Dining Out

Perfect for date night or going out with friends.

Review – OK Diner, Elwick

For years I trundled up and down the A19 and was intrigued by the bright lights of the OK Diner by the side of the road. As I always seemed to be in a rush to or from work I…
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Best Cafes in Newcastle

Following on from my review of The Whistler Tearooms I decided to write a post about some of the lovely coffee shops we have in Newcastle. Nothing makes me happier than a decent cuppa and cake! I have previous blogged…
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Review – The Clarence Villa, Durham

I wrote a blog recently on my visit to the sister pub of The Clarence Villa – The Lambton Worm. We had originally planned to visit Clarence Villa, but due to the website of Lambton Worm listing special offers we…
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Review – The Lambton Worm, Birtley

Before Christmas I attended the Fair at Wynyard Hall and stumbled across a local brewery called Sonnet 43. I bought a mini keg of pale ale for Him Indoors as he’s a big fan of speciality beers. While I was…
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Great Burgers in the Toon!

Newcastle wasn’t always the foodie haven it is today. When I was growing up Pizzaland was the best option we had for meals out. This was located where the Monument HBSC branch is now. For burgers it was Wimpy, then…
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Review – Lane 7, Newcastle

I’ve become conscious of late that Jnr isn’t always consulted when it comes to our plans. What may be of interest to me and Him Indoors does not necessarily appeal to a 12 year old boy. Plus he’s about to…
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Pie Time!

In our house we like pies. A lot. We also like pancakes. I’m good at making pancakes, but not so good at the pies. Pastry and I don’t get along so well, you see. The cold weather has made me…
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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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