Light Bites

Places that are perfect for lunch or if you aren’t feeling that hungry.

Longsands Fish Kitchen, Tynemouth

Is someone who claimed not to like fish allowed to review a Fish & Chip restaurant? I took along my trusty companions who do eat fish to blog about Colman’s as they were certainly better placed to comment on the grub, while I…
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Iglouu, Jesmond

While on our jaunt to Brazil, Mr. Canny introduced me to the dining wonder that is ‘weigh and pay’. There are many establishments over there that have a Pick ‘N’ Mix approach to how you pay for the food you…
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Les Petits Choux, Newcastle

I pride myself on knowing about new places in Newcastle, but even I failed to notice new cafe Les Petits Choux opening a few weeks ago in the Toon. It was only when they started to follow me on Twitter…
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The Funky Duck, Heaton (Now Closed)

Heaton Road is a hive of gastronomical activity with so many cafes dotted along both sides of the street. We have featured Wild Trapeze’s breakfast, and now it is the turn of The Funky Duck to get the Canny Food…
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Joe and the Juice, Newcastle

It doesn’t seem like five minutes since I discovered Joe & the Juice were opening a store in the Toon. There wasn’t a big fanfare or PR launch, just a few tweets to say Wednesday was the big day. We…
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Cafe 8, Gateshead (Now Closed)

I made a vow to start reviewing more eateries in my home town instead of always venturing into the Toon for scran. I felt I may be limiting my options until I heard about a new cafe which opened yesterday,…
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The Pancake Kitchen, Seaham Harbour

In order to write a fair review I have to ignore how super frustrated I was when The Pancake Kitchen’s Facebook page sent me on a wild goose chase to find it 🙂 Not really knowing the Seaham area, apart…
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Mustang ‘S’ Ally, Newcastle

I don’t think I’ve ever eaten in a Portakabin, yet that’s exactly what I did this week when trying out Mustang ‘S’ Ally. It opened this week on Stepney Bank, not far from the fantastic Victoria Tunnel I recently blogged…
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Cake Stories, Jesmond

I would never turn down the chance for a slice of cake and a cuppa. We had a mooch in Jesmond and decided to stop off at newly opened Cake Stories while in the area for refreshments. We were impressed…
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