Fuego: The best tapas outside of Madrid.

  After an afternoon shopping with my mam, we decided to stop for a glass of fizz and a bite to eat. As we were in Fenwick browsing for wedding outfits, we thought we would check out the food hall. If you haven’t yet visited Fenwick’s food hall yet, you should! It has a gorgeous…

Surfcafe Tynemouth: Chilled-out beach hut perfection

It’s a sunny morning in Tynemouth, and what better way to end a walk along the beach than with a delicious breakfast? Having heard good things about Tynemouth’s Surfcafe, we thought we should check it out. The cafe is situated in the same building as Tynemouth’s long-since-closed Toy Museum, with the frontage looking very wooden and beach-esque….

Pink Lane Coffee: Love coffee? You’ll love it here!

You’d be forgiven for walking straight past Pink Lane Coffee without even noticing – it’s tucked away, sandwiched behind Greggs and Subway.  If you find yourself near Newcastle’s Central Station – perhaps you’re waiting for a train or meeting a friend as I was – I’d definitely recommend calling in. If you’re really into your coffee then…

The Brownie Bar: All things gooey

When it comes to adverts, I’m a consumer psychologist’s dream. Got some snazzy slogan or a ‘man vs food’ style feast? I’m there with bells on, drooling through the window. So of course, when I saw Brownie Bar’s creme egg specialities plastered all over Facebook, I fell for it hook, line and sinker. I will…

Lebaneat: Lebanese feasting in Durham city centre

I popped to Lebaneat, just down from Durham Cathedral, with some friends on Saturday night.  We had to book a fair bit in advance as the restaurant gets pretty busy on weekends, so I’d recommend planning ahead for a visit here. I really love the taste of Lebanese food and the gorgeous smells from the (fairly…

Rothbury Food and Craft Festival 2017: local produce from local traders

We spent a sunny bank holiday Monday in the picturesque Coquet Valley, at Rothbury’s 9th Food and Craft Festival.  This was a busy festival – food lovers had turned out in their hundreds to visit! There was a good mix of street food stalls and a marquee full of delicious smells, excitable chatter, and local food producers….

Jesmond Dene House: A Charming Afternoon Tea

Nestled behind the trees, plants and flowers of Jesmond Dene, sits a grand house which offers up delicious afternoon teas. Over the Easter Weekend, we thought we would try some for ourselves. As we walked through the house to the dining area, Spring seemed to burst from every seam – from the sun pouring through…

Bierrex: Brilliant beer and mighty meat!

As soon as you walk through the door you notice that Bierrex has a nice chilled out, friendly vibe to it.  You can sit at the bar for a drink or choose a table if you want to have some food. The welcome is warm and relaxed.  The waiting staff are all genuinely friendly, as…

The Poison Cabinet: A secret speak-easy

Underground in the basement of one of our favourite eateries in Newcastle lies a hidden speak-easy. If you’re lucky enough to find it, once you step through the heavy wooden door you’ll be greeted by a prohibition-style cocktail bar.  Although it’s usually busy, this adds to the atmosphere and it still feels exclusive.  You’ll feel…

Battle of the Burger: What’s your beef?

Wylam Brewery Nothing gets my taste buds going more than the thought of a quirky, juicy burger. Beautiful buns, succulent meat, dripping in grease; quite frankly, the perfect mix of ecstasy and guilt. You can imagine the levels of delight when Wylam Brewery announced Battle of the Burger was to return in 2017. If I…