Review of SIX at the Baltic, Gateshead

  • June 8, 2011

Scores much higher than a SIX.

Flying up the glass elevator at the front of the Baltic (NE8 3BA) takes you to one of the highest and greatest views in Newcastle – not a bad place to try some of the best food the city has to offer.

Blagdon Farm Shop’s Sausage Rolls

  • May 6, 2011

In the morning, Blagdon farm shop brings out freshly made sausage rolls - still warm, on the counter at the till. It’s not hyperbole when I say these are the best sausage rolls you can get in the North East! Amazing. 89p each. Blagdon Farm Shop NE13 6DA

Review of La Gabbia, Newcastle

  • April 21, 2011

La Gabbia is now CLOSED – will get a post on replacement, Ernest, ASAP

Hidden gem

We visited La Gabbia (NE2 1AP) after getting a recent voucher on Groupon, which I can only hope has boosted this restaurants profile – it’s location is a little out of the way but charming nonetheless.

Sachins at Fenwick

  • April 17, 2011

Lunchtime snack from the aforementioned Sachins in Fenwick’s food hall - onion bhaji (£1.15), vegetable samosa (£1.15), peshwari naan (£1.35). Bhajis are a bit greasy when not reheated but gorgeously spicy all the same.

Doddington Ice Cream

  • April 12, 2011

Ultra-creamy fig ice-cream cone from Doddington dairy hits the spot on a lovely spring day. Check out their stall just outside the Civic Centre - today only!

Review of Oldfields, Durham

  • April 10, 2011

Update: Oldfields is now closed.

Quick brunch is mostly a hit.

Oldfields (18 Claypath), promises “real British food, simply prepared using the finest, local farm-sourced seasonal produce, at good value”. Having visited on two occasions, I probably can’t argue with that.