• Bristol,  Food & Drink

    I’m fondue of you

    James and I don’t venture to North Street enough, it’s only a short walk from us and has a great selection of places to eat. We have managed to try out most of the establishments but there was one I had my eye on for a while. Every time we passed The Malago, I’d say to James, we need to try this one. I’m not going to lie it was mainly the ‘buy two mains and get a free bottle of wine’ that initially had me interested but after a little more homework we discovered they also do Cheese Fondue Mondays. We booked ourselves a table pronto. I’d never had…

  • Art,  Food & Drink,  Photography,  Travel

    Getting the most out of your first NYC trip

    Recently it was Steph’s 30th and to celebrate the start of her 4th decade I knew expectations would be high; a trip to Nando’s and a new top wasn’t going to cut it this time! Steph’s love of travel and exploring makes things a bit easier, but where to go?! It’d felt like a long Winter so a bit of sun was considered, but in the end I decided on a trip to New York. We had a full week out there and packed a heck of a lot in, but I thought rather than give a blow by blow account of our visit, I’d share some of our key…

  • Bristol,  Food & Drink,  Photography

    The Mint Room, Bristol

    Have you ever been jealous of your tastebuds? I discovered that it is entirely possible when James and I went along to The Mint Room in Clifton. Our lucky tastebuds went on a culinary journey through India, via the Tour of India tasting menu. I have never been to India but I feel like I’ve been treated to a little taster via the chefs at The Mint Room and the staff that explain each dish, showing off the various styles of cooking and the flavours that vary from region to region. Before we began our tour, we needed to hydrate. Naturally we opted for cocktails, the best way to quench…

  • Bristol,  Food & Drink,  Photography

    The Cauldron, Bristol

    I have recently started a new job. A new job that brings me back to the centre of Bristol after two years of commuting out to Avonmouth. I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to be out of that job. On a daily basis I had to question why I wasn’t working in the city centre when we lived smack-bang in the middle. There were many reasons for leaving other than just the location but I won’t bore you with those details for now. James and I now work 5 minutes from each other, we can meet up for lunch and if James isn’t on dog-duty, walk to…

  • Bristol,  Food & Drink,  Photography

    Ceres Coffee, Stokes Croft

    There are so many foodie places I want to visit on Gloucester Road in Bristol but rarely find the time to get up there. We live near the SS Great Britain and are surrounded by great bars and restaurants so often opt for something closer to home. Sometimes though, when you hear of a place that sounds truly special, there are no excuses. The place in question was Ceres Coffee. They have been open for a while, offering some great brunch and lunch dishes that are a huge hit with the locals but have only recently begun a dinner service. They have been quite open and honest on social media…

  • Bristol,  Food & Drink

    Our top Bristol Burgers

    It wasn’t long ago that a burger seemed so simple, a bit of beef or chicken, lettuce leaves sandwiched between a bun. Perhaps with a dollop of ketchup. Fast forward to now and burgers have become a bit of an expert field. You can tell the difference between a good and bad burger, and it’s surprisingly easy to get wrong. There are so many things to consider, right down to the choice of bun. Bristol is churning out burgers like there’s no tomorrow. You are never more than 10ft away from a burger joint.* *not an actual fact, I’m just emphasising the burger craze at the moment. The great thing…

  • Bristol,  Food & Drink

    Root, Cargo 1 – Bristol

    James and I are vegetarian about 5 days out of 7. It’s not something we’ve actively decided, it’s just that we don’t tend to buy meat or cook it whilst at home. Whilst I could never give up meat entirely, (a life without burgers and bacon is not even worth thinking about), but I think we both feel better for it. The times when we do eat meat is when we go out for dinner. However, if you decide to go to Root, you’re often better off sticking to the veg. Root is located where Chicken Shed used to be at Wapping Wharf, in the Cargo 1 units and is…

  • Food & Drink,  Photography

    Award Winning Italian Restaurant, Polpo

    There are always new restaurants for James and I to try out in Bristol but sometimes you just want to go somewhere you know is good. Polpo on Whiteladies Road is one of those. Specialising in Venetian food, they have a varied menu that’s not too overwhelming but has a little bit of everything. Perfect for groups as there is something for everyone. You’ll find pizzas, meatballs, pasta, steak, salads and small plates called cicheti. Like the Italian version of Tapas. Whenever we visit we order up several dishes to start and then if we need anymore, get another order in. The dishes come out of the kitchen when they’re…

  • Lifestyle,  Photography,  Travel

    Pretty Prague Part 1

    James and I had heard very good things about Prague. Both of our parents had visited and fallen for it’s charm so when we decided to squeeze in one last holiday last year, we knew exactly where we were going. At the end of September we had two weddings over two back-to-back weekends over in Essex and Norwich, we decided that the week in between would be the perfect time to plan our trip for. When it came round to it the packing proved somewhat difficult; trying to decide what to wear to two weddings and one that is a week away is a little tricky but we succeeded in…

  • Food & Drink,  Lifestyle

    Opso, London

    The only time I’ve eaten Greek food is in Greece. It was on a family holiday to Halkidiki probably about 16 years ago now, where we visited the same restaurant nearly every evening. We had a greek salad to share with every meal and it was my first introduction to feta cheese. That was probably my main takeaway from that holiday; and also the fact we had terrible storms towards the end of the trip due to an earthquake that had devastated Athens – I was petrified it would make it’s way to us. Thankfully it didn’t and I’m hear to tell the tale of the second time I enjoyed…