Category Archives: REVIEWS

The Nooks got us slightly hooked…

Where else is one to go on a Saturday afternoon with my oldest and dearest friend than for a delightful visit to the famous, Nook on the Square, Rugby.

The cafe was recently featured on primetime TV show – The Restaurant ManKate James and Alex Woodcock opened The Nook in January of this year, just a few months after filming the BBC Two programme . In the television show Russell Norman sees that the sisters have spotted a huge gap in the market in the quiet little village of Dunchurch.

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The Nock – outside
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Famous salmon square quiche

Katie decided to turn the downstairs of her house into a cafe after seeing a gap in the market.  The Nook serves a simple menu which features  a variety of breakfasts including a hearty vegetarian, for lunch -there are homemade specials, seasonal soup and a cream tea served after 12pm.

After watching the programme I spent weeks dreaming about the famous square quiche (I really do have a thing about quiche am wondering if its my age!), it lived upto everything I had dreamed about it was out of this world and all homemade that morning! I went for the smoked salmon and asparagus quiche and my friend the goats cheese option – I definitely picked the winner!

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Menu

The Nook has a strong square logo and is reflected subtly throughout everything even down to the food – the square quiches and the square scones.

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The Nook – inside
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Milk bottle vase

The cafe itself could be the perfect set for a 1940′s movie.  The Nook ticks every vintage box with the mix and match of furniture, chandelers,  white washed walls, tea sets on marble fire places and quirky touches that make you feel at home yet still in a modern vintage tea room.   The atmosphere is lovely it’s the perfect place to spend an afternoon with an old friend, the food is great and the service is friendly.

Now all I need to do is find out how to make those quiches am totally hooked!

Visit: The Square, Dunchurch, Rugby Warwickshire CV22 6NG

Call: 01788 312459

Website: thenookonthesquare.co.uk

Menu: thenookonthesquare.co.uk/menu-july.pdf

TV programme: http://bbc.in/1duBXAT

Delish coffee?

2014-08-23 14.16.28I had 30 minutes to kill after doing some speed shopping and I was in need of a relaxing coffee so I popped into a little independent cafe today in Rugby, Delish.

It’s never really been on my radar but was pleasantly surprised. They served a great range of homemade food such as quiches, fish cakes, hearty salads and a fab cake selection, you can even purchase homemade breads to take away.

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The design of the interiors, layout and atmoshpere was what stood out for me. It was nice and chilled yet with modern twists and a place I could spend an Saturday afternoon reading a book or writing this blog!2014-08-23 14.01.05

But what I got really excited about, sad but true, was the use
of the syrup tins for sugar pots …cute!

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Sugar pots

I will go back and try out their dishes so watch this space. Oh and I nearly forgot, the coffee was Delish.2014-08-23 14.03.47

Contact details:
11a Bank St, Rugby CV21 2QE

01788 578060

There website seems to be down at the mo so keep trying:
www.de-lish.co

 

Burger Me! Have I found the best veggie burger in the Midlands?

Franks Hamburger House, Northampton is deserving of its of one of my first burger blog posts as it delivers a cracking veggie burger experience (meat and fish options available). 

The home made falafel burger was served in a fresh Ciabatta bun with salad and I added the toppings mushrooms and grilled halloumi – delicious. They’ve got bottomless (yes, bottomless I hear you say)  salted fries as well – but its unlikely you’ll order more as the burger is huge and you’re not left hungry!

Franks Hamburger Houseopened in 2012 and have a sister restaurant Franks Steakhouse House  and I think they’ve nailed it with their restaurant concepts; they are chilled, modern and serve great fresh food with a good atmosphere.10497411_10152719110112317_4554951186019206041_o

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I will be heading back very soon …

VISIT:  157-159 Wellingborough Rd, Northampton NN1 4DX

CALL: 01604 948904

EAT: Menu 

www.tomhewer.com/franks-hamburger-house