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Review – The Botanist, Newcastle

I recall around this time last year lots of chatter about a new restaurant opening in Newcastle, and the clamour to get a table when it opened its doors. There was a lot of hype surrounding the opening, especially as…
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Review – Bar Loco, Newcastle

I’ll openly admit I don’t know my home town as well as I think I do. For years I ate and drank in the same places, week in and out. I was quite comfortable with what I knew, and I…
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Pip’s Sweet Treats – Brigadeiros

As you may have gathered from some of my posts Him Indoors is Brazilian. I have yet to visit his home country, and am looking forward to meeting the family properly when we do. At the moment we communicate via…
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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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Review – Running Fox, Felton

A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to do an observational shift in a different service area of work, which meant I got to meet some new people. During the course of the day we talked about our respective…
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Review – Longhorns BBQ, Newcastle

It seems there isn’t a week goes by in Newcastle without a new bar or restaurant opening. I have to admit, I’m a bit spoilt for choice! Since the start of 2015 both Him Indoors and myself agreed that we…
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Review – The Lord Crewe Arms, Blanchland

One place I absolutely love to visit is Blanchland in County Durham. This picturesque area makes me feel like I’m stepping back in time from the moment we drive over the bridge into the village. There are numerous walks in…
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Review – The Townhouse, Durham

Before Christmas we decided to have a few days away before the festivities began to celebrate our anniversary. We looked at lots of different UK cities, but found it difficult to book hotels at short notice, especially over the weekend….
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Review – The Raby Hunt

I’ve been very fortunate to eat in some amazing restaurants over the last year. I’m not the kind of person who must eat at famous eateries all the time, and some of the best meals have been in unassuming establishments….
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