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Here are our Dining Out reviews, we only publish good reviews, if we wouldn't recommend a venue then we don't publish a review so have a read and give somewhere different a try next time you dine out. See our other reviews


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A Family Meal At The Shalimar Indian Restaurant In Darley Dale A Family Meal At The Shalimar Indian Restaurant In Darley Dale As a flock we have enjoyed some fab meals out together during the government’s ‘Eat Out To Help Out’ scheme in August, and as luck would have it the Bank Holiday Monday was on Read Our Review

A Return Visit To Riley's Fish Shack, Tynemouth A Return Visit To Riley's Fish Shack, Tynemouth After the long journey ooop north to see the Geordie Bird (His Nibs' mum) we were feeling a bit frazzled and definitely in need of food and chill time. Enter the rather unique comfort of Read Our Review

Out For Dinner At Le Mistral French Restuarant In Wirksworth Out For Dinner At Le Mistral French Restuarant In Wirksworth The Man Bird and I found ourselves back in the lovely town (definitely NOT a village!) of Wirksworth recently, thanks to a lovely invite by the manager of Le Mistral restaurant, Lauren Read Our Review

Dinner And Cocktails At Revolucion De Cuba, Nottingham Dinner And Cocktails At Revolucion De Cuba, Nottingham Thanks to the havoc Covid-19 has wreaked on everybody's travel plans for 2020, His Nibs and I weren't going to make it to actual Cuba so we headed out to the next Read Our Review

Out For Dinner At Sicily Restaurant In Chesterfield Out For Dinner At Sicily Restaurant In Chesterfield Yet again, The Man Bird and I were doing our bit on the governments eat out to help out scheme. This time we were headed to Sicily Restaurant on Chesterfield's Sheffield Road; Read Our Review

A Family Sunday Lunch At The Greyhound In Belper A Family Sunday Lunch At The Greyhound In Belper We’ve been at it again dear reader; out for Sunday lunch as a flock, that is! This time saw us flying off to The Greyhound in Belper, a visit we haven’t made since 2014 Read Our Review

Out For Dinner At Moda Italian Restaurant In Hucknall Out For Dinner At Moda Italian Restaurant In Hucknall Another week, another #eatouttohelpout foray for me, The Man and Fledge - I could get used to this! Moda Italian Restaurant in Hucknall was the location this time, and as massive fans Read Our Review

A Very Special Birthday Meal At Angelos In Duffield A Very Special Birthday Meal At Angelos In Duffield Our Flock has always been very much together, both to advise and support and to celebrate. This time saw us out to celebrate a very important birthday: Mummy Birds Read Our Review

Catching Up With Friends At Nawaab Saab Indian In Nuthall Catching Up With Friends At Nawaab Saab Indian In Nuthall No-one has enjoyed the Corona Crisis lockdown have they? It's put the kibosh on all our social lives. I was still shocked though when Mr TreeHugger said that he, Mrs Hugger Read Our Review

A Post Lockdown Visit To Turtle Bay In Derby #rumreggaejerk A Post Lockdown Visit To Turtle Bay In Derby #rumreggaejerk The Man Bird and I were thrilled to be invited along to Turtle Bay in Derby, it seems ages since we last visited! We parked the Jalopy nearby and had a short walk over to the still colourful Read Our Review

Dinner At The All Siam Thai On Eccleshall Road, Sheffield Dinner At The All Siam Thai On Eccleshall Road, Sheffield There's never a dull (or quiet) moment when Fledge is around, and this particular day was no different. The Man and I picked Mummy Bird up in the jalopy and headed over to Sheffield Read Our Review

Out For Steak Night At The Shepherds Rest, Lower Bagthorpe Out For Steak Night At The Shepherds Rest, Lower Bagthorpe As you know, during the most intense lockdown period His Nibs and I tried to support local businesses by ordering a takeaway restaurant-quality meal each week. Read Our Review

Out For Dinner At Seven Restaurant and Cafe Bar in Derby Out For Dinner At Seven Restaurant and Cafe Bar in Derby Not gonna lie, August will see His Nibs and me being total and utter gluttons - yes, even more so than usual! - which is down to the fab weather, the #eatouttohelpout scheme Read Our Review

Eat Out To Help Out At Barringtons, Darley Dale Eat Out To Help Out At Barringtons, Darley Dale His Nibs and I have been supporting local venues as they participate in the governments 'eat out to help out' scheme - why wouldn't we take advantage of an (up to) £10 discount per person Read Our Review

A Family Visit To Mowgli Street Food in Sheffield A Family Visit To Mowgli Street Food in Sheffield Back in 2018 His Nibs and I were invited to the opening of Mowgli in Nottingham and absolutely loved the buzz of the venue, not to mention the super-tasty Indian food served up from the kitchen there. Read Our Review

Afternoon Tea At The New Bath Hotel And SPA, Matlock Bath Afternoon Tea At The New Bath Hotel And SPA, Matlock Bath What's better than a whammy? A double whammy, obviously! Finally Mummy Bird and I were getting to celebrate Mothers Day with Afternoon Tea (better late than never!) Read Our Review

A Flock Sunday Lunch At The Three Horseshoes, Clay Cross A Flock Sunday Lunch At The Three Horseshoes, Clay Cross Lockdown's been tough for everyone, and it's been no different for My Flock. The Tribal Elders were at extra risk so The Man Bird and I began to do their weekly shopping Read Our Review

Dinner In The Three AA Rosette Gallery Restaurant At The Cavendish Hotel Dinner In The Three AA Rosette Gallery Restaurant At The Cavendish Hotel What's more impressive than two AA Rosette dining? Three AA Rosette dining, of course! The Man Bird and I have recently been fortunate enough to experience Read Our Review

Trying Out The New Menu At The Five Lamps Pub, Derby Trying Out The New Menu At The Five Lamps Pub, Derby The first day of the governments Eat Out to Help Out scheme saw The Man Bird and me visiting The Five Lamps pub in Derby, thanks to Head Chef Alex Fletcher (aka Chunki Chef) Read Our Review

A Post Lockdown Dinner At The Merchant's Yard in Tideswell A Post Lockdown Dinner At The Merchant's Yard in Tideswell Good things come to those who wait they say; well, thanks to Covid-19 The Man Bird and I have been waiting a while to finally get to accept Head Chef Danny Box's invitation Read Our Review

Using The App To Order Our Dinner At The Greyhound In Derby Using The App To Order Our Dinner At The Greyhound In Derby After essentially four months away (thanks to Covid-19 and all its nastiness) His Nibs and I have been getting back in the gastro saddle, so to speak, and eating out again. Read Our Review

A Socially Distanced Sunday Lunch At The Hope & Anchor, Wirksworth A Socially Distanced Sunday Lunch At The Hope & Anchor, Wirksworth There aren't that many advantages to being older, but one of them is the ability to deal with life's curve-balls when they crop up. One such glitch occurred on Sunday Read Our Review

All You Can Eat At The Lotus Lounge in Alfreton All You Can Eat At The Lotus Lounge in Alfreton The Man Bird and I had had a busy day up at the Fine Food Show North in Harrogate, and really couldn't be bothered to cook, so he suggested we go to The Lotus Lounge for Read Our Review

A Post Lockdown Dinner At Batemans Mill Hotel, Old Tupton A Post Lockdown Dinner At Batemans Mill Hotel, Old Tupton Usually, a bored Man Bird is a dangerous Man Bird; not on this occasion though. I was out in the garden doing some pseudo-gardening (i.e. pretending to look like I knew what I Read Our Review

Our First Post-Lockdown Dinner at The Tiger Inn, Turnditch, Belper Our First Post-Lockdown Dinner at The Tiger Inn, Turnditch, Belper Everything happens for a reason so they say, and I do believe this. Our first post-covid dining out experience was a classic example of this; we'd booked to go somewhere Read Our Review

Trying Out The Tasting Menu At The Bulls Head, Holymoorside Trying Out The Tasting Menu At The Bulls Head, Holymoorside One of the great things about England (well, the whole UK actually) is the endless amount of villages and small towns dotted throughout its green acres. These little havens often have Read Our Review

Mezze And Tagines At Olive Moroccan Restaurant In Belper Mezze And Tagines At Olive Moroccan Restaurant In Belper Before I do anything else (or rather, before I forget!) I want to say ‘Thank You’ to Olive Moroccan restaurant for a really fab ‘date night’. The Man Bird and Read Our Review

An Impromptu Family Dinner At The Strutt Arms in Milford An Impromptu Family Dinner At The Strutt Arms in Milford It doesn't matter what we're up to, the thought of food is never far from mine and The Man Birds minds! Mummy Bird had come out for a few hours into Derby with us (as she'd got Read Our Review

A Kings Breakfast At The Old Bell Hotel, Derby A Kings Breakfast At The Old Bell Hotel, Derby If you like your history and, more specifically, your historic buildings, then you will think you've died and gone to heaven (so to speak) when you come across The Old Bell on Derbys Read Our Review

Sunday Lunch At The Dining Room At 121, Derby Sunday Lunch At The Dining Room At 121, Derby You may recall that The Man and I were invited to check out The Dining Room at 121 when it first opened; we had a superb dinner there, so we were thrilled to be invited back Read Our Review

A Post Shopping Dinner At The Recently Opened Lonestar In Sheffield A Post Shopping Dinner At The Recently Opened Lonestar In Sheffield The Man has been hunting out the bargains on Groupon again, and I have to say he's come up trumps. We decided to grab one of the deals for four people Read Our Review

Out For Dinner At The Dog At Pentrich Out For Dinner At The Dog At Pentrich We've done our usual trick of having somewhere on the doorstep and not getting around to visiting, so when Mummy Bird rang up and said 'you fancy going out for dinner?' we knew just Read Our Review

Dinner At The Boat Inn, Pinxton Wharf, Pinxton Dinner At The Boat Inn, Pinxton Wharf, Pinxton The Man Bird and I have walked past The Boat Inn at Pinxton Wharf many times over summers gone by, always wondering when it was going to open. It slipped from our minds Read Our Review

A Visit To The Red Bar and Grill In Mansfield A Visit To The Red Bar and Grill In Mansfield Despite it being one of our closest towns, His Nibs and I haven't really eaten out in Mansfield; we've eaten out in villages around it, but not actually within the town itself. Read Our Review

Celebrating Chinese New Year at Cosmo World Kitchen, Nottingham Celebrating Chinese New Year at Cosmo World Kitchen, Nottingham When people ask me if I like Cosmo World Kitchen, I always reply 'what's not to like?'. There aren't many other places that spring to mind that you could have a group Read Our Review

Back At The Devonshire Arms Pilsley To Check Out The Refurb Back At The Devonshire Arms Pilsley To Check Out The Refurb Blimey, 2020 has begun at a blistering pace for The Man Bird and me! There hasn't been a week where we haven't been out at least once, and nothing makes this little Read Our Review

Lunch At The Anteaque Bee Cafe, Derwentside Shopping Mill, Belper Lunch At The Anteaque Bee Cafe, Derwentside Shopping Mill, Belper Well 2020 is certainly getting off to a lively start for The Man and me! Our latest invite came from a lovely lady called Karen North who took over ownership of Read Our Review

A Flock Sunday Lunch At The Peacock Inn, Cutthorpe A Flock Sunday Lunch At The Peacock Inn, Cutthorpe When an unexpected chance to go out for Sunday Lunch arose, you don't need to be a genius to figure out that we jumped at it! Daddy Bird was going out for the day and Mummy. Read Our Review

Cooking Steak On The Black Rock Stones At The Forge In Derby Cooking Steak On The Black Rock Stones At The Forge In Derby It's been a fair old while since The Man and I were last at The Forge in Derby; in fact, it was when they were a burger house! In keeping with the unique surroundings of Read Our Review

A Visit To Bohns Best Burgers In Nottingham A Visit To Bohns Best Burgers In Nottingham You would think that, given the amount of food I've managed to put away over the festive and New Year period, that I would be fooded out, but no, the appetite is still very much hale and hearty! Read Our Review

A New Years Day Lunch At The Barley Mow, Wingerworth A New Years Day Lunch At The Barley Mow, Wingerworth They say start as you mean to go on, don't they? So that's exactly what The Man and I did; we ate food! It's no secret that I'm a bit of a crap cook, so when given the chance Read Our Review