Cocktails

  • Colonel Cuts the Mustard - Colonel Porter's Emporium Review

    Ever heard of Colonel Porter? Apparently he invented Newcastle Brown Ale in the 1920’s and travelled around the world distributing it. We paid a visit to the “Tavern, Botanical Garden and Rhum Bar” named after him to check out the grub on offer.

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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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  • Chow down - Chaophraya Review

    We continued our quest to conquer Newcastle’s culinary scene recently with a trip to Chaophraya. Billed as ‘Thai fine dining’ and occupying a much coveted spot in the new bit of Eldon Square, we were excited to check out the views and the food on offer. My good friend S was visiting from Edinburgh where […]

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  • Time for Thai - Zaap Review

    The Toon loves a trend and Zaap thai street food joins the growing list of casual dining restaurants that have recently opened in the city centre. We decided to check out the latest addition to Newcastle’s dining scene, and see whether there was room for another Thai restaurant in the Toon. Walking into Zaap you’re greeted […]

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  • Island Life - Turtle Bay Review

    The minute you walk into Turtle Bay you’re hit by the party vibes and island-life atmosphere. From the bar serving a multitude of cocktails (they have a selection of over 40 rums from across the Caribbean) to the reggae music and genuinely cheerful staff, it makes for a great first impression. We were shown to […]

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  • Alchemy and Gastronomy - The Botanist Review

    We thought it high time we checked out the bar and restaurant that everyone in the Toon is talking about to see if it lived up to the hype. With a name like ‘The Botanist‘ we were looking forward to lots of fresh herbs and other plant-based ingredients. My friend SK and I turned up for dinner […]

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