Burger: causing a divide in the group!

We were invited to the opening night of the new burger restaurant in town, aptly named: Burger.  Two of us were all to happy to attend – who doesn’t love a burger, right?! The restaurant itself has a really great atmosphere and the staff were so friendly. However, it was the food that had us…

Bill’s, Durham

I made an impromptu visit to Bill’s in Durham on a hen do and the staff were only too happy to cater to a group of unexpected hens. In all honesty, the staff couldn’t have been better; even giving us a huge discount on the drinks as a gift! The place itself is a bit…

We’re back!

We’re back after a summer break… and what a summer break it was! Two of our bloggers got married and two went travelling (and tasting food) across Vietnam!   The food across Vietnam really did live up to expectations. Such different flavours, tastes, textures… we were literally in food heaven!   We can’t wait to…

Dabbawal: Indian street food done very well

After hearing great things we decided it was time to check out Dabbawal. We visited Dabbawal in Jesmond, although there’s also another branch down High Bridge in Newcastle. It’s easy to walk past the restaurant entrance, tucked away behind a row of other shops and eateries next to the metro line.  As you arrive, you walk…

Tyneside Bar Cafe: A cinematic breakfast

On Sunday morning, we popped to Tyneside Cinema, not to scoff popcorn, but to grab some breakfast! Tyneside Bar Cafe takes up most of Tyneside Cinema’s facade on Pilgrim Street, the big glass windows drawing you in.  The feeling that greets you as you walk in is relaxed, warm, and welcoming.  The decor makes the…

The Purple Bear: A Meat Eater’s Dream

Friday night. Long week at work with soup for lunch, desperately trying to resist the cake the office staff repeatedly bring in, it was time for a blow out. How apt, that we happened to have a table booked at The Purple Bear in Newcastle. The timing was great – we were in the mood…

Fat Hippo: Man vs Food

When the beautiful British weather does what it does best and rains solidly throughout the summer, there’s no greater thing to do than to fill your face with as much food as physically possible. If that sounds as heavenly to you as it does to us, then Fat Hippo is your new underground home. We…

The Herb Garden: A Slice of Heaven

Pizza is, personally, the greatest thing on this planet – strings of cheese and hand-stretched dough are the makings of something magical, but that magic is blown out of the water when you get the chance to try a Herb Garden pizza. I say if you get a chance because it can be damn hard…

The Keys, Yarm

We popped into The Keys in Yarm for a light lunch yet ended up leaving stuffed. I can pretty much sum this up in a few words; great service, good menu and excellent food! We sat outside as it was lovely weather. They have had a revamp of the beer garden and I have to…

The Grind: ‘The People’s Champion’

I love food. Always have. Always will. And yes, it may have been a month since Battle of the Burger, but that greasy piece of heaven from The Grind had been playing on my mind like a teenage crush. So when a friend suggested it as a Saturday pitstop between cocktails, obviously I jumped at…

As You Like It – Jesmond

This is one of my favourite bars in Newcastle for drinks and listening to live bands, so I had pretty high expectations of their food – and it didn’t disappoint. The place itself has a certain level of originality; think unusual décor, talented bar staff and individuality that makes it stand out from the standard…

Redhouse: Do one thing, and do it really, really well!

Redhouse has been on the Newcastle Quayside for a few years now, and after hearing so many good things we couldn’t wait any longer to experience it for ourselves. You’ll find it just along from the Swing Bridge on Newcastle’s Quayside, in a very characterful old building that looks like it has been there forever….