Dining Out

Perfect for date night or going out with friends.

Review – The Botanist, Newcastle

I recall around this time last year lots of chatter about a new restaurant opening in Newcastle, and the clamour to get a table when it opened its doors. There was a lot of hype surrounding the opening, especially as…
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Review – Bar Loco, Newcastle

I’ll openly admit I don’t know my home town as well as I think I do. For years I ate and drank in the same places, week in and out. I was quite comfortable with what I knew, and I…
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NE1 Restaurant Week – My Thoughts

Having chatted with some fellow NE bloggers on Facebook last night about Newcastle Restaurant Week I decided to write a post based on my own experience last year.In August we decided to attack the bi-annual #ne1restaurantweek with gusto. Him Indoors and I eat…
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Review – Longhorns BBQ, Newcastle

It seems there isn’t a week goes by in Newcastle without a new bar or restaurant opening. I have to admit, I’m a bit spoilt for choice! Since the start of 2015 both Him Indoors and myself agreed that we…
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Review – The Lord Crewe Arms, Blanchland

One place I absolutely love to visit is Blanchland in County Durham. This picturesque area makes me feel like I’m stepping back in time from the moment we drive over the bridge into the village. There are numerous walks in…
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Review – The Townhouse, Durham

Before Christmas we decided to have a few days away before the festivities began to celebrate our anniversary. We looked at lots of different UK cities, but found it difficult to book hotels at short notice, especially over the weekend….
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Best of – Jesmond

I’ll openly admit that I’m a creature of habit, and once I find something I like I stick with it. Growing up in the North East means I was complacent in how well I knew my local area, but dating…
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Best of 2014 – Part Two

Following on from yesterday’s run through of places I visited on my travels I thought I’d highlight some of the very good gastropubs we have in the North East that may be off the ‘beaten track’. I tend not to…
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