Paradiso reminds me of those amazing non-chain, family run Italian restaurants that are hidden away and you only know about it – if you know about it.

Well, all that, except its a mix of Mediterranean and Italian and run by Giuseppe and Palmiro to be precise. You will probably find Paradiso through word of mouth rather than advertising campaigns splashed everywhere and voted 12 out of over 1000 places to eat in Newcastle, it must be doing something right.

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I have a confession to make. I’ve lived in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne for a long time know, I pride myself with knowing many things about most places. Of course, I knew about Bealim House, I mean, LOOK AT IT, it’s a gin distillery! But, I’ve never actually been (come on though, it’s another new one!), even worse though, I couldn’t work out where it was, then couldn’t for the life of me work out how I’ve missed it! It’s beautiful!

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Now this was somewhere I was really excited to visit. I’ve actually never been as it’s fairly new, it’s a part of the group that own the amazing Vermont Hotel and Bar Livello and is located in the prettiest part of Newcastle: The Quayside. Aveika is (yet another) Japanese cuisine restaurant, though I’m not complaining, any food that is Asian or Asian fusion, I’m all over it. View Post

Ok, it’s here, #BlogstaurantWeek, I’m literally putting my money where my mouth is. I’ve got to start with something ‘propa canny’, otherwise you won’t come back and the result of Blogstaurant Week would just be me getting fat! (which is totally fine)

Lane 7 is the Boutique Bowling alley in Newcastle, all decked out in 1950’s style, the decor itself is such a winner, it puts a whole new twist on the experience. Rather than the “sticky” plastic (do you know what I mean?) bowling alleys in most towns and cities, Lane 7 is such a cool place to go.

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