Dining Out

Perfect for date night or going out with friends.

Loca Whitley Bay*

I was invited along to have a behind-the-scenes look at new restaurant and cocktail bar Loca, which officially launches tomorrow (29th June) on South Parade in Whitley Bay. As I have previously blogged, it seems this area is undergoing a…
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Turtle Bay, Newcastle – A return visit

It’s always nice to return to a restaurant you’d visited when it launched to see it is still holding its own in the competitive foodie scene of the Toon. I first ate at Turtle Bay at a special blogger event…
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Rockliffe Hall – The Clubhouse Vegan Menu*

Trust the weather to misbehave when a Bank Holiday weekend was looming! Glorious sunshine all week when folks were in work and couldn’t snatch more than 30 minutes with a Calippo and then the heavens opened on the Saturday. Torrential…
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Smashburger Newcastle – Review*

It may seem odd that a vegan, on occasion, posts about really ‘meaty’ places to visit. Many may remember that not all of the Canny Food family are vegetarian, let alone vegan. The Teen is adamant now that he wants…
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Anatolia, Gateshead

For a while I’ve bemoaned the lack of neighbourhood restaurants in my area. They’ve been popping up in places like Sandyford and Heaton – Harissa Kitchen rather than Dixy Chicken – while where we live in Gateshead there’s a plethora of kebab…
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Mivesi, Alnwick

Dining out in areas that are unfamiliar to us is daunting. Travelling north to Alnwick during my mother’s recent visit from ‘darn sarf’ threw up the issue of where we could enjoy an evening meal that could accommodate us all….
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Gusto Newcastle – Review

We’re very happy to have welcomed my Mum and sister ‘up North’ from the Isle of Wight. It’s not very often we see each other ao took the opportunity for a dinner together – without Dinky – to catch up on…
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PizzaExpress Metro Centre – Review*

We all know that there are some fantastically good places to eat as a person with dietary requirements and some not-so-good. It can be a bit of a minefield, especially if you’re dining out with someone who can just eat…
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