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The Botanist new summer menu
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My Picks for Newcastle Restaurant Week 2018

It's been a couple of years since I last did a restaurant week round up post, and a lot of new restaurants have opened in Newcastle since then. I've found over the years that many places do the same menu every time NE1 restaurant week rolls around, but a couple are a bit different this time, or are joining in for the first time. This guide doesn't cover every restaura[...]

The Botanist new summer menu
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Talking You Through The Botanist New Summer Menu

It's often the case that you discount restaurants that have been there a while, under the impression that the menu stays the same, with nothing new or exciting. The Botanist constantly revamp their menu based on customer feedback and experience, so when I was invited to try out the new summer additions, I took my friend Rachael for a long overdue catch up, to see what[...]

Bars in Newcastle with outdoor terraces
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The Best Bars & Pubs in Newcastle With Outdoor Terraces

How nice were those few days of sunshine that finally made their way through?! In typical British fashion I immediately felt like I needed a G&T, a pair of sunglasses and an outdoor terrace. Perfect timing ahead of the summer bank holidays starting this weekend. Easter may be early this year, with a very real chance of rain, even snow (!) but I've put together thi[...]

The Laundrette Christmas menu
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A Look at The Laundrette Christmas Menu

As you might remember not long ago I went to the newly opened Laundrette in Newcastle. It was so good I went back the following night with some friends, and have been a few times since for a quick drink. Last week I was invited back with some of the loveliest Newcastle bloggers to try out their Christmas menu. As they always promise, cocktails and carbs are the main i[...]

Do's and Don't for The Botanist at Christmas
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Do’s and Don’ts When Visiting The Botanist this Christmas

Rather than give you a full walkthrough of my evening at The Botanist on Monday night, for this review of their Christmas menu and outdoor terrace I’m going to do it slightly differently. As most of you that live in Newcastle know, The Botanist is one of the busiest bars in town especially at this time of year. So for you folks, or anyone venturing to Geordieland fo[...]