Newcastle Christmas Market
Days Out, newcastle, Nights Out

4 Reasons to Visit Newcastle’s International Christmas Market

This week is the last week of Newcastle's annual International Christmas Market, which means you only have a few days left to visit this yuletide wonderland! The area around Monument is beautifully adorned with Christmas lights, wreaths, wooden stalls and all things festive. Still looking for the perfect Christmas gift for someone special? Fancy some… Continue reading 4 Reasons to Visit Newcastle’s International Christmas Market

Days Out, Food & Drink, newcastle, Restaurant Reviews

Giant Yorkshires and Jakehead IPA – Sunday Lunch at The Tap & Kitchen

It has been a long time since I enjoyed a good Sunday roast in a restaurant. Too often you're given a plate full of tough meat, frozen Yorkshire puddings, overdone veg and what my family call 'rainbow gravy' (if you know, you know). It was an absolute revelation to have a beautiful roast dinner last… Continue reading Giant Yorkshires and Jakehead IPA – Sunday Lunch at The Tap & Kitchen

County Durham, Days Out, Food & Drink, Nights Out

5 Great Places for Drinks in Durham

This week has seen the return of the mesmerising Lumiere Light Festival to Durham City, and what a spectacle it is. Having been a student at Durham University for three years, I have been lucky enough to marvel at the artistic beauty of this biennial festival. I have also frequented many of the bars in… Continue reading 5 Great Places for Drinks in Durham

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

Food & Drink, newcastle, Nights Out, Restaurant Reviews

Cocktails at The Laundrette

Famous for its 'Cocktails and Carbs' philosophy, The Laundrette has been a very welcome addition to the restaurant/bar scene in Newcastle city centre. I've seen so many amazing pictures and great reviews of this place over the last week or so since it opened, so I just had to try it out. Organising a catch… Continue reading Cocktails at The Laundrette

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 café, for over three years! It was about time I returned to agonise over one… Continue reading Back at The Butterfly Cabinet for Breakfast

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

Luncha Libre Food Battle: The Best of Mexican Food at Wylam Brewery

What a surprise, I'm back writing about Wylam Brewery! I just can't get enough of this place and when I saw on Facebook that they were holding a Mexican Food Battle, I just had to go. On the 14th October, my university friends and I had a little reunion at the Palace of Arts in… Continue reading Luncha Libre Food Battle: The Best of Mexican Food at Wylam Brewery

Days Out, Food & Drink, newcastle, Restaurant Reviews

Mason and Rye: Newcastle’s Perfect Patisserie Pit Stop

The long days of Christmas shopping in bustling Newcastle are nearly upon us, and so I thought it would be a good idea to tell you all about a café that I think is the perfect place for a pit stop after many hours searching for the perfect silver wrapping paper to match your Mum’s… Continue reading Mason and Rye: Newcastle’s Perfect Patisserie Pit Stop

Food & Drink, newcastle, Restaurant Reviews

Catching Up With Friends at Cake Stories, Jesmond

What comes to mind when you think of Autumn? For me it's not just about falling leaves and colder temperatures, but it's also about visiting somewhere cosy and welcoming for a catch up with friends! If there's good tea, coffee and delicious cakes on offer, that's definitely an added bonus too! Yesterday I decided to… Continue reading Catching Up With Friends at Cake Stories, Jesmond

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