Lido: Hidden Tranquility

It can be tricky to get away from it all when you live in a city. Luckily we have a little haven hidden away in Bristol: The Lido. This is one of my favourite places to treat myself or the lovely people in my life. My actual best thing to do is to buy one of…

Pi Shop: Not just about the pizza…

With its link to Casamia, I had no doubt that Pi Shop was going to be fabulous. After moving Casamia into its new central home in the newly renovated General Hospital, excitingly the Sánchez brothers have now expanded their culinary genius, going back to the family’s pizzeria roots (and there are plans for more exciting things too!)…

Deliveroo: Tuk Tuck goodness

Deliveroo has been a bit of a game changer in the world of take aways. These days you can pretty much order any meal from any local restaurant to be delivered to your door, and quick (thanks to the speedy guys and girls whizzing around on bikes). So dangerous! If box sets weren’t already doing a pretty stirling job of…

Eating under the stars…

Bristol comes alive in the sunshine. We Bristolians (and adopted Bristolians) are generally a pretty happy bunch of people, but add sunshine into the mix and those grins get that little bit bigger and we flock to any outside space where we can do what we do best – eat and drink! This might be sat…

Poco: An ethical eating experience…

Bristol has made quite a name for itself in the ethical eating stakes; with restaurants from our fair city winning “Best Ethical Restaurant” at the Observer Food Monthly Awards over the last few years. Among those that have been recognised for making some outstanding efforts is Poco on Stokes Croft. Reading their story, you can…

Meluha: Molecular gastranomy meets Indian cuisine…

As part of the many free activities on throughout the Food Connections festival, we went to the talk on Molecular Gastronomy at Bristol Uni Victoria Rooms, presented by Professor Peter Barham (who just so happens to advise Noma and Heston Blumenthal at Fat Duck, don’t you know. Imagine dropping that little anecdote during dinner!) We both…

The Ox: Can you beat the combination of steak and cocktails…?

Hidden under the Commercial Rooms on Corn Street, you couldn’t get much more of juxtaposition of atmosphere and offerings. Like their other bars you need to keep a keen eye out to find it. Their Ox symbol on the top of the door is one of the only hints of what awaits you if you head…

Bagel Boy: Bagels have got BIG!!

You’ve got to give a place extra kudos when they manage to incorporate their main food offering into their Christmas decorations. And that is what the recently opened Bagel Boy on St Nicholas Street has managed to do with relish. Look closely at the decorations hanging on the wall and you’ll notice that the glittery…

Harveys Cellars: Tapas with a creole twist…

Tapas and small dishes are taking over in a big way at the moment. No longer shall we be satisfied with just one choice of meal. No no. We would like our choices to be small, varied and plentiful pretty please with sugar on top. For an indecisive Pisces like me (for anyone about to rant about…

The Stable: Pizza, pies and cider – need I say more…

Tuesday is not the greatest day of the week. At least  Monday you’re still relishing in the excitement of your weekend. Wednesday onwards you’re over hump day and powering through to the next weekend. Tuesday is a mission though. I have however worked out a way to make it better: ‘TUCK IN TUESDAY’ at The…

Turtle Bay: Embracing the heart and soul of the Caribbean…

When my bank balance does not extend to trips to exotic places, the best I can do is experience the various cuisines from around the world and with some imagination (OK sometimes quite a lot) you can pretend you’re away on hollibobs, at least for the hour or so you are eating. This time I was dreaming of the…