'A well-made salad must have a certain uniformity; it should make perfect sense for those ingredients to share a bowl' - Yotam Ottolenghi When it comes to places to eat in Newcastle it's easy to get bogged down with all the choice and wind up down at Unos on the Quayside because it's been there … Continue reading The Laundrette, Newcastle launches new summer menu
'I'm happy to just sit in a cafe and watch people. It's my favorite thing to do, for sure' - Zoe Kravitz Because I spent the best part of my childhood growing up in Holland and Belgium I like to obnoxiously consider myself as 'European' rather than 'British' despite the fact that most of most … Continue reading Review: The Post Box, Ponteland
'I enjoy a Prosecco. It's bubbly; it's fun' - Danielle Schneider About 18 months ago one my favourite bars in Newcastle started a Bottomless Prosecco offer and the classy ladies (and gents) of the toon rejoiced! Since then the offer has gone from strength to strength with the bar being jam packed almost every Saturday … Continue reading More Bottomless Prosecco at Newcastle’s No28
'It's okay to treat yourself once in awhile. I'm not going to stop eating Mexican food!' - Jennifer Aniston Us Newmans, we like to eat, and one thing we like to eat more than anything in the world is Mexican food. In fact, if marmite didn't exist, if only I could only eat one thing … Continue reading Newman’s Mexican Burrito Pie Recipe
‘Wine is crying juice. Rum is worse’ – Retta When you think back to about 5 years ago and all the empty units that seemed to be dotted around Newcastle City Centre it would be safe to say that there’s been somewhat of a rebirth pubwise recently. For my personal taste there has been a … Continue reading The Split Chimp opens new Rum Bar!
'Seafood was always my favorite food. I mean, lobster? Come on!' - Adrian Peterson If being a July birthday has taught me anything (and it hasn’t) it’s that dare to utter the word ‘barbeque’ and it’s guaranteed to rain. I swear every time I try and arrange a birthday cookout we end up popping bubbly … Continue reading Hotel Du Vin’s new Bistro
'Wine is bottled poetry' - Robert Louis Stevenson I may not be able to recite Pi to more that 3 decimal places or know the names of the last 30 British Prime Ministers but wine? Wine I know. It's probably the fact that I mention wine in almost every blog post I write that French … Continue reading Le Petit Ballon wine Subcription