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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…
  • 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…
  • Riverside dining: New Moon on the Quay

    The team behind a popular Clifton restaurant have taken on a quirky (read: tricky) space on the harbourside, and turned it into a restaurant with plenty of colour – in more ways than one
  • Cool hangouts: Dos Dedos

    Sticking dos dedos* up at cutlery, Charlie Lyon heads to this new joint that boasts “lively Latin flavours” to get elbow-deep in tacos and guac (*two fingers, that is)
  • Vegan Cafés: Roots and Shoots

    Contending with food-focused New Year resolutions this month? This cosy little vegan deli can take the chore out of many of them...
  • Old favourites: The Chequers

    Often here for a lunchtime pint, we visits this local post-work, to see what’s going down after the appointment of its new chef...
  • Neighbourhood restaurants: Birch

    There were big boots to fill when new owners took over BS3’s beloved Birch a year ago, but Charlie Lyon finds the sequel to be happily up to standard...
  • Old friends reborn: Browns

    Back in 1998, when it first opened, Matt Bielby was rather partial to Browns in Bath. But (perhaps like many of us) he’d not been in years. How does its spruced-up reinvention shape up?
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