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The Open Jar, Hartlepool Marina …

Hi guys,

Hubby and I recently had a “date night”. We like to make the effort to get out and about when we can. Usually, we are so bloody tired after work and as Chris is now training for the Great North Run and Three Peak Challenge, he is often out running for a few hours on a night.

We went to The Open Jar. I have heard so many amazing stories about this place and the parmos they serve. If you aren’t from the North, a parmo is usually a chicken base, breaded, layered in beschamel sauce and a cheese topping. It is what our pizza shops serve as well as kebab etc. but may of our restaurants and pubs serve them too.

The Open Jar has a lovely decor to it and a lovely layout meaning that whether you are in a couple or in a large group, the seating is quite flexible.

The menu features a lot of parmos so while Chris chose the hotshot, I decided to go for the original. This one here is the smaller size. It came with gorgeous home made chips, garlic mayo and salad. It was absolutely delicious. The waitress was so friendly and definitely knew what she was doing. Although they didn’t have a few types of drinks, she made sure we knew straightaway, apologised and offered us alternatives. We have been to the Marina a few times recently and I think it has made us realise it will be a fab destination in the Summer with the light evenings and warmer nights.

Rachael xox

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