Category Archive: Rest of UK

Outside of London

Review: Root, Bristol

We’re seriously contemplating getting a flat overlooking the floating harbour in Bristol. Just nosing around the Cargo complex of re-skinned shipping containers it feels like we could have a great bite to eat at a different place every night for two weeks and still not run out of options. Today we had lunch at Root, …

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Review: Kuch, Bristol

Kuch is yet another smashing place to eat in Bristol’s Cotham Hill area. I’ve reviewed Bellita and Pasta Loco too, and I’m wondering what the next culinary smash hit to open here will be. Kuch is straight-up, generous, flavour-packed Persian cooking. The interior has been decked out in a modern and colourful style that emulates …

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Review: Pasta Loco, Bristol

They’re turning them away in droves at Pasta Loco, and you’ve got more chance of finding Heinz Spaghetti Hoops on the menu than you have of getting a table on a Saturday evening! Determined to find out what all the fuss is about, we found a lunchtime excuse for a visit. Pasta Loco is tiny …

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Review: The Fordwich Arms

Kent is super-beautiful. Seriously got some of the most stunning countryside in the UK. I’m using the word bucolic here, and I’m meaning it sincerely. So many of the villages are staggeringly pretty. Visit Chilham, Ickham, Wickhamburgh, Fordwich and Lenham, then tell me it ain’t true. Actually there’s a mistake in that list: Fordwich isn’t …

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Review: Alchemilla, Nottingham

Alchemilla has one of the most stunning dining rooms going. It’s an old coach house beneath the pavement in front of the splendid old town houses that the coaches once belonged to. Their maitre d’ showed us the photos of the place when they took it on: there were tree roots growing through the ceiling …

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