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THE ETHICUREAN Barley Wood Walled Garden, Long Lane, Wrington, Bristol BS40 5SA Tel: 01934 863713 Web:

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Set within a gorgeously picturesque walled garden with breath-taking views of the North Somerset countryside, The Ethicurean can only be described as a joy for all of the senses. Taking a walk through the extensive and carefully maintained kitchen garden is a feast for the eyes in itself, but sitting down to eat in the rustic former orangery is where the love affair really begins. Offering fantastic gastronomic delights and, somehow, value for money all at the same time, the menu changes twice daily – depending on the produce from the garden – and offers the utmost in local and seasonal produce. Highly recommended are the Sunday lunches, which have achieved almost legendary status so those wishing to try them would be advised to book far in advance to avoid disappointment.



Arch 35, Lower Approach Road, Temple Meads, Bristol BS1 6QS Tel: 0117 992 4488 Web:

Paintworks, Bath Road, Arnos Vale, Bristol BS4 3EH Tel: 0117 972 8838 Web:

Hart’s Bakery originally began as a local worker and commuter favourite, however recent years have seen it grow to become one of Bristol’s best-loved independents. Specialising in slowproved sourdough and pastries, Hart’s opens at 7am when the aroma of freshly ground coffee and croissants, fresh out of the oven, wafts up to Temple Meads station. With everything on show, it’s great to grab a drink and watch the bakers at work. The display changes throughout the day, from the early morning treats to lunchtime savouries and afternoon cakes. There is a different hot lunch special every day from noon – it might be delicious soup, a hearty bread bake or similar – but be prompt, this is one of Bristol’s most popular lunchtime haunts.

Now in its 13th year, Bocabar continues to employ its original style and ethos to great effect: providing a diverse selection of food served in a cosy and pleasant environment. Its once-plain industrial interior has been refined to include an eclectic supply of vintage artefacts, a wide selection of local art, plenty of cheering fairy lights that brighten the whole room, and show off the building’s original framework. The food served is both satisfying and wide in variety, ranging from stonebaked pizzas to platters from the salad and deli counter and lunch specials, all offering the modern-day must of locally sourced ingredients. On top of this, Bocabar also extends invitations to its regular art exhibitions, and its free entry for the DJs on Saturdays. Its complimentary reviews and myriad awards speak for themselves.

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SOMER DINING Brookmead, The Chocolate Quarter, Trajectus Way, Keynsham, BS31 2GJ Tel: 0117 363 7120 Web: Bringing the type of cuisine found in the country’s best gastropubs to Keynsham’s Chocolate Quarter, Somer Dining offers classic, seasonal British food across lunch, afternoon tea and Sunday lunch. Customers can enjoy a very modern British dining experience, courtesy of a menu developed with the assistance of Josh Eggleton, one of the South West’s finest chefs. Local produce features heavily, and Somer Dining is open for lunch Monday to Saturday, with afternoon tea also on offer. On Sunday, the venue becomes the perfect place for family occasions with a range of delicious roasts served up. With an ever-changing, affordable menu that reflects the seasons, and traditional favourites given a new twist, Somer Dining is a welcome new choice for not just Keynsham residents but diners from Bristol and Bath as well.



MAY 2018



The Bristol Magazine May 2018  

The Bristol Magazine is Bristol’s biggest monthly guide to life and living in the city of Bristol

The Bristol Magazine May 2018  

The Bristol Magazine is Bristol’s biggest monthly guide to life and living in the city of Bristol