Dining Out

Perfect for date night or going out with friends.

Hop and Cleaver, Newcastle

I know everyone and their Gran has visited Hop & Cleaver. I was there for their opening night, although I didn’t have a chance to sample the food on account of the crazy queues. I have been since as I…
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D’Acqua – The Best Restaurant in Sunderland?

Yes, I’m back in Sunderland again. Many of my friends rave about D’Acqua on Facebook. I had visited but wasn’t overly impressed first time round. The food wasn’t awful, I just wasn’t sure what they were trying to accomplish with it. The menu…
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Chez Mal – Malmaison, Newcastle

I remember when Malmaison opened on the Quayside, 20 years ago. Newcastle was very different then, and somewhere of this calibre opening was a big deal. It was *THE* destination for a fancy meal or night out at the time….
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Caffe Zonzo, Newcastle

I might cause a Twitter follower to be grumpy with me because of this post, but I’m willing to take the risk! Sorry in advance to Howard if your favourite haunt is inundated with diners and you can’t get a…
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Pani’s – High Bridge, Newcastle

Pani’s has featured on my blog before as it is somewhere I have visited too many times to count. When I first discovered it I wasn’t old enough to appreciate how good it is. I just liked the friendly welcome…
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