I was one of the lucky ones to get an invite to the VIP preview night of Turtle Bay’s new Peterborough restaurant but as I was away on my holibobs I sent some intrepid food (and drink!) testers in my place. Their words and photos are below.
With temperatures in Peterborough almost knocking on the door of 30degrees this week it’s tempting to say summer is well and truly here – for a few more days at least so what better time to announce a new restaurant opening which is so packed full of sunshine you’re going to need factor-50 just to get through the door. Clearly Turtle Bay’s openings team have a deal going with the Met Office as they’ve cleverly chosen this week to let us all know what we can expect when their new Queensgate restaurant opens next month.
I’ve neglected the blog over the past 18 months or so with only a scant post on trendy pubs and dessert bars, so I felt it was about time to take a look at what’s changed in the restaurant scene and try and predict what this could mean for Peterborough foodies.
Let’s start off with those “eateries” we’ve lost, those that have bowed out amid pressure from others or maybe the city centre just wasn’t a good enough fit for them any more. Continue reading “All change for Peterborough’s food scene”
A pub with a whiteboard for a back bar, a scattering of mis-matched furniture and an old safe in the middle of the room. You’d be forgiven for thinking this was some kind of bootleggers pub during prohibition but no, this is in fact Peterborough city centre’s latest drinking establishment. And it’s bloomin’ good!
The adage “You wait for one bus and then two come along” has possibly never been more appropriate than when it comes to Peterborough and dessert bars.
Until recently I’d presumed a “restaurant” dedicated to all things ice cream, waffle and crepe was nothing more than a gimmick that would be laughed out of town but it seems I couldn’t be more wrong.
TAMU has established itself as the go-to place in Peterborough for extravagant waffle and cr?pe-based delicacies – both sweet and savoury so when owner TAMU got in touch asking if I’d like to come along with a few friends to the grand opening of their second dessert bar in Peterborough, I grabbed my elasticated-waist trousers and gladly accepted. Continue reading “TAMU Dessert Bar, Cowgate”
It looks like the prize of Peterborough’s Best Burger has finally been won – before the “winner” has even opened their new restaurant!
After a couple of years of
hassling nagging Handmade Burger Co. on twitter and email, even going as far as selling Peterborough to their openings team, it’s finally happening and we’re finally getting a gourmet burger restaurant in the City. Handmade Burger are arguably one of the best burger chains in the UK so their arrival is very welcome. Continue reading “Handmade Burger Co comes to Peterborough”
I’m sure I’ve said it before but restaurant openings in Peterborough are like buses (the Stagecoach number 1 to be precise). ? After a spell of not a great deal happening in the Peterborough restaurant scene we get half a dozen new venues slapped onto our plate for us to feast upon.
The one that’s caught my attention the most is the new Argo Lounge restaurant (officially cafe/bar), part of the Loungers chain. Despite having almost 50 “Lounges” to their name, they’re relatively unknown in this part of the country however you might be more familiar with their sister chain of Cosy Club restaurants, with the Cosy Club in Stamford being a popular destination for Peterborough diners looking for a change from the norm. Continue reading “Argo Lounge restaurant to open in Peterborough”