overseeing all aspects of the bar and diner, as well as taking charge in the kitchen.

The first order of business for the 38-year-old is to introduce a new food menu, offering a range of modern English, Italian and French-inspired cuisine.

Among the many new dishes on offer will be a variety of breakfasts, a range of ‘lite bites’ including sandwiches and paninis and pizzas with toppings such as spicy meatballs and cajun chicken anchovies.

More unusual main courses will also be available, including a fish finger stottie, potted mackerel and wild boar sausages with black pudding mash and peppercorn sauce, as well as Colin’s signature dish of brandy flambé chicken livers with balsamic glaze and confit garlic toasts.

He said: “My philosophy is all about simple food, done well.

“I’m really excited to be able to bring a taste of that to Chelsea Docks and look forward to serving up a new range of modern meals.”