For me, January is about catching up with friends after the festive season and somehow it always involves food. Since I’m trying to lead a healthier lifestyle, I’m making a more conscious effort to choose lighter options when dining out. Even though I see eating out as a treat (meaning I always go for the naughty option) I’m trying my…

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There’s nothing I love more than trying out new eateries on date night, so one Saturday evening the other half and I ventured to The Merchants Tavern that’s situated in the picture-perfect marina of St Peters Basin, in Newcastle. The Merchant Tavern is a traditional British eatery that serves modern, British-inspired dishes using the finest regional and seasonal ingredients. From…

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When winter finally arrives there’s nothing I love more than catching up with friends over drinks, and the new winter roof terrace at The Botanist, in Newcastle, is the perfect place to do just that. Among the Nordic-inspired setting you’ll find huts draped in fairy lights and baubles, ski posters and vintage-looking skis hanging on the walls, glistening trees and…

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Situated in the Hilton Garden Inn (opposite the Stadium of Light) Karbon Grill is a contemporary kitchen and bar that serves a selection of modern-style cuisine and signature grill dishes. Although the name pays homage to the mining heritage of Sunderland, what I sampled on my visit here was inspired from ‘across the pond’. The American Sharing Tower* transforms what…

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Dubbed the “King Of Cake,” this American sweet emporium is no novice when it comes to serving up Insta-worthy looking desserts. The award-winning Sweet Tooth Delivery, in High Street West, Sunderland, offers a vast selection of desserts, sweet treats and American-inspired goodies that you can enjoy inside the cakery or from the comfort of your own home. After hearing so…

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