Eating out

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The Hideaway Kitchen

I guess the clue is in the name of the place but ‘Hideaway Kitchen’ really is tucked away in North Yorkshire’s in rolling countryside. Only a short trip by car from York or Harrogate down a single lane road and you find yourself in the most beautiful village of Lower Dunsforth where Georgina and Amelia are working their magic.  This is no village pub or cafe or restaurant it’s a...

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Wreckfish

There is something rather exciting about the group of restaurants that make up ‘Elite Bistro's of the World’. Gary Usher has this wonderful way of inviting you into the family, warts and all and taking you on an emotional roller coaster.  You desperately want him and the restaurant dreams to succeed. And so, nearly a year after our little investment in that dream, we arrived at Wreckfish, voucher in hand....

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A day out in Halifax: The Chow Down and The Moorcock Inn

I’m embarrassed to say I have never been to Halifax so we decided on a day of exploring before heading to the Moorcock Inn later on.  Turns out that was a great idea as the Chow Down was on all weekend at The Piece Hall.   If you get the chance go.  Make a day of it, explore the impressively refurbished Piece Hall with its multitude of independent shops, go...

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My 15 favourite dishes of 2017 (and a little bit more)

2017 has been another wonderful year full of food memories. I have enjoyed every minute of looking through the menus and photos I’ve collected along the way. I admit it was a bit of struggle narrowing it down to my 15 favourite dishes but I’ve done it (with a little bit of bloggers licence along the way) I was going to say that 2017 started with a bang, but it...

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Eating Out in August

August was a month of anniversary celebrations, The Great British Menu, holidays and, you guessed it, food... lots of food. Lord Crewe Arms Mr F did a grand job of finding this gem of a place for a weekend away. Sitting right in the centre of the historic village of Blanchland, not far from Hexham, the Lord Crewe Arms is steeped in history. Our room was part of the old...

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Eating out in July

July was another great month of eating with friends, inspiring young chefs and a weekend by the sea. Riley’s Fish Shack There is nothing better than local fish and seafood cooked simply and you can’t get any better than Riley’s Fish Shack.  A wooden shack nestled in St Edward’s Bay in Tynemouth using a wood fired oven to do most of the cooking - it’s perfect.  The food is sensational...

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Eating Out in June

As June started we were still in the Lakes, it was another exciting month of food, kickstarters and learning about food. Gilpin Spice This place is just wonderful.  The decor and the food is vibrant and exciting.  The joy of small plates also means you can try lots of things and a seat (well more a sofa) at the bar meant we saw everything. The pork belly - sublime! A...

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Eating out in May

So it turns out May was a pretty spectacular food month! The Man Behind The Curtain I have to admit I wasn’t sure what to expect or whether Michael O’Hare’s food would be my thing but I could not fault the creative flare or skill that went in to this meal. It was extraordinary and well worth a visit.   A return to Northern Ireland: Brunch at Haptik Newtownards is definitely...

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Eating out in April

I’ve had a bit of a hiatus from blog writing over the last few months but that doesn’t mean I have stopped enjoying food and eating out, far from it. I thought in preparation for getting back into writing I’d create a month by month summary of where I’ve been.  Turns out April this year was busy! An Italian Night at Mannions in York Mannions is one of my favourite places...

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Harry’s Craft Village, Derry

I've had somewhat of a hiatus from blog writing over the last few months. I've not however stopped eating food and enjoying trying new places. In fact it's a visit to Harry's in Derry that has cured my writers block. I've always loved Harry's Shack in Portstewart. It's the first place we book for any visit back to the Causeway Coast (if you haven't been, book a flight, hire a...

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