Reviews

Pub review: Meet me at the corner

Pub review: Meet me at the corner

Jessica Angus sits down to lunch at The Dyke Neuk near Morpeth For years a food destination, it is fair to say The Dyke Neuk has of late been through a dark patch. Indeed, it was in danger of becoming ...

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Coffee stop: Barn happy

Coffee stop: Barn happy

Jane Pikett stops off at the Tea Barn If there’s one thing I like, it’s a really good plant nursery. That, and a tea room with really good cakes, wraps, homemade burgers, lovely afternoon teas and the like, housed in ...

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A cut above

A cut above

Dean Bailey heads to Porterhouse, Fenwick, Newcastle The appetite team does long lunches really well (there aren’t many perks here… honest!) and we love the Fenwick Food Hall, so the promise of the finest steaks in town on a wet ...

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Dinner fit for a duke

Dinner fit for a duke

Dean Bailey heads to Wynyard Hall for a Monday night treat I hate Asda on Mondays. Actually, I think I hate Asda every day, it’s just Mondays are the worst of them all. So despite traffic chaos caused by winds stronger ...

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Vegging out on Sunday

Vegging out on Sunday

A magician with meat, game and fish, chef Rhian Craddock is now making vegan food mainstream at The Feathers Inn. Jane Pikett puts Sunday lunch to the test I’m at a loss to understand why it’s taken us so long ...

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Well worth shouting about

Well worth shouting about

Dean Bailey heads to Newcastle to find a restaurant that does away with distractions and lets the food do the talking Stroll down Jesmond Road in one of Newcastle’s leafiest suburbs, and nine times out of 10 you’ll miss The ...

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Build it – they will come

Build it – they will come

Dean Bailey heads to Consett to discover builder-turned-baker Mark Hart making his mark with his new bistro I’ve long been a fan of Sweethart Coffee & Cake in Consett, Co Durham and the produce of its owner, the talented builder-turned-baker ...

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Spring lamb stew

Spring lamb stew

Spring lamb stew   Print Author: George Payne Serves: 6 Ingredients 1kg lean boneless lamb shoulder, cut into cubes 2 bay leaves 4 sprigs fresh thyme 1 onion, peeled and cut into quarters 1 leek, roughly chopped 3 garlic cloves, ...

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