Food Review: John Long’s, Belfast

Food Review: John Long’s, Belfast

Belfast’s oldest fish & chip shop You can’t visit Belfast without visiting its oldest chippy – John Long’s.  Operating since 1914, John Long converted part of his grocery shop on Mill Street to sell fish & chips. Demand became so great that he moved to Athol Street, taking over an oldRead More…

Pickled Ginger turns 2!

Pickled Ginger turns 2!

Celebrate Ginger! It’s all about ginger cocktails and ginger dishes this Thursday in the West End as Pickled Ginger restaurant celebrates its second anniversary with a Japanese ten dish tasting menu and masterclasses with Nikka Whisky. On Thursday 22nd June from 6pm until late, Pickled Ginger will be celebrating withRead More…

2018 National Fish and Chip Awards Launches

2018 National Fish and Chip Awards Launches

THE NATIONAL FISH & CHIP AWARDS KICK START 30TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR The 2018 National Fish & Chip Awards have today (4 May 2017) kicked off their 30th anniversary year and are now officially open for entry, marking the start of a nine-month quest to find the UK’s best fish andRead More…

Food review: Salt and Vinegar, 1044 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow

Food review: Salt and Vinegar, 1044 Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow

Did we land a big fish in Shawlands? Salt and Vinegar in Shawlands seemed to take forever to open, teasing us, with the brown paper on the windows, as to what was inside.  Now it is open and we wandered along to see if it was worth the wait. InsideRead More…

First birthday of 111 by Nico

First birthday of 111 by Nico

111 by Nico birthday celebration We had ventured along to 111 by Nico for their Monday Taste Club, so when an email came through regarding  a special birthday menu for 111 by Nico Mrs Foodie jumped in (it was also her birthday so double excuse to go) Two newbies cameRead More…

UK’S TOP 20 FISH AND CHIP SHOPS ANNOUNCED

UK’S TOP 20 FISH AND CHIP SHOPS ANNOUNCED

UK’S TOP 20 FISH AND CHIP SHOPS ANNOUNCED The UK’s top 20 fish and chip shops have been announced by the 2017 National Fish & Chip Awards, organised by Seafish. The 20 shops will now compete in the next round of the competition, with the prize being a place inRead More…

Food Review: Moness Resort, Aberfeldy, Perthshire

Food Review: Moness Resort, Aberfeldy, Perthshire

Fine dining in the heart of Perthshire Mr Foodie and I had a night away at Moness Resort to sample their food and get out of the city for some well-deserved fresh air. Resort Overview Moness Resort sits on the outskirts of Aberfeldy which is very easy to get to from the A9Read More…

Event Preview: G and Sea at Gamba

Event Preview: G and Sea at Gamba

A night of gin and seafood in Gamba Gamba host a Scottish Gin & Seafood Dinner on  August 31st.  David Thomson from Makar will be on hand to host and share why Makar is taking the Scottish craft gin market by storm. G & Sea Details: Wednesday 31st August FourRead More…

Restaurant review: Gion Nanba, 23-1 Nagitsuji Fushikawacho, Yamashina Ward, Kyoto Prefecture 607-8167, Japan

Restaurant review: Gion Nanba, 23-1 Nagitsuji Fushikawacho, Yamashina Ward, Kyoto Prefecture 607-8167, Japan

Like Chihana on the opposite side of the main Shijo Dori street, Gion Nanba is also a well-regarded Michelin-starred kappa-style (counter) kaiseki (traditional multi-course dining) restaurant hidden down a narrow alley. Chihana has 3 stars, Gion just 1, but after splashing out on the former we realised that we could still afford one more fine-dining experienceRead More…

What type of chippy are you?

What type of chippy are you?

The Ultimate Chippy Quiz from Hungryhouse Hungryhouse developed, from research, this quiz based on customers fish and chip ordering habits. Basically, the user answers a few fun questions about what their chip shop ordering habits are, and (hopefully!) the quiz is able to guess what part of the country orRead More…