Heaton Perk Cafe
Days Out, Food & Drink, newcastle, Restaurant Reviews

A Day Out in Heaton

Having recently started a job in the middle of Heaton, I have come to believe that this leafy suburb is the most underrated area of Newcastle! Before I started spending a great deal of time in Heaton,  all I really associated it with was students, student housing and even more students. I have to admit,… Continue reading A Day Out in Heaton

Blackfriars Restaurant Newcastle
Food & Drink, newcastle, Restaurant Reviews

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… Continue reading Sunday Lunch at Blackfriars Restaurant

Days Out, Food & Drink, northumberland, Restaurant Reviews

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

Cook House Ouseburn
Days Out, Food & Drink, Museums, newcastle, Nights Out, Restaurant Reviews

The Ultimate Day Out in the Ouseburn Valley

Yesterday was International Happiness Day, and since there are few places that make me feel happier than the Ouseburn Valley, I've decided to write about this fantastic area of the North East. The Ouseburn area of Newcastle was once a heavily industrialised part of the city, but it is now home to a mixture of… Continue reading The Ultimate Day Out in the Ouseburn Valley

Buddha Lounge Tynemouth
Food & Drink, North Tyneside, Restaurant Reviews

Asian Tapas at The Buddha Lounge, Tynemouth

I had a bit of difficulty deciding where to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year. We were planning on celebrating on the Saturday rather than going out on a weekday and not being able to enjoy ourselves properly (i.e. only have one or two drinks!) I didn’t fancy going into town, so when a work colleague… Continue reading Asian Tapas at The Buddha Lounge, Tynemouth

The Lord Crewe Arms Sunday Lunch
County Durham, Days Out, Food & Drink, northumberland, Restaurant Reviews, Uncategorized

Sunday Lunch at The Lord Crewe Arms

Have you ever had Sunday lunch in a 12th-century Abbot's dining room? If not, then there are plenty of reasons why you should visit The Lord Crewe Arms in Blanchland for a Sunday roast! Set at the heart of a lovely village on the Northumberland/County Durham boundary, The Lord Crewe Arms is a quaint building… Continue reading Sunday Lunch at The Lord Crewe Arms

Northumberland Arms Sunday Roast
Days Out, Food & Drink, northumberland, Restaurant Reviews

Five-Star Sunday Lunch at The Northumberland Arms

Last Sunday, Alex and I drove up to Morpeth for the morning and had a lovely stroll around the town centre and the Sanderson Arcade, which was adorned with decorations celebrating the work of the Suffragettes, and the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote. We'd built up quite an appetite and decided to go… Continue reading Five-Star Sunday Lunch at The Northumberland Arms

Meat:Stack Grainger Market
Days Out, Food & Drink, newcastle, Restaurant Reviews

Meat:Stack – Real American Cheeseburgers at the Grainger Market

Last Friday I was lucky enough to be invited to the opening night of Meat:Stack's latest venture, based in Newcastle's beloved Grainger Market. In recent times, the Grainger Market has become the place to go in Newcastle for fab lunchtime food, and I couldn't think of a better addition than the guys at Meat:Stack! I… Continue reading Meat:Stack – Real American Cheeseburgers at the Grainger Market

Tea and brownies at Quilliam Brothers' Teahouse
Days Out, Food & Drink, newcastle, Restaurant Reviews

Time for Tea at Quilliam Brothers’ Teahouse

When one of my closest friends suggested coming over to Newcastle from Durham for tea and cake this week, I had absolutely no difficulty choosing where to take her for a good ol' pot of tea, and baked goods that will impress. While there are many coffee shops in the toon, we have a distinct… Continue reading Time for Tea at Quilliam Brothers’ Teahouse

Pani's Cafe Main Course
Days Out, Food & Drink, newcastle, Restaurant Reviews

Sardinian Success at Pani’s Café

After a festive period full of over-indulgence and feasting, I went in search of somewhere to have a light lunch with my sister on our annual January shopping trip. Pani's Café on High Bridge in Newcastle had been recommended to me before, and I thought that this could be the perfect opportunity to sample some… Continue reading Sardinian Success at Pani’s Café