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  • Cream of the Crop

    Who knew you could get proper french patisserie in Newcastle? We spoke to Severine Rutherford from Creme de le Creme, who filled us in on what makes the perfect choux bun and her favourite places to eat in the North East.

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  • Newcastle Restaurant Week

    It’s that time again – NE1 Restaurant Week starts tomorrow (Monday 7th August) and runs until Sunday 13th August. Twice a year Newcastle’s best restaurants offer up special fixed price menus, with the idea being that you try somewhere new or make the most of an excuse to visit an old favourite!

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  • Newcastle’s Best Brunches

    Ah, brunch. The perfect lazy weekend meal, an excuse to indulge safe in the knowledge that you can double your calories as you’re combining two meals – am I right? Newcastle has some great places to enjoy a spot of brunch, whether you fancy the traditional Eggs Benedict, American waffles or smashed avocado.

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  • Newcastle’s Hottest New Restaurants

    Newcastle has been buzzing with new restaurants opening lately from well-known chains to small independents. Although a lot of focus has been on Grey’s Quarter in Eldon Square, venture a little further afield and you’re in for a treat. Check out our ‘hit list’ of the top 5 places to check out…

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  • Street Spirit – The Boilershop Steamer

    After a week’s self imposed quarantine due to a poorly Little Dude we had some major cabin fever and were raring to get out. The perfect way to celebrate getting rid of his virus was a trip to check out the street food on offer at the Boilershop Steamer. The monthly event is held in the atmospheric […]

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  • In Search of London’s Best Doughnut

    We have just returned from a blissful five days in the capital staying with family. The purpose of our visit was primarily so the Mr could attend a course, but we made a mini holiday of it (why not?!) Other than seeing my lovely cousins, who grow their own fruit and veg and make amazing jam, scones, […]

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  • 72 Hours in Dusseldorf (via Holland)

    We’ve just come back from our first ever family holiday with Little Dude. As I am Dutch, for the first part of our holiday we headed to Groningen in the north of Holland to stay with my mum & stepdad. We spent 5 lovely days with family including one fun day on Schiermonnikoog; a Dutch […]

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