Cake Fest Middlesbrough

To celebrate the £7.7 million makeover of Middlesbrough Town Hall*, I’m excited to announce an amazing event coming to Centre Square on Sunday 1st July – Cake Fest Middlesbrough! When the email landed into my inbox I knew it was something I had to roll up my sleeves for and get involved in. Combining two of my favourite things – eating cake and bigging up my hometown of Middlesbrough – how could I not be at the forefront of it?! I’ve always had an inner baker in me and although I’ve never baked a larger than normal cake before, nor have I decorated one with such detail, I’ve been looking forward to stepping up to the challenge. View Post

Carvery to Takeaway at Roast, Middlesbrough

This week marks Roast Dinner Week so it seemed fitting to write a review on the last, but by no means least, eatery to open on Bedford Street in Middlesbrough – Roast. Roast is a specialist carvery shop that offers freshly roasted carvery sandwiches to takeaway. With a beautiful selection of locally sourced meats from North Yorkshire which change weekly,  there’s always something new for meat-lovers to try.   View Post

Barbarossa Wood Fired Pizza Kitchen and Bar

Last Friday the final independent eatery on Bedford Street, Barbarossa, opened its doors to the public for the first time. The wood-fired pizza kitchen and bar serves up authentic sourdough and wholemeal pizzas using quality ingredients which can be washed down with a selection of independently sourced beverages. On Saturday me and my mam went to experience the Orange Pip Market on Baker Street before popping across to Bedford Street to try the new pizza place for ourselves. View Post

Songbird Bakery Middlesbrough

As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been following the development of Bedford Street in Middlesbrough town centre for some time now. Today another one of the highly-anticipated independent foodie businesses open their doors to the public – The Songbird Bakery. Yesterday I was kindly invited along  for a sneak-peek at the new cafe ahead of the official opening today to sample some of the bakeries delicious signature cupcakes and to coo over their beautiful new set up. View Post

The Chairman, Bedford Street Middlesbrough

Last Friday I met up with my mam for a lunch date at new pub, The Chairman, which is located on Bedford Street in Middlesbrough town centre. In case you haven’t already heard, Bedford Street is being transformed into a foodie’s paradise with a series of specialist eating and drinking places. Some of the eateries include a burrito bar, an upmarket carvery restaurant, a bakery and a coffee house.  View Post