Fries

  • 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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  • Crowning Glory - Hawthorns Review

    Stephenson Quarter is fast becoming the place to be in Newcastle. The area behind Central Station has gained a foodie following thanks to the Boiler Shop Steamer (closed for refurbishment – come back soon please!) and last year welcomed the Crowne Plaza hotel to the Toon. Keen to embrace local traditions and ingredients, their restaurant Hawthorns is […]

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  • Not Bowled Over - Lane 7 Review

    Sometimes you want more than just good food, you want to let your hair down and have some good old fashioned fun. In Newcastle we’ve got somewhere that aims to combine the two – Lane 7, the ’boutique bowling’ alley. Open for nearly three years and a staple part of newcastle’s hipster scene, if you’ve never been […]

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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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  • Going Deeper Underground - Fat Hippo Underground Review

    There’s no doubt that Newcastle is going through a food revolution at the moment. There seems to be a new restaurant launch or food festival every weekend. I’m not complaining, as it can only be a good thing for the Toon. The biggest food trend for a while now seems to be Americana & all […]

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