Tag Archives: Bristol

The Canteen – Bristol

Despite its name, the Canteen in Bristol seems to be known better for its music than its food. This is a shame because they serve incredibly tasty dishes at outrageously low prices. There is a simple reason for this – the Canteen is ran by a cooperative and therefore there isn’t someone trying to make […]

The Ethicurean – Bristol

I was a little apprehensive about going to the Ethicurean as I was worried it might not live up to the hype. Friends based in Newcastle have heard how good it is and managed to shoehorn it in to their holiday en route to Cornwall. Luckily for me I wasn’t at all disappointed. The drive […]

Pho Hanoi – Bristol

Pho Hanoi is an unassuming restaurant on the vibrant Gloucester Road in Bristol that serves beautiful Vietnamese dishes at incredibly low prices. I ordered crispy vegetarian spring rolls to start which had a surprising rich and curry-like flavoured filling. For my main course I had Pho Vegetarian. Out came a huge bowl of steaming broth […]

Burger Theory at the Golden Lion

Burgers are not what they used to be. 30 years ago, the humble burger was made of god-knows-what and could only be bought in Wimpy or McDonalds. Vegetarians didn’t get a look in. 20 years ago saw the rise of the veggie burger which meant that vegetarians, like our fellow meat-eaters, could eat a slice […]

Thali Cafe

Thali Cafe started off its life as a van at music festivals, serving its fresh Indian street food to revellers. The popularity of their healthy dishes took off and they opened their first cafe in Montpelier in Bristol. It was this restaurant I visited and was really impressed. The decor is fantastic; old school Bollywood […]

Biblos

I’ve written about my love of the unassuming high street that makes up St Werburghs before. But haven’t given due credit to my favourite wrap joint which is a little too close to my house for comfort as I’m not very good at resisting its charms. Biblos offers Mediterranean style salads, wraps and mezze dishes […]

The Olive Shed

I have a fond attachment to the Olive Shed in Bristol. Not only was it the location for one of my first dates with my fiancée but every time I go, I am really impressed by the fantastic service and quality of the food. We found ourselves baking in the bright July sunshine on Saturday […]

Souk Kitchen

Souk Kitchen is a prime example of good quality fusion cuisine between North African and Middle Eastern dishes made for Western tastes. The food at this Bristolian restaurant does not seem to traditionally hark from one country, but are lovely adaptations of North African and Middle Eastern dishes to suit UK appetites. Tajines, salads, grills […]

St Werburghs’ High Street

On first glance, St Werburghs could be any other community nestled on the outskirts of any city centre, but on closer inspection, it is an area of stark contrasts. It is situated between a wealth of allotments and a busy motorway, on another side is an out of town retail park, on the other a […]

The Tobacco Factory

In the heart of Southville is one of Bristol’s best loved theatre spaces. It comprises of an industrial looking restaurant and bar, theatres, performance areas, art galleries and even a Sunday market. My recent visit was to see the brilliant Richard Herring for his latest, rehashed hilarious tour called Talking Cock. The cafe-come-restaurant-come-bar is lively […]