Category Archives: peterborough

Review of Mattoni in Hampton, Peterborough

I’m notoriously hard to please when it comes to Italian food, having had the benefit of 30+ years of family cooking so for me to go back to an Italian restaurant must mean they’re doing something right.

Tucked away in the heart of Hampton Vale (next door to the Moorhen pub) is Mattoni, Hampton’s first Italian restaurant (incidentally “mattoni” is Italian for “brick”, a nod to the brick yard heritage of the land Hampton is built on).  Taking over from what was a South American restaurant, Mattoni has had some sprucing up both in the interior design and more importantly in the kitchen where an Italian chef is now in charge of the food. Continue reading

Tulip Tandoori, Spalding

Occasionally I venture beyond the Peterborough city limits and make it as far as Lincolnshire before I get cravings for a good curry.  Until now I’ve been a faithful customer of Chameli Tandoori in Holbeach but since learning that they’ve now opened a sister restaurant in Spalding – Tulip Tandoori, I may have to defect.

I’ve already heard good things about Tulip Tandoori so looking forward to paying them a visit and putting their menu through it’s paces for myself but for now you’ll have to decide for yourself.

Contact details

Tulip Tandoori
2 Pinchbeck Road,
Spalding
Lincolnshire
PE11 1QD

Tel. 01775 768371

Ikea to open Peterborough superstore!

I’ve had it confirmed by a reliable source, Ikea are finally set to open a Peterborough branch of their superstores.

Peterborough has had an Ikea distribution warehouse for a number of years now but all we could do was dream of a superstore being built in Cambridgeshire. Now, as part of the Great Haddon development by the A1/Yaxley, Peterborough will get it’s Ikea!

To celebrate the opening of Ikea, Peterborough officials have commissioned a number of products especially for Peterborough.  These are rumoured to include the FÖNTÅIN shower unit – so complicated that it takes two years to install!

Expect more news on this story tomorrow, April 2nd.

Update

Well done to those that spotted this was an April Fools!

 

Review (revisited): The Beehive, Peterborough

Since my original review of The Beehive in Peterborough,  I’ve been back to the pub/bar/restaurant several times so thought an updated review was in order.

As readers of my previous review will know, I was a little confused by what the latest of Jim’s Restaurants had to offer but now I’m pleased to say I can sleep easy at nights in the knowledge that it’s a bar.  Or a gastro-bar.  But not a pub…

The Beehive is a London bar in Peterborough – providing a smart but casual dining experience for trendy city types. Whilst you can (and should) go to The Beehive for a quick drink after work, it’s the food that The Beehive really excels at.

Jim’s other restaurant in Peterborough, Jim’s Bistro has already made a name for itself with high quality food so it was natural that The Beehive would follow suit.  Friendly staff and a great interior just add to the experience.

Antonino’s Pizza House in Yaxley

I’ve ordered a pizza delivery from Antonino’s a couple of times and apart from a few teething problems, would say their pizzas are some of the best in the Peterborough area.

Our first order was delayed because the driver was given the wrong address. Mistakes happen and they apologised, but it would have been nice for Antonino’s to have compensated us somehow.
Then to make matters worse, the pizza wasn’t cut into slices – hardly cause for concern as my parents taught me basic knife and fork skills as a child, but I can’t remember the last takeaway/delivery pizzeria that didn’t pre-slice their pizza. Those niggles aside, the pizza tasted good. Continue reading

Tom Lock to become The Vineyard restaurant

I’ve just heard the news that the Tom Lock (Harvester) on Lincoln Road is currently being refurbished by new owners.

Information is scarce at the moment, but I’ve learned that the new restaurant will specialise in fish and seafood and be called The Vineyard.

You can find The Vineyard at 77 Lincoln Road, Peterborough – just a couple of minutes walk from Westgate.

I’ll update this post with more details as I hear them!

Update: 19/6/2011

Now you can read the review of The Vineyard

Update: 13/4/2011

According to a recent local radio report the Vineyard will actually be a wine bar, no mention of seafood so who knows what will be on offer when it opens tomorrow (14th April).