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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 – Humble Pie N Mash, Whitby

We went off the beaten trail this weekend, fancying a change of scenery. I’m starting to wonder whether I’ve exhausted all of my reviewing options in Newcastle 🙂 A conversation at work about pie and mash led us to visiting…
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Review – Zapatista, Newcastle

I miss working in Newcastle City Centre. I used to have an amazing time wandering round the Grainger Market, grabbing a Pizza by the Slice before heading back to the office. There seems to be a wealth of new places…
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Great Burgers in the Toon – Part Two

Following on from my popular blog about the best burgers to be found in Newcastle I thought there deserved to be a second installment. There are so many new places opening it can be difficult to keep up, but these…
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Review – OK Diner, Elwick

For years I trundled up and down the A19 and was intrigued by the bright lights of the OK Diner by the side of the road. As I always seemed to be in a rush to or from work I…
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Best Cafes in Newcastle

Following on from my review of The Whistler Tearooms I decided to write a post about some of the lovely coffee shops we have in Newcastle. Nothing makes me happier than a decent cuppa and cake! I have previous blogged…
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Review – The Whistler Tearooms, Newcastle

Facebook is a wonderful tool for discovering new places to eat. I’ve lived in Newcastle all my life but still haven’t visited every single restaurant and bar in the city. I was looking through my feed and noticed a friend…
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Review – Dark Matter Cafe, Durham

Finding places that really appeal to Jnr is hard. Not only is he a fussy eater, he is also totally obsessed with computer games. Him Indoors would also rather play on his PS4 than be dragged off to spas or…
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Review – Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle

It is super hard during half term to keep kids amused and not spending a fortune. The average trip to the cinema seems to cost us £30 with sweets and drinks factored in. I remember a much simpler time when…
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Event – Stargazing, Ridley Hall

As a National Trust member I receive emails about upcoming events. I generally disregard them, relying more on Social Media to find things that may interest me. Visiting Kielder Observatory last year – blog here – and seeing the Sun through…
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