(AD) Going to a 'hotel' or 'hall' for dinner might seem a grand affair, one reserved just for guests who are staying overnight. However, many of these places are open to any guests who wish to dine, with menus that are full of fresh, innovative cooking that deserve to be noticed. One of these places is Seaham Hall. A five-star luxury spa hotel situated close to Seaham's beach front in County Durham, and just a short turn off from the A19. It's main restaurant, The Dining Room, is all about regional dining at its best.
[I haven't been asked or paid to promote this event. It's happening in my hometown and I want to champion all the local businesses taking part!] ChesterFest is being held this weekend (Saturday 22nd - Sunday 23rd June) in celebration of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup coming to Chester-le-Street. The festival aims to showcase … Continue reading ChesterFest 2019
(AD) We review The Forge - a foodie destination restaurant serving lunch and dinner in the heart of Washington Village. Just a 20-min drive from both Newcastle and Durham city centres, add this restaurant to your foodie bucket list.
Nu to Go serves a range of nutritious fast food from their lovely cafe in Gateshead town centre - available to eat in or take away.
As I mentioned before in Weekly Meal Plan #1 - one of the new, regular features for this year is going to be weekly meal plans. So, for this week, here’s the plan: MONDAY: slow-cooker whole chicken with parmesan-coated roast potatoes and veg. (I put a whole large chicken in the slow cooker on HIGH … Continue reading Weekly Meal Plan #2
From Saturday 2nd – Sunday 3rd February, Rockliffe Hall, a five-star luxury golf and spa hotel on the edge of the County Durham and North Yorkshire border, is hosting its first Artisan Food Fair to launch its week-long Festival of Food. Taking place from 10am to 4pm each day, the Artisan Food Fair, sponsored by Goodfellows … Continue reading Rockliffe Hall’s Artisan Food Fair
This has been a labour of love (and still is a work in progress), but on the blog is now an up-to-date gluten free guide for dining in Newcastle/Gateshead/Durham areas for 2019! This is one of the most popular pages on my blog, and it was woefully out of date (I apologise!). So, I've went … Continue reading Gluten Free Dining in Newcastle/Gateshead/Durham
New for this year, I'm going to introduce weekly meal plans. I meal plan every week and have done for a few years. It helps me to feel organised and prepared for what our family is eating for the week ahead, and I'm sure it saves us a lot more money with the food shop … Continue reading Weekly Meal Plan #1
***Looking for 2020 January Food Deals? Click here.*** Happy 2019! Feeling the pinch this month, but still wanting to enjoy a meal out (albeit it on a budget)? I hear you! Here's a list (in progress) of some of the best restaurant deals in Newcastle and beyond this month. Get booked in and save some … Continue reading The Best 2019 January Food Deals
With a name that invokes the memory of my favourite part of a pork joint, I felt compelled to eat here. Crackling done right is an experience, an experience far removed from the pork scratchings that occupy good bar space and are left to gather dust. It's salt, it's fat, it's everything bad for you, … Continue reading Kracklin, Newcastle