• Food & Drink,  Lifestyle,  Photography

    The Bath Pig

    James and I successfully passed our Marriage interview towards the end of last year, meaning we can now officially get married at Bristol Registry Office. Whoop! We’re doing things a little differently to some in that we’re doing the signing of the papers and the legal stuff a few days before our actual wedding. We decided it would be nice to keep the whole day at one location, save our guests having to move around and giving us complete freedom for the main event. We’d still like to celebrate the legal bit so have decided to visit The Pig in Bath. We’ve frequented the restaurant a few times now and…

  • Cheltenham,  Cotswolds,  Food & Drink,  Photography

    New Autumn Menu at Prithvi, Cheltenham.

    Having wanted to visit Prithvi for ages, I almost jumped for joy when James and I received an invitation to try out their new Autumn Menu. Often recognised as the best restaurant in Cheltenham, with it’s reputation reaching far further afield, Prithvi has gained huge praise for it’s sophisticated dining experience, regarding both the food and service. Having only been open since 2012 it wasn’t long before the five star reviews came flooding in, marking Prithvi as the number one place to eat in Cheltenham on TripAdvisor. Which is no mean feat considering how many people regard themselves as food critics these days. Food bloggers are entirely different I might…

  • Cheltenham,  Cotswolds,  Food & Drink

    Babel, Cheltenham

    Cheltenham’s Brewery just got sexy with it’s newest addition Babel, a new cocktail bar with an interior to lust after for days. I received an invitation to their opening night a few weeks ago and think I may have found my new favourite jaunt in Cheltenham. It offers a little bit of everything; with brunch served on the weekends between 9-4, a full all-day menu consisting of light bites, ‘clean and lean’ options and all your favourites like burgers with varied fillings. The cocktail menu is extensive so you will need a few trips to Babel to sample them all. On arrival with my sister in tow, we were greeted…

  • Bristol,  Food & Drink,  Photography

    The Bunch of Grapes, Bradford on Avon

    It’s that time of year where we lock away our BBQs that have barely been used over the Summer and wonder why we ever bought one in the first place, preparing ourselves for the long Winter. Trying to get into the mindset that there are definitely some things to look forward to over Winter, I’m sure. I used to be a big fan of the Winter but as I’ve grown older I’ve started to appreciate the warmer months, coming home from work in the light and still feeling like you have some spare time may be part of that. I feel I need a reminder that it’s not all bad.…

  • 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…

  • Food & Drink,  Lifestyle

    Farmdrop, the ethical grocer

    I’m always trying to convince James we should do our food shopping online. Supermarkets are often overcrowded, full of other people who don’t really want to be there. There are offers at the end of every aisle trying to entice you into buying things you don’t actually want or need. You can come away with half a trolley full of items you never intended on buying! It was so refreshing to hear what Farmdrop were doing when their email appeared in my inbox, inviting me to try out their service. Founded in London in 2014, Farmdrop are now on the move and delivering to the people of Bath and Bristol.…

  • Food & Drink,  Lifestyle

    The Malvern Autumn Show; something for the foodies

    This year’s Malvern Autumn Show falls on the weekend of the 23rd and the 24th September which also coincides with the start of the British Food Fortnight that runs until the 8th October. To celebrate this the show will play host to some well-known names in the foodie scene including one of my favourite bakers from last year’s Great British Bake Off, Selasi Gbormittah. Andi Oliver, a judge on the Great British Menu and Judith Hann, who has just published her new book Herbs: Delicious Recipes and Growing Tips to Transform your Food.¬†Visitors to the Cookery Theatre over the weekend will be in for a real foodie treat. Playing host…

  • Food & Drink,  Lifestyle,  Photography

    Italian restaurant with a view

    Last year our neighbour told us¬†about a lovely Italian restaurant down in Clevedon. You may be wondering why we would travel all the way to Clevedon to enjoy Italian food when we have an abundance of such restaurants on our doorstep. Well, what Bristol City Centre is missing, is a cracking seaview. The restaurant in question was Il Giardino. A family run business that’s been going for over 25 years, so they must be doing something right. We visited back in the Summer, you know, about three weeks ago when we had our very short-lived British Summer. It was almost too hot to sit outside however there was a light…

  • Food & Drink,  Lifestyle,  Photography

    Hotel Du Vin’s new Summer menu

    I’ve lost count of the times James has had to tell me it’s pronounced ‘van’ not ‘vin’. I’ve been saying it wrong for so long now, my brain just can’t accept it. I’ll get there eventually but in the mean time if I start harping on to you about how great the food at Hotel Du Van is, I’m sure you’ll understand what I mean. So last week James and I went along to a blogger’s evening at Hotel Du Vin in Cheltenham to sample their new menu, along with some cocktails and a tour around the hotel. It was also a great chance to catch up with other local…