Food & Drink, newcastle, Nights Out, Restaurant Reviews

Dining Out at Chaophraya

As a general rule of thumb, I tend to avoid chain restaurants in favour of great, independent eateries. However, from the first time I ate at Chaophraya in Newcastle, I knew that this was going to be one of a few exceptions to that rule! This Thai restaurant is not only elegant and luxurious with… Continue reading Dining Out at Chaophraya

Days Out, Food & Drink, newcastle, Nights Out, Restaurant Reviews

The Return of Hadrian’s Tipi

I couldn't quite contain my excitement when it was first announced that Hadrian's Tipi was returning to the lovely city of Newcastle! Last year it was my favourite place to go for a cup of mulled wine and to get into the Christmas spirit. Now, it's come back with a vengeance! Whilst the Tipi itself… Continue reading The Return of Hadrian’s Tipi

Days Out, newcastle

Getting Into the Christmas Spirit at the Living North Christmas Fair

From the moment I stepped into the huge white marquee in Exhibition Park and smelled my favourite White Company Winter Candle, I knew the Living North Christmas Fair was going to be just the thing to get me into the Christmas spirit. Having been to the Fair at its previous venue, Newcastle Racecourse, I was… Continue reading Getting Into the Christmas Spirit at the Living North Christmas Fair

The Butterfly Cabinet Heaton
Days Out, Food & Drink, newcastle, Restaurant Reviews

Back at The Butterfly Cabinet for Breakfast

On my day off last week, my sister and I decided to go out for breakfast together at The Butterfly Cabinet on Heaton Road. I honestly could not believe that I hadn't been to, what used to be my favourite cafΓ©, for over three years! It was about time I returned to agonise over one… Continue reading Back at The Butterfly Cabinet for Breakfast

Food & Drink, North Tyneside, Restaurant Reviews

Brunching by the Sea at The Boatyard, Cullercoats

I'm a huge fan of both supporting local, independent businesses and brunch. So, imagine my delight when I discovered The Boatyard in Cullercoats - an independent brunch restaurant by Cullercoats Bay! It only took a quick look at their Instagram page to decide that the next time Alex was up from Manchester, we'd be heading… Continue reading Brunching by the Sea at The Boatyard, Cullercoats

Food & Drink, newcastle, Restaurant Reviews

The French Quarter, Newcastle – ‘French Tapas’ and Why It Worked For Me

I am a proud Geordie who loves Newcastle to bits and there is not often a time I can find fault in the city. However, up until recently there has been a noticeable and disappointing lack of French eateries in my beloved city. When I saw on social media that a French cafΓ©, wine bar,… Continue reading The French Quarter, Newcastle – ‘French Tapas’ and Why It Worked For Me

Days Out, northumberland

A Day Out In Bamburgh

The Northumberland Coast is a stretch of quaint seaside towns, stunning, uninterrupted beaches, history and great pubs and restaurants. No part of the coastline represents this more than Bamburgh! As a child I went to Bamburgh Castle and had a fab time exploring the craggy castle by the dunes, but I've returned to the town… Continue reading A Day Out In Bamburgh