NEFoodies

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Zen And The Art of Thai Fusion - Zen Review

    Zen has long been our favourite place to eat when we go to Durham. A tranquil oasis of calm and delicious food, it’s tucked away down a cobbled side street by the law courts, and is one of this Cathedral city’s greatest hidden treasures. Escaping the April showers and walking into Zen we were greeted […]

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  • Vallum Charm - Vallum Farm Review

    On a rare sunny autumnal day we had our first experience of Vallum Farm. I was excited to visit the self proclaimed ‘Foodie gateway to Hadrians Wall’, which has been steadily gaining momentum since David Kennedy was brought in to set up and run the restaurant alongside owners Vicky and Peter Moffitt in 2012. Set about […]

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  • St. Mary’s Re-Inn-Carnated - St. Mary's Inn Review

    *UPDATE – St. Mary’s Inn is due to re-open in June 2018.* We thought we’d check out St Mary’s Inn to see if it was possible that the former administration building of the imposing St Mary’s Psychiatric Hospital could be the new foodie haven it’s cracked up to be. From the people who brought us Jesmond […]

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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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