Pork BellyNewcastle is a brilliant city for foodies like me, with something to sink your teeth into on practically ever corner, with Grey’s Quarter in Eldon Square being one of my favourite eating spots after a long day of shopping. Walking hand in hand with the impressive food comes a vibrant bar scene. There’s nothing I love more than a casual dose of daytime drinking, sitting in the window looking out onto a busy city and watching the world pass me by (people watching is the best!) as the day creeps into night.    View Post

Mr Petit Newcastle

A couple of weeks ago Adam and I took a trip on the train to Newcastle for a mini break away. During our stay we were invited along to a press event at Mr Petit*, a restaurant specialising in tapas dishes from around the world. Looking at the menu beforehand, they have a diverse menu with combinations from all corners of the world. I love restaurants like this as Adam can enjoy the more daring side of the menu whilst I can stick with familiar tastes and try some new things without feeling like I’m wasting a whole meal by trying something different and not liking it. View Post

Bacon sandwich at the alchemist newcastle

The Alchemist, one of my favourite cocktail bars of all time, is one of the newest additions to Newcastle’s Greys Quarter in Eldon Square. The new bar has understandably received a warm welcome since its opening earlier this year offering cocktails to replicate the sort of things you would see in a science lab and low lighting to create rustic ambience. Something you might not know about The Alchemist is that it is also a restaurant, serving up a cracking menu including a delectable breakfast. View Post

Tapas Revolution Bar Eldon Square

Last week I was invited along to an exclusive event at Tapas Revolution* in Eldon Square, Newcastle, for a pairing dinner hosted by Spanish celebrity chef, Omar Allibhoy. Celebrating the opening of his seventh restaurant in the UK, Omar is the mastermind behind the Spanish restaurant chain and is passionate about bringing a real taste of Spain to the UK. Although classed as a chain restaurant, Tapas Revolution is unlike other restaurants that have other branches scattered around the country. Omar prides his business on using the finest Spanish ingredients, there’s no ordering from catalogues each week. It’s all about fresh produce which he orders from his contacts directly from Spain itself and it doesn’t get more authentic than that.  View Post

Blowout Ibiza Takeover Glam Squad Express

Ibiza has arrived in Newcastle and it’s making these miserable winter days a little more bareable. Last Sunday I was invited along to an exciting event in Jesmond, Newcastle to be pampered by the talented team at Glam Squad Express. BLOWOUT Ibiza has taken over the boutique salon to offer a pampering experience like no other. From the hottest DJ’s and artists to the most influential models and celebrities, BLOWOUT Ibiza has been pampering party people for the past three years and now it’s time to do the same for the people of the North East. View Post