Monthly Archive: June 2016

The McCrouzer Cafe, Sandyford

You know what’s blooming frustrating for customers? Having an online presence but not putting your opening hours or days and on Twitter. It’s even more annoying when you have your opening times displayed on your eatery but haven’t stuck to…
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Euro 2016 – Burgers at The Central Bar

We like to think of The Central Bar, located not far from the Tyne Bridge, as our local boozer. With a menu that consistently features vegan food, as well as real ales and table tennis upstairs, it is somewhere we…
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Sunday Lunch at The Roxburgh

Long before this recent foodie spate in Whitley Bay (see our reviews of Elder & Wolf and OMNI for further proof), a chef who had worked all over the world took a punt and opened up The Roxburgh. Those in the know…
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The Staiths Food Market, Gateshead

An inaugral food market was held at Gateshead historic Staiths structure. The brainchild of Liz Hall and Sally Vleugels, who have developed the concept in association with the TWBPT (Tyne and Wear Building Preservation Trust), The Staiths Food Market will be…
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Riley’s Fish Shack, Newcastle Quayside

Summer has begun here in the North East, and the Quayside has turned into Costa del Toon. Those who work in the offices that line the Tyne come out in force each lunch time, and are a hungry crowd! Alongside the famous…
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Violets Cafe, Newcastle Quayside

Last week saw the opening of a brand new eatery on Newcastle’s Quayside. Owned by Abbie Atkinson, wife of Kenny Atkinson and co-owner of House of Tides, I expected something special and wasn’t disappointed. Violet’s Cafe is set to rival…
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Starks Kitchen, Heaton

If you were wondering what happened to the home of Cal’s Own once he upped sticks and moved to leafy Jesmond, wonder no more! I visited Starks Kitchen for lunch with a friend to see what the score was with…
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Top 5 Ice Creams in the North East

As the Summer appears to have arrived our thoughts automatically turn to days out at the beach and sunny BBQs in the garden. I thought I’d devise a list of the Top 5 places to enjoy an ice cream when the…
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Cats and Cakes – Cafe Round Up

We’ve visited a few cafes recently as they afford me the opportunity to indulge my love of eating out in a low-key way with the baby. Here’s a round up of some we’ve tried for light bites. Heaton Perk Being a…
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