Posh Scran

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

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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Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – Wynyard Hall

It may appear, to the casual observer, that I prefer some establishments over others. That may lead to unfair assumption that I am biased, or that these businesses may be paying for me to promote them. If I have ever…
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Review – Artisan, Newcastle

It was over a decade between my visits to the restaurant based in The Biscuit Factory, much to my shame. I can’t even remember which incarnation it was back then. All I recall was I was vegetarian at the time,…
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Wynyard Hall Hotel and Spa

The last few weeks have been very tough and tiring for both me and Him Indoors. He spent some time away with work and I’ve felt a bit blue for one reason and another. I was thinking about an evening…
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The Best Afternoon Teas in the North East!

There aren’t many people I know who don’t like Afternoon Tea! I’m frequently asked for recommendations by friends, more so than any other type of dining experience. I used to feel like they were the dominion of old ladies until…
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Review – Peace & Loaf, Jesmond

Regular readers of my blog know I’m honest when reviewing. This doesn’t always win me fans in the restaurants I’ve visited, but I’d like to think I’m always fair and balanced in what’s been said. I’ve only omitted one post…
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Review – The Garage Spa, Greta Bridge

Following on from my post about our stay at The Morritt, here are our thoughts about neighbouring spa – The Garage. Our spa experiences historically have been limited to those found within hotel chains. Him Indoors and I visited the…
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NE1 Restaurant Week – My Thoughts

Having chatted with some fellow NE bloggers on Facebook last night about Newcastle Restaurant Week I decided to write a post based on my own experience last year.In August we decided to attack the bi-annual #ne1restaurantweek with gusto. Him Indoors and I eat…
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