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…

Corner 77: Street food market launches on Friday

The food geniuses behind the scrumptious Bravas, Bakers & Co and CARGO Cantina, Kieran & Imogen Waite, are launching one of their most creative ventures yet – Corner 77! Launching this Friday, the new venue on the corner of Cheltenham Road and Jamaica Street will bring together a collective of Bristol’s best food vendors and…

Happy Bird: launch of new seasonal specials

I absolutely adore the Bristol food scene. Not just for the passionate and inventive people serving such scrummy and exciting food around our gorgeous city, but also for the masses of food lovers who make time to shout about that fab food we have and support the local independents. This was the joyful combo at Happy…

Strawberry Thief: More than just a Belgian Beer Bar

Tucked away in the heart of Bristol’s Old City is the particularly cosy Strawberry Thief bar. The gorgeous William Morris wallpaper (the inspiration for its name), plants and tiled floors, provide a creative and quirky space that celebrates the Independents that surround it. The Strawberry Thief are renowned for their craft beer. With over 75…

The Cauldron Restaurant: A roast to rave about

I have regular realisations that I may be a little too obsessed with food. A recent example? When speaking to a friend about her upcoming wedding plans, my life update was “I went for a really good roast at The Cauldron Restaurant last Sunday!” Let’s not think too much about my life choices… Anyway, I…

Ceres Coffee: now open for dinner!

The place that serves up one of Bristol’s most loved brunches (the sweetcorn fritters and pancake stack dishes are a must try!) is now open for dinner, and it’s lush! Ceres Coffee, the gorgeous Melbourne style cafe in Stokes Croft, offers a three-course menu based on seasonal, local produce. The menu is small: three starters,…

Tsukemono: a pop up of pickled things

The fab Japanese Soul food from Tsukemono first came to my attention at a recent yoga brunch, where we were spoilt with mass sharing dishes of tofu, Japanese gravalax and their signature colourful pickled things (Tsukemono translates into “pickled things”. Cute!) I was immediately in love with their experimental approach to Japanese food. The main takeaway from the brunch was however that…

Southside Bar: launch of a new small plates menu

Southside Bar After a stressful and grizzly afternoon tackling a busy town on the weekend (not quite sure what I was thinking there) I popped into the lovely Southside Bar on my way home. Having previously only ventured there for drinks – the outside decking is the perfect spot to catch the last of the…

Vela pop up – Indian high tea

I love afternoon tea! The extravagance of a mid-afternoon meal of an abundance of savoury and sweet dishes is wonderful. I was therefore intrigued and excited by the idea of Vela pop-up, bringing an Indian high tea to Bristol (Hart’s Bakery to be exact): an afternoon of friends, tea, talk, but most importantly: food. Plates…

Root: Celebrating the mighty vegetable

We live in a time when change is constant. People change locations, diet plans, jobs. I have therefore stayed in my job for a relatively long time. The reason? The people! I am lucky to work with some incredibly talented, inspirational people including some pretty fabulous women. I have met a lot of my favourite…

Dela: teaching people how to share food

We all learnt in Friends that “Joey does not share food!” Despite this, I still get confused when I meet people who like to keep to their own dishes. You get to eat the same amount of food (well, if you are quick enough with me – I am a notoriously speedy eater) but try…

Sholay Indian Kitchen: Casual Indian dining

Cargo in Wapping Wharf is quickly becoming my go to area for food, particularly for an impromptu weeknight treat! One of the most recent additions to pop up in Cargo 2 is the intriguing Sholay Indian Kitchen. A new venture from owners of the award-winning The Mint Room, Sholay provides a modern, casual Indian dining…