20/06/2018: The Florist, Bristol

35265886_10211961280694659_2952052312417239040_n34963217_10211961281534680_154683307294982144_nWhen it comes to Instagram-worthy dining/drinking, The Florist at 69 Park Street know how to impress. Tucked in a Grade II listed building, I genuinely thought this was a florist the first few times I walked past! Adorning the walls, the ceilings, the drinks, the plates, and your camera with flowers, this bar/restaurant know how to keep customers snap-happy. Though unlike many concept-dining establishments, The Florist’s quality lives up to the aesthetic experience. The cocktail menu boasts loads of options, using unusual ingredients you wouldn’t have stocked at home. For this reason, I’d choose their slightly pricier  cocktails over a run-of-the-mill 2-4-1 option any day. The Apple Vanilla Menthe and Coconut Poppy Mojito are both highly recommended. Drinks start from £7.25. Continue reading

Best in Bristol No.1: Papadeli

I’ve decided to start a ‘Best in Bristol‘ series to discuss some of my favourite spaces in the city. Bristol is a creative, youthful city, with rich heritage and culture and loads of green and there’s a broad and diverse range of options for eating and drinking. The best of these are independent and we should champion them! Papadeli at 84 Alma Road (tucked round round the corner of Whiteladies Road) is a good place to start, and is probably my favourite spot in the city. The tiny space is stacked to the roof with quality mediterranean produce, and the cafe offers loads of fresh and delicious homemade salads and snacks (think quiches, tortillas…picnic heaven) and some of the most decadent cakes. We like the sharing boards which are a great option for groups, but I would recommend taking a look at their Instagram to see the abundance of treats they offer because one post cannot do justice to their seasonal and changing range. Papadeli cater for weddings and events and have a cookery school upstairs too. Instagram: @papadeli Continue reading