Showing posts with label Eating Out. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Eating Out. Show all posts

18 May 2018

The Vegetarian Set Menu at Chaophraya Thai Dining (REVIEW)

Chaophraya Thai Dining has launched a new menu which includes a Vegetarian Set Menu, so as it's National Vegetarian Week we went along to one of their restaurants in Newcastle-upon-Tyne to try it out. It's not the first time we've been invited to review the food at Chaophraya - we've eaten à la carte, tested the lunch menu and also tried out a Thai cookery class. So how would the vegetarian set menu fair?

The Vegetarian Set Menu at Chaophraya Thai Dining Restaurant


14 May 2018

16 Fab Places to Eat Out as a Veggie in North East England

I have been a vegetarian for over 30 years now and eating out as a vegetarian is so much easier now than it ever has been. Even opting for vegan food is getting slightly easier. And it's not just the big metropolitan cities that are offering such a range of choices. 

Newcastle and the whole of North East England have such a great range of places that it's now sometimes too difficult to choose. It's a far cry from when you were lucky if there was a vegetable lasagne on the menu, and once on our travels, we were even asked to leave a restaurant in Paris after we asked if they could offer vegetarian dishes. I'm so glad thing have improved!

national vegetarian week where to eat out north east england

30 March 2018

Eating Out At Riley's Fish Shack – King Edwards Bay, Tynemouth

On a secluded cove, underneath Tynemouth Priory on the northeast coastline, you’ll find one of the most innovative and tasty places to eat, in the world, Riley's Fish Shack. In fact, when you are there you really do feel like you are on holiday, not just a few miles from home.

Tynemouth, recently named as one of the best places to live in the North, by the Sunday Times, is also home to Riley’s Fish Shack. It is exactly what it says – a shack (made out of two containers) on the beach (yes, on real sand) that is a restaurant that sells predominantly fish (and a few other things). And it's well worth a visit.

EATING OUT AT RILEYS FISH SHACK – KING EDWARDS BAY, TYNEMOUTH

23 March 2018

Tasting the Lunch Menu at Chaophraya Newcastle (REVIEW)

***REVIEW***
There is no shortage of places to eat in Newcastle. There are so many different styles of venue to choose from, cuisines and costs. It’s not much more than a year since Chaophraya opened in the new restaurant quarter in Eldon Square, and we’ve already worked with the Thai Food restaurant twice. One for a late Valentine's date and another time to try out their Thai cookery school. So when we were invited along again I decided it would be the perfect time to try out their lunchtime menu.


Tasting the Lunch Menu at Chaophraya Newcastle


15 March 2018

#EatDrinkSunderland Returns to Sunderland For Restaurant Week (REVIEW)

***REVIEW***
North East food lovers will be able to enjoy a range of top dining experiences at bargain prices, again as Sunderland Restaurant Week returns to the city between Saturday 17 March and Sunday 25 March. We were invited to a preview event for #EatDrinkSunderland with the organisers, Sunderland Business Improvement District, for a taste of what was to come. 
#EatDrinkSunderland Returns to Sunderland For Restaurant Week

6 February 2018

A Spanish Lunch Date at Tapas Revolution in Newcastle (REVIEW)

***REVIEW + AFFILIATE LINKS***

I love tapas food. I always eat too much but I love the concept of sharing and of being able to try new foods without having to opt for them as your whole meal. So when we were invited along to Tapas Revolution in Newcastle to sample their Tapas menu we were eager to attend, so hubby and I booked ourselves a table one lunchtime for a lunch date while the boys were at school.


A Spanish Lunch Date at Tapas Revolution in Newcastle


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12 January 2018

Veganuary at JD Wetherspoons - Tasting The Vegan Menu at The Bishops Mill, Durham

A Wetherspoons pub isn't somewhere we often eat out on an evening, but we were in Durham and staying opposite the Walkergate Leisure Complex, which has lots of casual dining restaurant chains. 

The boys had decided they wanted burgers or hot dogs so as the Mexican and Italian restaurants weren't going to provide this, we took a look at The Bishops Mill menu. The boys were happy so we headed to The Bishops Mill in Walkergate to try out their menu. 

As it's also Veganuary this month we thought we'd test out their vegan offerings too.

vegan menu at wetherspoons durham
(Please note this post includes pictures of meat dishes as well as vegan dishes)

5 January 2018

Eating Out Vegan Style at The Ship Inn, Ouseburn, Newcastle

Ever wondered where you can find vegan food in Newcastle? And eat out as a vegan?

Eating vegan food whilst out is not always the easiest thing to do. So as January is increasingly becoming known as Veganuary I thought I'd share our recent experiences of eating out in a dedicated vegan pub with you. The pub is The Ship Inn, Ouseburn, Newcastle - luckily for us less than half a mile from our home! 

Eating Out Vegan Style at The Ship Inn, Ouseburn, Newcastle

19 December 2017

Dining Out in Hexham, Northumberland (REVIEW)

***REVIEW***
Have you been to Hexham? The picturesque market town in Tynedale is one of Northumberland's most beautiful and historic places. It is located in the heart of the beautiful Tyne Valley just a few miles south of Hadrian’s Wall. We were recently invited by the Hexham BID to sample some of the amazing food now on offer in the popular town.



11 December 2017

Thai Cookery Experiences at Chaophraya Newcastle (REVIEW)

***REVIEW***
Do you love Thai food? Do you wish you cook a meal to the standard and quality you’d expect to find in a restaurant? Did you know you can learn to do just that at Chaophraya Restaurants – including the one in Newcastle?

Thai Cookery Experiences at Chaophraya Newcastle

7 December 2017

Family Lunch at Bistrot Pierre in Middlesbrough (REVIEW)

***REVIEW***
A few weeks ago we headed south to Middlesbrough to experience some new food. And no it wasn’t a Parmo.  It was for a family lunch at the newly opened Bistrot Pierre Restaurant in the heart of Middlesbrough. We had been invited to review the restaurant which opened in September.

Enjoying a Family Meal at Bistrot Pierre in Middlesbrough

5 December 2017

Tasting the Christmas Menu at River Beat in NewcastleGateshead (REVIEW)

***REVIEW***
Christmas means a time to eat, drink and be merry. 'Tis the season for indulgence, and Riverbeat on NewcastleGateshead Quayside has upped the game with the introduction of an Asian Style Christmas Dinner on offer during the festive season.

We went along on a snowy November evening to try out the new menu...

Tasting the Christmas Menu at River Beat in Newcastlegateshead

21 November 2017

Indulging in the Luxury Collection at Crêpeaffaire (REVIEW)

***REVIEW***
Tucked away under the escalator in intu Eldon Square in Newcastle, you'll find Crêpeaffaire. A small crêperie where you can enjoy freshly prepared French-style crêpes, whatever your craving, at any time of the day. 

The restaurant is also celebrating its first birthday this week after opening in the recently developed Greys Quarter of Eldon Square a year ago. It was also one of our significant anniversaries last week, so hubby and I were delighted to receive an invitation to try out the new Luxury Indulgent Crêpes and Shakes that are now on offer at Crêpeaffaire in Newcastle.

Indulging in the Luxury Collection at Crêpeaffaire in Newcastle

16 November 2017

Thai Food for a Tenner in Newcastle

Did you know you can get a two course Thai meal and a soft drink for just £10, in the heart of Newcastle?

The Zaap Thai restaurant, located on Newgate Street in Newcastle, in the building that formerly housed the COOP deparment store, offers such a deal on weekdays between 11am and 6pm.

Thai Food for a Tenner in Newcastle at zaap thai

6 September 2017

#EatDrinkSunderland Restaurant Week Preview

*** PREVIEW ***

It's not just the Great North Run that is happening this weekend but it's also the start of the third Sunderland Restaurant Week. This is when eateries all over Sunderland serve up delicious food at even tastier prices for a whole week.

Last week we enjoyed a sneak preview as four venues opened their doors to North East Bloggers and Press and showed us what would be on offer this coming week. These included: The Prosecco Bar, Asiana, Port of Call and Serendipity Tea and Trinkets.

#EatDrinkSunderland Restaurant Week Preview


30 August 2017

Dining Out In Durham: The Collage Restaurant at Radisson Blu (REVIEW)

***REVIEW***
When you have both lived and studied in a city, like me and hubby did in Durham, and you are presented with the opportunity to return and review a snazzy restaurant, how lucky were we that we had babysitters for a Friday evening and we could go and enjoy a child-free meal at the new Collage Restaurant at the Radisson Blu Hotel, in Durham.

Dining Out In Durham We review The Collage Restaurant at Radisson Blu

25 August 2017

Chickpea Pizzas at the Bear and Natural Kitchen, Newcastle

Just before the schools broke up for the summer holidays, me and hubby made the most of working from home and took ourselves out for a late lunch before picking up the boys from school.

We headed to the Bear and Natural Kitchen on Heaton Road in Newcastle upon Tyne. Not only is it not far from the boys' school but also a health-conscious café, run by a fully qualified nutritionist and serving up exciting healthy food and drinks.

Chickpea Pizzas at the Bear and Natural Kitchen, Newcastle

14 July 2017

A Girls Night Out In Jesmond at Bistro 46

Every few months I head out without the boys or hubby and enjoy a foodie themed evening with a bunch of mum friends whom I've known since the boys were at nursery. On this occasion, the destination for our eating out was to be Bistro 46 in a suburb of Newcastle called Jesmond - a place I'd heard good things about but had not actually been to.

Bistro 46 Jesmond Newcastle review


5 July 2017

Family Dining at Turtle Bay in Newcastle (REVIEW)

***REVIEW***
A Caribbean-themed menu just conjures up so many great images and thoughts of food with so much flavour, taste, spice, sweet and sour ... amazing seafood, one-pot stews, curry dishes, fresh and exotic vegetables all cooked in wonderful sauces … with plenty of spice.

We were lucky enough to stop off in the Caribbean on our return from travels in Peru in South America, and I remember the amazing food we enjoyed, so when an invitation arrived to review the new menu at Turtle Bay in Newcastle it definitely got our taste buds going.

Family Dining at Turtle Bay in Newcastle

27 June 2017

Lunch with the Girls at Gusto on Newcastle Quayside

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of enjoying lunch with a few friends. Although all mums of young children, on this occasion we left our children at home and enjoyed an afternoon of good food and wine and grown-up chat. We ate lovely food, and the sparkling conversation and wine flowed too at Gusto on Newcastle Quayside as we celebrated a birthday.
Lunch with the Girls at Gusto on Newcastle Quayside