(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.
(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.
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 … Continue reading Côte Brasserie, Newcastle
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 … Continue reading La Yuan
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 … Continue reading Chaophraya, intu Eldon Square
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, … Continue reading House of Tides, Newcastle
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 … Continue reading Marco Pierre White Steakhouse & Grill
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
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
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