Restaurant

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Time for Thai - Zaap Review

    The Toon loves a trend and Zaap thai street food joins the growing list of casual dining restaurants that have recently opened in the city centre. We decided to check out the latest addition to Newcastle’s dining scene, and see whether there was room for another Thai restaurant in the Toon. Walking into Zaap you’re greeted […]

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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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