I've pulled together a list of 20+ local, independent places that are offering sweet treats that you can enjoy in your home. Some only deliver to certain postcodes, some are for collection only, and some are only available at certain times - but, most definitely, they are all delicious!
(AD) Let me introduce to you a luxury chocolate egg that has it all - and is made right here in the North East of England (Pelaw, Gateshead to be exact): the Natural Spring Salt Egg by Davenport's Chocolates.
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!
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
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
I first heard about this adorable little café after reading Cloud In A Teacup's post, and knew that when I next had an opportunity for lunch in Newcastle city centre that this would be at the top of my list. It's a tiny little place (just behind Barker and Stonehouse, near St James' Park, on Leazes … Continue reading Les Petits Choux
It was my birthday a few weeks ago, and what is a birthday without cake? Well, nothing (in my books!), so a friend and I booked to go and have afternoon tea at The Great British Cupcakery in Newcastle, which is just by the Quayside. I'd never visited before, but I follow them on Instagram … Continue reading Afternoon Tea at The Great British Cupcakery
My best friends are my girl cousins. We love to get together when we can, and since we're now dotted around the country, it's usually reserved for Christmas time and family events. Since we all grew up in South Shields, our usual meeting place is Minchellas by the sea front. However, this time I thought … Continue reading Let There Be Crumbs
Thank you Jesmond Dene House for inviting Scobberlotch to try your festive afternoon tea. We're big fans of yours already, and it was a lovely way of getting into the Christmas spirit! Merry Christmas to all our readers! A friend recommended the afternoon tea at Jesmond Dene House as the best she’d ever had, so … Continue reading Jesmond Dene House – Festive Afternoon Tea
I love the EAT! events held by NewcastleGateshead Initiative. They get better and better (and more delicious) every year. Tea & Cake Planet is a great foodie event happening this weekend (Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of June) at the Boiler Shop in Newcastle. So what's it all about? Basically, there will be stalls & … Continue reading Tea & Cake Planet (EAT! Event Part 1)