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British Polo Gin and Raisthorpe Manor Yorkshire Tonic
Wednesday 20 Mar 2019  read review

Some things are just meant to be together, like the proverbial horse and carriage; Gin and Tonic for example. I recently went to The Fine Food North Show in Harrogate and got talking to a couple of the exhibitors who just happened to be showcasing



Dinner At Cucina Italian Restaurant in Derby
Wednesday 20 Mar 2019  read review

It's been yonks since The Man Bird, Mummy Bird and I all went to an Italian restaurant to eat, so we were all looking forward to seeing what Cucina in Derby had to offer. We played it safe



Sampling Products From Raphael's Mediterranean Deli
Monday 18 Mar 2019  read review

I had a great time at The Fine Food North Show in Harrogate recently, not only sampling the myriad of produce on offer but also meeting and talking to some incredible people.



Dinner At Thailand Number 1 In Matlock
Sunday 17 Mar 2019  read review

Daddy Bird has gone to see friends for the weekend, so as is our usual custom Mummy Bird, His Nibs and I like to eat out together and hopefully discover somewhere else to recommend.



Trying Out The New Nutty Chocolate Spread From Nutural World
Saturday 16 Mar 2019  read review

You may recall that I sampled some of the products from Nutural World last year, after The Man Bird had been to The Fine Food North Show; Pistachio Butter, Almond Butter and Cashew Butter. Well, we both went this year and I got to meet



El Contador Mexican Takeover Of Elements, Derby
Thursday 14 Mar 2019  read review

There seems to be a movement within the food and beverage industry for giving other businesses a hand up and letting them take over a venue; great idea in my opinion, give us customers a chance to experience something a little different!



Sampling Broon and Ketch from Daddy Cools Chilli Sauce
Tuesday 12 Mar 2019  read review

It's well documented that The Man Bird and me (His Nibs especially) like spicy foods, and the fact that we have a 'try anything' mentality. I like to think that it's this broad-mindedness that encourages food producers and restaurateurs alike



Sampling Coffees From The Rounton Coffee Roasters
Saturday 9 Mar 2019  read review

Not going to lie; as I type this, the weather is dreadful! Hardly the perfect start to a relaxed weekend eh folks? Luckily salvation in the form of coffee from Rounton Coffee Roasters arrived earlier in the week – hurrah for coffee!



Dinner At The China Rose Chinese Restaurant in Matlock Bath
Sunday 3 Mar 2019  read review

When My Daddy Bird is away, Mummy Bird (quite fairly) can't be bothered to faff about cooking for herself, so we use it as an opportunity to go out for a Flock Meal.



Sampling Chocolates From The Magnificent Chocolate Company
Thursday 28 Feb 2019  read review

Sometimes I really do have to pinch myself at my good fortune; a (unpaid, but fab all the same!) job that lets me sample a massive variety of foods and drinks that I wouldn’t otherwise get to try.



Sticky Beak Flies Off To Belfast
Tuesday 26 Feb 2019  read review

The Man Bird had to go to Northern Ireland recently for his day job, so I tagged along in order to explore some of Belfast city's charms and get me some legendary Irish Craic!



Out For Dinner At Revolucion De Cuba, Belfast
Sunday 24 Feb 2019  read review

Whenever I find something good I like to spread the joy - I'm a nice little birdie like that. The Man Bird and his colleague had to go to Belfast on business, so myself and the Better Half



Breakfast At The Railway Tea Rooms In Belper
Thursday 21 Feb 2019  read review

As well as the main shopping area along King Street, Belper has lots of treasures tucked away on its side streets; we were invited along to one such venue, Railway Tea Rooms



Steak Dinner At Bennett's Hotel & Restaurant, Long Eaton
Tuesday 19 Feb 2019  read review

Props to The Man Bird, he has yet again pulled a good deal out of the bag! Every so often Groupon do a deal in our area that we think yup, that's the one for us



Dinner At The Red Lion in Underwood near Bagthorpe
Sunday 17 Feb 2019  read review

The Man Bird and I are no strangers to The Pub People's venues, having visited a couple of others in their chain. One of their recent acquisitions, the Red Lion at Underwood near Bagthorpe



Tasty Treats from the Peckish Artisan Kitchen
Monday 11 Feb 2019  read review

It's always a pleasure to support local up-coming talent and you don't get much more local than Tam and Lisa of Peckish Artisan Kitchen; they're based just a few miles up the road from Beak HQ!



Back To The Orangery At St Elphin's Park To Try The New Menu
Sunday 10 Feb 2019  read review

The Man Bird and I have visited The Orangery restaurant at St Elphin's Park in Darley Dale a few times now, and it's lovely to see how things are constantly changing and evolving.



A Tasty Treat From DoughNotts in Derby
Wednesday 6 Feb 2019  read review

The irresistible appeal of doughnuts can be summed up in this quote I found on the internet, I think: "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels, except doughnuts; then skinny can go **** itself".



Dinner At The Recently Refurbished Angel & Harlequin Bistro, Spinkhill
Sunday 3 Feb 2019  read review

After about 5.5 years in the food review game not much phases or shocks me anymore, but His Nibs and I came away from Angel and Harlequin Bistro in Spinkhill



An Early Bird Special At Fusion Of India, Derby
Wednesday 30 Jan 2019  read review

I am really having to pinch myself at the extent of my good fortune at the moment. Not only do I have my own blog that affords me some incredible dining opportunities, but I have won a



Trying Out The Spring Menu At The Yard, DCFC, Derby
Sunday 27 Jan 2019  read review

It was only last month that The Man and I were eating Sunday Lunch at Derby County Football Club's restaurant, The Yard, but we were invited back to sample the new spring menu



A Special Dinner with Mim at Simply Thai, Buxton
Wednesday 23 Jan 2019  read review

The Man Bird and I do like food; perhaps as well, given that it forms the basis of the blog! On occasion we like to have spicy foods, and Thai cuisine has some amazing spices and herbs within its genre



Sampling The Vegan Menu At Revolucion De Cuba, Nottingham
Sunday 20 Jan 2019  read review

Righto, hands up who made the commitment to do Veganuary? Now, put your hands up those that are starting to struggle and can feel their resolve wavering. Apparently



Out For Breakfast At Elements Tea & Coffee House, Derby
Wednesday 16 Jan 2019  read review

This may come as a shock to my Mummy Bird, but it's official - I do as I'm told. "Breakfast like a King (or Queen in my case)" is the saying, and that's exactly what His Nibs and I did!



Dinner At The Recently Refurbished Hanging Gate Near Belper
Sunday 13 Jan 2019  read review

The weekend looked like getting off to a cracking start as we headed off for dinner on a Friday night, thanks to the kind invitation from the team at Vintage Inn's recently refurbished



Steak Night At Porterhouse By Barlows, Annesley
Sunday 6 Jan 2019  read review

They say that "there ain't no party like an S Club party", so His Nibs and I set off to see if that's true. Now before you all think I've gone (even more) mad, let me just clarify that



Sunday Lunch At The Yard, Derby
Tuesday 1 Jan 2019  read review

Ah, the Great British Institution that is the Sunday Lunch/ Sunday Roast; what would life be without it? Everyone has an opinion on what makes a fab lunch, and our flock is no different;