27.8.14

A Walk in the Wiltshire Country Side


A couple weekends ago we had such a lovely weekend staying with Will's parents in Wiltshire; these pics were taken on a long sunny Saturday afternoon walk through fields near their village. I think they look rather pretty considering I took them on my iPhone - I was using the VSCO app which really seems to make a difference but that said I think maybe it's hard to take a bad photo of golden hay fields - Hay is rather photogenic don't ya think?

19.8.14

Food on my Phone : A few bite-size reviews // Part One

I unashamedly, unapologetically take lots of photos of food... I seem to have dozens hundreds of photos saved on my phone of lovely meals I've had whilst out and about, so I thought I share these along with my thoughts on some the places I've been recently. . . I've actually found so many food photos that I've decided to split this post in two! A lot of these snaps get posted to my Instagram of course, so follow me there and never miss a meal: instagram.com/charliecoo

Gloucester Rd & Montpelier


// Huevos Rancheros | Bakers & Co.

Bakers & Co | Gloucester Rd, Bristol : As a relatively recent newcomer to Gloucester Rd, Bakers & Co has quickly established themselves as one of the best places on the block for my favourite meal of the week.... BRUNCH. With gems such as Huevos Rancheros and Chorizo & Heirloom Tomatoes on Sourdough on the menu there's plenty of delicious options for veggies and meat eaters a like.
bakersbristol.co.uk
Hot Sauce? : Yes, Tabasco!


// Northern Thali | Thali Cafe

Thali Cafe | Montpelier, Bristol: If you're local to Bristol or have been to a UK music festival recently I'm almost certain Thali Cafe and their delicious Indian food need no introduction. That said if you haven't checked out your local Thali for a few years you may be surprised at the range of choice - no longer a simple case of deciding between a vegan or vegetarian Thali plate, meat is firmly on the menu now including lamb koftas, chicken & Goan fish curry. Although I usually go for the veggie Northern Thali because.....Panneer!! 
Hot Sauce? : Not necessary - but the best chutneys in town!


// Katie & Kim's Kitch | Garlic Mushroom Bap
Katie & Kim's Kitchen | Montpelier, Bristol : Another local newbie Katie & Kim's with its open kitchen, one huge wooden table for diners and laid back attitude sits perfectly in the heart of Montpelier. The menu on the chalk board boasted simply homemade baps with either garlic flat mushroom or chrizo - both were completely delicious! Katie & Kim seem pretty darn awesome (check out their blog) and the service was lovely; especially when they quickly whipped up a replacement coffee for Will when I spilt his first Flat White all over his lap - Oops!
www.katieandkimskitchen.com
Hot Sauce: I don't recall but I'm sure they'll find you some if you ask.


// The Bristolian | Fusion Brakfast
The Bristolian | Montpelier, Bristol : Just up the road from Katie & Kim's at the end of Picton St is the lovely Bristolian. It's always a tough choice for me here... the Fusion Breakfast with its garlic mushrooms, chorizo & salsa is pretty much perfect; but the full Bristolian breakfast includes free range black pudding & sesame infused spinach -decisions, decisions!
thebristolian.co.uk
Hot Sauce? : Yes, Tabasco - and extra points for a big bottle!




Zazu's Kitchen | Gloucester Rd, Bristol : I don't have a photo of my recent brunch at Zazu's; *shock-horror* I know - It was then end of a long weekend ok? I needed that breakfast inside me! I had a very scrummy Eggs Royale - poached egg on muffin with smoked salmon, hollandaise sauce and added extra spinach - which I suppose makes it Eggs Florentine Royal - either way it was delish but the real winner and the reason I had to include Zazu's sans photo was the fantastic HOMEMADE HOT SAUCE! This was actually the first time I'd ever eaten at Zazu's (which I think means I loose some Bristol foodie points) I've read & heard nothing but good things about the food - the dinner menu is a tad on the pricier side but worth it by all accounts. I shall have to return soon.... even if just for that hot sauce. zazuskitchen.co.uk

Well I've think we've established that I eat out too much and this is just Part One! Hopefully this goes some way to explaining why I often stay in this part of town - besides laziness - we're just so spoilt for choice. I do love exploring new parts of Bristol though I promise - check out my post about Easton and Part 2 of my 'Bite Size' reviews even takes me as far as Bath!!! I hope I've inspired you to try somewhere new around Bristol. I'd love to hear your recommendations too....Especially your favourite spot in Bristol for brunch (and hot sauce).