Tag Archives: dinner date

Tapas Revolution

We were invited to review another new restaurant in Grey’s Quarter in Eldon Square. This time it was Tapas Revolution. I took along my trusty foodie friend and we settled down for a night of tapas and chat.  Tapas Revolution is a relatively new ‘chain’ restaurant in the UK with seven restaurants (including the one […]

Meet & Treat Café

Dear readers, you’ll know by now that our love of Asian food holds no bounds so when Meet & Treat invited us along to give their menu a whirl, we were more than happy to! Read on to see how our evening went… Meet & Treat Café is just on the outskirts of Stowell Street (China […]

La Yuan

I have not been this excited by a new restaurant in a long time. If you’re long-time readers of this blog, you’ll know that we lived in Chengdu, Sichuan in China for a year from 2013-2014, and since coming back to the Toon, we’ve badly missed the food we grew to love there. But then […]

Chaophraya, intu Eldon Square

The new food court in Eldon Square has been causing quite a buzz, and it can be hard to choose which new restaurant to dine at. We were excited to be invited to the VIP night for Thai restaurant Chaophraya. One of our favourite cuisines, and with a rooftop terrace to boot, were we in for […]

House of Tides, Newcastle

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, […]

5 Alternatives to Chain Restaurants in Newcastle

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 […]

Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill

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 […]