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Green future

Green future

One of our favourite places, Battlesteads Hotel & Restaurant in Wark is set to grow thanks to £1.25m in funding from HSBC. The 2017 North East England Tourism Awards Hotel of the Year is looking to buy two properties in ...

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New signing

New signing

MasterChef: The Professionals finalist Matei Baran has joined The Northumberland Arms, Felton as executive head chef. Having impressed the judges in last year’s competition, Romanian-born Matei will be working with the team at the historic coaching inn to build a ...

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Mexican moment

Mexican moment

The two Michelin star Raby Hunt at Summerhouse is changing its menu to celebrate Mexican cuisine. A pop-up lunch event will take place on Sunday March 18 with a 10-course Mexican taster menu prepared by owner James Close and Shaun Hurrell ...

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Golden moment

Golden moment

Nicholson Butchers in Whitley Bay has picked up three Gold Awards at The Smithfield Awards. The Q Guild of Butchers event recognises some of the best butchers in the country. Nicholson picked up gold in three categories – for its ...

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Recipe for a healthier city

Recipe for a healthier city

A Newcastle-wide food initiative has been launched to put the city on the path to a healthier future. The Newcastle Good Food Plan aims to build a stronger, more sustainable and diverse nutritional culture for the city’s 300,000 residents by ...

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We Like: Simply brilliant

We Like: Simply brilliant

Simple, brilliant cooking can do a lot of things – including brighten the darkest and wettest of February evenings. Take this piece of fish cooking at The Staith House for example – a beautiful piece of North Sea cod with ...

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The biggest party of the summer

The biggest party of the summer

A new and bigger North East Chilli Fest is heading our way. From July 13-15, the seventh annual celebration of food, music and entertainment will take over a new home at Meggies Burn Fields at South Beach in Blyth and ...

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We Like: Healthy appetite

We Like: Healthy appetite

Dining out and healthy don’t always go together but we’ve found the best of both at Harissa Mediterranean Kitchen. Aligned to the Newcastle-based social enterprise Food Nation, it specialises in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern inspired dishes – think chargrilled meats, ...

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Parliamentary approval

Parliamentary approval

Kevin MacLean, head chef at The Rat Inn, Anick has been named Parliamentary Pub Chef of the Year at the House of Commons. Kevin, who was nominated for the competition by Hexham MP Guy Opperman, said: “It’s an honour to win. ...

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We Like: Dabbawal birthdays

We Like: Dabbawal birthdays

Birthdays call for a big treat and chef Mansingh and the team at Dabbawal gave us a night to remember in Jesmond recently. The streetfood – Bombay bombs, bhel puri, kebabs, calamari and ragda pattice – stole the show and ...

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