Her Majesty’s Secret Service (HMSS),

Few can turn up their nose at a Friday pint, less so a cocktail. Yet when it comes to picking a bar, many can feel like a deer in the headlights. Why? Because there’s so much damn choice! Not that we’re complaining but it can be hard to know where to begin. Chances are if…

The Square Kitchen, 15 Berkeley Square

The Square strives to deliver first class service in a stylish setting. With a hotel shared reception and “members only” bar downstairs, The Square has an aura of exclusivity to it but they’re keen to start moving away from this perception when it comes to their restaurant area, The Square Kitchen.

Buttermilk and Maple, 5-7 Welsh Back

Buttermilk and Maple, situated below the Mercure hotel on Welsh Back, opened in August this year. Dapper and sophisticated from the offset, the decor is tasteful and put together in a way that makes every corner and crevice “Instagrammable” from the framed art on the walls to the random slogans skirting the ceilings. A large…

Miller Green,Cotham

We’re changing things up this week and steering away from the meat heavy meals with a veggie review!

The Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel, Broad Street

All too often, it can be a right pain finding your hotel, particularly if you’re in a new city. Thankfully, finding the Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel was a breeze, a fifteen minute walk away from Bristol Temple Meads station and slap bang in the heart of the city. In fact, the building itself has been…

Wellbourne Restaurant, 25 The Mall

Wellbourne, a cafe/restaurant in Clifton Village, seeks to ensure “every customer leaves having been cared for on a personal level and with a sense of value from their experience. With Ross Gibbens, Michael Kennedy and Martin Irwin at the helm of this venture, the restaurant brings to Bristol over 30 years of experience after working…

The Cotham Arms, 155 St Michael’s Hill

St Michaels’ Hill is certainly one of Bristol’s steepest but when you get to the top, any local will tell you the array of pubs and eateries there are certainly worth the climb. From Beerd the pizzeria to Psychopomp the gin micro distillery there’s a lot on offer for the panting punter and the opening…

Bomboloni, 225 Gloucester Road

Gloucester Road’s food scene has suffered quite a battering recently. Biblos, Bagel Boy and Zazu’s Kitchen to name just a few of the restaurants which have (rather suddenly) closed their doors. However with the closure of some eateries, there is opportunity for others to bring something new to the road. Enter, the Italian-inspired, Bomboloni. 

Grillstock Festival, 2017

From the moment we stepped into Millennium Square, rhythmic funk could be heard from the main stage in Lloyds Amphitheatre and the unmistakeable smell of burgers sizzling on an open grill turned our heads (or noses, should I say) towards the entrance of Grillstock Festival. Thankfully, we were heading that way anyway.

Turtle Bay, 221-223 Cheltenham Road

Prior to last Monday, my knowledge of Turtle Bay was somewhat hazy. I knew about their Caribbean-inspired menu but the previous times we had been there, our focus was only on one thing – their cocktails (241 at Happy Hour, might I add). I feel this is something which many others can relate to. Following…

Catch22, 38 College Green

Every country seems to have a traditional (or stereotypical) cuisine. For the French, it’s crepes and buttery pastries; for the Germans, it’s schnitzel; for the Italians it’s pasta and for us Brits, it’s fish and chips – or possibly afternoon tea? Most of us probably think of a greasy, Friday night takeaway when we think…

The Smoke Haus, Colston Tower

Now let me get this disclaimer out of the way, when we arrived at The Smoke Haus last Saturday evening my friend and I had already been making merry at The Bristol Harbour Hotel beforehand. A back-to-back bar review is not a common occurrence for me but if anything, it put the Smoke Haus at…