Barn Asia Closes it’s Doors

  • October 2, 2011

Sad news that Barn Asia has gone insolvent - didn’t realise last year they were voted one of the top 100 restaurants in the world! We were there during restaurant week and had a really unique meal - word is that potential new owners might carry on where the old team left off, so, best of luck to them! Nothing will ever beat last year’s loss of one of our favourites - Starters & Puds on Shakespeare Street. We hope…

Autumn Graze Market, Jesmond

  • September 25, 2011

Next Sunday, 2nd October Jesmond is hosting an autumn market with some great producers, foodies and restaurants including Carruthers & Kent, The Broad Chare, and Dough Works - we will be coming along so be sure to say Hi (if we’re not too busy eating all your lovely food)!

Review of The New Exchange Brasserie, North Shields

  • September 21, 2011

The New Exchange is now CLOSED

Posh for North Shields, but…

A recent (sold-out) Groupon voucher gives us two steaks and wine for £16, not a bad deal – so we walked into NewcastleEat’s hometown to try a couple of courses from the latest in town on North Tyneside…

We visited this grade 2 listed building (NE30 1SE) on a Saturday night – it is quite pretty inside and out, and certainly a nice change from most dreary small restaurants in the North Shields/Tynemouth area. The courtyard area in particular looks like it would be nice for a summer evening drink.

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Review Of The Feathers Inn, Hedley On The Hill

Review of The Feathers Inn, Hedley on the Hill

  • September 9, 2011

Update: Only last night the Feathers was voted British Pub of the Year! Well done guys!

After seeing the Feathers Inn (NE43 7SW) in the Good Food Guide 2011, and knowing they were hosting a British wines and ciders festival recently, we obviously had to tick it off the list. Perched atop the lovely little town of Hedley on the Hill, the pub is a gorgeous stone bricked old inn, a typical “locals” country pub.

Doddington Dairy Ice Cream

  • September 4, 2011

Simply can’t get enough of this - managed to find the Holy Grail of Doddington ice creams - Newcastle Brown Ale flavour. Spent nearly a year trying to find it somewhere, and Corbridge Larder Morpeth comes up trumps! I had guessed that “dog” would be a bit delicate for ice cream - and this flavour is more like brown ale fudge chunks (can we get this as a standalone product?) - still amazingly creamy and rich though, but double ginger…

Bridges Festival Round-up

  • August 24, 2011

In addition to the Seven Bridges Pop-up Restaurant, we managed to check out some other tasty bits at last weekend’s Bridges Festival:

The Feathers Inn Fentiman’s Ice Cream Float

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Review of Malmaison Newcastle

  • August 22, 2011

Malmaison Newcastle recently held an event for North East bloggers to get together and meet with the Malmaison marketing team at their Brasserie on the Quayside (NE1 3DX). I joined fellow locals (below) to find out how the brasserie stacks up…

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Bridges Festival 7 Bridges Pop-up Restaurant

  • August 16, 2011

One of the many interesting features of this weekends Bridges Festival was the “7 Bridges Pop-up Restaurant” on Sunday at Baltic Square. Billed as “an unusual restaurant that ebbs and flows with the strong river tides” I had to check it out!

Colman’s Fish and Chips

  • August 6, 2011

Believe the hype. Not too much to say about take away fish and chips from Colmans (Ocean Road, South Shields), other than, it was amazing. While £5.90 is the most I’ve ever paid for takeaway fish & chips - it was worth every penny. The portion size emphasizes quality over quantity, and it shows - fresh sustainably sourced and locally caught fish wrapped in super light and crispy batter. Chips with that perfect blend of fluffy inside and crispy outer layer didn’t…


  • August 2, 2011

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Newcastle Restaurant Week…

  • August 1, 2011

* Looking for restaurant week August 2013? * …is now bi-annually! Starting next week, 8th - 14th August, visit these top restaurants for a cheap eat. We’d recommend any of these at only £10 each: 2 Courses and a glass of wine at 1OAK1 Course and a glass of wine at Cafe Buee at The Side2 Courses for £10 at Hotel du Vin2 Courses for £10 at Malmaison2 Courses for £10 at Marco Polo2 Courses for £10 at Babucho2 Courses…

Olive & Bean, Newcastle

  • July 28, 2011

Had a late afternoon jaunt to Olive & Bean this week for a quick sandwich - honey roast ham, grilled halloumi cheese and mango chutney granary baguette, with kettle chips and home made coleslaw (£5.99). The sandwiches may be a slightly pricey, but they are very good. Go and check them out on Clayton Street - their cakes are massive and tasty as well!

Review of Flavours Indian Buffet, Newcastle

  • July 24, 2011

Curiously devoid of “Flavours”. Flavours Indian Buffet (NE1 5PY). To keep this short and sweet - don’t waste your money (£7.95 evening buffet) on these flavourless, textureless, bizarrely watery curries. For similar prices you can visit tons of places with 3-5-course menus (The Raj, Rupali, etc.). It takes something special for me to leave any trace of curry behind on the plate - this happened five times with their five available curries. Gets one point for passable starters and edible poppadums…

Review of As You Like It, Jesmond

  • July 18, 2011

“Jesmond” location inflates prices.

Having been to trendy As You Like It (NE2 1DB) on many (drunken) occasions, we had never ventured to the upstairs restaurant – something that changed recently given a recent Groupon voucher.