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Articles by Alex Ryder

Better Food Wapping Wharf

Better Food Wapping Wharf is the third and newest addition to the Better Food family. Like the others it is proudly independent, fair trade, organic and manned by friendly, knowledgeable staff…

Good Sixty plots expansion via crowdfunding campaign

An online platform that enables users to shop from the best of Bristol’s independent food retailers and producers, is looking to expand across the South West and into London. Since launch, Good Sixty’s growing community of retailers and shoppers have been enjoying the site’s many benefits: retailers grab an additional revenue stream; shoppers relish the […]

Better Food St Werburghs

Better Food in Bristol is like your local supermarket but with the community and sustainability at its heart. Its St Werburghs store – one of three – is its largest and the original…

Society Cafe

Society Cafe on Narrow Quay in Bristol offers a cool, calm space to relax with superior coffee, delicious cake, fresh sandwiches and more…

Society Cafe

Society Cafe on The Corridor in Bath offers a cool, calm space to relax with superior coffee, delicious cake, fresh sandwiches and more…

Society Cafe

Society Cafe in Bath’s Kingsmead Square offers a cool, calm space to relax with superior coffee, delicious cake, fresh sandwiches and more…

BOX-E

BOX-E is a tiny fine-dining restaurant upstairs at Cargo 1 on Bristol’s Wapping Wharf. It’s been showered with praise from critics all over the South West and rightly so!

The Cauldron

The Cauldron in Bristol’s bohemian St Werburghs neighbourhood is really quite special. The chefs cook everything in a kitchen fuelled totally off grid…

Backwell House

Backwell House near Bristol has Georgian ‘English country house’ charm by the bucket load and serves very pretty, fine-dining style food…

Good Sixty

Good Sixty in Bristol is a website designed to help people shop online for great-quality food directly from their local independent shops, producers and cafés…

The Little Kitchen

The Little Kitchen is a small, friendly cookery school in the Brislington area of Bristol. It was started by friends Claire and Madeline and offers a whole range of cookery classes…

Psychopomp Micro Distillery

Don’t let the walk up St Michaels Hill put you off visiting Psychopomp Micro Distillery & Bar in Bristol. Their astoundingly good gins are worth the effort…

Why the Bristol Food Tour is so brilliant

Last weekend I spent a leisurely few hours with seven fellow foodies walking and eating my way around Bristol. I was on the Bristol Food Tour, run by best friends Alice & Jo. I’m not going to give away too many secrets but the Bristol Food Tour is designed to show locals and tourists alike […]

Review: The Spotted Duck, Mountsorrel

The Spotted Duck in Mountsorrel doesn’t look much from the road. In fact, given the reputation of the restaurant that was here previously, I wouldn’t be surprised if most of the village’s residents have neither heard nor are bothered that a new place has opened. It seems odd but thrilling to me (as a Mountsorrel […]

Nutmeg

A modern, local-sourcing Indian restaurant in Clifton, Bristol, where you’ll find unusual dishes alongside the classics…

A chat with Alice and Jo from the Bristol Food Tour…

Best friends Alice and Jo are getting to be familiar faces to many of Bristol’s best independents. Since launching their walking tours of Bristol, they’ve grown in popularity and these days you need to book well ahead if you want to explore the city under their guidance. I recently caught up with them to ask […]

Spoke & Stringer

A Bristol cafe, bar and shop devoted to adventure and ride culture – whether it’s bikes, motorbikes or surfboards…

The year of the taco: Bristol’s award-winning Little Taquero

It’s fair to say that 2016 was the year of the taco for Emilio, Bristol’s little orange street-food truck and her owners Kerry and Chris. The Little Taquero can often be seen at street-food markets and private events around Bristol and the South West. And as a business, they’ve gone from strength to strength since […]

The Bristol Food Tour

Three-hour walking tours that give you the chance explore Bristol’s thriving independent food scene…

The Clifton Sausage, Bath

It started life in Bristol, now it’s arrived in Bath. Expect amazing sausages and good quality, comforting British classics served in a lovely environment…

Three Brothers Burgers

Bristol’s Three Brothers will sate the biggest burger cravings – 28-day-aged Herefordshire beef cooked perfectly and served in brioche buns with plenty of options to choose from…

No Man’s Grace

Award-winning Bristol restaurant serving British and French inspired small-plate dishes with a modern twist…

Eatchu

Delicious handmade Japanese gyoza – mouthwatering street food served up at Bristol’s St Nick’s market…

The Clifton Sausage, Bristol

A restaurant serving superior sausages and really good, comforting British classics, with service and ambience to match…

Fishers Restaurant

A friendly seafood restaurant in Clifton Village that keeps the food miles low and the quality high…

Independent local hero: the story of the Orange Tree Group

In 1997, two twentysomethings opened their first pub on a shoestring. They’ve since opened six more, all with their own trademark laid-back vibe, and had a great time in the process…

Gingey Bites: The Grey Lady Kitchen & Deli

Local food blogger Gingey Bites reviews The Grey Lady Kitchen & Deli in Newtown Linford…

Gingey Bites: The Blue Bell Inn, Rothley

Gingey Bites reviews The Bluebell Inn in Rothley, Leicestershire.