You know what? The more I think about it – the more I see myself living in Bristol one day! There’s so many good restaurants around, lots of nice events on the weekends (when I’m never there) and such a good vibe overall. Yes, seriously one day I think I would like to move out. It’s so much easier to have a good quality of life!
What’s the point of living in London if a) I’m rarely here b) I can’t enjoy all the city has to offer. In Bristol I find that it’s a lot easier to enjoy what’s around you and people seem a lot happier as well.
Last week was freezing cold – literally! (Some of my colleagues had the pleasure of enjoying some snow. I haven’t seen any 😦 You see, being Portuguese snowing seems a pretty exotic event for us) but still I managed to have a nice food-week.
On my first night went for cream mushroom soup & mussels
I love these mussels with tachers sauce! It’s a shame they seem to have changed the recipe a bit, and there’s almost no sauce now.
On the 2nd night I’ve decided that I wanted some spanish food, so headed for La Tomatina. La Tomatina is located just in front of college green
As I went middle of the week and it was so cold outside, the place was almost empty.
The staff was friendly throughout the meal. I’ve decided to go for the bread platter (Pan rustico) which is served with olive oil. Perfect combination, isn’t it?
Calamares con alioli and gambas al aglio (which was the best in my view).
2 tapas and the bread was more than enough for one person, so I didn’t had any more space for dessert. So overall I would say it’s worth the visit. Ideally you should go with a bigger group so you can try different things.
On my 3rd night I went out with a friend to Bordeaux Quay. I had the special fish of the day – which it seems was the special of the next day too. Next day I went there for a business lunch as well. The place is quite big and it seems now they’ve added a bakery as well. Will try to buy some bread on Thursday (if I don’t forget!!!)
What you’re favourite restaurant in Bristol? I’m looking forward to go to the Ox again! Same for Bento Boss.