Hands up who spends every Saturday night looking at Rightmove on their phone. *Raises hands sheepishly.* In my defence, I have no social life and on the rare occasion I do go out, I tend to break things, mainly my bones.

Anyway, now that my eldest lives in the south-west, one of the places I often look at on Rightmove is Bristol. I’ve been there a couple of times before, it’s relatively near to where he lives, and it’s actually one of my favourite places to visit in the UK. I think the rent is on a par with where I live and the food and architecture really are amazing. So much so, I thought I would write about some of my favourite places to eat in Bristol.

In no particular order…

1. Pi Shop

No, I haven’t misspelled this restaurant, and no it doesn’t sell pies. It is, in fact, a pizza restaurant. But we are talking posh pizza. Situated on Lower Guinea Street, we were lucky enough to be sat outside on a sunny day by the river running through the town. Positioned next door to the Michelin starred Casamia, and I think run by the same family, I remembered eating the most delicious pizza with an egg yolk in the middle, all washed down by an ice cold pint of IPA. A little on the pricey side for a pizza restaurant but, in my opinion, well worth it. Contemporary interior, friendly staff, and delicious ice cream for dessert – would definitely go back.

2. The Thali Restaurant

This place was a real find, Indian food with a difference. Thali is the name given to the round platter used to serve food upon, but it is also used to refer to an Indian style mail made up of a selection of small individual dishes. It would be great for my niece who is vegan as there are plenty of dishes to suit everyone. They also so have a massive Masala Dosa, a savoury pancake originating from South India, that was as big as half our table. The food is beautifully presented when it comes to the table, and the Thali Restaurant had a quirky interior with staff that were only too happy to help out with my inane questions about what to order.

3.  Swoon Gelato

And for dessert, the best gelato outside of Italy. Fact.

If you find yourself in Bristol, why not see if you can enjoy deals at Groupon for discounts on some of your favourite restaurants, and enjoy every mouthful – you won’t be disappointed.

 

kate sutton

 

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