Jesmond Dene House hotel - bedroom

Hotel review: Jesmond Dene House Hotel

A country house break in the city Jesmond Dene House is one of only two Newcastle-upon-Tyne hotels listed in the 2017 Michelin guide, and they get a separate entry for their food too (they also have 3 AA rosettes). The mansion house sits beside a wooded area above the Ouseburn river ('Dene' is a local term

Flat caps Coffee Newcastle

Coffee: Flat Caps Coffee, Haymarket, Newcastle

"Hidden gem" is a phrase often uttered about restaurants, cafes or pubs that are not widely known about, especially if they're inconspicuously located on a city centre street. Take Flat Caps Coffee for example, it could take some skill to find this coffee shop without prior knowledge as we used Google Maps to take us

Eds diner Euston station London

Food review: Ed’s Easy Diner, Euston Station, London

Ed's Easy Diner,  Euston Station Travelling back from London on a train at dinner time often means eating a sandwich that you don't really want or a takeaway that annoys the rest of the carriage!  I wanted something hot and a proper covered seating area (it was raining) so with just enough time for a

Gerry's Kitchen food London cafe Stratford

Food review: Gerry’s Kitchen, Stratford, London

Gerry's Kitchen Location Gerry's Bar & Kitchen is located beside Stratford Circus near the Stratford Centre about a five-minute walk from Stratford Station in east London. About Part of the Theatre Royal Stratford East development it's named after the theatre's Managing Director Gerry Raffles who died in 2002. The area was spruced up for the

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Hard Rock Hotels for Glasgow and London

New Hard Rock Hotels for the UK Hard Rock International announced plans to bring their hotel brand to Glasgow and London. A spokesperson  for the company told Foodie Explorers "Hard Rock International continues to focus on hotel development in Europe, and has signed a deal to bring a Hard Rock Hotel to Glasgow in Scotland.

L'enclume - Broth of artichoke, Westcombe, hen of the woods

Food Review: L’Enclume, Cavendish Street, Cartmel, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LA11 6PZ

Best Restaurant in the UK? L'enclume has been voted best restaurant in the UK by the Good Food Guide for the last few years now. We visited in December 2015. The entrance is modest, quite bright and neither pretentious nor stuffy looking. The whole village is lovely.  Down to earth with friendly villagers to match. There's

YHA Berwick - courtyard with picnic tables

Accommodation: Youth-hosteling in Berwick-upon-Tweed and YHA January sale

The Youth Hostel Association of England and Wales invited us to stay at one of their properties and we realised that despite booking with a number of hostels over the years we'd never actually stayed with a YHA member and so, on the return leg of a recent trip to England we spent one night at YHA Berwick in

Pullman Hotel London St Pancras, Bedroom

Hotel Review: Hotel Pullman London St Pancras, 100 – 110 Euston Rd, London NW1 2AJ

Handily located between Euston and St Pancras Railway Stations for anyone coming from up north or Paris, Hotel Pullman London St Pancras is an excellent base for visiting London for business or pleasure. The British Library, Bloomsbury, seven tube lines and of course Eurostar trains are all within easy each. The chic and inviting lobby

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Food Review: NYL, 1 North John Street, Liverpool, L2 5QW

Liverpool was the gateway to the new world and new lives for many people from all across Europe (there is even a Liverpool village in New York state!) so it should be fitting that a bar and restaurant in Liverpool (the UK one that is!) celebrates the food and culture of New York in a

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Food Review: La Piazza, 45 Goodramgate, York YO1 7LS

As a result of not being able to get a table at the restaurant we wanted, we wandered along the Goodramgate and followed the aroma of pizza to La Piazza although we couldn't actually see anyone inside...but we discovered, upon entry, that all the customers were at the back of the building. We were seated