Food & Drink

Toast to Tradition and Innovation: Newcastle's Independent Whisky Festival 2023
On September the 2nd, 2023, Newcastle will once again be the venue for its second yearly Independent Whisky Festival. This event will gather individuals passionate about whisky, including enthusiasts, experts, and newcomers, offering them a day of discovery and companionship. Organised by Karl Glenn, founder of the North East Whisky...
Dance City and West End Refugee Service Unveil The Seven Bridges: A Fusion of Culture and Cuisine
Dance City and West End Refugee Service (WERS) join forces with excitement to unveil their latest joint venture: The Seven Bridges, an innovative kitchen brand that promises to be a remarkable fusion of their expertise and creativity. This unique collaboration between the two organizations marks a significant milestone in...
Culinary Exploration in Norway: A Chef's Perspective on Responsible Sourcing and Quality Seafood
Kyle Bowman, a development Chef based in Newcastle and working for Sodexo Live! at St. James' Park, the home of Newcastle United FC, recently embarked on an enlightening journey through Norway, renowned for its rich whitefish resources. Accompanying him were esteemed chef partner Michel Roux and Nikita Pathakji, the...
7 of the best restaurants in the North East to take your mum to this Mother’s Day 
The North East of England is known for its stunning coastlines, vibrant cities, and charming countryside. It is also home to some of the best restaurants in the country. With Mother's Day just around the corner, it's the perfect opportunity to treat your mum to a delicious meal at...
The Newcastle Beer and Cider Festival is Back: A Guide to the UK's Finest Brews and Ciders
The 45th Newcastle Beer and Cider Festival is set to go ahead, and it will be the first time back to normal after COVID.  Organiser Anthony McMullen from Seaton Burn started as a volunteer at the Newcastle Beer and Cider Festival seven years ago and is now pulling all the punches...
Dalemain World Marmalade Awards
The Competition and Festival has been running for 18 years at Dalemain Mansion, Pooley Bridge, Penrith, Cumbria. It has raised £270,000 for Hospice at Home in this time. The 2023 Marmalade Festival will be on Saturday 22nd of April It is an international festival with entries to the competition coming from...
Lovage at St George’s Terrace, Jesmond is the brainchild of chef and part-owner, Kleo Tabuku, who has finally fulfilled his life-long dream of owning his own Mediterranean style bistro. And now the restaurant – at the former Sale Pepe site – is open for business, with a menu which draws...
September 3rd at the Jam Jar and the Bridge Tavern: end of message, see you there. No, wait, there's doodling involved, because that's something that grown-ups do in pubs now. Beavertown is celebrating National Doodle Day on September 3rd by inviting Geordies to pay for their pint with a doodle...
A historic and much-loved Newcastle cafe is set to re-open for the first time since the lockdowns. Tyneside Coffee Rooms in Newcastle’s Tyneside Cinema, which has been shut since 20 March 2020, will open again on Wednesday 7 September 2022. Tyneside Cinema Interim Chief Executive, Simon Drysdale, explains: “Tyneside Coffee Rooms...
A BBC MasterChef finalist is cooking on gas with his new role as Cookery School head chef for Blackfriars in Newcastle. Anthony O’Shaughnessy has returned to his hometown to help thousands of people in the region to improve their cooking skills with weekday and weekend classes, private parties and corporate...

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