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Places to eat for anniversaries, birthdays and other special occasions. Or getting out of the dog house!

Vegan Fine Dining in the North East

If you have a special occasion coming up and have someone in the family with a dietary requirement it can be difficult to find somewhere that accommodates everyone. We are often sent messages about this and, while I’d love to…
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Peace and Loaf, Jesmond – Vegan Fine Dining

Hearing that Newcastle’s only Michelin star restaurant was no longer amendable to creating a vegan tasting menu for those wanting a special slap up meal posed an interesting question for me. While I assert there are plenty of places that…
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Marco Pierre White Newcastle – A Return Visit*

In the Summer my lovely friends organised a few treats for my birthday and, as they know I love afternoon teas and food in general, focused on this. I had a disappointing experience at Marco Pierre White’s restaurant in Newcastle…
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Babucho Newcastle – Review*

I’ll hold my hands up and say I’m not always right. Shocking, I know! When it comes to dining out, there are occasions I want to be proved wrong. Babucho, located on Side, was somewhere I’d heard a lot about but…
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Blackfriars Restaurant, Newcastle*

With my Brazilian sister-in-law visiting we had a long list of places lined up to show off the North East. I thought ‘English’ experiences would be best, so organised an afternoon tea which I knew she’d love. Unfortunately it fell…
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Family Dining at The Rib Room, Ramside Hall

My family would always go to Ramside Hall if there was a special occasion. We’d enjoyed the meals we’d had at The Rib Room, favouring its ‘traditional’ decor and the menu on offer. Apart from dining at Fusion, the new-ish restaurant housed…
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House of Tides, Newcastle Quayside

*Please note: House of Tides have stated they are no longer accommodating vegans for their Taster Menus. Other dietary requirements will be cater for, however. I don’t necessarily subscribe to the notion you get what you pay for. We’ve relished…
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Peace and Loaf, Jesmond

There’s not long to go now for the Canny Food baby, so every night out has to count for me. I’m intrigued to see the impact his or her arrival has on my ability to get out and about to try new…
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