• Bristol,  Food & Drink

    Gambas, Wapping Wharf

    Situated in the food haven that is Wapping Wharf, the owners of Bravas tapas bar on Cotham Hill, have brought their small plates down to the Harbour. Already owners of Cantina, the mexican restaurant, they’ve opened Gambas only a few shipping containers down. Serving up authentic Spanish dishes with a seafood focus, hence the name (Gambas mean prawns in Spanish) however don’t be put-off if you don’t like seafood! When I went along with my friend Emma, both not being huge fish fans, we were able to pick out plenty of dishes to keep us grazing for hours. We visited one evening after work and made the most of the…

  • Food & Drink

    Paco Tapas, a piece of Spain in the middle of Bristol

    I am pining for a summer holiday. Just a little sunshine, a pool, a good book and no looking at a computer screen for a week or so. I keep getting these emails from travel companies telling me about their ridiculous offers on hotels that it’s taking all my will power not to book one up for James and I. For the time being I have to be patient. The next year is a little up-in-the-air so we can’t make any concrete plans. But with the arrival of Paco Tapas late last year, I only have to walk 20 minutes from the front door and I could be transported to a…

  • Food & Drink,  Photography

    A wild night at the River Cottage Canteen

    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 might not be a household name, but if you’ve ever watched any of Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s shows you might recognise the face. John is Hugh’s expert adviser on all things edible in the wild, and on this fascinating evening he made the trip up from Devon to Bristol to share some of his knowledge. The River…