Food & Drink Reviews
Stick this in your mouth for free
I say “free” when I actually mean “nearly free” as the South Tyneside Restaurant Week looms rather pleasingly on the horizon once again.
Schooner casts off for new waters
In pub parlance, The Schooner in Gateshead is a “little gem”. It’s now under new management and, in Crack speak, is all set for “exciting times ahead”.
Pub review> The Chillingham
The Chillingham in Heaton has just had an extensive make-over and they’ve really hit the ground running with a brand new food menu full of “proper” this and “gourmet” that.
We’re here for the beer (and bands)
Tyne Bank Brewery have just opened their new, flagship premises and tap house, which promises to be a real point of pilgrimage for the region’s real ale fans who will also be ...
Berlin! Amsterdam! Dunston!
Suzanne Hutton and Mark Hodgson took inspiration from the multi-functional spaces found in European cafes when they launched The Staiths Café at the back end of 2014, and it’s...
The Bottle Shop
The Bottle Shop is a new bar and kitchen in Newcastle that should suit all your craft beer (and foodie) needs.
The cats that got the cream
Newcastle’s Mog on the Tyne is a veritable HIT! What is it? Nothing less than a gorgeous café filled with, yep, cats.
Review: Post Box
Since opening its doors to the good people of Ponteland in late January, Post Box has cornered the local market in cream teas, flavour packed big bites and enticing evening ev...
Trial Shift at the Toffee Factory
Chloe Corkhill takes a Trial Shift and the verdict is good.
The Herb Garden
Chloe Corkhill eats a frankly gorgeous pizza for breakfast in Newcastle...
Restaurant review> Sydney’s Bistro
Chloe Corkhill jumps on the train to Hexham to sample the town’s latest fabulous foodie offering.
Bar food review> Bierrex
Chloe Corkhill visits the recently opened Bierrex to indulge a penchant for bold stateside flavours, while soothing away the sorry results of the previous evening’s excesses. ...
Afternoon tea review>
The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle: Chloe Corkhill crosses her legs like a lady, secures her hatpins tightly and takes afternoon tea at the Biscuit Factory.