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Cool operator

Cool operator

The team behind the brilliant Nudo Sushi Box in Newcastle, Sunderland and Durham have opened a new pan-Asian kitchen in Newcastle. Umai Mi serves up pan-Asian food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, from dumplings and tempura to sushi, noodles, sizzling ...

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House move

House move

Chef Anna Hedworth, who writes for Appetite and blogs under her penname The Grazer, has moved her Cook House into new larger premises in Ouseburn, Newcastle. Recognised by everyone including The Good Food Guide, Channel 4’s Hidden Restaurants and Radio ...

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The in-crowd

The in-crowd

The Magic Hat Café, Newcastle’s weekly food waste pop-up kitchen and market, has crowdfunded an expansion into permanent premises, raising more than £20,000 in 28 days. The Magic Hat Café and takeaway – which serves homemade food made with surplus ...

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News of the brews

News of the brews

North East brewery S43 has welcomed Texan craft brewer Alex Rattray with a brief to add progressive American-style craft beers to S43’s range of English cask ales. The brewery, formerly called Sonnet 43 Brew House, continues to brew English cask ...

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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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