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,…

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…

Anna Hedworth – The Grazer

I first met Anna the week she opened her amazing new venture Cook House (in 2 adjoining shipping containers!) back in August last year. I popped along with my mum for breakfast, you can read about that here. Anna started out by writing a food blog, The Grazer which has become, in Anna’s words, her…

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)….

Maxine Ashleigh – Little Miss Delicious

I first heard about Little Miss Delicious from my friend Julie, which won’t be a surprise to any of you who know Julie! Little Miss Delicious is an independent online shop that specialises in handmade jewellery made from polymer clay, as well as accessories and apparel that are so adorably kawaii. I’m talking pizza slices with cute…

Cal’s Own

Last night, lots of North East bloggers congregated to say happy 2nd birthday to Cal’s Own 🙂 You can find this fine Brooklyn Style Pizza Pie establishment at 207 Chillingham Road, Heaton. If you haven’t been to Cal’s in the two years it’s been open then I suggest you stop reading this post and get yourself there…

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…

Haveli – Ponteland

Haveli opened in Ponteland last year and it’s been on my list of places to visit since then as it’s not far from where we live now (and about a 3 minute walk from where I used to live many many years ago). We very rarely go out for indian food (being indian, we eat indian…

Jam Jar Jesmond

Another place that has been on my list for a long time, Jam Jar on Osborne Road has been open since early September 2013. I was meeting friends for brunch and couldn’t decide where to go, Sarah who works with me suggested Jam Jar and I couldn’t believe I hadn’t thought of it myself. (Great…

Lane7 Newcastle

I love bowling. It’s actually sad because I’m SO bad at it, even though I try really hard. We’ve had this team night out planned for a while, so thought it would be a good opportunity to take some photos and sample the food I’ve heard so much about! Lane7 has been open for about a…

Tyneside Bar Cafe

On Friday 22nd August at 4pm, the much awaited Tyneside Bar Cafe opened its doors to the public! I went along with my friend Julie in the evening, thinking we’d just stay for an hour… we liked it so much that we didn’t budge for 3 hours! Part of the Tyneside Cinema (read my post here) on…

The Boiler Shop Steamer

The Boiler Shop Steamer is a monthly event held on the first Friday and Saturday of the month, in the Boiler Shop, Robert Stephenson Centre. For those of you who don’t know where this mysterious venue is, it’s actually not mysterious at all… it’s behind Central Station, along past The Telegraph, behind the big Royal Mail building. Dead…

Ouseburn

Just a few photos taken earlier this week from a little outing down by the Ouseburn River, under Byker Bridge. I seem to have taken a million photos of street art/graffiti. There are lots of cool places to visit too, like The Cluny, The Tyne, The Ship Inn, Seven Stories if you have kids, ohh…

Quilliam Brothers Teahouse – Which Brew Are You Going To Choose?

I’ve driven past Quilliam Brothers about 8 million times, and have always wanted to go in. Today was the day I eventually did! Located at 1 Eldon Place, next to the Hancock, in the most gigantic, beautiful building (Claremont Buildings), this place is an absolute delight. They’ve just celebrated their first birthday (of the tea…

Harvest Canteen – Ouseburn Coffee Company

Coffee heads listen up…There’s a brand new coffee house in town and you’re going to have to get yourselves down there! Ouseburn Coffee Company have opened up their first flagship coffee house, Harvest Canteen, at 91 St George’s Terrace, Jesmond. OCC is Newcastle’s first independent roastery, established in 2012 by “by a small band of Artisan…