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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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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There’s a reason why food lovers flock to Newcastle Quayside and it’s because the restaurants here offer fabulous cuisine and breathtakingly beautiful views, and The Jolly Fisherman on the Quay is no different. Following a £700,000 investment, the eatery which opened its doors last week, offers high-quality dishes using only the best locally sourced produce topped with stunning views of…

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