Dubbed the “Willy Wonkas of burger craft” this famous American burger chain is no novice when it comes to dishing up handcrafted burgers and fries. Five Guys, Metro Centre, Gateshead, may be newly open, but this eatery has a reputation that spans more than 30 years. You don’t need a golden ticket to enter this restaurant, but you do need…

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There’s no better way to celebrate a bank holiday Monday than spending some quality time with your family over some delicious food, and that’s exactly why we ventured to Fiume, in Washington. I’ve been dying to sample the cuisine this family-focused restaurant has to offer, as I’ve heard a number of positive reviews about its modern and classic Italian dishes.…

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It’s time for peri peri spices to move aside, as there’s some new jerk flavours that are set to shake up our dining experience in Newcastle. I’m talking about the new Caribbean bar and restaurant, Turtle Bay, which is due to open in Newgate Street. Inspired by the beach shacks and street hawkers from across the Caribbean Islands, Turtle Bay…

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Before I begin I have to hold my hands up and admit I’m rubbish at baking, in fact I can’t really cook either. I do try, but it just somehow always turns out wrong. To make things easier, for Christmas my mam and dad got me one of those handmade giant jars, which contains everything you need to make cookies,…

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Yesterday Eve Purdy and I were invited, as part of ETC magazine, to an exclusive taster lunch at The Botanist, in Monument Hall, Newcastle. The invitation welcomed us to take a tour around the new venue, sample their food menu and have a cocktail or two, before its official opening on December 15. Arriving at a small door opposite Waterstones,…

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