Sunday, 15 October 2017
I visited Miller and Carter Steakhouse in Newcastle last week with a group of friends. Good service and a first class meal, though not cheap. Despite being a a steakhouse, it also caters for vegetarians. Well worth a visit.
Monday, 9 October 2017
The Harry Clasper is Wetherspoon's relatively recent addition to the crop of pubs in Whickham. I called there last Friday for a cheap lunch. Prices here are very competitive and I made the mistake of thinking the portions would be small. They weren't! I ordered a "small" plate of tortilla chips and to make up for the fact it was "small", I ordered a plate of potato chips. The small plate would have been sufficient.
Sunday, 8 October 2017
Saturday, 7 October 2017
I was part of a group of 30 people when I visited this restaurant on Exeter Road when I was in Bournemouth last month. The restaurant had no problem catering for us, despite the rest of it being packed. Good food and reasonably priced with friendly and amusing staff.
I spent 3 days in Bournemouth last month and booked myself into the Cumberland Hotel for 2 nights. I had a single room, comfortable enough but I found nothing especially interesting or outstanding in the hotel. It was an okay stay. The only grumble I had was that when I returned to the hotel on my first evening, I needed a meal, but I found room services to be very unhelpful when I phoned them. My second call was a bit more successful. I got a sandwich and bag of crisps for a mere £13. I should have gone out to a chippie instead but there was nothing around.
The Marquis of Granby near Streetgate is less than 2km from where I live. I've had lunch there abut 3 or 4 times this year. The most recent was last Saturday when I attended a Sunniside History Society event at the pub to launch a local history DVD.
I had a burger for lunch. Competitively priced and good quality food. Helpful staff as well.