The Stand Bistro I’d had a tip from a local that next time I was in Newcastle I should head to The Stand Bistro. It really hadn’t occurred to me that dining at a comedy club was a wise manoeuvre but I was willing to give a go.Interior With the comedy club downstairs, their bar …

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Urban Grill Shack Having accounted for the day’s coronation chicken needs at Chillipeppers, I wandered for a lunchtime amble around Newcastle’s Grainger Market.Shack I had no fixed destination in mind but when I caught sight of the Urban Grill Shack my decision was settled. Serving bashed burgers prepared to order on an open grill plate, …

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The Bottle Shop Bar & Kitchen As a last hurrah before boarding the northbound train, the Beer Man suggested a trip to The Bottle Shop Bar & Kitchen. Located on the ground floor of a multi-storey carpark, it sounded like a pretty solid plan to me.Exterior As you might expect from the name, their selection …

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Coffee in Newcastle After a delightful visit to Quilliam Brothers, I was beginning to think that Newcastle might be slightly more focussed on tea rather than coffee. I remembered having satisfying locally roasted Ouseburn at the Settle Down Cafe on a previous trip but I was keen to find other places.Olive & Bean sign This …

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Staybridge Suites I wrote recently about my fears that my love for the hotel buffet breakfast was perhaps on the wane, following a pretty iffy one at the Sheffield Jury’s Inn. However during my recent trip to Newcastle my faith was partly restored.Breakfast This was helped by my choice of hotel which was a step …

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