• Lotta bottle

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    Lotta bottle

    Our wanderings along Hadrian’s Wall have brought us up close with this impressive addition at ...
  • Star turn

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    Star turn

    The Lord Crewe Arms, Blanchland is making the most of the dark skies in its ...
  • Fab five

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    Fab five

    The popular Naked Deli has expanded into its fifth deli on Grey Street in Newcastle. ...
  • In the mix

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    In the mix

    A new restaurant and cocktail house, The Muddler, has opened its doors on Grey Street, ...
  • Sausages!

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    Sausages!

    It’s all happening in the veggie/vegan world here in the North East, where Quorn has ...

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Hat-trick hero

Hat-trick hero

Congratulations to Indian street food pioneer Dabbawal, which has beaten off major national competition to retain the Best Casual Dining in the UK accolade at the British Curry Awards. The award recognises Dabbawal’s bold menu choices, eye-catching branding and pioneering ...

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Great bake

Great bake

Lebanese kitchen Bake One has opened an outlet in Newcastle’s Stack container village. Bake One has run its thriving venue in Gosforth High Street since 2015 and owner Abdullah Aldarwech is looking for a third venue in the North East. ...

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Master Chef by sea

Master Chef by sea

Matei Baran, a past quarter-finalist in BBC TV’s Master Chef: the Professionals, has been appointed executive head chef at The Salt Cove restaurant at Tynemouth’s Park Hotel. This follows a £3m transformation of the hotel, including the creation of the ...

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We’ll drink to that

We’ll drink to that

Leisure operator Vaulkhard Group is set to open one of its Barluga-branded venues in Gosforth, Newcastle. The group, run by brothers Ollie and Harry Vaulkhard, is taking over the former Loch Fyne restaurant on Gosforth High Street and converting it ...

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Cheers!

Cheers!

A new guide celebrating the brilliant breweries and brewers of North Yorkshire is out in time for Christmas. Complied by the team behind Appetite, The Great North Yorkshire Brewery Guide is a celebration of everything hop-related. With a foreword from ...

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More tea…

More tea…

We will admit, here at Appetite HQ, to a fondness for the Newcastle-based NOVELTEA range of alcoholic teas, so it was pleasing to see the brand’s young owners Vincent Efferoth and Lukas Passia on BBC’s Dragons’ Den, where they put ...

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Take me to the river

Take me to the river

Tynemouth bar kitchen Allards has grown with the opening of Allards on the Quay at North Shields Fish Quay. The new restaurant will serve the quality local produce which has made Allards a favourite on the coast, where the menu ...

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Durham’s finest

Durham’s finest

The first Taste Durham Month in October brought together some of the county’s best producers, restaurants, chefs and more to celebrate the area’s culinary expertise. The event celebrated the best of food and drink with the likes of Broom House Farm, Dalton ...

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New look

New look

Parichat at Sohe, Jesmond has been transformed after an investment of £100,000 from its owner Cairn Group. A new-look social space features cushioned booths, oriental wallpaper and atmospheric lighting. Bar manager Kieran Grieves and head bartender Will Townsend have shaped ...

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Star turn

Star turn

Fresh off his stint on TV’s Great British Menu, Danny Parker has joined Jesmond Dene House. The former head chef at Newcastle’s Michelin-starred House of Tides, Parker, 28, has also worked at Wynyard Hall and has appeared in BBC’s Masterchef ...

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