Monthly Archive: April 2015

D’Acqua – The Best Restaurant in Sunderland?

Yes, I’m back in Sunderland again. Many of my friends rave about D’Acqua on Facebook. I had visited but wasn’t overly impressed first time round. The food wasn’t awful, I just wasn’t sure what they were trying to accomplish with it. The menu…
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Exit Newcastle and Zapatista – Fun for all the Family

I don’t think I’m very clever. I remember watching Frasier when I was younger and envisaging the highbrow conversations about Art and Literature I’d have with my pals when I was a grown up. Instead my ‘special talents’ include quoting lines…
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Chez Mal – Malmaison, Newcastle

I remember when Malmaison opened on the Quayside, 20 years ago. Newcastle was very different then, and somewhere of this calibre opening was a big deal. It was *THE* destination for a fancy meal or night out at the time….
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The Secret Garden Tea Room – Sunderland

I got lost on the way to work this week and, rather than it being a catastrophe, it became a serendipitous turn of events when I stumbled across The Secret Garden Tea Room in South Hylton. On the corner of…
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Caffe Zonzo, Newcastle

I might cause a Twitter follower to be grumpy with me because of this post, but I’m willing to take the risk! Sorry in advance to Howard if your favourite haunt is inundated with diners and you can’t get a…
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Pani’s – High Bridge, Newcastle

Pani’s has featured on my blog before as it is somewhere I have visited too many times to count. When I first discovered it I wasn’t old enough to appreciate how good it is. I just liked the friendly welcome…
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Sunderland – Family Day Trip Ideas

As a Geordie I didn’t venture into Mackemland as a kid unless it was to visit Crowtree Leisure Centre to swim or ice skate. The Bridges seemed like a poor cousin to the MettyCentre, so we certainly didn’t go there…
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The Corbridge Larder Afternoon Tea – Morpeth

  Dave, owner of The Corbridge Larder, was one of my original Twitter followers and someone who I frequently engage with on foodie related matters. I pop into the shop in Corbridge if I’m in the area for bits and…
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