For us, learning new skills and cooking are two of our favourite things, so a Thai cooking course ticks all the boxes. Add to that getting to eat our delicious creation, a highly entertaining tutor, a fantastic support team and a couple of delicious cocktails, and for us we had all the ingredients for a… Read More Thaikhun Cookery Courses
Fancy pubs and bars are popping up all over the place these days, so to stand out from the crowd they need to either do things simply and well, or do something a bit different. The latter will always generate a bit of attention initially, but unless it’s good as well, they’ll normally fizzle out… Read More A bottle of something special
We’ve never been to Thailand before, and if all we wanted to see of it was their equivalent of a used home ware store, then we’d have no reason to venture any further than Bath. The inside of new Thai restaurant Thaikhun is kitted out with genuine wares from Thailand, packed into a container and… Read More Thai delight at Thaikhun
Beer can be brewed in a couple of weeks, but sometimes it’s worth investing a bit more time in order to get a deeper, richer flavour. The team at the Meantime Brewing Company spend six weeks brewing their latest unique West Country Pilsner, and this inspired the ‘Make Time For It’ campaign. Launched earlier this… Read More Crafts and craft beer
The Ivy; a long-established and well know celeb’ hang out in central London. When it’s time to expand, the obvious location is the UK’s second food capital – Bristol! Keen to find out what all the fuss is about, we made our reservation a couple of weeks before the restaurant had opened. Ahead of our… Read More The famous London Ivy has come to Bristol!
Steph and I recently had a week off, and rather than explore a new and exotic city as we normally do when the opportunity presents itself, this time we decided to stay at home and enjoy some of the wonderful places and activities closer to home (read the full account here). It also gave us… Read More A classy curry
When I was young a walled garden had a magical appeal to me: I can’t put my finger on whether it was childhood stories which romanticised them, the fact that they were normally within the grounds of a castle or stately home, or simply the mystery of what was beyond the wall and the fantastic… Read More Like pigs in muck
Occasionally I get to go on a bike ride for fun, but more often than not I’m dashing home from work at lunch time to take the dog out for a walk. Living on an island I’ve noticed that the wind really seems to pick up along the river, and it always seems to be… Read More Electric dream
We’ve been meaning to go to the River Cottage Canteen on Whiteladies Road for a while now, so when a specially themed foraging evening appeared on their events page, the time for excuses was over as the exciting prospect of a delicious meal AND learning a new skill proved too strong a pull! John Wright… Read More A wild night at the River Cottage Canteen
You may remember a while ago I wrote a rave review about a Sunday roast I had at The Rummer Hotel, where the delicious vegetable dishes even out-shone the gorgeous meat. Well, the culinary genius behind that incredible roast is now delighting diners at the Brigstow Lounge which is down on the Millennium Promenade, in… Read More Brigstow Lounge welcomes one of Bristol best chefs.