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  • Osip and Number One Bruton in Somerset

    New openings: Osip and Number One Bruton

    You don’t know what you’ve got ’til it’s gone. Or ’til it changes into a fresh new outfit and presents itself to you looking all sexy and new again. My point: if the South West ever loses its dazzle, don’t…
  • Niall Keating, Whatley Manor

    Local chefs to star in new series of Great British Menu

    If there’s one cookery show chefs tune into on their days off, we reckon it must be Great British Menu. Back for its 15th series as of this Wednesday 18 March, the televised cookery competition sees chefs from across the…
  • craft cider bar set to open in bristol

    New bar set to launch in Bristol rail arch

    The West Country is the home of proper English cider, so it’s only fitting that this staple sit should be properly celebrated in the region’s urban centre. The Cider Box will open its doors in St Philips, Bristol, later this…
  • Bath Japanese restaurant Budo Ba

    Japanese joints: Budo Ba

    There are curtains hung in doorways in traditional Japanese premises that act as dividers. They’re called noren, and were used to help cool homes, shops and bars in summer, while keeping them warm in winter.  They act as a kind…
  • contemporary Japanese food by Tsukemono in Bristol

    Tsukemono is back in the Hood

    If you fancy a change from your typical bag of pork scratchings with your pint, make your way to Cotham as The Robin Hood once again welcomes Tsukemono for a kitchen takeover. The Japanese-inspired pop-up, the brainchild of local chefs…
  • Grilled: Romy Gill

    The past six months have been some of real change for Bristol-based chef Romy Gill. Sat in her Thornbury kitchen at the dinner table (she’s only gone and made me lunch!), we do a quick recap. First came the release…
  • Pie hard

    With British Pie Week just around the corner, we take a look at the history of the pastry-encased (depending on how precious you’re going to be about it) dinnertime staple, and hunt down some of
  • The Wine Guy: return of the mackerel

    This month, Andy Clarke revisits a favourite neighbourhood restaurant – the kind where he’s unsurprised to find them setting hay alight in the kitchen...
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