Dinner at Ole Tapas, Bath

We had the pleasure to visit Ole Tapas recently, a family-run, cosy Spanish restaurant located on John Street. Bath has a couple of different tapas places, but this seems to remain one of the city's firm favourites. πŸ’ƒπŸΌ

We were welcomed with two glasses of sangria [£6.95], followed by a variety of delicious traditional tapas dishes and drinks. 


Dinner & Drinks at Cappadocia & Bar Cappa, Bath

Situated on New Market Street overlooking the water, Cappadocia has only been open for just over a month. The Turkish restaurant has a brilliant menu filled with typical, traditional Turkish dishes.

To begin, we had the mezze for one πŸ₯£ [£6.95]

This included eight different dishes selected by the chef. Ours was a mix of tabbouleh, hummus, baba ganoush (eggplant dip), tzatziki, saksuka (a kind of eggplant and vegetable ragout), taramasalata (fish roe) and havuc tarator (carrot dip).

It was served with delicious flatbreads and juicy olives and was the perfect starter to share. We tried so many different authentic Turkish dips; things that we probably would never have ordered on their own but ended up being delicious. Our favourites were the hummus and the taramasalata.

Where We Ate in New York City | NYC FOOD GUIDE

Last week I went to NYC for the first time... and only had 2.5 days there. This meant cramming in the best of what the city had to offer including, of course, the famous pizza, bagels and cronuts in between all of the city sights. πŸ—½

This is by no means a "best places to eat in NYC" guide, as I was only there for 2.5 days. That being said, we went to some pretty cool places including some of the most famous ones, so here's my $0.02 (so American - I've always wanted to say that haha). 


Dominique Ansel Bakery

The birthplace of the cronut! A doughnut x croissant hybrid, resulting in a beautiful flaky doughnut-shaped pastry filled with ganache. If you want to try one of these babies, you need to get there when the store opens. Luckily for us, we were super jet-lagged and ended up waking up at 5am anyway. Once you get there, there's a list of rules to follow (lol): they're $6, no cutting the line (read: queue) and only two cronuts per person. 

There's only one cronut flavour which changes monthly. September's was plum and toasted almond ganache and it was absolutely incredible - buttery, flaky, rich and sweet. We also tried their pain au chocolat which were out of this world ($5.50). If you want to try one but don't want to hop across the pond to get one, the famous New York bakery opened a location in London a couple of years ago. They're very, very sweet so we would only recommend one max per person.

189 Spring St (Soho)
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Dinner at F.east at Walcot, Bath

On the corner of Walcot Streets lies a very unassuming restaurant, F.east at Walcot, focusing on Hong Kong and Chinese cuisine. Having recently opened in May, their aim is to bring fresh, home-cooked and authentic food to all in Bath. We couldn't wait to try it!


The Coffee House Project 2019, Bristol's First Coffee Festival

The Coffee House Project is Bristol's First Coffee Festival! Starting in 2018, it was set up by two coffee connoisseurs, Louisa Parry and Sofia Simou and after a very successful first year, it came back for another! You simply pay for entry, and then you go round sampling all the coffees from the different stalls. This year, we were kindly invited by Heyday MatΓ©. More on them later! ☕️

At the festival, there were workshops, talks, free sampling, food, music and competitions including the baristas vs bartenders cocktail competition.

If you forgot your keep cup (reusable coffee cup), you could 'rent' one for the day for £5, refundable on return of the cup. A great way to make sure thousands of single-use cups weren't thrown away, which is exactly what we did!

Dinner at Dough, Bristol

Dough is a staple on both Bath and Bristol's pizza scene. What you might not know, is that its bases make it a little bit different to your traditional pizzeria, hence its name. The dough is made in house in the Neapolitan style by specialist artisans from Puglia to make for truly authentic Italian pizza - but there's a twist! Dough has 13 different types of dough to choose from, ranging from a classic sourdough to wheatgrass, hemp and gluten-free purple corn. Aside from the fact that they look super cool and a taste a little bit different, it also means that Dough has pizza for everyone, whatever their dietary requirements πŸ€©πŸ•.

We started with a couple of Aperol Spritz' 🍊 [£8.75]

These were refreshing and the perfect authentic Italian drink to hit off the evening.


Dinner at Nook Garden at The Bird Hotel, Bath

We had such a great time sampling the drinks at Nook Garden at The Bird Hotel over the bank holiday weekend (click here to read about it πŸ‘ˆπŸΌ), so we jumped at the chance to head back to try their food menu too!

We were sat in the middle, perfectly placed to look across the garden, enjoy the skyline view of Bath Abbey and watch the sun set. We were under the twisting branches of the lit-up centrepiece tree, something between a piece of a movie set and a sculpture.

We ordered drinks as the sun began to set.

Lunch at Phat Yaks, Bath

Phat Yaks might be a familiar establishment to those acquainted with the central Bath food scene. Situated in Kingsmead square, it’s the sister cafΓ© to the Yak Yeti Yak restaurant and offers eat in and takeaway Nepalese street food. πŸ‡³πŸ‡΅

This energetic cafΓ© overlooks the hustle and bustle of Kingsmead Square and has so much to offer. From freshly made curry, Buddha bowls and vegan delights to speciality coffee and lassi (Nepalese milkshakes), Phat Yaks is well worth a visit if you are looking for lunch in Bath.

Romantic Date-Night Restaurants & Bars in Bath | BATH FOOD GUIDE

Bath is full of fantastic romantic restaurants and bars. With low, ambient lighting and a killer drinks list to match, lots of these would be absolutely perfect for a first date. We've included both restaurants, bars in here so that you have a range of options to pick from. Have fun on your date! 

Beckford Bottle Shop πŸ΄πŸ·

A modern wine bar with a menu consisting of sharing plates that changes on a regular basis to ensure the freshest, most seasonal ingredients. Order a couple of plates to share, get a few glasses of wine and chat away in a cosy and dimly lit restaurant. This is one of our all-time favourites in Bath and we would highly recommend the chocolate mousse. Click here for our full review.

5-8 Saville Row
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