Wine Tasting at Malmaison Newcastle

  • October 23, 2011

"Wine Tastings at the Mal. Headed up by Mal’s Head Sommelier, join us at Café Malmaison on from 7pm for a unique wine experience. This event is all about wine flights. The voyage presents you with a selection of our finest wines and a guided tasting tour conducted by our Sommelier." This week I was kindly invited along to the first of hopefully many of Malmaison’s latest wine tasting events. The format of these sessions is very informal and designed to…

Review of Jai Ho, South Shields

  • October 19, 2011

Jai Ho is now closed and another restaurant is in it's place. "Top class surroundings and fantastic curry" promises the latest and greatest on South Shields’ famous Ocean Road, which has also been picking up a few awards in the short time that they have been open. Now, we’ve been up and down the famous Ocean Road and tried many, many curries, and while there may be some good value food on offer, it’s all a bit of a world…

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…

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!

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…