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 […]

It’s that time of year again! Hello, Newcastle Restaurant Week from the 19th-25th of January ! It’s a great opportunity to try a new restaurant or visit an old favourite for a bargain price. This year, more restaurants than ever have got involved to offer £10 or £15 set menus. We’re struggling to choose where to […]

My best friends are my girl cousins. We love to get together when we can, and since we’re now dotted around the country, it’s usually reserved for Christmas time and family events. Since we all grew up in South Shields, our usual meeting place is Minchellas by the sea front. However, this time I thought […]

I’ve been getting a lot of visitors to this blog looking for the best places for afternoon tea in the North East. I haven’t reviewed many places, but there are so many great afternoon tea destinations. I’ve listed them here, and if you have a favourite that isn’t on, just leave a message in the […]

Thank you Jesmond Dene House for inviting Scobberlotch to try your festive afternoon tea. We’re big fans of yours already, and it was a lovely way of getting into the Christmas spirit! Merry Christmas to all our readers! A friend recommended the afternoon tea at Jesmond Dene House as the best she’d ever had, so […]

I love the Grainger Market. If someone asks me where they can get a quick bite for lunch, or where to pick up some groceries in town, or where to find a specialist item I haven’t heard of, my answer is always the same: You should go to the Grainger Market. Luckily for me and the […]

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