Happy New Year to all our readers – we hope that 2016 will be your best year yet! It’s the perfect time of year to think about resolutions and we’ve come up with 8, all food-related! Here is our 2016 Foodie Bucket List of 8 places in the North East that we can’t wait to […]


It’s been pretty crazy recently. We’ll be welcoming a new addition to the family soon, and so meals out have been replaced with nursery essentials, nappies (so many nappies) and newborn clothes. We don’t begrudge it one bit, but it has left this blog looking a little lonely. However, we’ve still been indulging our foodie […]


I first heard about this adorable little café after reading Cloud In A Teacup’s post, and knew that when I next had an opportunity for lunch in Newcastle city centre that this would be at the top of my list. It’s a tiny little place (just behind Barker and Stonehouse, near St James’ Park, on Leazes […]


Now, I’m going to be honest with you here. Man Vs Food in South Shields (they also have a branch in Heaton as well) is not somewhere that I would ever choose to visit. I’m not into huge portions of meat smothered in BBQ sauces which is impossible to finish. However, I was not making […]


It was my birthday a few weeks ago, and what is a birthday without cake? Well, nothing (in my books!), so a friend and I booked to go and have afternoon tea at The Great British Cupcakery in Newcastle, which is just by the Quayside. I’d never visited before, but I follow them on Instagram […]

One of my favourite things to do on a Saturday morning is get brunch. Usually that brunch is at Allard’s Lounge in Tynemouth. However, there is a new contender for the top spot now, after we went to Post Box in Ponteland. This lovely cafe can be found on Ponteland high street and serves breakfast […]

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 […]


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