Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Dem Turkish Restaurant, Crystal Palace

Dem Turkish Restaurant Crystal Palace Jan 17 (1)

Saturday 28th January 2017

As far as I know, the Dem Turkish Restaurant opened only a few weeks ago. This was our first visit. The food and service was first class. An excellent meal. Well worth visiting. Watch out for the indoor BBQ.

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Cafe Brindisa, Kensington

Casa Brindisa Kensington Jan 17 (1)

Saturday 28th January 2017

We left the Science Museum and went in search of lunch. We found Cafe Brindisa on Exhibition Road. Not cheap but good quality. Quite a busy establishment.

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Tim Peake's space capsule

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Saturday 28th January 2017

Back in London and a chance to visit the Science Museum. The reason?: to look at the recently unveiled space capsule used by Tim Peake to return to earth after his stay at the International Space Station. Definitely worth a visit. I also took the opportunity to look around some of the other exhibitions, including transport and steam power.

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Scampi at the Ravensworth Arms

Ravensworth Arms, Lamesley Jan 17

Thursday 19th January 2017

I was the guest speaker at a meeting of Gateshead Rotary Club held at the Ravensworth Arms near Lamesley, Gateshead. I was rewarded with lunch. I went for the scampi.

This was my 2nd visit to the Ravensworth Arms. My first was some years ago for a Christmas dinner. It was a bit quieter this second time!

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Hastings Hill pub

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Tuesday 10th January 2017

I had to be in Sunderland so I called into the Hastings Hill pub for lunch. I had the vegetable curry. I can't recommend it. It was a curry sauce poured over a few vegetables. I've had better.

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Sabatini, Newcastle Quayside

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Thursday 29th December 2016

Once onto the Newcastle Quayside, we were in search of lunch. We found Sabatini's Italian Restaurant. It was very quiet so we largely had the staff to ourselves. Excellent meal with good size portions. Not the cheapest of places but we were paying for quality.

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Reflections on the Tyne

Gateshead Millennium Bridge Dec 16 (1)

Thursday 29th December 2016

From the Baltic, we walked over the Gateshead Millennium Bridge to Newcastle Quayside. It was a very sunny day and there were some fantastic reflections of the bridges, Baltic and the Sage in the Tyne.

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Sage Gateshead Dec 16 1

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