Dining Out

Perfect for date night or going out with friends.

Vegan Restaurant Week 2018- Where We’ve Tried

Vegan Restaurant Week is in full swing so we thought we’d share some of the photos of the food we’re tried at some of the restaurants participating in this special event. Hopefully this will inspire you to get booking and…
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Vegan Restaurant Week 2018- What’s on offer

We are thrilled to announce that Vegan Restaurant Week is returning to the North East following a hugely successful inaugural event in January 2017. The promotion- which usually coincides with Veganuary- has participants from all over the region participating, many…
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The Herb Garden Newcastle’s Vegan Pizza

I’veve done a lot of scranning recently to provide a comprehensive guide on where to find dairy free cheese topped pizza in Newcastle. I was shocked to learn I’d overlooked a contender. Historically, The Herb Garden had a vegan section…
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Vegan Food at Cal’s Own

It’s great to see more vegan options becoming available across the country in chain restaurants and I think many of us are forgetting our local independents in the rush to give them a try. I’m guilty of this myself so…
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DokiDoki Newcastle

Many culinary paths are well-trodden in the Newcastle dining scene. Burgers and BBQ? We more than have that covered. French cuisine? The wonderful French Quarter is now serving up delightful plates of food in a relaxed and sociable ambience. Raw…
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Vegan Cheese arrives at Pizza Hut nationwide

I’ve been quite vocal online recently in my dismay at Pizza Hut charging an extra £1 for the use of Violife (a dairy free cheese substitute) on their pizzas following a successful trial across 5 branches in the South East…
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Dosa Kitchen returns to Newcastle

One of our hidden gems on the blog last year – and an incredibly popular post – was about Dosa Kitchen, a weekend pop-up in a business centre that ticked all the right boxes when it came to South Indian…
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Urban Mushrooms at Tyneside Bar Cafe

The YMCA Newcastle has embarked on a social enterprise venture in a bid to becoming more self-sustaining. One of these ventures – Urban Mushrooms – particularly interested me with its environmental and social agenda. Collecting the used coffee waste from…
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The Herb Garden at the Harbour – Evening Meal

Following on from our slightly disappointing lunch in the summer at Herb Garden’s Harbour restaurant (which you can read about here) I took my sister along for an evening meal recently. Some places do deserve a second chance as off-days…
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Handmade Burger Co returns to the Metrocentre

It was with some sadness earlier in the year that we discovered chain Handmade Burger Co had fallen into administration. It was with a little bit of selfishness on our part as this one of the few restaurants that had…
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