Newcastle

  • 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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  • 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 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 Hottest New Restaurants

    Newcastle has been buzzing with new restaurants opening lately from well-known chains to small independents. Although a lot of focus has been on Grey’s Quarter in Eldon Square, venture a little further afield and you’re in for a treat. Check out our ‘hit list’ of the top 5 places to check out…

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  • A-mezze-ing - Beirut Lounge Review

    Nothing beats a warm, genuine welcome when you enter a restaurant. Along with great food, it’s all about the experience and when a place manages to make you feel like a guest in their home you know they’re onto a good thing. We had been looking forward to checking out Beirut Lounge, having seen lots […]

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  • Greed is Good - Rub Smokehouse Review

    Rub Smokehouse is one of the latest contenders in the ‘dude food’ battle – basically the bigger the portion, the better. Think double cheeseburgers INSIDE calzone pizzas, towering mountains of belgian waffles and fried chicken and every man versus food (#foodporn) dish imaginable. Greed is good here people! The restaurant is in The Gate complex, […]

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  • Heaven is a Place on Earth - Harissa Kitchen Review

    It’s physically impossible to get anywhere on time with a toddler in tow. Anyone with a small child will attest to this. So when we had reservations at Harissa Kitchen, which I’ve been very excited to check out, I was feeling quite smug as I put Little Dude’s coat and shoes on. “We’re going to […]

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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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  • Bushtucker Trial - Thaikhun Review

    Most people’s idea of a fun night out don’t include eating dried silkworms and mealworms. Toon Lunch Club is always up for a challenge though so when Thaikhun invited us to come and sample some creepy crawlies along with some Thai street food at their Metrocentre restaurant we jumped at the chance. Walking into Thaikhun you […]

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