Dining Out

Perfect for date night or going out with friends.

The French Quarter, Newcastle

We’ve welcomed a fair few restaurants to the Toon over the last few months and there’s no shortage of burger and BBQ joints, that’s for sure. It was great to hear about a different type of eatery opening in the former…
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PizzaExpress Vegan Pizza Review

Zizzi was historically leading the high street restaurants with its vegan offering until PizzaExpress announced earlier in the year it too was putting a pizza on the menu aimed at those who avoided dairy cheese. PizzaExpress had a suitable pizza…
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Summer Menu at Malmaison Newcastle

It can be off-putting to view a menu of a restaurant online and see no mention or reference to dietary requirements. That was certainly the reason why I’d not made a quicker return visit to the restaurant of Malmaison, a…
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City Bistro, Sunderland*

Having previously featured Enfields – Gateshead College’s Catering & Hospitality restaurant – on the website I was already aware of the talent we are developing in the colleges of the region. Sunderland College has its own in the stylish form…
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Boat Noodle Newcastle – Review

I took the family along for a leisurely lunch at Boat Noodle recently to give this newly opened establishment on Leazes Lane a go. The menu online mentioned vegetarian options but nothing leapt out as being suitable for vegans. I…
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Fell’s Kitchen Revisit, Gateshead

News reached us that local restaurant Fell’s Kitchen had changed hands recently. I’d previously taken the Teen for a birthday meal last year and had been impressed by the value for money and friendly staff on our first visit (which…
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Achellos Restaurant – Review

How do you feel about TripAdvisor reviews? I personally don’t check these before booking a restaurant. The Evening Chronicle, a local newspaper, recently published an article highlighting the Top 10 Restaurants in Newcastle featuring TripAdvisor comments and rankings. There’s no mention…
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Grumpy Panda Opens in Gateshead

The wait is over! Since the launch of restaurants like The Temple of Seitan in London I’ve been waiting for an 100% vegan junk food experience to land in the North East. The Bohemian may have the dairy free pizza market…
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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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