Turning 21 in Australasia, MCR

Tucked underneath Spinningfields and down some slick marbled steps, the glass covered entrance opens up to a softly lit, casual dinning space. Heady, background beats play in the bar while the murmur of conversation, keeps the restaurant area feeling busy but not too overwhelming. The decor is light and understated. Drift wood ornaments and beach…

Raspberry, Coconut and Basil Smoothie Bowl

Fun fact: I’m allergic to coconut products. Shampoos, moisturisers, coconut oil on my skin – all off limits. Consuming coconut, however, is a whole other story. I can eat as much as I like, no problemo. My friends can’t get their head around this disparity but I think its pretty funny especially because I absolutely…

Homemade Salted Caramel Fudge

THE RECIPE THAT ACTUALLY WENT TO PLAN. And, I even managed to adapt the Jamie Oliver recipe to what ingredients I still had left over from the salted caramel (i.e. the first, unsuccessful batch). Call that a bit of a success, not going to lie. As always, keep scrolling for the recipe: The mixture looking…

Homemade Salted Caramel

Sooo I might of tried to make homemade presents this Christmas and ever so slightly failed… I was going for salted caramel fudge and just ended up with some very tasty salted caramel. Turns out you shouldn’t try to adapt a Jamie Oliver recipe because all’s you’ll end up with is a little bit of…

BBC Good Food Show London 2015

Last weekend I went to the BBC Good Food show in London. Now, I’m not going to lie, I spent most of my time running around trying as many free testers as possible. From charcoal cheese to white chocolate whiskey liquor and liquid nitrogen ice-cream, some of the stalls and their products were pretty phenomenal….

Stuffed Veggie Pita Pockets

This is one of those recipes where you just chop all your left over veggies up and chuck them in the frying pan and hope for the best… well actually, in this case, I guess you don’t have to hope for the best because I already went there for you and I can confirm that…

50% Student Discount at WildWood

Did you know that from Sunday all the way through till Thursday students can get 50% off their bill at WildWood in Clifton? Clifton! Of all the places to find a student friendly deal, and we found this ridiculous one in one of the poshest, most expensive part of Bristol – madness, wonderfully cheap and…

Poached Egg with Spinach and Mushrooms on Giraffe Bread

I’ve finally worked out how to make the perfect poached egg, and it’s all down to the brilliant Jamie Oliver!! Basically all you need is an egg, some clingfilm, some olive oil, a pan of boiling water and a spoon. To make the perfect poached egg you make a little pouch with the clingfilm (deep…

Trick or Treat: Mummy Marshmallow Pops

In my head these were going to look amazing but as per, reality didn’t quite measure up to my imagination. Never mind, I guess alls that really matters is that they taste great, right? Right guys? Anyway, here’s my recipe – as seen in Epigram Food – for some frightening tasty halloween treats: Don’t forget to…

A Nightmare on Corn Street

Here’s a little review I wrote for Epigram Food last week: ‘Overcrowded’, ‘disorganised’ and ‘disappointing’, three words which stand out across all of the comments on the St Nicks’ Night Market Facebook event, and, from first hand experience of the night, I have to agree: these complaints are completely honest and true. On Friday night, St…

Being thoroughly spoilt at the Lido

Last weekend I was well and truly spoilt, I think that’s the best way to describe it anyway. Dinner at the Lido was spectacular, it was extraordinary, it was perfect. So perfect that trying to put into words how special that night was would just reduce it down to something it wasn’t. It wasn’t just…

Rock, Padstow and Rick Stein’s Fish and Chips

Last weekend Bristol women’s water polo disappeared down to Cornwall. We were due to play a local league match in Plymouth on the Sunday and so we decided to make an adventure out of a long trip down South. From Friday night to Sunday evening we took over R’s holiday home in Rock and set…

I queued 2 hours for Byron Burger

On Tuesday 6 October, Byron teamed up with the charity One Feeds Two in a bid to provide school meals for children living in some of the poorest communities in the world. Like bees to honey, countless students across the country pounced at the opportunity to bite down on the 25p burger that came hand in hand…

BBC Good Food’s Fruity Turkey Tagine

Have you ever woken up and decided that you just really want some tagine? No? Just me then I guess… As you can see, this is in no way shape or form my original recipe, so this post is mainly going to be pictures and tips on what I did differently. You can chose to…

Smoothie Bowl: Berry Blast

I’ve always been a smoothie bowl skeptic. They’re all over Instagram as the latest breakfast health kick, and I just don’t buy that side of the story. All that sugar, every day, from all that fruit, cannot be doing great things for your teeth. BUT, as I just realised, if you ignore all that healthy…

Jamaican Ginger Cupcakes with Vanilla Icing

I cannot resist Jamaican ginger cake. If it ‘sneaks’ its way into my shopping basket, it’ll be gone the next day. I literally eat it by the loaf, nothing more, nothing less. When my first student shop of the year came around last week, I tried to resist the urge to grab a loaf of of the…

Giovanni Rana Ravioli with Fried Eggs and Super Healthy Veggie Sauce

I make friends with food. It’s daft, but I’ll be damned if it doesn’t go down well. As Freshers’ week is about to roll around again (for my third and final time, wah), I thought I’d offer up a quick and easy recipe that students can sit down and bond over with their new/old/returning flatmates….

Review: The TownHouse

The TownHouse, on Whiteladies Road, has got to be one of my favourite restaurants in Bristol. For £10, between 12-7pm Monday-Friday and 12-6pm on Saturdays, you can enjoy a very tasty three course meal. Now you’re probably wondering why I’ve given you the exact days and times. I can assure you that I’ve not been…

Review: Rosylee

Rosylee has got to be one of the prettiest restaurants I have ever set foot in. It’s the perfect date setting, if ever you needed one. With vines dripping from the ceiling and soft lighting, it’s both bright and open as well as cosy and intimate. The interior was really quite beautiful, but unfortunately the…

Review: Teacup Kitchen

Nestled in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter is Teacup Kitchen, one of the most quintessential British establishments you will ever stumble across. Their main export is tea and cakes, treats that would tick off all the boxes of your stereotypical British person’s cravings. However, while their rainbow cake, and bright green pistachio cake is…

Review: Masis’ Armenian Restaurant

Tucked away, next to the metro stop in Brooklands, Manchester, is Masis’. Sandwiched between an ageing, curtained Chinese restaurant and a closed down shop front, this little Armenian restaurant doesn’t look like much, but don’t be fooled by its exterior. What it doesn’t have going for it on the outside, they make up for on…

Mint Chocolate Chip Oreo Cupcakes

What do you do when everything goes tits up in the space of a week?…. You get your friends round and you bake, that’s what you do. This is comfort eating with an edge, a crumbly biscuit edge. These mint chocolate chip Oreo cupcakes will solve any problem; big, small… non-existent, meh you don’t even…

Review: The Alchemist, In Pictures

This time I’m doing things a little bit different. Instead of writing up a review where I rave about how grand and atmospheric Alchemist’s newly-refurbished space is, how fantastic their food was, and how exciting their cocktail menu can be, I thought that this time I’d let the food and drink speak for itself. These…

Blueberry and Vanilla Double Layer Cupcakes

The problem with baking with your little sister is that the minute you take your eye off of her she does something cheeky or, more often or not, something stupid – like decide to play with an egg shell over the cake batter… That said, when you’re looking after her and she’s being hellish because…

Review: Ginger’s Comfort Emporium

I first came across Ginger’s Comfort while fighting off a horrendous hangover at Secret Garden Party in 2013. Their bounty of quirky flavours was impressive, but what made Ginger’s stand out from all the other food stalls was their bright pink vintage ice-cream van, a childhood throw-back catering just for adults. Plastered with stickers proclaiming…

Review: Falafel King

No doubt  if you scroll through all the Bristol student food blogs, and probably most of the instagrams, you’ll stumble upon some mention of the legendary Falafel King. Situated just behind the library, on Cotham hill, these guys are perfectly placed for a mid-revision-break snack. With their reasonable prices and perfect location it’s no wonder…

Herby Roast Chicken Featuring Scrumptious Baby Potatoes

Up until last week I had never made a full roast dinner before. People have made roasts and I’ve helped to peel and chop the veg, but I’d never actually executed one all by myself. And, of course, even though it definitely could have gone majorly wrong, I still decided to blog it while I did….

Prawn and Courgette Spaghetti

Right for some strange reason I’ve suddenly come to the conclusion that I really want a spiralizer. Not because I need it – I doubt I even have space for it in my flat’s tiny kitchen – I just want one so that I can play with my food in a socially acceptable manner. And…

Four Cheese Bacon and Broccoli Melt

DO YOU LOVE CHEESE? DO YOU WISH YOU COULD EAT IT ALL THE TIME AND NOT GET FAT? Me too, let’s be friends. So yes, as you might have gathered, this recipe involves cheese. Lots and lots of cheese. Plus, because I made them in miniature size, and as the neighbours came around half-way through…

Review: Black Milk Cereal Drive

Every student who’s ever dared to venture off of Market Street in search of their inner hipster knows exactly what building towers over Church Street on the fringes of Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Affleck’s Palace, the only place in Manchester where you could rekit your whole wardrobe with some wavey garms, vintage threads and multiple fancy-dress…