Lunch

  • Tipi Treats - Vallum Farm Review

    It’s December so it’s time to get festive and eat ALL the food. We headed to Vallum Farm where they are serving Sunday Lunch in a tipi – complete with lots of twinkly lights and fire pit in the middle. What could be more festive than that?!

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  • Festive Feast - Blackfriars Review

    We ended 2017 with a much anticipated Toon Lunch Club in the oldest dining room in the UK. Dating back to 1239, Blackfriars is the former refectory of a friary where the monks used to tuck into their bowls of vegetable pottage (stew). We were hoping for something a little more elaborate when we visited […]

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  • Apres-ski - The Cheese Run Review

    Christmas is over and we’re in that weird lull where no-one is exactly sure what to do. If you’re sick of turkey and fancy something a little different, how about hitting the slopes and experiencing a little bit of après-ski right in the heart of Newcastle?

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  • Good Honest Grub - Dog Leap Cafe Review

    Where is the last place you’d expect to find a chef with a Michelin-starred background setting up shop? I’d say a Cathedral café is pretty high up the list. But that’s exactly where Dean Eccles is turning out deliciously hearty home cooked grub.

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  • Hidden Treasure - Lost & Found Review

    I love discovering new places to have a leisurely brunch with friends. Like afternoon tea, there’s just something about a meal in between mealtimes that screams decadence.

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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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  • On The Money - Shilling Review

    On a sunny February day we decided to stop by Shilling for lunch with our toddler. We’ve been following their progress with interest on instagram since they opened to minimal fanfare just before Christmas, and were keen to sample some of their grub. We received a warm welcome as we walked into what used to be […]

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  • A Cheeky Italian - Jamie's Italian Review

    We’ve been to Jamie’s Italian a few times since it opened in Newcastle and have had some good times there, so when we were invited to check out their super lunch menu (two courses £11.95 or three for £13.95) we thought we’d give it another go. We arrived just as their beautiful real christmas tree […]

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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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  • Turkish Delight - Ottoman Review

    Ottoman Turkish Restaurant is housed in the former home of Black Door on Clayton street (and has been many things over the years – Indonesian, pub grub, Asian fusion). Turkish seems to have been the most popular though, and it’s a nice place to grab a very reasonably priced lunch. The story goes that the […]

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