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Clean sweep

Clean sweep

Newcastle College picked up top honours at this year’s North East Culinary Trade Association (NECTA) Competition, including the North East Chef of the Year title for Phil Pringle, curriculum leader of hospitality and tourism at the college. The college also ...

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Damn good food

Damn good food

House of Tides, Newcastle and The Raby Hunt, Darlington have been listed in The 2018 Estrella Damm National Restaurant Awards. The list of 100 top restaurants in the UK is drawn up by an academy of chefs, restaurateurs and food ...

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Going global

Going global

Newcastle-based Texan-inspired condiment producer The Sweet Beet has set out on an international growth plan. Texas-born founder Lizzy Hodcroft has overseen massive demand for her products, which are now available in over 60 farm shops and delis nationwide, as well ...

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Full steam ahead

Full steam ahead

Head of Steam Durham has been given a new look and a new menu alongside its big collection of cask ales and craft beers from the UK, US, Belgium and beyond. Try the Full Head of Steam Burger made with ...

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You shall have a fishy

You shall have a fishy

Newcastle has a new largely seafood offering in the shape of Nova Seafood Grill & Bar on trendy High Bridge. Intimate (ie, it seats just 26) and not just for sea-foodies, this boutique restaurant promises much, its opening menu featuring ...

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Stacking up

Stacking up

Opening any day now, more tenants are lining up to be part of STACK, Newcastle’s first boxpark, which is made from 60 shipping containers. The site on Pilgrim Street will be home to a host of street food and drinks ...

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En route

En route

Staith House, North Shields, owners John Calton, Kimberley Calton and Jimmy Laffan have now opened a new casual dining kitchen, Route, on The Side, Newcastle, serving up John and Jimmy’s flavourful and unfussy seasonal British food. Assuming it is as ...

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Top of the chocs

Top of the chocs

Sweet success beckons for Newcastle-based artisan chocolate maker Wajeeha Husain after she made it to the final of BBC TV’s Top of the Shop with Tom Kerridge. Wajeeha, who completed a degree in Computer Science and worked for Nissan in ...

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Health kick

Health kick

Nice work on the part of Newcastle’s Naked Deli, which is set to expand nationwide following a multi-million-pound investment from backer Foresight. Home to all things health-conscious and clean-eating, The Naked Deli has been serving up grab-and-go health food, gluten and ...

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The greatest show

The greatest show

Fenwick Newcastle is doing its bit for the 90-day Great Exhibition of the North with events celebrating local produce. The programme includes the Fenwick x Hepple Gin Window Experience, when a bar moves into the department store’s famous window on ...

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