eating out

Bistrot Pierre, Weston-super-Mare

Bistrot Pierre, Weston-super-Mare

I find it hard to love Weston. There's has been millions of pounds of investment in the sea front, but you only have to move back a few streets and it is still very run-down and tired. However, if you persevere, there are still some pockets of loveliness that can be...

Backwell House, Bristol

Backwell House, Bristol

I went to school in Backwell. Which means that for 5 years I rode the bus past Backwell House twice a day - and I never knew it was there. It still seems to be a secret, hidden gem in North Somerset which is a shame as the house, the grounds and the service are...

Root, Bristol

Root, Bristol

A short review this time as I think the photos say it all On a stinking rainy Saturday afternoon, we washed up at the cosy and always inviting Root in Wapping Wharf, Bristol.  Root is not vegan, but puts the vegetable as the star of each dish and is therefore...

Bristol – world culinary capital

Bristol – world culinary capital

I love to hunt out great food when I am travelling but it’s good to know that when I am at home I can find a fabulous meal too.  Bristol has already been recognised as the Vegan Capital of the World by the Chef’s Pencil website (which analysed Google search data to...

Little French, Bristol

Little French, Bristol

Little French in Westbury Park, Bristol has been getting rave reviews in the national papers since it opened.  It is building a great reputation for excellent, unpretentious french bistro food in a relaxed neighbourhood environment. French bistro doesn't exactly...

Vegan dreams

Vegan dreams

The return of Masterchef on BBC1 this autumn has led to me, once again, dreaming of being the first vegan to lift the trophy. I am sure many people play the “what would I make with those ingredients after throwing the meat and dairy out the window” game but I think I...

The rise of veganism

The rise of veganism

The rise of veganism, or at least the rise in awareness of it makes me really happy. I have a lot more conversations at work about what I eat, where I get my protein, how I live without cheese etc. It may be tedious but people are much more aware of what they are...

Paris

Paris

I have recently returned from a trip to Paris. I hadn’t been for years (following a particularly disastrous trip that I blamed Paris for) and now I have been twice in a year and fallen in love with the city again - sorry Paris, it wasn’t your fault after all. Vegan...

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