The Botanist

The Botanist is the newest, sleekest eating and drinking establishment in the city centre, and it doesn't get much more central by overlooking Grey's Monument. I'd visited when it first opened for a press day with work, and gushed about how cool the interior looked. When their 50% January voucher appeared, I knew it had … Continue reading The Botanist

The Fox Hole

It was Saturday night, and I don't know if it's just me, but I'm always surprised with how early the dark nights roll in during the winter months. As we turned off the A1 and headed towards Piercebridge we were enveloped in fog and we were starting to wonder if we were somehow lost, although … Continue reading The Fox Hole

Haveli

It was a cold, wet and windy evening as we drove to Haveli. To make it worse, traffic was terrible. I knew we were going to arrive later than our booked reservation. I gave them a quick call. A friendly voice greeted me on the other end and said "no problem". When we arrived, the … Continue reading Haveli

Allard’s Lounge

One thing I love about the blogsphere is that if you ask for recommendations, you get a ton! When I asked for suggestions for dining in Tynemouth, two fellow food bloggers Taste of the North and Sugar Rushed recommended the same place - Allard's Lounge. Well, if both of them recommended it, it must be … Continue reading Allard’s Lounge

The Living Room

I can't believe that I've lived in Newcastle for so long and have never eaten at The Living Room. Needless to say, I loved it. We decided to go with another couple and take advantage of their Newcastle Restaurant Week offer a few weeks ago. It was a sunny Saturday afternoon, not like today with … Continue reading The Living Room

Bonbar

Our guest blogger Laura has once again had a delicious time! We were delighted to be invited to Bonbar, the recently opened bar and restaurant located in the newly converted ground floor rooms of The Assembly Rooms, near Central Station.  We were excited to see what they had done with the space and how Bonbar … Continue reading Bonbar

Gusto

Our scobberlotch blogger Beth, and fellow friend Nialah, were invited for an evening of fine dining at the beautiful Gusto restaurant along the Quayside. As typical baked bean eating, Heinz tomato soup loving students, to be invited to an evening of what promised decadence, divine and delicious food was definitely something to be excited about and … Continue reading Gusto

Browns

Laura & Vinny, our fantastic guest bloggers, were invited to a dinner date at Browns Bar & Brasserie on Newcastle's fashionable Grey Street.  The moment we walked into Browns we were completely blown away by the beautiful decor and inviting atmosphere.  The restaurant has a classic European brasserie feel, with live piano music and smartly … Continue reading Browns