Modern European

  • 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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  • 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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  • Pleased to Meet You - Pleased to Meet You Review

    The other day we decided that it was about time we checked out one of the Newcastle restaurants that has been on our list for a while now – Pleased to Meet You. The popular gin bar expanded last year and opened a new restaurant with top chef David Kennedy at the helm. We took […]

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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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  • The Cherry on the Cake - The Cherry Tree Review

    Summer is here, and whilst the weather isn’t playing ball luckily you can visit a restaurant like The Cherry Tree in Jesmond and be instantly transported to a Mediterranean terrace, chilled drink in hand…. That’s what the Mr, LD and I thought anyway when we headed past the actual Cherry Tree that greets you as you […]

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  • Still The Jewel in Newcastle’s Crown - Cafe 21 Review

    You could say last night was somewhat of a special occasion for Toon Lunch Club. Not only was it mine and the Mr’s half decade wedding anniversary, it was our first night out together since Little Dude was born. This called for an extra special dining experience. We knew exactly where we wanted to go, having […]

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