Dinner at Brasserie Blanc, Bath

Brasserie Blanc is celebrity chef Raymond Blanc's baby. Mostly based in London, there are a couple of different locations around the UK, including Bath! Set in a beautiful Georgian building, the restaurant has a range of French dishes available along with inspiration from some other cuisines. We decided to try out both some traditionally French and some more international dishes.

Wine & Tapas at Beckford Bottle Shop, Bath

Beckford Bottle Shop is a wine shop and restaurant, serving over 250 bottles of delicious wine from around the world, food and brunch. Anyone who’s followed us for a while knows that it’s one of our Bath favourites, and this visit was no different. Click here for another review of their dinner & here for a review of their Sunday brunch

Lunch at NOOK, Frome

NOOK is an Aussie-style cafe in Frome (just a 30-minute drive from Bath) serving up breakfast bowls, Hawaiian-inspired poke bowls, juices & smoothies. Juices are freshly made each morning and their menu is 100% gluten-free with more than half of it being vegan. The ingredients are organic, local & ethically-sourced where possible which is great considering that their dishes are well-priced. 

Dinner at Joya Italian Steakhouse, Bath

Many of you will remember Joya as another Italian restaurant in Bath, but with a new lick of paint and menus, it’s transformed itself into a sleek, stylish new steakhouse, offering a unique hot stone experience. Staying true to their roots, they also have a large choice of pasta, as well as vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Cook your own steak to your heart's desire, choosing from a range of four different cuts. 

Takeaway Lunch at Goulash, Bath

Green Park Station has always had a great range of takeaway food stalls and Goulash is no exception. Opened by the guys who used to have The Good Egg, they've transformed the place into a goulash stall. As we walked into Green Park Station, we could smell the delicious food and were super excited to try it out. 

Some of you may be wondering what goulash is. It's a traditional Hungarian stew that usually contains meat and other vegetables, seasoned with paprika. The guys at Goulash have taken a traditional dish and given it a modern spin. They offer chicken, beef and vegan options, served with either pita, bao buns, rice, mashed potatoes, wraps or Hirata Buns. 

Where to Eat in Edinburgh, Scotland | EDINBURGH FOOD GUIDE

Edinburgh is always somewhere that will have a special place in my heart. I finished my last two years of secondary school here and even though it was difficult to adapt to rainy, Scottish weather, my whole family and I fell in love with the city. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

It's full of beautiful architecture, an extremely rich history and friendly Scots. It's where J.K. Rowling wrote Harry Potter ⚡️ (which is evident when you go down places like Victoria Street which was the inspiration for Diagon Alley), where you can hear bagpipes wherever you are in Old Town (although sometimes it's just a CD that tourist shops play loudly to entice you in lol) and where you can drink as many different varieties of whiskey that your heart desires. 

All-in-all, it's a great place for a city break and with direct flights & trains from both Bristol and London, it's easy enough to get to from Bath. This was the first time that I've been back since Summer 2016 and, excitingly, so many new food gems have popped up! 🍴

With all my recommendations from both friends who went to Edinburgh University and friends from the city itself, as well as all of the lovely people who messaged me on our instagram, we found some of the best food that we've ever had. Here's what we got up to.

What to do in Bath this February (Foodie events, new openings & more!)

Happy February!

Known mainly for Valentine's Day 🥰 and Shrove Tuesday 🥞, there are lots of foodie activities to get excited about this month.

Veganuary at Comptoir Libanais, Bath

By now, it will be no secret to you that Comptoir Libanais serves great Lebanese food at a reasonable price here in Bath. What you might not know, is that they actually have lots of vegan dishes on offer which is perfect if you're doing #veganuary 🌱, are vegan or just fancy something plant-based. It's also a great option if you're looking for somewhere to eat which caters to both meat-eaters and veggies without compromising on taste for either group of people.

We've been to the chain multiple times, but this time we were invited back to check out their vegan menu offering, including some exclusive plant-based dishes which are only available until 31 January (we'll let you know which ones they are - don't worry)!

Vegan Sweet Treats at Creams, Bath

While Bath has a lot to offer in the way of restaurants, when it comes to dedicated sweet-treat establishments, there are only a handful of options. We have a few top-notch ice-cream places in our city, but nowhere that seems to offer such a huge variety of desserts as the newly opened Creams.

Creams opened their doors just before Christmas, and if you haven’t come across the new café (it’s on Avon Street, just off Kingsmead Square), you might have come across their mouth-watering Instagram page.

We were pleased to see that Creams had such an extensive vegan offering 🌱, we counted 11 different dessert options from the menu (as well as vegan milkshakes!), plus you can build your own vegan dessert if none of theirs take your fancy.

Vegan Lunch at Rooted Cafe & Supper Rooms, Bath

Situated in the heart of Lower Weston is vegetarian & vegan cafe Rooted. As soon as we entered, we were greeted with a warm & welcoming smile. We had been to Rooted before for a supper club (click here for a review 👈🏼), but this week we tried their normal menu.

Vegan Breakfast at Cascara, Bath

Cascara is a cosy, small vegan cafe and coffee shop serving a range of breakfasts and lunches as well as some sharing plates (see the menu below 😋). Owned by the lovely Sus, it's yet another sweet independent cafe in Bath that's worth a visit.

Vegan Lunch at The Cakery, Bath

The Cakery is a cute little independent vegetarian cafe in Widcombe. As the name would suggest, the Cakery has a lovely range of cakes to choose from - a little over a year ago we went to their first birthday and sampled loads of their different cakes which were all delicious, link here). 🎂

Ella, the owner, is a local baker from Bath. The cafe focuses on locally sourced ingredients and has lots of different vegan and gluten-free options. In honour of #veganuary, we were kindly invited to check out their vegan options. 🌱

Vegan Lunch at Roots & Shoots, Bath

Roots & Shoots is a 100% vegan deli and cafe serving a great range of plant-based warm drinks, mains and sweet treats. It's right next to the train station, so it's an ideal spot for everyone to grab vegan croissants, sausage rolls and other goodies. 

This week, we headed down their to try some of their menu in honour of #veganuary 🌱. It opened back at the end of 2018 but we hadn't visited for a while!