Grazia Local: Blogger Tor Bennett On Where To Shop And Eat In Newcastle!

23 August 2012 by

In this week’s issue of Grazia you’ll find our latest Grazia Local feature – a whopping eight pages of the best places to eat, shop, hang, party, drink and everything in between in Sheffield, Leeds and Newcastle. Many of the places in our top ten lists that have been recommended by you – our readers in the know – you’ll find brilliant discounts and offers on them for a limited time only, so be sure to pick up a copy fast and get thee to city centre!

We’ve also recruited Grazia Local ambassadors – girls about town who know exactly where to pick up the best fashion buys or take your girlfriends to tea. Today's ambassador is blogger Tor Bennett of [a target="_blank" href="http://www.thatspeachy.com/">That's Peachy[/a]. She's a retail manager, so we've tapped her for the best day of shopping and eating. Scroll through for her best tips...

When it comes to shopping, I love to find a vintage or one-off item, so always make my way to Best Vintage. I've had some bargain dresses and tops from there - the kind of piece that'll guarantee a compliment or two!

For an inbetween shopping treat, I like to go to Cafe 21 on the Quayside. Their lunch menu is to die for, and the evening menu is even better. My favourite dish is the Asian style crispy pork belly with fragrant rice and the Crème Brûlée for dessert - amazing!

When I need to stock up on makeup and beauty products, you really can't beat the Fenwicks beauty hall... they stock all of my favourite brands; Illamasqua, Mac, Benefit and lots more. An added bonus is that the staff are extra nice and helpful; they're always willing to help and let you sample products.

At the other end of the shopping scale is my favourite place to find designer items; Cruise. It's impossible not to lust over the gorgeous clothes and the beautiful Mulberry handbags. It's also fun for a bit of wag and footballer spotting!

After a hard day's spending, a girl's gotta refuel! So I've been known to head to Lau's 202 Chinese Buffet to fill myself up. It is the best buffet (not what you'd imagine!) I have ever been to, with beautiful decor and the biggest selection of delicious food. Even the desserts are gorgeous!


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