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Signs had been up on the window of what used to be The Chill Out Cafe for a month or two, informing passers by that the Siam Angel Cafe would be ‘opening early September’. Working just a few doors down the road, I pass the place every morning and evening and have been watching the place take shape. The new cafe finally opened on September 21st – a little behind schedule, but I hadn’t realised how much work, time and movement had gone into the venture… Read the rest of this entry »


Officially opened on Friday, September 9th. Brought to you by the people behind Hyde & Co. on the Triangle. The Milk Thistle offers a similar air of intrigue and mystery… Read the rest of this entry »

If you’re in the area on Monday, head down to Bridge House on Baldwin Street. The restaurant near the turning to Welsh Back that used to be the city centre branch of restaurant Zulu will reopen under new ownership on Monday, August 8th as Mexican street food cafe El GuapoRead the rest of this entry »

It’s always great to see new independents opening up in Bristol, and last week saw the opening of an exciting new business in Clifton in the form of butcher Ruby & White. The former Threshers shop at 48 Whiteladies Road has now been taken over by neighbouring The Cowshed’s Adam Denton, offering local shoppers a butcher, wine shop and delicatessen, all in one place. I popped in there on Sunday to take a look… Read the rest of this entry »

As of Monday, August 1st, Bristol will be home to another branch of South West mini-chain Boston Tea Party, with a building on the corner of Cheltenham Road and Bath Buildings now home to the company’s fourth Bristol cafe. We were lucky enough to be invited to their launch event on the Saturday beforehand to check it out for ourselves… Read the rest of this entry »

Another new Bristol restaurant has appeared over the last week, with number 146 St Michaels Hill having been turned into a “traditional Italian restaurant” called La Passione, owned by the same people that are behind the restaurant of the same name in Kingswood…
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Again…I know it’s not Bristol, but this place looks fantastic! Door 34 opened this week on Bath’s Monmouth Street, being billed as “Bath’s drinking den for cocktail lovers”… Read the rest of this entry »

(UPDATE: food review now online – click here)

At a time when so many local pubs are shutting, and with Wetherspoons having announced that they plan on doubling the number of pubs that they have in the UK, it’s always good to see new local ventures starting up. The latest of these in Clifton is the Black Boy Inn at 171 Whiteladies Road, which closed around Christmas time but which was bought in March and is now completely unrecognisable from what it was before. I popped in to have a chat to the new owners ahead of their opening on July 8th… Read the rest of this entry »

A trio of chefs who have been making names for themselves in the Bristol gastro dining scene have re-opened the Star and Dove pub in Totterdown and are all set to enter the next round of the local foodie event ‘An Evening With The Chefs’… Read the rest of this entry »

Another new deli opening in Clifton this week: Clifton Deli will be opening at the top of Park Street on Tuesday, May 10th… Read the rest of this entry »

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