Some Like It Hot

Some Like It Hot

When sisters Victoria and Rachel Blenkinsop took over the Victory, South Gosforth, fresh locally sourced food was central to their turnaround plan that quadrupled business in 18 months. Despite a kitchen the size of two parking spaces, the duo deliver a varied menu spanning brunch to dinner including a sandwich selection, which is proving a hit with local workers and accounting for 40% of sales. Hot sandwiches such as Philly Cheese Steak, Ham Hock and Pease Pudding and Roast Chicken with Gravy and Stuffing, are a particular attraction. Priced at £6.50 – £7, they’re a meal in themselves. The meat is cooked daily first thing. The sarnies then require minimal prep space and are quickly made to order. Served 11am to 6pm they meet growing demand for all day food and speedy service without compromising on quality or freshness.