Rossopomodoro at John Lewis

There’s a new eatery in town! Rossopomodoro opened shop in John Lewis, Eldon Square in early October and I was invited to pop along and check out their menu. Rossopomodoro have a few restaurants in the U.K but lots more in Italy, I’d heard the name but have never eaten at one. With the promise of…

Fenwick Food Hall Newcastle

Fenwick Food Hall has had a massive redevelopment, like MASSIVE. I went in last week without realising it had been finished and was in awe of how different it looked and just how spectacular it was. I was lucky enough to get an invite to the official launch event. Before I get to the event,…

Cake Stories Jesmond

Cake Stories Coffee House & Cakery is situated on the ever-so-pretty Brentwood Avenue in Jesmond. They opened their doors about five months ago after spending lots of time developing recipes and getting themselves sorted. I decided to pop along with a friend I hadn’t seen in ages. Cake, coffee and a good old catch-up were most…

Ringtons Tea

It won’t surprise anyone to learn that I (like most of the British population) enjoy a good cup of tea, so when I received an invitation to attend the #RingtonsXmasParty I jumped at the chance. Ringtons humble beginnings date all the way back to 1907 and I was looking forward to learning more about this well-known local business.  First on…

Osbornes, Scalini’s & New Northumbria Hotel – Jesmond

Last week I had a little adventure in Jesmond, courtesy of The Malhotra Group. The Malhotra Group own various bars, restaurants and hotels across the North East and we go way back… some of you may know my surname is Malhotra – but this isn’t how we’re connected (as Malhotra is my married name). In a nutshell, I’ve…

Les Petits Choux

Les Petits Choux is a family run cafe and patisserie on Leazes Crescent, which has been open for about three months. Run by two sisters and their mum (the chef), it’s a stones throw away from the bustling city centre, only a few minutes walk from Eldon Garden. I liked their Facebook page when they first opened…

The Naked Deli – Chillingham Road

The Naked Deli on Chillingham Road Heaton isn’t new to Newcastle, but today was my first visit. It’s been on my list for ages and lots of my friends love it so I had pretty high expectations. Everything on the menu is freshly prepared in their deli using “unprocessed, whole and natural state foods” and they only ever…

Post Box Ponteland – Afternoon Tea

Post Box Ponteland has been open for a couple of months now, I went along on opening day for breakfast (read about it here) and was hugely interested in what Alex & Hayden had in store for the future. My friend was home from London for the weekend so I took this opportunity to get…

St Mary’s Inn – Stannington

St Mary’s Inn, Stannington, isn’t far from the A1 but (wonderfully) still feels a bit like the middle of nowhere – if you ignore the new fancy housing estate immediately surrounding it of course! The last time I visited was in November, the week it opened. I got very lost because I stupidly followed the sat nav,…

Jesmond Food Market

Jesmond Food Market takes place on the 3rd Saturday of the month, from 10am-3pm, on Armstrong Bridge overlooking Jesmond Dene. The launch last month was a huge success, with many stalls selling out very quickly. I was busy that day but pencilled 16th May in my diary immediately, to make sure I didn’t miss out this time around….

Café Royal – Afternoon Tea

Last month I wrote a review of Café Royal, the place I had originally wanted to be my first blog post but I chickened out of taking any photos, because I was a scaredy cat. This has been one of my favourite places in Newcastle since my lovely friend Heidi introduced me to it back in 2003. I’ve…

Café Royal

Café Royal will always and forever remind me of my good friend Heidi who introduced me to this hidden gem back in 2003 (I realise it’s very well-known now). I remember being shocked that I’d never heard of it, yet it was so close to Monument (I used to spend all of my spare time…

Curious Leaves – Grainger Market

Mrs Pumphrey’s Curious Leaves Tea Shoppe is now open for business within Newcastle’s Grainger Market. Part of the Pumphrey’s Coffee family, Curious Leaves is all about the tea! With lots of speciality teas to choose from, you can either sit in and sip (like I did) or buy a bag of tea to enjoy at home (OR BOTH)….

Post Box Ponteland

  Post Box is the brand new café that has just opened on Main Street, Ponteland. Sandwiched in-between Bridgfords and Ponteland Tandoori, Post Box really stands out – it might be something to do with the pretty red bench outside, freshly painted front and kilner jar lights hanging in the window. My friend Sarah and I have had this in…

Bill’s Restaurant, Durham

Ever since my friend (who lives in Lewes) told me about Bill’s, I’ve wanted to go. I love their story, oh and the food looked rather delicious… I was chuffed to bits when she told me they were opening up in Durham. Bill’s opened their doors in Durham about a month ago and is located on…

Chloe Hall – Bumble & Bloom Media

I’m very excited about this post which is the second in my series of features! (If you didn’t catch it, my first feature was all about the wonderful Bels Flowers – read it here.) Chloe Hall is quite the busy lady! Founder of gorgeous North East lifestyle blog Prosecco and Pie and newly established small business Bumble and Bloom Media, Chloe was also shortlisted…

St Mary’s Inn

St Mary’s Inn is a newly opened gastropub in St Mary’s Park just outside Morpeth and is the brand new venture by the Jesmond Dene House family. I was lucky enough to be invited along with Chloe to sample the menu and have a peek around the place. We drove up on Monday evening, encountering lots of lovely…

Bels Flowers

At my best friend’s (read more about that here) I couldn’t get over how beautiful the floral arrangements were. They were all created by the very talented team at Bels Flowers.  I sent Helen (who owns and manages Bels Flowers) my photos for her to put on her Facebook page and thought I’d ask if she’d…

Dat Bar Newcastle

Dat Bar, attached to the Theatre Royal, used to be known as Pasqualinos, but the De Giorgi family have transformed it entirely. I popped in for a drink about a month ago with a friend who’d wanted to go for ages. We instantly loved it, so went back for lunch yesterday. Dat Bar has a huge…

RE Corbridge

The sun was shining today, so after quite a lazy morning (the best kind of Sunday morning) we decided to have a drive to Corbridge. First stop was RE. I checked with the staff that it was okay for me to take photos and was given the go-ahead straight away… off I went with my…