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Sunday 10th December 2017

I just checked out my twitter feed and the last three tweets in my feed involve #turbot #Iceland and #crisps. Ok, so the Iceland is promoted because if they knew me they would realise thats a promoted tweet badly spent. Still, I like to think in work and across our food tours we have a pretty wide range in the food I eat and talk about. This week as well as a mega tour for Kerry Foods (the busy) we also tried out the new residency at Kongs, Sub Dunk, where the menu centres around well Subs! Thankfully not the Subway ones of the ubiquitous sandwich chain but instead dirty subs that play on the US French Dips sandwich. If you…

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Could Pickled Brisket get any better?

Saturday 25th November 2017

Our guests love the food on Wapping Wharf but its about to get even better... Flora and Robin, the husband and wife team behind The Pickled Brisket have added to their already popular salt beef menu - a classic comfort food; grilled cheese. They've always loved a good grilled cheese sandwich, enjoying it at London's Borough Market, at their street food friends stall, For Mice & Men and as a staple afternoon snack at home with their family. They wanted to create a grilled cheese menu with a difference at their container at Wapping Wharf. The benefits of having premises at Wapping Wharf include the sense of community and having so many excellent local independent suppliers and producers on their doorstop. To…

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Have you visited this star restaurant?

Tuesday 21st November 2017

I've set myself a challenge across the last two months of the year to visit all of the awesome restaurants that are either new or I just haven't quite made it too in the hurley burley of daily life. Its a commitment that requires getting out and about a couple of times a week and forcing myself to eat some of the finest food in the UK. Its a tough life and don't I know it? Having visited Dela (amazing) and Jamaica Street Stores (still ironing out the kinks) in recent weeks I set my sights high with a visit to the newly awarded Michelin Star, Paco Tapas. Paco Tapas is part of the Sanchez brothers triumvirate that includes another of…

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Sunday Lunch is for Sharing Dela

Sunday 5th November 2017

Dining out in Bristol is getting more and more difficult! There are simply so many amazing places to eat and drink its harder and harder to choose where to go and then just when you think you have done them all or at least created the perfect spreadsheet of reservations and bookings they go and open another one.... I'll save my review of the best 2017 openings for later in the year after all this is Bristol and with 6 weeks left of the year there are likely to be more... However, one that will surely make my list is Dela. Opened in September, Dela, is a truly brilliant neighbourhood restaurant that serves sharing boards, mains and desserts that are a real treat. …

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I Love Brunch Review Rosemarino Clifton

Sunday 29th October 2017

I love Brunch... it would literally be my death row meal. that perfect interlude between breakfast and lunch but largely breakfasty its got everything going for it. There are so many amazing bruncheries in Bristol that you can't really fail to be well fed but my absolute favourites are Bakers and Co, Harts Bakery, Spoke and Stringer, Spicer and Cole, The Gallimaufry. So imagine my surprise when I finally drag myself up to Clifton and discover another slice of Brunch Heaven Italian style. Its a proper restaurant doing clever things in the evening but I was advised to give its brunch a try and I haven't regretted that advice. Two visits later I can wax lyrical about Tommy's One Pan Wonder, The standard…

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Why go on a Food Tour? eat walk talk bristol

Saturday 7th October 2017
Brian

So much changes In Bristol that almost weekly there is something different to see and taste so I though I'd take a chance to remind you of the great reasons to take a food tour and really get to know the city. Its hard to keep up, a new restaurant every week and Wapping Wharf, a resurgent Old City, Pop Ups and Street Food - if you don't have your finger on the pulse you will miss so much. I've been lucky enough to go on lots of food tours as I've travelled the world and have met lots of 'food tourers' on the way. After the brief introductions; where are you from? Are you enjoying your vacation? it quickly comes…

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St Nicholas Market Foodie Heaven Eat Walk Talk Bristol

Thursday 21st September 2017

First in a series of Market updates ... When I arrived in Bristol 12 years ago if you wanted to visit a street food market you took a pilgrimage to St Nicholas Market but even then the food area was hidden amongst an eclectic mix of textiles, drug paraphernalia and ye olde photos. Now we are blessed with so many foodie hangouts we are spoiled for choice as the growth of 'street food', the decline of those terrible 'triangle sandwiches' and the need to get back to desk sharpish have seen an explosion of locations in Bristol to get great food. Watch out for further market write ups including Temple Quay, Finzel's Reach, Whiteladies Road, BS5market and Tobacco Factory but for…

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World food tourists

Sunday 27th August 2017

We've had people form all over the world in our first year ... From as far as Auckland as near as Southville, here are a few of this weeks customers from Barcelona, Hong Kong, Berlin, Reykjavik, London and From...

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Brian's Burgers - Eat Walk Talk Bristol Top 5 Independents

Sunday 6th August 2017

I used to think that Bristol was all about pizza, after all we have some of the best independent pizza joints in the UK, but maybe that's about to change with two new burger joints getting the carnivores well and truly excited. Asado Asado one of the two newest kids on the burger block having just opened in Colston Yard in what was the previous Rosemarino site. I'd only come across Asado related to open fire cooking in Argentina but i'm reliably informed its Spanish for BBQ. The guys here have created a fun colourful restaurant with great music (check out their Spotify playlists) and a relaxed vibe with the high quality burgers crafted from Soil Association Organic and high welfare ingredients…

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Dinner and Drinks...eat walk talk bristol food tour

Monday 24th July 2017

It's been a very busy summer so we've been touring lots and writing less but we're taking a well-earned weekend break so finally a chance to write a quick update. There's been a lot going on, right now its Harbour fest but it's been a festival of new restaurant openings (and closings) over the last couple of months. Notable openings include New Burger / BBQ joints in Asado and Hubbox, neighbourhood Italian Bomboloni, Caribbean Croft and a plethora of openings at Wapping Wharf part 2 including favourites Pickled Brisket, Spuntino, Cantina, Salt and Malt and Gopals Curry Shack. There are many more openings to come with Cargo 2.5 now signed up and its becoming increasingly difficult to keep the food visits up and…

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