Monthly Archive: June 2015

Proper Food Festival, Whitley Bay

We didn’t head to the 3 day Proper Food Festival on South Shields as we took Jnr away camping to Whitby over the May Bank Holiday weekend. Some things in life are more important that food blogging, although we did…
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A Sneaky Peek – Crowne Plaza Hotel, Newcastle

We were invited along this week to take a sneaky peek at Crowne Plaza Hotel, which is situated behind Central Station in the regenerated Stephenson Quarter. Since the Boiler Shop Steamer event started, and with the recent relocation of Northumbria…
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Raval, Gateshead

I became painfully aware of how biased the Canny Food blog is towards Afternoon Teas a while ago, and made it our aim to offer reviews on a broader spectrum of cuisines in a wider geographical area. Being a Gateshead…
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The Pancake Kitchen, Seaham Harbour

In order to write a fair review I have to ignore how super frustrated I was when The Pancake Kitchen’s Facebook page sent me on a wild goose chase to find it 🙂 Not really knowing the Seaham area, apart…
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Oak Newcastle – Review (Now Closed)

I decided to buy another LivingSocial voucher after the success of our visit to Marco Pierre White’s in Newcastle. I’d like to say my economising is working, but I seem to find more and more ways to spend my pennies…
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An Ode to Chips!

I have very simple tastes on account of being a fussy eater. I’ve tried, as I’ve grown greyer, to expand my culinary horizons, but I think I’m a bit set in my ways. I like what I likes! While we…
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Istanbul Cafe Bistro, Newcastle (Now Closed)

We tend not to visit places on a whim, but after seeing a plate of grub posted by @nclphotog on Twitter I decided to cancel the restaurant reservation we had and try out Istanbul Restaurant instead. Like Mustang ‘S’ Ally,…
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Mustang ‘S’ Ally, Newcastle

I don’t think I’ve ever eaten in a Portakabin, yet that’s exactly what I did this week when trying out Mustang ‘S’ Ally. It opened this week on Stepney Bank, not far from the fantastic Victoria Tunnel I recently blogged…
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