Northumberland Arms Sunday Roast

A Guide to Sunday Roasts in the North East

There's nothing I love more than a good, hearty Sunday roast with all my family. Thankfully the North East has a huge number of fantastic restaurants that serve up a cracking roast! From traditional pubs, to former monasteries, breweries and castles, this region has such a wide range of places to go for Sunday lunch.…

Amble Marina

The Perfect Day Out in Amble

Last bank holiday weekend, I spent the most magical day with family and friends in the coastal town of Amble in Northumberland. I'd only ever visited Amble before on a handful of occasions, and never got the right weather to truly make the most out of this lovely little seaside town on the Northumberland coast.…

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…

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…

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…

Cook House Ouseburn

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…