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Amato’s – a Taste of Sicily in the city centre

2020 marks a double celebration for Rosa and Filippo Amato, it’s the 5th birthday of their popular family-run restaurant and the 60th anniversary of the family moving to Carlisle from Sicily.   Amato’s sits in Carlisle’s historic quarter on the cobbles of Abbey Street, right by the gates to Carlisle Cathedral.  It’s an atmospheric part of […]

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Spring Cocktails to delight

Spring Cocktails to delight. It’s time to put the winter warming spirits back into the liquor cabinet.  Spring will soon be here and it’s time to combine a splattering of colour with a few extra hours of daylight, throw in a dash of sunshine and add a cocktail as you begin to shake off the […]

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Brizzi times at The Briery, Stainburn

Brizzi times at The Briery.  Margaret Brizzi may be the new owner of The Briery in Stainburn but long-time locals and regular diners will recognise her familiar face. Margaret successfully ran the pub for fifteen years before retiring three years ago, during her reign at the helm the pub offered a renowned menu and held […]

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International flavours hop into Carlisle

International flavours hop into Carlisle. The award-winning International Market returns to Carlisle City Centre over the Easter long weekend. Over 30 traders will bring a real flavour of Europe and beyond to the city with wonderful foods along with a great range of crafts and gifts from around the world. A fantastic family-friendly atmosphere awaits […]

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Baked Cod & Tomatoes – The Hawkshead Relish Cook Book

Baked Cod & Tomatoes – The Hawkshead Relish Cook Book Bring your cooking to life with The Hawkshead Relish Cook Book.   These simple meals are packed with flavour and make the most of the jars and bottles tucked away in your cupboard. The sweetness of black garlic is fantastic with fish and tomatoes. You […]

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The Green Room at Rosehill

The Green Room at Rosehill You don’t have to be a theatregoer to enjoy the delights of The Green Room at Rosehill, near Whitehaven. The restaurant boasts stunning views across the Solway Firth and serves delicious food prepared with creativity and flair, from afternoon tea to à la carte dining, Sunday lunch, and more. In […]

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Woodlands Tearooms in Santon Bridge – A Local Icon 

The prospect of running the iconic Woodlands Tearooms in Santon Bridge was both exciting and daunting to new owners Kelly McGrath and Paul Nightingale. “We wanted to do something for ourselves, something we could do together, make our own and be proud of,” explained Paul. “My background is in IT and Kelly’s is accounting, we’d […]

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Get Stranded in Whitehaven

The revamped Strand in Whitehaven is the perfect place to unwind after a busy working week but owner, Lindsay Bell, said its central location makes it much more than a place to gather on Friday and Saturday nights.  “We are open from half eleven Wednesday through to Sunday and we’re more than just a bar.  […]

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Tomato Arancini with Henderson’s Relish

Tomato Arancini with Henderson’s Relish We’re aware that we should eat less meat if we’re serious about helping the environment and we want to show you that vegan food can be exciting and tasty. Arancini are deep-fried stuffed risotto balls. They hail from Italy and take their name from the ‘little oranges’ which they resemble […]

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Yellowjacket – World-Class Cocktails in Carlisle

Yellowjacket – World-Class Cocktails in Carlisle Yellowjacket on Warwick Road has recently undergone a funky revamp that’s as colourful as the cocktails they specialise in. The cocktail bar is the vision of Carlisle born Cameron Ellis who fell in love with the art of cocktail making while he was travelling:  “I used to work at […]

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