Category: Restaurants

  • Basilico Gosforth High Street

    Basilico Gosforth

    Gosforth High Street has lots of restaurants, but one has been shrouded in mystery and we’d always passed it by. I only know two people that have been to Basilico and I felt it was time to give it a try. Basilico Gosforth High Street Basilico is located at the Town moor end of the […]

  • A Cheeky Zapatista

    A Cheeky Zapatista!

    We’d been invited to the Basketball Game as guests of Zapatista this Friday. For the past 39 years I really thought I didn’t like sports, but after watching 4 games with Newcastle Eagles, I think I’ve been converted. With tip off at 7:30pm we had a tight schedule with sorting out a meal. So, we […]

  • Jamie Oliver's DIner

    Jamie Oliver’s Diner

    After our unsuccessful attempt at getting a table in busy busy Central London, one day earlier. We decided to try again. This time our group had split from 8 people to just the 4 Hoopers. We wandered through the city, via Hamleys and the Girl Guiding Shop. The kids had been on their feet since 8am. It […]

  • Bill's Hammersmith

    Bill’s Hammersmith

    After a day walking around central London on Good Friday, we bizarrely struggled to find a table for 8 people around 6.00pm. Every where we went they asked if we had a booking! Who knew that in jam packed Covent Garden you had to book? OK. Everyone else in London did. So our friends the […]

  • Cafe Fish Scarborough

    Cafe Fish – Scarborough

    Last weekend I packed my bags and headed down to Scarborough for my annual girls weekend. No kids, no responsibilities, plenty of chat and prosecco is the recurring theme of the trip. Our base for the stay is my parents holiday home, Meadowside.  The four bedroomed home is located in the village of Burniston, some 5 […]

  • Vujon Indian Restaurant Newcastle

    Vujon Indian Restaurant, Newcastle

    We were losing a long standing member of staff at Hooper Signs. After around 12 years manning womanning the phones, dealing with accounts and the day to day running of the business. My sister in law had decided to try a new job nearer to home. I could see elements of the reason she wanted to […]

  • Oli's and Joe Gosforth High Street

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    Oli’s and Joe Gosforth

    Oli’s and Joe on Gosforth High Street opened towards the end of 2016. Yet another restaurant we wanted to try out. The branding on the outside looks amazing. The design is eye catching and we were hoping the interior would live up to our expectations! Gosforth High Street is quite a popular location for restaurants […]

  • New New Bengal Gosforth

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    New New Bengal – Gosforth High Street

    The New New Bengal Indian Restaurant in Gosforth is the refurbished result from the New Bengal Restaurant. The New Bengal Gosforth The Indian restaurant had been established in Gosforth for over 40 years. We’d visited a couple of times when on our dating years. During the late summer of 2014, the business was set on fire […]