We were kindly invited to visit St Mary’s Inn for afternoon tea. It sounded like the perfect excuse for a girly get-together, so I invited my wonderful friend Christine to come along. Here’s how we got on… St Mary’s Inn is the second venture of Jesmond Dene House, and is a pub and B&B in […]

We were invited for an evening of fun Indian dining at Dabbawal. This is how we got on… Before I started dating my husband, I never really ate Indian food. If I got a takeaway it would always be Chinese, and I’d never go to an Indian restaurant over an Italian restaurant. Now though, times […]

We were kindly invited to visit River Bar in Washington which has just had a major refurbishment. However, as always, are thoughts are completely our own about the experience we had! It was Easter Monday. The sun was shining, and we’d just finished a long walk from our home to Newcastle Quayside when we hopped […]

When we lived in Chengdu, there was this amazing Japanese restaurant that served the most delicious noodle broths. The restaurant was tiny, only having about 10 seats and diners sat all along a long table. The waiters would ask you millions of questions in Chinese about everything about how you’d like your egg cooked to […]

We were invited to try out Sohe‘s lunch menu last week. So I took my brother along so we could both escape uni revision for an hour or so. Here’s how we got on… J: There’s a lot that can be said for Osborne Road, the Jesmond street popular with just about anyone who enjoys a […]

Quilliam Brothers has been at the top of my ‘must-visit’ places for some time now. It’s a teahouse with a very European, continental feel, and a home cinema in the basement. Located close to the Hancock Museum, it’s in a prime location for students, and extremely popular, judging by the queues sometimes waiting to be seated. Luckily, […]

The Botanist is the newest, sleekest eating and drinking establishment in the city centre, and it doesn’t get much more central by overlooking Grey’s Monument. I’d visited when it first opened for a press day with work, and gushed about how cool the interior looked. When their 50% January voucher appeared, I knew it had […]

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