Still one of the best in the business.
Cakes for the Insta generation
Update: After a long sabbatical, I don’t think the Boiler Shop Steamer will be coming back in any form that we recognise it. Sad!
This Thursday sees Kate Humble launch her new book “Humble by Nature”, at one of our favourite new foodie places – Vallum Farm. Aside from interviews and Q&A with Kate and local weather girl Hannah Bayman, our eyes and bellies are on David Kennedy & his restaurant team at Vallum, who are putting on some hyper local food for the night. Surely veg-lord Ken Holland & his North Country Growers will be providing something fresh from the days harvest as well.
OK yes, this, much like it’s sister at the Hotel du Vin is actually a Sunday lunch by any other name, but given the comfy vibe, an all-you-can-eat meat table, some cracking cocktails, and you have something worth leaving the house on a hungover day for.
We were invited to a preview of the new Spring/Summer menu at Wagamama Newcastle a few weeks back.
Did you get the idea that we quite like a bit of afternoon tea?
Everyone’s seemingly talking Ouseburn at the moment. The trendy capital of Newcastle has loads of things to keep the hipsters busy, what with it’s digital startups, trendy bars, pop-up restaurants, and all round cool “vibe’. Having parked itself in an impressive Grade II listed building for nearly a decade now, Hotel du Vin (NE1 2BE) fits in quite nicely, despite being part of a national chain.
Does the worm live up to the tale?
Still king of pub pies.
Watching this week’s Food & Drink, which had a segment on the rise of street food, made us realise it is now only 7 days until what could be the biggest street food event the region has ever seen.
If you’ve been following this blog for any period of time now, you probably know what this is going to say, so maybe just look at the pretty pictures then have another trip down to the Quayside and enjoy the food, because Café 21 is still easily one of the best places to eat in Newcastle.
Shedloads of great tea.
Updated Fri. 25/1/2013 – With the terrible weather we’ve had the past week, most of the restaurants are extending their offers by another week until up to 3rd February – hooray!