Bao Bar is tiny - a blink-and-you'll-miss-it kind of place. It's found on Chillingham Road in Heaton (just outside of Newcastle) and is a small, walk-in bar offering steamed buns, small plates and pared drinks.
The setting of Love Lily Tearoom is so enviable. The floor-to-ceiling windows look out over Roker Beach in Sunderland and there's something just so delightful in settling down here for breakfast, brunch or lunch after a walk full of sea air.
Thali Tray is an Indian street food eatery found at Arch2 Brewpub & Kitchen in Ouseburn (just up the hill from Ouseburn Farm/ The Ship Inn). I've visited at least three times, and it's always been great. There you go, review done. Just kidding...
Are you taking part in #Veganuary this month? If you're don't regularly have a plant-based diet, it can be hard to know where to eat out for delicious vegan dishes - but lots of restaurant and cafes in the North East have brought out special #Veganuary menus or dishes this January. We've rounded up nine that have taken our fancy - give them a try!
Happy 2020! As many of you will know, January can be a really slow month for lots of businesses in the food and drink industry as everyone has already indulged, feasted and spent all their cash in December during the festive season. However, if you've got any pennies left and are wanting to enjoy a meal out (albeit it on a budget), there are lots of fabulous foodie deals to be had this month in the North East.
If anyone knows me, they know the way to my heart is through food. So, here are 7 Local Foodie Gifts I would be more than happy to receive this Christmas!
Here are some places in the North East that are offering a thoroughly festive afternoon tea from sweet mince pices and stollen to pigs in blankets and turkey stuffing sandwiches!
From Monday 11th November to Friday 15th November it's the first ever Teesside Restaurant Week with lots of great restaurants taking part.
(AD) Accredited by Coeliac UK and with a completely gluten-free kitchen, Clean Bean Restaurant and Bar in Seaham offers diners an option that I've not yet seen in the North East.
(AD) This blog always champions the small independent places in the North East that offer something special to diners, and Nu To Go is the essence of that with it's fantastic range of healthy fast food options served in a minimalist, Scandi-vibe restaurant which are available to eat in or take away.