Tag Archives: fine dining

Côte Brasserie, Newcastle

I can’t believe the amount of new restaurants that are popping up all over the city. One that I was looking forward to visiting was Côte Brasserie. Apart from some brief drinks and nibbles at their Covent Garden branch, I had never dined at the restaurant chain before and was curious to see what was on […]

Lost and Found, Heaton

Sound the claxon! We have found a restaurant we have truly fallen in love with. Lost and Found is a 1920s inspired restaurant in Heaton. It’s on the same street as the popular Butterfly Cabinet, and serves a brunch, mains and dessert menu (as well as an extensive cocktails, wine and beer menu). We popped […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]