Bird in Hand

Whenever I plan to visit a new restaurant I always try to pick an early weekday night and never going in a group of more than two people for good measure. That is my attempt to ensure you get the best of everything on an average day in the restaurant. This tends to provide an…

Pizza Provencale, Clifton

This is one of those local restaurants that have been around since anybody can remember and in my memory, it looks pretty much the same today as it did back in the early 1980’s. For those who can remember that time before the various national chains of pizza and pasta restaurants spawned on every high…

San Carlo Bristol

For what is undoubtedly one of the most popular cuisines in the world, you can find the footprint of Italian food just about everywhere. From the mile long aisles at the supermarkets offering every imaginable pizza combination possible to the family run Italian restaurants serving traditional dishes made from their safeguarded for generations family recipes;…

The Restaurant at Thornbury Castle

Just 30 minutes drive away towards the north of Bristol, you will find Thornbury Castle and not only is it the only Tudor castle in England to be run as a hotel but it also has a restaurant which is worth a visit. Thornbury Castle has a rich history spanning 500 years and for history…

Argus Fish Bar

For once or maybe twice in a month, I would treat myself to a fine meal of fish and chips. Over the past few years, with some consideration for good health by not making this a regular weekly, my treasured trips to the chip shop had unintentionally sent me on a quest in finding the…

River Cottage Canteen Bristol

It is rare that I would look forward to a new restaurant opening but having watched the growing number of closing shops along Whiteladies Road over the past years, the sight of River Cottage Canteen Bristol opening is a indeed a welcoming sight to the neighbourhood. Situated at the Grade-II listed 19th Century church building…

Pony & Trap

It seems to me that nowadays one of trends in deciding for a Michelin Guide recommended restaurant is the emphasis on restaurant setting formality, an extensive wine list and exclusive food ingredients. As one of the Michelin-starred restaurants in our city, The Pony and Trap at Chew Magna reminds us that traditional refinements always make…

Tampopo

Simple enough as it might seems, looking for a restaurant for the family’s night out at the cinema i n Cabot Circuit is a challenging decision for a democratic family! With so many choices of cuisines available, we decided to try something different from our usual places and so we went for Tampopo; a Pan…

The Moody Goose

After a day travelling around Somerset, we booked this restaurant for a early dinner at 7pm. With lots of parking space, the environment of Old Priory is definitely different than the nearby residential area, it is a tranquil setting with a small garden that is great for pre-dinner drinks. We waited in the lounge and…

The Kensington Arms

Tucked away in a quiet residential corner of Redland is The Kensington Arms, a pub that is very popular with local residents and a growing reputation for its food. On any weekday evening, it is not uncommon to see a number of customers seated in outdoor terrace, making passers-by just a little curious about this…

Mayflower Chinese Restaurant

As one of the long established Chinese restaurant in Bristol, I have visited the Mayflower with my friends and their family for Chinese New Year celebration. The decoration is basic and crowd – like most of the typical Chinese restaurant set up, it does not have a big change compare with my last visit few…