Breakfast with Mbappe? Quayside ‘Spoons and bridges - what PSG can expect from Newcastle United visit

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PSG have touched down in Newcastle ahead of their match tomorrow night. But will the city make an impression on them?

Kylian Mbappe has just touched down on Tyneside ahead of Newcastle United’s Champions League match against PSG tomorrow night- words few Toon fans would have believed possible before the club’s takeover.

Last night photos circulated online showing the Paris Saint-Germain team bus parked up next to the INNSiDE. A hotel which incredibly happens to be next door to the Toon’s best Wetherspoons, The Quayside.

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There’s nowhere more fitting for the Parisian team to settle in and become fully accustomed to Newcastle life. There’s also perhaps nowhere else United fans would want them more, with Spoons being open until 1am on weekdays. Double glazed windows will protect no footballer’s sleep when there’s cheap shots and pitchers on sale a stone’s throw from their bedroom window. Oh, let’s not forget about the massive beer garden too.

It’s thought to be a far superior establishment to Sandro Tonali’s local, the Job Bulman, on Gosforth High Street.

Two nights can set you back up to £658 at INNSiDE thanks to river views of the iconic bridges and no doubt PSG are so thrilled to have escaped Paris, even if just for a few days, because of the bed bug infestation currently plaguing the French capital.

Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain celebrates after scoring the team’s first goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund (Johannes Simon/Getty Images)Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain celebrates after scoring the team’s first goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund (Johannes Simon/Getty Images)
Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain celebrates after scoring the team’s first goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund (Johannes Simon/Getty Images)

If Spoons isn’t to their liking then perhaps the French champions will love TV icon Gino D’Acampo’s restaurant just downstairs in the hotel lobby £16.50 for a carbonara is over an hour’s wage for some of us mere mortals, but for footballers? Seconds?

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The restaurant also boasts a shrine of Gino posing alongside fellow UK celebrities. But perhaps not the icons you’d find frequenting Paris’ best eateries. Instead, the faces I recognised on my only visit were the likes of Keith Lemon, Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh.

Oh, and of course Geordie legends Ant & Dec.

Newcastle’s only Michelin Star restaurant House of Tides is just over the road too. I’ve not been fortunate to visit myself, but rumour has it one of the courses is a spray of pollen. So that’ll fuel the team up nicely for 90 minutes at St James’ Park against Big Dan Burn.

Now, we all know the French love a morning pastry. Croissants, pain au chocolats and pain au raisins are the name of the game. Luckily for PSG, their nearest bakery just so happens to be a Greggs, just a seven minute walk away along the Quayside.

Controversially, I think Mbappe looks like a Cheese & Onion Bake man, what do you reckon?

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