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French Dining at City of Bristol College Restaurant

What kind of image springs to mind when you picture students running a restaurant? I’d wager it’s not a particularly favourable scene – those two words go together like jam and brillo pads. You’re probably imagining haute cuisine of supernoodle sandwiches and limitless bowls of cereal (two items of food which I pretty much survived off during my first year at uni).

A few weeks ago, myself and the boy were invited along to a French themed dining evening at the City Restaurant at City of Bristol College on Anchor Rd. Naturally, there was a certain degree of apprehension before we departed that evening; surely college students couldn’t match the level of catering and waitering expected of a fine dining restaurant?

Well, we were most certainly proved wrong. Read More

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Bristol’s Best Breweries

This post is in collaboration with Expedia.

We’re pretty good at things here in Bristol – festivals, fiestas, food; and it seems like people are finally beginning to cotton on to this, too. Our little slice in the South West is always being voted as the best place to live in the UK, in the top ten for millennials etc etc… The lists go on!

While Bristol is widely renowned for being big on food, you may or may not know that the city is home to several fantastic breweries, too, knocking out tasty craft ale after tasty craft ale. Even those lovely Wriggle people have got in on the action recently, releasing a tasty brew of their own.

Spurred on by the glorious spring sunshine, the last couple of weekends have been fantastic for fans of craft beer, with me and the boy going on no less than three brewery tours in two weeks. First up, I was invited by Expedia to take a trip to one of the stalwarts of Bristol brewing, the mighty Moor Beer in St Philips, to take a peek behind the scenes. Read More

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D.E.W. & A Brew

Happy St Patricks Day! What a strange little holiday this is; today marks the one calendar day of the year where everyone tries to change their nationality and tie themselves with the Emerald Isle. I won’t pretend that I’m not guilty of doing this – my great-grandparents were Irish, so I also share in the mutual loyalty that most vaguely-Irish people cling to.

To celebrate this most joyous of festivities, last night I was invited down to Bristol’s newest Irish whiskey bar, to partake in a tasting of that most Irish of whiskeys, Tullamore D.E.W. Read More