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The Boro defender joins Luxe to share his downtime passions, from weekend lunchspots to style-savvy sunspecs...
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SUNDAY FIX

The traditional Sunday roast is a quintessentially British pastime that many pubs and restaurants within our region have certainly mastered.

Understandably, families tend to frequent familiar haunts. However I hope by sharing my three favourite spots, you’ll be tempted to try somewhere new.

These venues don’t scrimp on the spuds so you’re left with that satisfied Sunday dinner feeling…

Chadwicks Inn, Maltby

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This restaurant combines class and sophistication with fantastic, mouth-watering food. The roast consists of succulent meats accompanied by well presented seasonal vegetables. Delicious. Outside there is space for dining in the sun, in a tranquil village location.

Post roast: Preston Park Museum and Grounds are close by, excellent for kids, who will also love the Butterfly World on site.

chadwicksinnmaltby.co.uk


Muse Restaurant, Yarm

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Sitting on Yarm high street instantly creates a buzz, epitomised by this popular, vibrant restaurant. The roast is centered on good quality meat (locally sourced) and the portion size is moderate yet rich and tasty. Thankfully it doesn’t leave you popping buttons on the way out, the perfectly measured amount fits the bill like a glove.

Post roast: Looking through boutique shops accompanied by a walk along the River Tees makes for a lovely close to the weekend.

museyarm.com


Three Tuns, Osmotherley

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Although set in more of a rural location, it’s certainly worth the drive down the A19. An ‘English Pub’ setting at its very best, with a roast to enjoy (again made from local produce). Not just an ideal location on a cold winter’s day, but equally enjoyable in the summer too, with adequate space in the colourful garden to savour your meal ‘al fresco’.

Post roast: While you’re already on the Moors, why not enjoy a stroll around Cod Beck Reservoir (the pub is dog friendly).

threetunsrestaurant.co.uk


EYE SPY SHARP STYLE

Sunglasses are a year-round buy, rarely just bought for their intentional purpose – and fashion has definitely put them in the limelight. Here’s a selection to keep you UV protected, and ensure you’re not left in the dark when it comes to style.

Thom Browne >>

I first came across these glasses on holiday in Ibiza. While they follow the label’s subtle, understated design, the look oozes class, recognised by the trademark ‘red, white and blue’ tip on the end of each arm.

Thom Brown Eyewear, Round frame sunglasses, £590; farfetch.com

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Persol >>

The Italian label that has been making glasses for over 100 years. I love this brand because of their timeless style, tradition and classic sophistication. Their versatile design can be worn comfortably with a suit or on the beach.

Persol, PO31085 (Polarised), £235; sunglasshut.com

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Tom Ford >>

Always at the height of fashion, the glasses follow suit. Whether you want gold plated wayfarers or slim line aviators, the collection is extensive and varied. This iconic brand never disappoints.

Tom Ford, FT0447 Jacob aviator sunglasses, £203; selfridges.com

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Acne Studios >>

If you’re after something a bit more ‘out there’ then this could be the brand for you. Recommended to me by a former team-mate, the collection is bold and flamboyant with a Scandinavian influence. The designs are striking yet still stylish.

Acne Studios, Frame metal matt – black/silver half mirror, £250; acnestudios.com

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