Reviews

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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Hygge up

Hygge up

  Gary Ramsay does dinner and a sleepover at The Lord Crewe Arms, Blanchland Collins English Dictionary has declared hygge (pronounced hooga) the runner-up UK Word of the Year 2016 after Brexit, presumably because it’s suddenly everywhere. If you’re not ...

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Baffling… yet brilliant

Baffling…  yet brilliant

Dean Bailey is by turns surprised, perplexed, intrigued and delighted by Peace & Loaf It may surprise you, but life at appetite HQ can be taxing (it’s not all fine dining and cakes, honest) so a trip to the foodie ...

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Thou shall have a fishy…

Thou shall have a fishy…

Jane Pikett enjoys lunch at the new Jolly Fisherman at Newcastle Quayside “Can I just say that it’s lovely to see a young person enjoy good food so much; he really is a credit to you.” I beam. The lady ...

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All at sea

All at  sea

  Jane Pikett enjoys a feast of fish at the Fish Shack, Amble You know that thing, when you’ve been staring at the menu for a full five minutes and you still can’t make up your mind because, frankly, you ...

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