Food & Drink Reviews
Spirit of adventure
The Newcastle pub City Tavern has just trousered the prestigious Best Spirits Pub at a national award ceremony. I’ll drink to that.
Circle the flagons!
Full Circle Brew Co. make some incredible beers and they’ve also got a very delectable tap room which you can find at their brewery in Newcastle.
Weigh to go!
If you’re looking to reduce your plastic/waste footprint then make a bee-line for the wonderful Buy The Kilo, which you’ll find at Tynemouth Metro station.
Hark! A new bar at ARC!
If you thought that ARC in Stockton couldn’t possibly get any better, then be prepared to have those very thoughts shredded because they’ve only went and revitalised and relau...
Tea! Art! Music! Cinema!
Quilliam Brothers Tea House in Newcastle is, as the name hints at, a Tea House, but – OH! - it’s so much more than that…
Brown’s Salt House
Rosie Marsh lands a real catch down the coast at Cullercoats.
Barn Asia now Electric East. Huh?
One of our favourite restaurants, Barn Asia, is no more. Boo! But it’s back as Electric East. Hooray!
What do you do when you’ve got a gorgeous venue, an excellent menu, and a 3am license? Simple, says Chloe Corkhill, make everyone happy.
The Stand Bistro
The Stand is the new comedy club in the centre of Newcastle, but they have a bistro too (open to all – not just comedy fans) and Rosie Marsh discovered that it’s a quite a gem...
Join Robert Meddes as he eats some bread in Ernest. It’s increasingly rare to come across a restaurant that doesn’t garland itself with the sobriquet “famous”, particularly w...
The Blonde Barrel Bar & Kitchen
The people behind the lovely No. 28 in Newcastle have just opened a new joint. Hannah Layford chows down.
Cheesy Christmas present
Cheesy Christmas present If we all play our cards right then it should be Christmas later this month and you’ll be in need of cheese. The Northumberland Cheese Company have t...
Zapatista Burrito Bar
Zapatista is Newcastle’s first burrito bar. And what do you know, it’s a real gringo star. I popped into HMV the other day and actually bought something.