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Review: Meatcure Leamington Spa

We were recently invited to try out a new is addition to the food scene in Leamington Spa, Meatcure. Now I’ve seen mouthwatering pics of their burgers on social media so this was one invite that we were not going to turn down in a hurry. We headed across on a Friday lunchtime with the little foodie in tow of course.

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We were seated in one of the rows of booths that run down on side of the restaurant.  I liked the bare brick walls and retro feel to the place.  We started with some drinks and a couple of starters to nibble on.

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I had a classic Margarita – one of my favourite cocktails if done right and this one certainly was. Lee had a Pistonhead Amber Lager one he hadn’t tried before and would certainly hunt down again. Our nibbles were some Jalepeno Bites, that had just the right amount of kick, mellowed by a great blue cheese dip. Some Buffalo Wings with homemade sauce also really hit the spot. A tad messy but delicious!

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For mains Lee chose a Smoky and the Bandit Burger which came with melted cheese, smoked streaky bacon, caramelised onions, mother sauce and house mayo on a brioche bun.

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I went for the The John Candy, which is a Beef Cured Frankfurter with crispy bacon, carmelised red onion, crispy fried onions and mustard on a brioche roll. Both mains came with thin fries. Both were really juicy and full of contrasting flavours and textures, which is what I look for in this kind of food.

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For desserts there’s a selection of Sundaes or Pies. Lee had slice of Pecan Pie, while I went for a rather indulgent Chocolate Oreo Sundae. Neither of us were disappointed!

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There’s lots on the menu including a few decent options for veggies and non meat eaters. We really loved our meal at Meatcure, and wouldn’t hesitate to go back for a yummy filling meal.


Disclosure: Our meal was in collaboration with Meatcure. A positive review was not required.

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Hotel Chocolat at Christmas (And a Giveaway!)

Chocolate has got to be one those go to gifts for Christmas hasn’t it? But if I want to give chocolate for Christmas I think it needs to be something a little bit special, and one of the go to brands for me for this is Hotel Chocolat. This year I’ve teamed up with Hotel Chocolate to Win one of the Selcetions Boxes as pictured below. Read on to find out how to enter!

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Hotel Chocolat’s Christmas range are now in shops and on their website and this year there’s some lovely looking things and exciting flavours. I tried out one of their Christmas hampers which includes everything featured below!

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I absolutely loved the Clementine Bombes and the Comet does Caramel.

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There’s so much choice on the website including advent calendars, wreaths made from chocolates and a whole host more so you’ll be sure to find something for every chocolate lover out there!

WIN a Hotel Chocolat Merry Little Christmas Hamper RRP £25

To win simply head over to my Instagram page here! Follow me, like & comment on the competition post to enter! You can also tag a friend and repost the image for extra entries!

T&C’s

  • Competition runs until 8th December
  • winner drawn at random from the entires
  • Winner will be required to provide their contact details  which will then be passed over to the PR company supplying the prize
  • UK entrants only 
  • No cash alternative

 

 

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What Imogen Wore: Freddie Fox & Co

Since having Imogen I’ve discovered I really enjoy shopping for more unique and original things for her to wear. Browsing on Etsy and Instagram and discovering new small businesses has become my new favourite pastime – well you need something to do at feeding time!!

One of these I’ve found is Freddie Fox and Co. Run by Clare Young, a teaching assistant at a village primary school in East Yorkshire, who’s currently on maternity leave, Freddie Fox and Co make homemade Bandana Bibs, Infinity Scarves, Teethers and Top Knots. She says that being a teaching assistant she is always making things and being crafty – especially when having to come up with classroom displays & making props for school plays! She thought maternity leave was the perfect opportunity to start up her business and I couldn’t agree more! Continue reading