Chef Dave Coulson learned his trade under the esteemed Michel Roux Jnr, before making the final of BBC2’s MasterChef: The Professionals in 2010. Now he has moved back to home turf to open the wittily named Peace & Loaf, in partnership with the owners of Sachin’s – one of Newcastle’s renowned Indian restaurants. British cuisine is a favourite theme, and he has reinvented many traditional recipes for this new venture – including the chicken pie that featured on the TV series. Otherwise, look for ‘deconstructed’ fish and chips, crispy lamb belly with clapshot and pickled vegetables or hanger steak accompanied by an oxtail spring roll, beetroot, sorrel and bone-marrow gravy. To start, try, the all-day breakfast or pressed ham terrine; to finish, how about rosehip rice pudding with candied rose petals. Patriotic roasts steal the limelight on Sundays.