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.
Sausages under the arches.
Reflecting on the last few months, and the end of 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!
Update: Well that was short-lived. As of 18/9/14, head chef Glen has left The Blackbird. Shame!
We love it to death, but sometimes we all give Newcastle a bit of a hard time.
Newcastle, Summer 2014 – BBQ openings galore.
Supperclubs – all the rage, yeah?
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.
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.
You know what this is going to say, right?
**UPDATE: The Salsa Cafe closed in 2015**
Meat, fish, and a disaster on a plate.
Let’s face it, it has now been 48 years of hurt, and England aren’t going to win the world cup this time round either.
Update: after along while dormant, Burger Stop closed around 2016.