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A Tynemouth Trio

(Guest Blog-Newcastle) Weekends often see us heading across to Tynemouth for a late lunch or early supper. It is usually Saturday, we have our dog with us, so we need somewhere easy to access (our dog is old). Parking can be a bit of a pain but it gives the old dear a chance to stretch her legs. Read full post

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Three Not To Miss

(Guest Blog-Fylde) For a relatively small geographical area, the Fylde Coast has tons of restaurants to choose from. And if you’re not familiar with this part of the world, the Fylde has much more to offer thant big, brassy Blackpool. There’s plenty of money sloshing around with expensive property prices and some of the safest Tory seats in the country. Here are my favourite places to eat in the Fylde right now: Read full post

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Food Festivals

The Great Dorset Chilli Festival; BBC Good Food Show; Clitheroe Food Festival; Banbury Food Fair; Norfolk Food and Drink Festival; Fishstock Brixham; Liverpool Food Festival; Taste London; Stroud Food Festival…. How does that make you feel? Excited, enthusiastic, tastebuds on full point? Or a bit weary as the list of ‘local’ food festivals around the country grows longer than the list of Gregg Wallace’s exes. Read full post

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Restaurant Babylon

Shocking news everyone: Restaurants are out to get you. According to a new book by Imogen Edwards-Jones, best known for her series of ‘Babylon’ exposures (as in ‘Hotel’) the restaurant world cannot be trusted and is simply out to hook ‘em, catch ‘em and fry ‘em (in nobody’s parlance). Read full post

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Restaurant Closures In The North Of England

Northern foodies will have been saddened to hear recently the news that Anthony Flinn has closed all four of his restaurants in Leeds. Having trained in Huddersfield, Flinn went on to work with Ferran Adria at El Bulli and honed his excellent craft before bringing it to the gratified attention of those of us who choose to live elsewhere other than London, instead bringing it home and reinvigorating the dining options of that proud Yorkshire city. Anthony’s Restaurant, Piazza by Anthony, Rib Shakk and Anthony’s Patisserie are now officially in administration with 70 redundancies also to be counted. Leeds is undoubtedly a poorer gastronomic place without him and we hope he returns soon. Read full post

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Posh Burgers And Other Stories

It’s not really flaming June, is it? Never mind, we won’t bang on… In our tireless bid to keep tastebuds and tummies salivating, we’ve got a quick round-up of what’s hot (as opposed to the weather) and what’s not (the weather) on the mighty surreal Planet Food. Read full post

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Oiling The Wheels

The last two weeks have seen the dreaded lumbering EU creature of darkness shake off its sloth and remind us how it can suddenly change our little lives for the worse. It reared its head and sniffed the air, desperate to source a little fresh meat and settled on frightening the bejesus out of restaurateurs, chefs and olive oil producers alike. Read full post

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