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Just the tonic

Just the tonic

Fantastic work on the part of the brilliant Bridget Deane, she of the sublime Fat Lass Preserves, whose fantastic Gin Cocktail Marmalade has won a Silver medal at the World Marmalade Awards, thus officially making it one of the world’s ...

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Cheeky P’s

Cheeky P’s

Thanks to the team at Gateshead-based Cheeky P’s, who dropped by with a box of these yummy snacks to brighten up a wet Wednesday afternoon. Not only did we enjoy the flavour-packed crunch of these roast chickpeas, we were delighted to ...

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Best in show

Best in show

Some of Europe’s best kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and living room designs are now on display in Hexham at the new InHouse Inspired Room Design showroom. Emanuele Orto, owner and chef at Il Piccolo, Corbridge was on hand for opening weekend, alongside ...

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Branching out

Branching out

News reaches us of the imminent opening of Banyan Bar & Kitchen, set to open at the end of March following a £1.5m transformation of the former Jamie’s Italian in the shadow of Grey’s Monument, Newcastle. This will be the ninth ...

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Record-breaking week

Record-breaking week

The latest NE1 Newcastle Restaurant Week has broken all the event’s records. Dry January, Veganuary and Brexit didn’t dent the enthusiasm of diners and tens of thousands of people ate out for £10 and £15 a head at some of ...

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Fabulous 50

Fabulous 50

Three of our region’s best pubs have been included in The Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs. The annual listing brings together some of the UK’s best food pubs and this year includes The Staith House in North Shields (11th), The ...

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Code cracked

Code cracked

Nice work on the part of Luke Orwin and Abbie Naisbitt, who have launched North Shields’ first micropub, The Enigma Tap, serving quality local beers from breweries including Almasty, First & Last, and Errant. The Enigma Tap is named for ...

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Fantastic sister fox

Fantastic sister fox

The brilliant Running Fox bakery and café in Felton and Longframlington, Northumberland, is expanding into the village of Shilbottle. Its third branch is set to open in early April with room for 50 people to sit in, a shop stocking ...

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Take me to the river

Take me to the river

Meanwhile, down Durham city way, things are moving a pace at the new Riverwalk development of restaurants, shops and accommodation. Home already to Old Toms Gin Bar and Lane7, and soon to be home of Durham Distillery, a new food hall ...

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Ciao, nuova casa!

Ciao, nuova casa!

The brilliant Scream for Pizza is getting its own pizzeria in Sandyford, Newcastle. The new restaurant will be serving up the pizzas we’ve fallen in love with since Victoria Featherby and Alexandra Walker’s street food van, Goldie, started appearing at ...

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