• Cheltenham,  Cotswolds,  Food & Drink,  Lifestyle

    A strong contender for Cheltenham’s best Indian restaurant

    So, you’re just about to get a kitten and puppy. Obviously you’re out of your mind, but should you choose that path, you need a good blowout the night before, right?! (before you’re housebound for months on end!). But where to go? Steph’s been on a rather bland diet recently so we were feeling something packed with flavour, and a curry’s a safe bet for that! Cheltenham’s got no shortage of good Indian restaurants; Prithvi still sticks in my mind- years after our first visit as one of the best I’ve been to. But it was time for us to try somewhere new so we made our way to Mahal,…

  • 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

    Sholay Indian Kitchen, Bristol

    The other night we watched a program about our nations love of curry. Turns out we can’t get enough of the blooming stuff. Although we were pretty disappointed to hear that the favourites apparently include chicken tikka masala and the korma! In our opinion, perhaps the blandest of the two and the least authentic. Each to their own but James and I like our curries with a bit more pizazz and a lot more heat. We were recently invited along to Sholay Kitchen, one of the shipping containers at Wapping Wharf, to sample their new menu and enjoy some of their staple dishes. The menu is short and sweet, with…

  • 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…

  • Food & Drink,  Photography

    A classy curry

    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 the chance to try some of the local restaurants we’ve been meaning to for a while. One of those restaurants is the Mint Rooms which specialises in Indian cuisine with style! There’s one in Bath, and one a convenient 20 minute walk from home, situated between Clifton Village and the Triangle. The restaurant feels classy,…

  • Food & Drink,  Lifestyle,  Photography

    The Thali cafe, Clifton

    Living almost in the middle of Clifton and North Street, we’re lucky enough to have two choices of Thali cafes. You may remember a previous blog post about the one on North Street and their new installed BBQ. This time the celebrations were at the Clifton establishment and their colourful revamp. We were greeted with a bar counter full of drinks including non-alcoholic tropical cocktails, beer, prosecco and fruity yogurt drinks. We had a good look around the new layout, taking in the large vibrant wall art as you walk in – which holds true to what Thali is all about; a fun place to go with family and friends,…

  • Food & Drink,  Lifestyle,  Photography

    Thali Cafe: Curry with a twist

    I have handed the blogging reigns over to James for this post (and quite frankly I’m thinking of doing it more often), to give you a full blown review of our trip to the Thali Cafe. It’s a long one so grab a cuppa, or perhaps a curry as you’ll be craving one after reading it! Sometimes a good hearty curry is just what the doctor ordered; especially with Summer over and the evenings drawing in. Whether or not you have a high tolerance for spice, there’s a curry for everyone; from the fruity & creamy Korma to the taste bud-busting fiery Phaal. I love a curry, enjoying fairly weighty…