So, we did a little freelance work and have a small column in Sainsbury’s October magazine – which is out now for the bargain price of £1!  Turn to page 28 for our Newcastle recommendations! 


Ever since House of Tides opened on the Quayside I’ve wanted to visit. Then they got a Michelin star and I was desperate to go. MrJ, knowing me so well, booked a table as a surprise for our 5 year wedding anniversary (how have we been married for that long?).  I didn’t intend to blog about it, […]


Just a quick little post. So, I had lunch at Vietnamese cafe Time Banhmi the other day and it was fantastic. It’s on Grainger Street, just a short walk from Monument Metro station, and it’s the perfect place to stop for lunch if you like Asian cuisine. I’m actually kicking myself that it took me this long to […]


When confronted with choosing a place for dinner, it’s so easy to just end up at a chain restaurant – even if that wasn’t your intention! Why? They are reliable, there is usually something on the menu to please everyone, and they are everywhere.  But we’re lucky in Newcastle to have lots of independent restaurants […]


I’ve drooled over the American-style desserts from The Pudding Parlour from afar… until now. I was eagerly telling my husband that they had opened up a new shop in my beloved Grainger Market, and how we needed to go ASAP. He asked some more questions about it, as he’d never heard of them, so I […]


We’ve loved the Marco Pierre White Steakhouse at Hotel Indigo for as long as this blog has been going. In fact, they were the first restaurant to ever approach us about doing a food review. (You can read it here if you like, now that’s digging way back into the archives of 2012!) So, when they […]


Cabana recently got in touch to invite us to try their new restaurant that has opened just next to The Gate in Newcastle. With new restaurants popping up all the time in the city centre, does this one stand out from the crowd? We were running soooooooooo late for our dinner reservation at 7pm. We […]