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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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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Despite the weather summer is officially here and with it comes an abundance of new food and drinks menus, and the latest one to launch is at the Malmaison Newcastle. The Malmaison is an upscale hotel that’s situated on the Quayside and boasts unbelievable views of the River Tyne. From its grand staircase and arched windows to its sleek and stylish…

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Nestled along a cobbled alley just off Grey Street you’ll find Please To Meet You, a restaurant where British dishes are combined with classic French techniques. With bare brick walls on display, ceilings draped with glass chandeliers and an array of copper accessories, the venue simply oozes style. Not only is Pleased To Meet You on trend with its industrial-like…

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