Ditch the frying pan this Shrove Tuesday and head to one of these fantastic cafes in the North East for some delicious, decadent pancake stacks!
Bao Bar is tiny - a blink-and-you'll-miss-it kind of place. It's found on Chillingham Road in Heaton (just outside of Newcastle) and is a small, walk-in bar offering steamed buns, small plates and pared drinks.
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
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 … Continue reading Tapas Revolution
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 … Continue reading Meet & Treat Café
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
Who's ever had an American-style afternoon tea before? Not us! So, when we were invited to Karbon Grill to try their American Sharing Tower we were intrigued to see whether this would be a welcomed alternative or whether we should just stick with the classic. Read on to find out more! Karbon Grill is the … Continue reading American-style Afternoon Tea at Karbon Grill
You are going to think I'm crazy doing an ice cream review in October, especially when this morning (*EDIT - I started writing this on Tuesday!) was so foggy and cold and definitely Autumn weather, but by lunchtime in South Shields the sun was shining and I couldn't resist stopping by new ice cream parlour Scoop … Continue reading Scoop and Bean
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
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 … Continue reading 5 Alternatives to Chain Restaurants in Newcastle