Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Dene Delights - Jesmond Dene House Review

    Is there any better way to while away the hours on a lovely sunny day than with a friend and a good afternoon tea? Jesmond Dene House has been touted as having the best afternoon tea in Newcastle, so we wanted to see if it was true…

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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Simply Spanish - Tapas Revolution Review

    Of all the restaurants that have recently opened in Eldon Square, Tapas Revolution was the one we were most looking forward to trying. It’s one of a group of seven restaurants run by Omar Allibhoy, the award winning  Spanish chef on a mission to bring the best Spanish food to the UK. We visited at lunchtime on […]

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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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  • 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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  • Pig Out - Kracklin Review

    Sometimes you don’t want a fancy meal, sometimes you just want a really good sandwich. Newcastle is awash with burger places and smokehouses, but until recently it’s been seriously lacking in decent sandwich places. To call Kracklin a ‘sandwich place’ is doing it a bit of disservice though. The first impressions we had were this place is COOL. Small […]

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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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