Great Food

Going for (Mari)GOLD!

2023-11-15T17:28:02+00:00November 13th, 2023|Great Food, New Restaurants|

We received a unique dining experience tonight as a pre-customer to the official opening night tomorrow (Tuesday) for The Marigold Tavern. It has only been open for 2 days on a soft launch. As the staff and chefs get used to their conscience menu to perfection. Once the home to House of Feasts, this large building has been redecorated to accommodate the style and colours of India. You're surrounded by some beautiful murals, figure paintings and a gorgeous shade of Marigold yellow on the walls. It's a large restaurant with plenty of tables to choose from and a different

English Wine? Oh la la!

2023-10-19T17:05:46+01:00October 19th, 2023|Great Food, New Restaurants, Uniqueness, Walks|

Isn’t it great when something pops up on social and it interests you to do more…? I saw a post about wine growing in the UK which wasn’t far from Peterborough, so it sparked my curiosity further. So, last week we went along to the The Rutland Vineyard to see for myself. It’s located in the beautiful backroads of Ketton just up the A1 not far from Stamford. It started off a lovely sunny day as I entered into their small cafe. Well decorated and set out with tables, chairs and tall bench seats. The menu is small; concentrating

Leave The Herd Behind

2023-09-08T10:26:11+01:00September 7th, 2023|General, Great Food, New Restaurants|

I was invited along to try out Black Sheep Coffee which has just opened in the centre of Queensgate in Peterborough today, a franchise which is being run by Peterborough family Ajay, Nicky and Amar. The first thing to note is that it’s a self ordering system. Simply go to your nearest vacant screen (there are 3 at each entrance) scroll through huge choice of coffee, cold drinks, milkshakes, waffles, bagels, breakfast buns, desserts and much more from the ordering screen, pay by card and then you just wait for your order to be called. You collect it from

Relax, Destress, Eat

2023-07-29T14:42:40+01:00July 28th, 2023|Adults Only, Great Food, Summer, Uniqueness|

I had the pleasure of visiting Alwalton Hall this week as I received a birthday treat voucher, so was whisked away on Friday to enjoy it. Arriving at the grand house is an experience in itself, a beautiful home which has been turned into this beauty haven. Greeted and given something to drink as I waited for my beautician to come and get me and take me up into a wonderful teal coloured room with a twinkling of soft music. I received a wonderful full body massage from Courtney which was an hour's relaxation with warm oils. It's a

Come into the Sanctuary

2023-06-30T14:36:44+01:00June 30th, 2023|General, Great Food, Uniqueness|

It's not very often when you walk into a new business that you find out that it's actually 4 in 1! That happened to me yesterday, 29th June, when I popped into a local new coffee shop on Oundle Road called The Sanctuary. Vickie and Lauren run the newly opened The Sanctuary where they are offering coffee, crystals and cake. It opened last Friday. On entering you are instantly hit with sparkle and colour from Vickie's 'Crystal Boutique' which has been situated here for around 15 months. There are lots of different pieces for different remedies, for healing, for

Sweet Tooth?

2023-06-15T22:28:35+01:00June 16th, 2023|General, Great Food, Uniqueness|

Saw that a new shop had opened on Park Road. Town end near the old Beales store so I thought I'd pop in on Tuesday to see exactly what it was all about. Sabrina has been open for 6 weeks now, she tried to open a while ago but found she just wasn't quite ready, but now she is and is waiting for all you sweet fans to go and see her. The shop sells lots of brightly coloured sweets which you'll find around the shop in large glass jars. You can really go to town and do a

Mushroom Cappuccino! Are You Mad??

2023-05-09T22:19:52+01:00May 9th, 2023|Great Food, New Restaurants|

We were invited to tantalise our taste buds at 1498 The Spice Affair. It was opened by Lloyd 18 months ago, yet we'd never been - a little hesitant that the dishes might be too spicy for our palate - however, we shouldn't have been as our experience this evening was anything but hot - for us! Hidden away down an alleyway off Priestgate is the entrance to the restaurant where you are greeted with not only colourful street art of Goan villages and a market scene - a great opportunity to take a selfie before or after eating

Rooster & Redneck – Too Much To Handle

2023-03-31T09:51:15+01:00March 31st, 2023|General, Great Food, New Restaurants, News|

We were invited to go and try out Higgsy's in their new second location. Last November saw the opening of ‘The Hatch’ down on London Road at Norman Cross and has been so popular with the locals that they wanted to bring it into the centre. So their second outlet is now at Glo-golf, where it opened last week. Run by Adam and Amber, I asked why burgers? The simple answer was that Adam wanted to create something he liked eating and the idea of high quality burgers was the way forward rather than plain offerings from other outlets

Student Food – Yes Please!

2023-03-25T11:54:13+00:00March 25th, 2023|Adults Only, General, Great Food, New Restaurants, Uniqueness|

Surprise of the day, week, year… well life actually as I’ve never been. I saw a lovely event menu in November and completely forgot about it until I received a reminder email from Restaurant manager Francesca De Falco…it was a couple of night’s notice but I thought, yes I’m game - I want to try this out. Do you know what? I’m glad I did as I’ll definitely be back…. The Parcs restaurant is situated in Peterborough College and gives the students the chance to work and gain real-life experience. My expectations were not high and the menu sounded

Eating out in the countryside: Woodnewton

2023-03-01T17:16:15+00:00February 19th, 2023|General, Great Food|

#OutAndAbout around the Peterborough area. Sometimes it's all about trying new places and there really is an abundance of choice when it comes to food in and around the Peterborough and surrounding area. We drove out to the west of Peterborough to a quaint small village called Woodnewton which I'd never heard of, let alone been to, and at the heart of it is a lovely restaurant called The White Swan. Originally built as an Inn in 1790 the White Swan has been a pub in the village over these many years, and is now owned and run by


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