If you like: Celebrating Thai New Year!
Then try: Orangegrass, South Shields
It’s Thai New Year this weekend and there’s no better way to join in the celebrations than with some delicious Thai cuisine. Go to Orangegrass any time this week and sample some authentic Thai food – they blend spicy chilli with creamy coconut milk to create curries with a subtle kick and offer a three-course banquet option for diners who are in the mood for a feast.
If you like: Burgers, beers and beats
Then try: The Yard Bar & Functioning Room, Ilkley
Get stuck into towering burgers, bottles of craft beer and a long list of original cocktails. We like the sound of ‘wafflin’ on’ – a grilled chicken burger with gooey cheese, maple bacon and a buttered waffle all in a potato-floured bun. Keep an eye on their website for events to enjoy alongside your food – they often have DJ’s playing, and every Wednesday you can cue up for free pool all day and night.
If you like: Secret sweet treats
Then try: Mielle Patisserie, Berwick-upon-Tweed
This little hidden gem is located on the ancient, cobbled West Street in Berwick-upon-Tweed. It’s the perfect place to meet a friend for a good catch up, a latte and a treat – they have frosted cupcakes, crumbly scones, generous sponges and sweet pastries for you to pick from behind the glass counter. The white chocolate and sweet raspberry tart, and walnut cake covered in whipped cream and caramel sauce are particularly irresistible.