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Christmas Meat From Percy Dawes Butcher
Thursday 31 Dec 2015  read review

I hope you all had a marvellous Christmas dear readers and that this post sees you all in fine fettle. Chez Beak it was the usual blend of love, humour, chaos and gluttony;

Festive Cream Tea At Alfreton House Tea Rooms
Saturday 19 Dec 2015  read review

Lady luck was shining down on me last week when I won Alfreton House's competition for a Festive Afternoon Tea for Two. I decided to share my good fortune with my Mummy Bird

Dinner At Lumb Farm in Marehay, Ripley
Thursday 17 Dec 2015  read review

To paraphrase a well known saying "when the chick's away, the parents will play". One of our Chickadees friends was having a birthday meal in Derby and so we were (yet again) ditched and feeling a bit glum

Milkshakes at Shakin It, INTU, Derby
Wednesday 16 Dec 2015  read review

You may remember a while back that we visited Ice creams and Dreams in Bakewell and partook of really nice milkshakes, so it was with much delight that we flew off, along with my Mummy Bird, to the Intu centre at Derby to sample the shake delights.

Dinner At The Newly Opened Brasserie @ Horsley
Sunday 13 Dec 2015  read review

Well, dear readers, to say it's the run-up to Christmas, things are still as busy for this greedy bird. Friday night saw The Man Bird and me at the Brasserie at Horsley Lodge, the first time we have

Christmas Menu At Fahrenheit, Genting Riverlights, Derby
Wednesday 2 Dec 2015  read review

I love Christmas, and I especially love Christmas food, so when Josh invited us to the Fahrenheit grill to try their Festive menu we hopped at the chance. The Genting team have

Dinner At Thaikhun, INTU Victoria, Nottingham
Thursday 26 Nov 2015  read review

It's always exciting to hear of new eateries opening, and I love nothing more than being invited along to have a nosy around. Thaikhun is already open in Manchester and is opening its

Dinner At YO! Sushi, Derby INTU
Tuesday 24 Nov 2015  read review

We all have pre-conceptions about various things and situations don't we? The Man Bird automatically equates the word Sushi with raw fish and I automatically think of YO! Sushi as being somewhere

Dinner At La Dourada @ The Golden Fleece
Sunday 22 Nov 2015  read review

With food blogging you never know where you'll end up which is why I love it so much. Last night the Boy Wonder and I were the guests of the La Dourada team, so off we flew to Chesterfield. We

Dinner At Yardleys Wine Bar, Belper
Friday 13 Nov 2015  read review

Well we finally got around to visiting somewhere we had wanted to go for ages; Yardleys in Belper. Off we flew, the three of us, and we soon got settled at our table to peruse all the temptations on the menu.

Dinner At The Three Horseshoes, Long Lane Village, Ashbourne
Tuesday 20 Oct 2015  read review

Right now I'm wishing I wasn't Sticky Beak. I would give anything to be Marty McFly and have a time traveling DeLorean that could take me back to the glorious setting of The Three

Dinner At Cocina Restaurant @ Casa, Chesterfield
Sunday 18 Oct 2015  read review

Last night saw the Boy Wonder and I at the very swanky Cocina restaurant located inside Casa, Chesterfields only four star hotel.The hotel itself is very striking from the roadside and the

#DareToDine At Showcase Cinema @IntuDerby
Saturday 17 Oct 2015  read review

I love my job so much sometimes dear reader. It has led me to some amazing experiences that I otherwise wouldn't have gone to and Dare2Dine is one such event.

New Chef, New Menu At The Blacksmiths Loft, Derby
Saturday 10 Oct 2015  read review

Last time we went to the Blacksmiths Loft we had a fantastic time, as you know. Since then a new chef, Chris Parry, has overhauled the menu to put his own unique stamp on the food there.

Dinner At Rinaldis Italian, Wakefield
Monday 5 Oct 2015  read review

When we were up in Wakefield we decided to have our dinner out on the Saturday night, rather than eat again in the hotel restaurant (lovely though it was), and so we rocked up at Rinaldis.

Dinner At The Cedar Court Hotel
Sunday 4 Oct 2015  read review

Well, the Boy Wonder has been using his bargain hunting skills again and snagged us an incredible deal on Groupon for a weekend away in Wakefield. So off we tootled on Friday evening

Dinner & Wine Tasting At Maison Mes Amis
Tuesday 29 Sep 2015  read review

I love it when The Boy Wonder makes himself useful and discovers another relatively unknown Gem. This time he happened across an article for a monthly 3 course meal and wine tasting evening

Dinner At Pizza Express in INTU Derby
Monday 28 Sep 2015  read review

It's no secret that my little flock love Pizza (who doesn't), so when the team at Pizza Express, INTU, Derby invited us to see their new refurbished premises and have a bite to eat we all jumped at the chance.

Dinner At The Lockkeeper, Chesterfield
Saturday 26 Sep 2015  read review

Everybody knows the Brewers Fayre brand, so it needs no introduction per se, but as you know dear reader I am a bit of a sticky beak (nosey bird) so when my flock got invited to see the

Revisit To The Farmhouse, Mackworth
Tuesday 22 Sep 2015  read review

I am a very lucky little Birdie dear reader, very lucky indeed. For our wedding anniversary the Boy Wonder had decided to treat us to dinner, bed and breakfast at the Farmhouse in Mackworth

Tapas & Cocktails at Revolucion de Cuba, Derby
Sunday 6 Sep 2015  read review

The Boy and I have always had a great time at Revolucion de Cuba but we've only ever been there in the daytime, so when it was a friend's 21st birthday we decided to go and let our

Sticky Beak Flies In For A Tour Of Northumberland #StickyBeakOnTour
Thursday 3 Sep 2015  read review

Blimey O'Reilly that has been what you can call a hectic few days! Great fun though, I have to say. Northumberland is an absolute gem of a county from the breath-taking coastlines to the busy pace of the city.

Sunday Lunch At The Riverside Lodge, Morpeth
Monday 31 Aug 2015  read review

Whenever the flock ventures "oop north" to see The Geordie Bird (his nibs' mummy) we always like to go out for Sunday lunch, not only is it something to dress up for but its also our way of

Dinner At Masala Tandoori In Ashington
Monday 31 Aug 2015  read review

One of the strange quirks of British living is that even the smallest of towns have a curry house and Ashington in Northumberland has a little gem called Masala. From the front it is fairly

Dinner At The Jemond Dene House, Newcastle
Sunday 30 Aug 2015  read review

Well dear reader this is the first blog from the Northumberland stage of Sticky Beaks tour, and last night we were the very lucky guests of the Jesmond Dene House team.

New Menu At Fahrenheit, Genting Riverlights, Derby
Sunday 23 Aug 2015  read review

The Boy Wonder and myself haven't been back to Fahrenheit Bar and Grill since April of this year, not because we haven't wanted to but because of work, family and other commitments.

Dinner At Shalimar Indian Restaurant In Darley Dale
Saturday 22 Aug 2015  read review

As a flock we love going out to celebrate occasions together, and so this week saw us congregate at Shalimar Restaurant for my Mummy Birds birthday. There is plenty of parking

Day Out At Twycross Zoo
Friday 21 Aug 2015  read review

Summer Holidays are always a struggle to keep the kids amused, especially a few weeks into them, so we asked our Chick what she fancied doing. To our surprise she suggested a trip to Twycross Zoo.

Dinner at the Opulence Restaurant in Derby
Sunday 16 Aug 2015  read review

It's a good job I like eating; I mean really, really like eating. These last few months have been very busy with invites to sample some great food in a diverse range of places, and the pace

Bakewell Brownies at The Bakewell Show
Saturday 15 Aug 2015  read review

Sometimes you taste a food that just somehow connects with you on a visceral level, and every time you think of where you where when you had it the flavours just explode again on your tongue, without you actually eating it.

Making Gin At The 45 Gin School
Wednesday 5 Aug 2015  read review

Regular readers of this blog know just how much I love food, but I also quite enjoy a cheeky tipple or two as well. Part of the fun of doing this blog is getting to try a huge variety of different foods in different locations, as well as receiving pr

Dinner At Antibo Italian in Derby
Tuesday 4 Aug 2015  read review

The Boy Wonder and I are always poking around on the internet as you know, and every so often a little gem comes up that piques our interest. On this particular occasion it was a voucher

Dinner At Giorgio's Italian, Chesterfield
Thursday 23 Jul 2015  read review

As you know dear reader, our little flock tries to get out and about of our own accord at least once a month. We had been looking for somewhere to go that could accommodate a very

Dinner At The Samuel Fox Country Inn, Bradwell
Saturday 18 Jul 2015  read review

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Dinner At Cosmo For Their 2nd Birthday
Tuesday 14 Jul 2015  read review

I love celebrations; they are by their very nature always happy events, so when Cosmo invited us to join them to mark their second birthday we jumped at the chance. My Chick has been there

The Belper Food Festival 2015
Monday 13 Jul 2015  read review

One of my favourite days of the year arrived on Sunday - Belper Food Festival. There's always a good selection of food on offer from sweet to savoury and everything in between, so total heaven for a foodie like yours truly.

Dinner At Revolution, Derby
Wednesday 8 Jul 2015  read review

When I hear the name "Revolution" I automatically think of the flavoured vodka bars, I didn't realise they had branched out into doing food until they invited the Man and me to go along and try out their menu.

Lunch At The Greenway Cafe, Matlock
Sunday 5 Jul 2015  read review

Vegetarian food has come a long way since the old perception of "Bunch of Hippies chomping Nut Cutlets" days, and nowhere is this more in evidence than at the Green Way Cafe.

Dinner At Tom Yum in Belper
Friday 3 Jul 2015  read review

It's been an absolute age since I last had Thai food, mainly because there isn't that many of them around. However a kindly blog reader came up with the suggestion after I had posted for somewhere to

Dinner At The Lotus Lounge, Alfreton
Sunday 28 Jun 2015  read review

I mentioned my naughty streak in my previous review, and as if the delicious, bounteous Breakfast from Made@No.18 wasn’t enough, my gluttony surpassed itself when The Man and I found ourselves abandoned

Breakfast At Made @ No 18, Alfreton
Monday 22 Jun 2015  read review

The weather may have been hit-and-miss on Saturday and Sunday, but there was definitely nothing miss at all about my weekend. Saturday morning began with nothing in particular planned

Dinner at Pizza Express, South Normanton
Friday 19 Jun 2015  read review

As you know dear reader, my little flock are rather fond of Pizza, and have been to several places around our glorious county to sample them. However, we haven’t reviewed a chain yet so when Pizza Express

Dinner At Shapla Spice, Ripley
Sunday 14 Jun 2015  read review

When one door closes another one opens as they say, and so it was last week when we found our original dining plans had changed. Never ones to sit on our perches we did a quick about-turn and headed

Moss Valley Fine Meats of Sheffield
Friday 12 Jun 2015  read review

Well dear reader, there was a lovely surprise delivered to our nest last weekend, and the weather was such that a BBQ just had to be done.

Lunch At Hassop Station near Bakewell
Saturday 6 Jun 2015  read review

My little flock likes nothing more than to roam around our glorious county admiring the views and eating yummy things at the same time if possible, as you know. We don't need an excuse to

Breakfast at the Original Bakewell Pudding Shop
Monday 1 Jun 2015  read review

I am a family orientated bird as you know dear reader, so when The Boys mummy was winging her way down to stay with us for the weekend from her Geordie nest we decided to take her out to stretch her

Dinner at Maazi, Matlock
Friday 29 May 2015  read review

The Flock have been meaning to visit Maazi for quite a while now but life has somewhat overtaken us a little bit. However, we synchronised our diaries and got the table booked before anybody could

Dinner At The Fox & Goose, Wigley
Saturday 23 May 2015  read review

Now you all know I love all types of food, but I am rather partial to Fish, especially as the Boy Wonder isn't that keen so we don't have it very often in the nest. Therefore when I heard

Dinner At The Blacksmiths Loft, Derby
Tuesday 19 May 2015  read review

Sometimes I have to pinch myself to believe the life I lead; I mean, being asked to eat food and review it is pretty much my idea of heaven. On this occasion the Boy Wonder and I found

The Derbyshire Food & Drink Fair 2015
Monday 18 May 2015  read review

My little crop is full to brimming reader, I actually feel as if I could burst, and I think the rest of the flock is equally podged too!

Dinner At The Devonshire Arms, Pilsley
Sunday 10 May 2015  read review

Last week The Boy Wonder and myself were at the Devonshire Arms at Beeley , and this week was the turn of its sister pub in Pilsley to have us for dinner. As you would expect with

The Great British Food Festival 2015
Tuesday 5 May 2015  read review

The Boy Wonder and I always enjoy visiting food fairs and markets as it gives us a chance to stock up on lots of different goodies to take back to the nest and share with the Tribal Elders

Dinner At The Devonshire Arms, Beeley
Friday 1 May 2015  read review

Well dear reader, my beak is all a-chatter and my wings are all a-waft with excitement. The Boy Wonder and I had been invited to partake of The Devonshire Arms at Beeley's fine fayre. Now I've been to

Dinner At Fahrenheit, Genting Riverlights, Derby
Tuesday 28 Apr 2015  read review

It's been a busy time for this little foodie and her flock dear reader, and this week saw me and The Boy Wonder out on Thursday evening and last night too. The team at The Fahrenheit Bar and Grill,

The Bakewell Food Festival 2015
Sunday 26 Apr 2015  read review

It's not just fancy-pants restaurants we eat at dear reader (although we have been very fortunate to do a lot of that recently ), we also like to have a poke about at food fairs and farmers markets to see what local producers are up to as well.

Lunch at Revolucion de Cuba, Derby
Friday 17 Apr 2015  read review

Sometimes there's no denying that The Man Bird comes in useful and yesterday was a superb example of this. Twitter is one of his fave places to be and he chanced upon a tweet from the team at

A Birthday Dinner At Las Iguanas, Derby
Monday 13 Apr 2015  read review

Sometimes an eatery becomes like a pair of favourite shoes I think; you know comfy, familiar but just a bit taken for granted. I feel its the same with restaurants too, so its always nice to hear that

Dinner At Annie's Burger Shack, Nottingham
Wednesday 8 Apr 2015  read review

The Man Bird and I were playing taxi service for our Chick and one of her friends (they were going to see Nicki Minaj at the Capital FM Arena), so we decided to make our own fun and have a meal and

Gluten Free At Ripley's Fish & Chips, Ripley
Sunday 5 Apr 2015  read review

I am a curious birdie as you know dear reader, so when word reached me that Ripley's Chips do a "Gluten Free Friday and Saturday" at their restaurant and takeaway I wondered how the batter would

Dinner At The White Hart, Bargate
Thursday 2 Apr 2015  read review

Well dear reader the Boy Wonder and I had an opportunity to have a night out sans Chick, so we took it. He had a scan round on Groupon and found a voucher for two at a venue we hadn't visited before

Dinner At The Farmhouse, Mackworth
Tuesday 24 Mar 2015  read review

I'm a social little birdie as you know reader, as well as being a total foodie and inquisitive (ok, nosey!). So when an invite comes my way to check out a new venue, it's a pretty sure-fire deal

Dinner At Jeera Indian Restaurant, Codnor
Wednesday 18 Mar 2015  read review

Hello again dear reader, I hope this blog finds you all Hale and Hearty? Its been a while since we dragged the Tribal Elders out (well a few weeks, anyway), so we told them to have a good preen and

Dinner At The Village Inn, Marehay
Saturday 28 Feb 2015  read review

Our little flock was at a loose end the other week and my culinary inspiration had deserted me dear reader. I think it was because the weather had been so dismal and I was generally feeling meh!

Breakfast At Made @ No 18, Alfreton
Saturday 31 Jan 2015  read review

Crikey, this eating out malarkey is like waiting for a bus.... Nothing for ages, then BOOM! , a few occasions close together - not that I'm complaining dear reader. Good food, as you know,