Reviews

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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Eat street…

Eat street…

Dean Bailey gets ahead of the latest trend with a vibrant street food lunch at Newcastle’s Dabbawal Anyone who keeps up with the hottest food trends will know all about the explosion of street food from the Indian subcontinent, which ...

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By royal appointment

By royal appointment

Jane Pikett enjoys dinner and a pint or three at the Duke of Wellington What is it about the Duke of Wellington which qualifies him to lend his name to thousands of pubs nationwide? Not only does his name live ...

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Spice trail

Spice trail

Jane Pikett is transported to the land of spices thanks to Ury in Newcastle It’s a hard life, all this eating out. At least, it is for the ones I leave at home for yet another Dad Curry – a ...

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Modern art

Modern art

Jane Pikett proves she’s the best mum in the world (again)  I am the gift that keeps on giving, as I tell my offspring with great regularity. For never were three better-fed sons, treated to meals out ad infinitum, accompanied ...

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Hot date

Hot date

Dean Bailey ditches the new kids on the block in favour of a Newcastle institution A confession, dear reader; I had never been to Sachins – a Newcastle legend in its own lunchtime – before venturing forth to do this review. ...

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