Dining Out

Perfect for date night or going out with friends.

Hei Hei, Newcastle

As I’ve said so many times, food is very personal. What is Marmite for some will be caviar for others. There are times when I wonder whether I should write a post if we’ve had a bad experience. It may have…
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The Purple Bear, Newcastle

I recall a huge amount of buzz was created when a new burger joint was teased at on Twitter nearly two years ago. Scheduled to open in what was formerly Fleet Street on Pudding Chare, this proposed smokehouse and cocktail bar sounded like…
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Rossini Newcastle, Heaton

There are some local groups on Facebook that are great for keeping up to date on what’s happening in certain areas of the North East. One I’m part of pertains to the comings and goings on Chillingham Road in Heaton…
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Slug & Lettuce – Newcastle Quayside*

How often have you walked past this building in Newcastle and not ventured in? Having visited in the past I was never a huge fan of Slug & Lettuce, despite its prime Quayside location. I’d popped in for the odd…
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Posh Kebabs in Sunderland?

A NEW Sunderland restaurant will be blazing a culinary trail by allegedly elevating a late night post-pub snack to new, gourmet heights. The humble kebab is usually the food of choice for those who have had an evening of heavy…
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Central Oven & Shaker – Dairy Free Pizzas

Central Oven & Shaker has already featured on the Canny Food blog when it first opened opposite Central Station in the Toon. One of our contributors went along on its opening night to try out the pizzas and cocktails on…
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Bill’s Durham – Review

As stated here many times, sometimes it is easier to choose a chain restaurant over an independent when it comes to dining out. With our reviews of nationwide eateries Zizzi, Bella Italia and Las Iguanas, we’ve shown that their clear menus…
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Tapas Revolution Newcastle – Review*

I recently shared with you the news that Tapas Revolution was opening in Intu Eldon Square. I was invited to cook alongside the founder of this fledgling chain – Omar Allibhoy – at a special preview evening (which you can read about here)….
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Giraffe World Kitchen, Newcastle – Review*

I was sceptical about Giraffe, it has to be said. Restaurant openings in Grey’s Quarter seem to be a weekly occurrence but I put those feelings aside to grab lunch with the Teen during one of our shopping jaunts. Vegan options…
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Coast Kitchen & Bar – Tynemouth*

In the former Lui’s Wine Bar, Coast Kitchen and Bar has recently opened its doors at this prominent Front Street location of Tynemouth. With a departure from its former pink interior, Coast has been stylishly kitted out and is already…
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