Lona Grill House

Lebanese food would not usually be on my list of top choices for dining out. That is because I have always been fortunate enough to be spoilt by my good Lebanese friends who happen to be great home cooks, which also explains why I rarely visit Lebanese restaurants. However, I was recently invited to a…

The Eastfield Inn

If you are looking for an independent and family friendly pub to visit in our surrounding neighbourhoods; there are a few pubs to choose which come highly rated by local residents with children. Having little preference over the three highly recommended, I decided to randomly pick one and make a visit for a round of…

The Cowshed

Look for a restaurant for lunch on Sunday and pretty much all you will find are serving Sunday roast. While I was actually looking for something alternative to the obvious, I soon realised that instead of trying to go anti-mainstream, I should set out to look for a Sunday roast of outstanding quality as most…

The Hobgoblin

From some of the interesting things I heard about this place last year, I knew I was going to make a visit to The Hobgoblin at some point. However, knowing that this place specialised in serving large American styled burgers, it had seemed a bit too overwhelming with the hearty marathon of festive foods I…

The Kensington Arms

This is one of the few reviews of a restaurant revisit that has been done here but having been so impressed by the food at The Kenny (as referred to by its locals) several times before; I was eagerly looking forward to going back again. The pub had recently reopened in October following a 6…

The Cross Hands

When I am visiting friends who live in a different part of town, one of the things I really look forward to is trying out new eating places I wouldn’t usually go to out of the norm. In my recent visit to Fishponds, my good friends recommended a visit to The Cross Hands pub as…

Boston Tea Party

A full fry up breakfast is serious business and after spending last few years of trying out most of the available varieties of bacon and sausages from several local butchers, I have managed to customise my Sunday full breakfast treat to my very own of standard of perfection. I was always happy to share these…

Redwood Farm Pub

On any visit to the cluster of retail parks at Cribbs Causeway, I have always found little inspiration for eating out in the area as it is filled with the typical high street chain restaurants you would find anywhere else. So when I heard that a new pub open had opened a few months back,…

The Pump House

Whenever I ask around for restaurant recommendations worth trying out around town, The Pump House is often mentioned by my friends as a place worth visiting. After several months of persuasion, I finally made it there a couple of months ago to sample the goods. Situated in a tucked away harbour front location in Hotwells,…

The Pony & Trap

This is not my first review of The Pony and Trap but it has been over a year since my last visit and I noticed some of the things I loved most about this place have changed. If you have not been there before, this is one of the top gastropub / restaurants in Bristol…

The Star and Dove

When I first visited The Star and Dove over a year ago, I was pleasantly surprised by the food quality of their bar snacks and I was determined to make a return trip at some point to try their dinner menu. Since I rarely visit Totterdown, this return trip has taken a while longer than…

Raj Bari

As dedicated worshipper of Indian food, I would normally make a weekly weekday visit to a curry house to ensure I can enjoy my curry in peace. I do this to be able to enjoy the serious hot spicy favours, free from the potential large and rowdy dinner party groups surrounding you. Choosing this weekly…