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The Side Door, Liverpool

As part of my recent visit home, I spent a fair bit of time in my old University city, Liverpool. Whilst living there, I don’t think I quite appreciated the culture, or indeed the vast array of restaurants on offer in the city until it was too late. However, now that I live in a town where Nando’s is “that cool new chicken restaurant”, I find myself craving cosmopolitan places and all of the amazing things they have to offer. Don’t get me wrong, I’m somewhat addicted to Nando’s, but as a foodie, I find there is SO much food out there, and so little time. My friend, ‘Ashley the boy’ (when mentioned at home), and Booth/Mr Booth to everyone online (and his year three kids), apparently is also always on the lookout for new places, as well as people who actually have the money to accompany him. So, I set him the task of finding somewhere to eat on my return, and he was pretty happy to oblige. He picked The Side Door – and boy, was I disappointed.

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Christmas Eve @ The Red Fox, Thornton Hough (Wirral)

As my work ever so kindly let us finish for Christmas on the 19th, it meant I could attempt to restore some sanity by returning home and seeing my family, who I am super close to. On Christmas Eve, we decided going for a nice spot of lunch would be the perfect way to spend the day together before heading our separate ways for Christmas itself. The Red Fox, in Thornton Hough on the Wirral/Cheshire border is the recently renovated, absolutely gorgeous replacement for The Grange, which was another previously upscale restaurant that I hear had a few issues towards the end. The rework they’ve done is extensive, the money spent could well have been a risk, but although it’s still early days yet –  I’d still say it was all worth it.

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Manchester, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof & Cheshire Oaks

I did Literature at University, but that sadly doesn’t mean I’m knowledgeable about all things literary! I love reading, however, and some of the things I’ve studied have inevitably become my faves. A while ago, my friends from home back in the North West invited me to go see my absolute most treasured play of all time, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, in Manchester, and I really, really could not resist.

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Food: Dog In A Doublet – Review

When you’re going out for a spontaneous midweek meal, a pub seems like an obvious choice. That’s the exact predicament Dougie and I found ourselves in a week or two ago, basically because we couldn’t be bothered with the cinema (it was a Wednesday…) but it was date night, so we had to do something. With my trusty Taste Card in hand, I picked the first place from the list of places we could use it that wasn’t a chain – it just so happened to be Dog In A Doublet.

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Food: San Carlo, Leicester – Review

San Carlo has been my favorite non-Michelin starred restaurant for a few years now, with its delicious and classic Italian menu. Although this family owned restaurant isn’t a chain by any means, its success has driven it to open in several locations. Leicester was the third I’ve visited, along with Liverpool and Bristol…

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Food: Hickory’s Smokehouse, Rhos-On-Sea, Wales – Review

Whatever you’re expecting to find in a quaint little seaside town in North Wales, it most likely isn’t a full-blown American Smokehouse. But that’s exactly where we had our Sunday lunch on our recent trip to Wales, and I seriously couldn’t be happier about it!

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