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Oak Newcastle – Review (Now Closed)

I decided to buy another LivingSocial voucher after the success of our visit to Marco Pierre White’s in Newcastle. I’d like to say my economising is working, but I seem to find more and more ways to spend my pennies…
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An Ode to Chips!

I have very simple tastes on account of being a fussy eater. I’ve tried, as I’ve grown greyer, to expand my culinary horizons, but I think I’m a bit set in my ways. I like what I likes! While we…
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Istanbul Cafe Bistro, Newcastle (Now Closed)

We tend not to visit places on a whim, but after seeing a plate of grub posted by @nclphotog on Twitter I decided to cancel the restaurant reservation we had and try out Istanbul Restaurant instead. Like Mustang ‘S’ Ally,…
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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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Liberty Brown, Sunderland

Far from being anti-Sunderland, I’m actively venturing over to the ‘Dark Side’ to try out new places. Having visited The Joiners Arms and signed up for their mail shots I received an email with vouchers for their sister establishments, one…
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Darlington Food Festival

The Darlington Festival of Food is a reasonably new kid on the event roster, and it went toe-to-toe with Tynemouth last weekend in terms of scheduling. It certainly didn’t feature as many stalls, but we were still looking forward to visiting. We…
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Tutti Frutti, Whitburn

I was tipped off about Tutti Frutti, an ice cream parlour in Whitburn, by a colleague. They’re a great bunch, always giving me suggestions for the blog. Located not far from Souter Lighthouse, the kitsch style of the website made…
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