Tealicious Evenings

Tea Cocktails and Cake at Tealicious Tearoom

Tea cocktails, platters full of cake and the quaintest of surroundings - this pretty much sums up Tealicious Tearoom's fantastic new venture: Tealicious Evenings! When I went to university in Durham, I was a dedicated regular at Tealicious, and I even spent a wonderful year working there as a waitress - I loved it that…

Fine Indian Cuisine at Amaani Durham

I am a huge fan of Indian food and have eaten my way around many of the Indian restaurants in the North East over the years, as well as my fair share of beautiful curries and street food in India itself. So, when I received an invitation to dine at Amaani Durham, I was absolutely…

Cragside

The Wonders of Cragside and Having a National Trust Membership

Those of you who follow me on Instagram (@highlightingthenortheast) will know how excited I was when I purchased my very own National Trust Membership earlier in the year! Being under the age of 25, it only cost me Β£34.50 for an annual membership, which also includes brilliant perks such as a free parking pass. The…

Blackfriars Restaurant Newcastle

Sunday Lunch at Blackfriars Restaurant

Anyone who has been following my blog for a while now will remember how much I love Blackfriars Restaurant in Newcastle! We first visited this 13th-century dining room that has served as everything from a Dominican Priory, to a hostel for King Henry III, during NE1's Newcastle Restaurant Week 2017. We were impressed not only…

Balmoral Hotel Edinburgh

My Favourite Day Trips On the Train From Newcastle

If you're anything like me, you could spend day after day wandering the streets of Newcastle and discovering all its wonderful secrets hidden away in cobbled side streets, tucked away in the Cathedral and nestled above our beloved Grainger Market. There is so much to see and do in Newcastle! That said, it's sometimes important…

Sunday Lunch at Vallum Farm: The Foodie Gateway to Hadrian’s Wall

Going out for Sunday lunch around once a month has become a bit of a habit for me and Alex, and what better Sunday to treat ourselves than Easter Sunday? We wanted somewhere that was within a reasonable driving distance of our hut at Hesleyside Huts, Bellingham, and somewhere with a reputation for great Sunday…