Dine With I – the roast edition

If you’re not heading to your mum’s for Sunday roast, where should you go? Perhaps somewhere you would least expect… Frankie Loves Ava on Wells Road houses an abundance of upcycled furniture and unique gifts. It’s a treasure trove that you can get lost in for a while. Hidden downstairs though is a cosy and…

Honest Burgers: MEAT & POTATOES

Honest Burgers have arrived in Bristol and are making efforts to make some Bristolian friends. Lovely! With over 20 sites and their own butchers, they have come a long way from their Brixton beginnings where they used to cycle an eight mile round trip to get the perfect beef. They have however kept their honest…

Harbourside Yoga Supper with Anupreet Attridge

I have a particular love for the combination of yoga and food events. The opportunity to chill and chat with your fellow yogis over some delicious food is just lovely. 🙂 How to make this more Bristol? Put the yoga class on the harbourside! Fusion Chef, Anupreet Attridge, had the idea sitting outside Spoke and…

Yakinori: hanging out with sushi

Anyone tried to make sushi at home?  I have – and it is tricky! I managed to salvage half of it to look remotely like sushi, but a lot of it ended up in a messy pile. I think I should leave it to the experts… If you want to see actually how it is…

An Ode To Wings Diner

I have a problem…it’s accidental fried chicken I’m at Small Bar for a drink and those cravings kick in. Juicy double-fried chicken for the perfect crunch You haven’t lived until you’ve had Wings Diner for lunch. Wings, burgers or jackfruit might be what you feel But I need me a two-piece ten pound meal deal….

Fantale Fans & Monki – Summer Essentials

WHEN IN DOUBT, OVERDRESS! My motto in most scenarios – but I have taken it up a notch this Summer. As this spectacular heatwave continues, there are a few things that are helping me through these hot and hazy days. Fantale Fans – made with luxurious printed double silk and super strong jet-black bamboo bones,…

Hell in a Cell – Saw meets Crystal Maze

The face in the photo is genuinely petrified (whilst my fellow escapees look remarkably casual and happy!?!?). I had willingly signed myself up to trying out the escape room with a difference – Hell in a Cell. Described as a combination of Crystal Maze mixed with a bit of Texas Chainsaw Massacre, this is obviously…

Thatchers Cider: Food and Cider matching at Pasture

I have a confession to make…even though I am a born and bred Bristolian, I am much more likely to be found with a glass of wine or gin in my hand than a cider.  I was all ready to start thinking differently about this apple based beverage though when invited to a food and…

Foodies Festival: Eating and drink our way round the Downs

Foodies Festival has become a bit of annual tradition for me and the mother goose! A tradition that is based on drinking a lot of bubbles, eating a lot of food, watching food and drink based demos and buying as many treats as we can physically carry. In mum’s case, this often includes some random…

Every Good Thing: I completed Kimchi College

I have become a little bit obsessed with all things fermented recently. Admittedly it started with the legendary Tuk Tuck kimchi fries (if you haven’t tried these, you need to, NOW!) Combined with a little research into the power of the gut (recommended reading: Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ) and…

Arnolfini – extended cafe hours

THE SUN HAS GOT HIS HAT ON! HIP HIP HIP HOORAY…..Which means the majority of Bristol will be congregating outside Arnolfini, legs a dangling over the water, grabbing the last of those rays with a cider in hand. To add to this joy, Arnolfini are now extending their kitchen hours on Thursday, Friday and Saturday…