Newcastle College Chefs’ Academy

Newcastle College Chefs’ Academy

  • November 12, 2014

A quick one on Newcastle College Chef’s Academy. Perhaps not your first choice of dining destination, but the quality of the food the students are putting out there on a daily basis is better than I’ve experienced in some restaurants, and bloody incredible value.

Afternoon Tea In Newcastle

Afternoon Tea in Newcastle

  • September 29, 2014

If I had a quid for every time I’ve been asked, “where is the best afternoon tea in Newcastle”…I’d have a few quid to spend on another afternoon tea, of course. Can’t get enough!

Lunch At The Raby Hunt, Summerhouse

Lunch at The Raby Hunt, Summerhouse

  • July 15, 2014

Our visit to The Raby Hunt (DL2 3UD) was long overdue. For the past couple of years, it has been, and still is the region’s only Michelin star restaurant, with rave reviews from foodies all over the country.

The Staith House, North Shields

The Staith House, North Shields

  • July 8, 2014

It’s been a hard month – mostly scranning Michelin style in July, given it’s my birthday month and all, but to be honest, I think I’m not alone in leaning more and more towards big plates of good food from the pub as my personal food heaven, rather than fussy over-dressed plates. Unfortunately with “gastro”pubs, though many try, label their burgers as “gourmet” and their chips as “hand cut”,  they’re mostly the same – mediocre food with customary use of microwave.