Category: Restaurants

  • The Bryherstones Country Inn Sunday Lunch

    The Bryherstones Sunday Lunch, Burniston

    On our recent weekend in Scarborough, we headed to the Brytherstones Country Inn for Sunday lunch.  My parents and Nana had come down to spend the day with us, so thought I’d better book somewhere in advance.  Our first goto site was TripAdvisor and we were swamped with options. We’re always looking for somewhere new […]

  • Hadrian's Tipi Newcastle 2017

    Hadrians Tipi, Newcastle 2017

    Always looking for a new adventure we thought it would be fun to try out Hadrian’s Tipi, Newcastle on its opening weekend. Sure, if it’s just opened not many people will know about it! If we go around 5 pm on a Saturday night there’ll be loads of space and plenty of atmospheres! Or as it turned […]

  • Patisserie Valerie Durham

    Patisserie Valerie, Durham

    Last week my mind started to wander and I discussed the options for selecting delicious cakes as a treat. A quick google brought up Patisserie Valerie and I lost 5 minutes of my working day. Just to clarify the cake discussion was work banter. Would you eat a custard slice in public? Patisserie Valerie, Durham It […]

  • 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 […]