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Local Spotlight: La Dame Gateau

“I love making cupcakes as you can personalise each one to suit the client”, says Erica O’Connor of La Dame Gâteau Limited, when asked which product she enjoys baking the most. And the love that goes into the cupcakes and other products made by this relatively new company is clear… Subscribe to Bristol Bites by Email […]

Goldbrick House, Park Street: Review

I’ve been in Bristol since August 2009, and every working day since then, I’ve passed Goldbrick House on my way to and from work. Despite that – and despite several recommendations – I still hadn’t made it in for food (but have visited for drinks) until last week, when a friend booked us in for […]

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The Sportsman, Seasalter, Whitstable

“Whitstable?”, I hear you ask. “Isn’t that in Kent? What’s a Bristol blogger doing writing about a restaurant in KENT?” The answer’s simple. It’s the best dining out experience I’ve ever had, and I can’t think of a single thing to criticise. The trip came about after chatting to a fellow food blogger, who had […]

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Bell’s Diner, Montpelier – Review

“Inventive cooking at full throttle” is how the 2011 Good Food Guide describes Chris Wicks’ Bell’s Diner, and a “highly idiosyncratic restaurant”. The word “idiosyncratic”, on reflection, sums up the evening perfectly for me… Subscribe to Bristol Bites by Email  

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Côte, Clifton Village – Review

A great deal has been made of the opening of the latest branch of Côte on The Mall, Clifton Village. And understandably so, when you consider that the brand already has around 20 successful branches elsewhere in the UK, and has been favourably reviewed by the likes of Michael Winner, Metro’s Marina O’Laughlin and Time Out’s […]

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Ronnie’s, Thornbury – Review (and new opening!)

Ronnie’s is a restaurant that was recommended to me by a number of people when I moved to Bristol, but until recently (bearing in mind the lack of car) I hadn’t found the opportunity to visit. However, a night spent staying with a friend who lives in the town provided the perfect excuse to check […]

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Casamia, Westbury Village – Review

(Apologies in advance…this is going to be a LONG post!) Having transformed into a Michelin starred restaurant from a little local pizzeria, Westbury Village’s Casamia has found yet greater fame recently thanks to the restaurant’s victory in the Ramsay’s Best Restaurant series in November. My friend Laura and I were lucky enough to book a […]

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Papaji’s, Whiteladies Road – Review

A successful (and boozy) launch party, a new head chef whose training included a short stint at El Bulli and a discount voucher proved to be three key factors in our decision to choose Papaji’s for dinner on Saturday night. After reading mixed reviews of the revamped tea house and restaurant, we were keen to […]

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Local Spotlight: Iza Redon and La Cuizine

“I wanted to combine my teaching experience – teaching French to adults since 2005 – my knowledge of food, communicate my love of cooking and food and also be self-employed again” says French chef Iza Redon of her reasons for setting up La Cuizine. Founded in November 2007, the Clifton-based company offer bespoke lessons, group […]

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The RockFish Grill – Smoked Salmon Tasting

Wednesday, November 3rd saw me booking the morning off work and heading to The RockFish Grill on Whiteladies Road, to join a group of like-minded food enthusiasts for a smoked salmon tasting session. The Clifton-based venue is one of three owned by award-winning food writer and restaurateur Mitch Tonks, and comprises the restaurant itself, a […]