An unofficial guide to visiting Newcastle Upon Tyne - the best city in the world

Sunday, March 15, 2020

5 Places to Enjoy Outdoor Space in Newcastle


As we move into Spring, I thought it might be nice to share 5 of my favourite outdoor spaces to enjoy in Newcastle. These spots are brilliant if you are craving fresh air and some of them are perfect if you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

5 Places to Enjoy Outdoor Space in Newcastle


Let me know your favourites in the comments.
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Sunday, March 8, 2020

Destination 1850 : A Canny Place to Kill Time at Newcastle Central Station

I recently had 45 minutes to spare before a train journey at Newcastle Central Station and remembered a few people had recommended Destination 1850 so I decided to pop in and give it a try. 

Destination 1850 : A Canny Place to Kill Time at Newcastle Central Station

Located at the entrance to the train station (before you go through the ticket barriers) and open from 7am - midnight (food served 8am - 10pm), it is in a super convenient location if you are early for a train / meeting someone at the station.
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Saturday, March 7, 2020

Personal Post - A Little Catch Up with Life Lately


As a blog reader myself, I really enjoy reading personal posts and I really feel like they help you connect with the author of the posts a little better. So despite this blog mostly featuring life and things to do in Newcastle, I do want to feature the odd personal post too. I thought I would start by sharing a few random thoughts on life lately.

Gorgeous flowers from my friend Nyomi


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Sunday, March 1, 2020

Gingerinos - A Tasty £5 Lunch Deal in Ouseburn

As a family of 5, finding somewhere tasty and cheap for lunch can be a challenge at times so I was delighted to stumble upon Gingerinos Kitchen & their fantastic meal deals on Instagram recently.

Gingerinos - A Tasty £5 Lunch Deal in Ouseburn

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

A Mixed Bag at Chaophraya Newcastle


A Mixed Bag at Chaophraya Newcastle



This post has been written by Steve.

Thai food is one of mine and Sam's favourite, we often make a Thai curry for our tea at home and Sam makes a mean Green Thai Chicken Soup. We've been to Chaophraya in Eldon Square in Newcastle a few times but not as often as we would like.

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Indoor Axe Throwing at Hatchet Harry's (Review)

Advert - we were guests of Hatchet Harrys, they did not ask us to write this post and have no editorial control. 

 Indoor Axe Throwing in Newcastle at Hatchet Harry's  (Review)



Did you know,  you can throw axes in Newcastle City Centre? You will find Hatchet Harry's behind LIFE in the arches on Forth Bank. We parked at Times Square Car Park (postcode NE1 4AD)  at the cost of £2.50 for 90 minutes and it was a super easy 3 minute walk.
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Sunday, February 9, 2020

The Best Value Special Occasion Restaurant in Newcastle

I have dined at Peace & Loaf in Jesmond a couple of times now and I truly believe they deserve the title of best value fine dining in Newcastle. 

Peace & Loaf Jesmond - the best value special occasion restaurant in newcastle upon tyne.


Yes, you could very easily spend a fortune here (we will order their tasting menu and wine flight *one day*) but equally, you can enjoy some of the best food in the North East along with a fantastic experience without breaking the bank.
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Friday, January 31, 2020

10 Reasons to Visit Harissa Kitchen, Newcastle

Disclosure - AD We were guest of Harissa Kitchen. They have no editorial control over this post.

You will find Harissa Kitchen in the suburbs of Newcastle on Starbeck Road in Sandyford (just along from Scream for Pizza). There is ample parking in the surrounding streets (mostly free and un-restricted after 5:30pm) and you can easily walk here from the city centre too. At time of writing, they are open 5pm-10:30pm Tuesday-Saturday. 

10 Reasons to Visit Harissa Kitchen, Newcastle
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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Leila Lily's Newcastle Restaurant Review


You will find Leila Lily's on Grey Street in the heart of Newcastle. Consisting of a beautiful cocktail bar and small restaurant on ground level with a nightclub in the basement.

Leila Lily's Newcastle Restaurant Review

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

The Ice Bar at STACK Newcastle Review


We were invited along to press night with no obligation to publish this post. 

In the next few months, you will find a New York-themed Ice Bar inside of STACK Newcastle. The bar is open from 23 January - Sunday 22 March and brings a taste of the big apple to the toon.

The Ice Bar at STACK Newcastle Review

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Sunday, January 26, 2020

A Different Kind of Sunday Lunch at Fujiyama, Newcastle

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As a family, we love dining out and trying new experiences. Our trip to Fujiyama in Newcastle was one of our first ever blog posts back in January 2013 and is somewhere we have visited on various special occasions over the years. 

A Different Kind of Sunday Lunch at Fujiyama, Newcastle
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Where to go for cheap (but nice) drinks near Monument

More often than not on a night out, Steve and I will find ourselves in the bars around Monument. They are quick and easy to get to, in a super central location and there are lots of bars to choose from so you don't have far to walk from bar to bar.

The prices and deals were checked and correct as of January 2020.


Where to go for cheap (but nice) drinks near Monument in Newcastle Upon Tyne


When we go out, we tend to have a babysitter at home so we can't stay out too late - we opt to head out early evening instead which is often when you will find the best deals.
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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Free Monthly Co Working at The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle


How do you feel about co-working? As someone who works from home and is now into my 5th year of freelancing full time, it is something I have dabbled with in the past but I have never really found it to be productive.

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

11 Fun Date Ideas in Newcastle Upon Tyne

Disclosure - I have worked with some of the brands in this post for my other blog North East Family Fun but have not been asked/compensated/paid to include anyone in this post.

Looking back at dating when Steve and I were younger and it was pretty boring really. It would always either be drinks in town or Whitley Bay or a pub lunch. We definitely weren't the most adventurous! Over the years though our tastes have changed and don't get me wrong, we still love drinks in town but we also love trying something new.

11 Fun Date Ideas in Newcastle Upon Tyne



Today I am sharing a few ideas for date nights or days in Newcastle. Let me know if you have any ideas to add to the list!
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Sunday, January 5, 2020

All Bar One Newcastle Brunch Review

We paid for our own meal. Prices & details checked December 2019 

All Bar One Newcastle Brunch Review


We recently popped into Newcastle with the kids for a spot of shopping and decided to treat them to brunch first. We are spoilt for choice when it comes to brunch options in Newcastle but on this particular occasion decided to try All Bar One - the new kid on the block. 
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