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The Great British Cupcakery Bakehouse & Parlour, Newcastle
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The Great British Cupcakery Bakehouse & Parlour, Newcastle

The Great British Cupcakery in Newcastle has been around for a good few years now, and has always been one of my favourite places for afternoon tea. It's the first one I recommend to people when they ask where to go that is a bit different, and because you get so much amazing food! You might have noticed if you've passed along the quayside recently, or if you follow t[...]

Crepeaffaire, Newcastle
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One Year of Crepeaffaire in Newcastle

I've lost count of how many times I've been going up the escalator from the Monument entrance to Eldon Square and spotted Crepeaffaire tucked away in the corner, with that unmistakeable smell of pancakes floating up after me. One of those places I've kept meaning to try, I finally got my chance this week when I was invited with my friend Lucy to try out their menu.[...]

Love from Paddington - Fenwick's Window 2017
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Love from Paddington – Fenwick’s Window 2017

Nobody knew for sure what the theme of Fenwick's window 2017 would be until the official unveiling on Friday, but with the death of Michael Bond, Paddington's creator in June of this year many guessed right. Love from Paddington is the official title, bringing to life the tale and history of Paddington Bear. The windows begin at Paddington station, with Paddington sa[...]

Saltwater Fish Company
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Lunch at the Saltwater Fish Company in Fenwick’s Food Hall, Newcastle

Bank holiday shopping in the middle of Newcastle is pretty much a recipe for disaster. Overcrowded, too hot, no parking spaces, screaming kids, stressed out women, bored blokes. I may be generalising quite a lot, but it's happened so many times I'm a firm believer that the centre of Newcastle on bank holidays is for eating and drinking. This bank holiday I took full[...]