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Chippy of the Year: Here’s your Top 10 - now choose a winner

We asked you to help us find the best chip shop in the Sunderland area - and how you responded!

Alington House in North Bailey, Durham.

Review: Penny’s Pantry vegan pop-up, Durham City

The saying ‘never meet your heroes’ is one thing, but it’s something else when a member of one of your favourite bands serves your dinner.

Hotel Chocolat will open in the city next month

Hotel Chocolat to open cafe and shop in Sunderland

Sweet tooths are in for a treat when Hotel Chocolat opens its doors in Sunderland.

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Michel Roux Jnr holding a skrei cod.

Food and drink: Fishing for wild skrei cod in chilly Norwegian waters with chef Michael Roux Jr

It’s rather extraordinary to be 300km north of the Arctic Circle, in the land of the Northern Lights, eating fresh cod – so fresh it was still swimming the fjords a couple of hours ago – with two-Michelin–starred chef Michel Roux Jr. But this isn’t just any old cod (and it’s certainly not battered).

El Nido in Frederick Street is one of the restaurants taking part

Dates announced for the return of Sunderland Restaurant Week

Loosen your belts - Sunderland Restaurant Week is returning next month.

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Pancake Day is finally here.

Shrove Tuesday: Everything you need to know

It's finally the time of year again when pancakes aren't just for breakfast. As you prepare for many hungry mouths to feed, empty bags of flour and a couple of failed mixture attempts in the bin, we answer everything you need to know about Shrove Tuesday.

A recipe from The Pancake Kitchen in Seaham for Shrove Tuesday. Picture: The Pancake Kitchen.

How to make the perfect pancake for Shrove Tuesday

Elastic waistbands at the ready - one of the most treat-filled days of the year has arrived.

Sunderland City centre.
Keel Square and The Peacock

Win a meal for four at Sunderland’s Peacock pub

The Peacock is set to take flight with a new food menu - and to celebrate we’re giving away a meal for four.

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Tequila Tequila, Green Terrace, Sunderland.

First look at the new Mexican restaurant set to turn up the heat in Sunderland

Tequila Tequila is hoping to make you happy when it opens its doors this weekend.

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Making a Sunday dinner? These reader recipes promise great Yorkshire puddings

The humble Yorkshire pudding really can make or break your Sunday dinner.

No.2 Church Lane

Review: No 2 Church Lane, Sunderland city centre

There’s been a shift in Saturday nights in Sunderland.

The Engine Room at the Fire Station

Blue Planet inspires Sunderland pub chain to ditch plastic straws

A North East pub group is serving up greener drinks, after ditching plastic straws in favour of an eco-friendly alternative.

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What's your favourite pizza topping?

National Pizza Day: What's the best topping?

We don't really need an excuse to eat pizza, but it's good to have one anyway!

Frederick Street new Mexican restaurant, El Nido.

Review: El Nido, Frederick Street, Sunderland

Mexican restaurants are like buses in Sunderland, it seems. The city has been taco-less for a number of years and now we have a trio of Mexican joints bringing a flavour of Latin American to Wearside.

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Durham Distillery

How you can make your mark on the North East’s first whisky

There’s some dramtastic news for whisky lovers as a distillery prepares to create a new drink which captures the spirit of the area.

Durham's Old Shire Hall new Hotel Indigo ahead of completion.
General manager Paul Borg

Durham’s £15m Hotel Indigo and Marco Pierre White Steakhouse prepares for opening day

Guests are set to feel anything but blue about the new Hotel Indigo.

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Revealed: The 10 top-rated restaurants in Sunderland according to TripAdvisor

When you can’t be bothered to make the tea there are plenty of places to dine out in Sunderland.

Mamma Italia in Stannington Grove, Ashbrooke, Sunderland

Review: Mamma Italia, Ashbrooke, Sunderland

Friendly service goes a long way in the restaurant trade – and it’s something this Italian joint has in spades.

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Here are the top 10 chippys in the Hartlepool area, as chosen by you.

Help us to find Sunderland and Durham’s Best Chippy

We are on the look-out for Sunderland’s Best Chippy of 2018 - and we need your help.

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