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Northumberland Restaurant Week

Northumberland Restaurant Week

Martin Charlton and the team at The Old Boathouse Food Group launched Northumberland Restaurant Week in January and they’re already looking forward to getting more restaurants involved next time. The first event, which included the Boathouse Group’s restaurants – The ...

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Region’s first

Region’s first

Durham Distillery, the brains behind Durham Gin and Durham Vodka, has announced plans to produce the first whisky to be distilled in the North East. The small-batch distillery is relocating to Durham city, where Durham Whisky will be created. If ...

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We Like: Taco time

We Like: Taco time

Seeking out good food one Saturday afternoon, we stumbled across Lola Jeans in Newcastle. Sister of the Tynemouth bar/restaurant of the same name, the lunch menu includes the fish tacos pictured above, gourmet steak sandwiches and sharing boards. There’s also ...

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Green fingers

Green fingers

The lovely folks at Riverford are hosting events in the next few months to showcase what you can do with their fab veg boxes. The two-hour, hands-on classes take place on March 12 in Gateshead, on April 26 in West ...

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Winter wonderland

Winter wonderland

Indie coffee shop Holmeside Coffee has set up shop in the leafy surroundings of Sunderland’s Winter Gardens. Founded by Joe Collins, formerly of Sunderland band Lilliput, the coffee house, formerly based at Independent nightclub, has moved into the museum café ...

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Record-breaking

Record-breaking

The New Year brought with it the 15th NE1 Newcastle Restaurant Week. More than 100 of the city’s best destinations took part this year with early numbers suggesting the event has broken its own January records again. Dry January and Veganuary ...

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New home

New home

Meat:Stack has opened its own home in Newcastle’s Grainger Market after two years of rave reviews at its semi-permanent pop-ups at No.28 in the city and at Salt Horse in Edinburgh. Set up by friends Charlie Mair, Allan Hyslop and ...

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It’s a wrap

It’s a wrap

The brilliant Dosa Kitchen is now serving up dosas of all styles at its new home in Jesmond, Newcastle. Now settled at the former home of Longhorns on Osborne Road after picking up a big following through pop-ups in Newcastle, ...

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We Like: Game, set and match

We Like: Game, set and match

Northumberland’s game is some of the best in the UK – just ask Close House head chef Craig Harvey, whose menus are packed with seasonal game, some of it shot by Craig himself and all of it sourced from the ...

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Triple for top tipples

Triple for top tipples

The Lakes Distillery picked up medals in three categories of the 2018 Global Distillery Masters. The distillery won the Master award from Best Distillery Facilities for a third year in a row, as well as picking up Gold for Consumer ...

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