Sunday, 10 December 2017

Something a Bit Special #24 Thai Kitchen at Foodworks Cookery School

Foodworks Cookery School in Colesbourne (just outside of Cheltenham), is my new favourite way to spend an evening to myself; well it’s with others, but without my usual parental or wifely responsibilities. Get my drift?!

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Local Eat Treats #64 Smokey Phi Phi's Thai Street Barbecue Kitchen at The Railway


The Railway has long been known for its sausage kitchen, but recently, they took the brave decision to do something completely different. Rather than the sizzle of sausages, its kitchen is now smoking with the flavours of authentic Thai street food. Not to be confused with the usual anglicised Thai offering, this is Thai at its absolute best with a menu that changes daily. 

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Local Eat Treats #63 Too Busy to Cook with Constantly Varied Catering

How often do you find yourself stood in the Chinese takeaway after a long day at work picking up an order for crispy shredded beef, sweet and sour chicken, an egg fried rice and a bag of prawn crackers?! After demolishing the lot, you feel utterly crap and vow to not get a takeaway for a long while, only to find yourself doing exactly the same a week later! Yep, we’re all guilty, aren’t we?!

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Local Eat Treats #62 Being Proper Adults with Cocktails and Lunch at Babel


There’s a new spot at The Brewery Quarter called Babel and it’s a dead swanky cocktail bar. We were kindly invited to try out the menu accompanied by a few drinks one Friday lunchtime to kick-start the weekend in style, and my gosh, that’s exactly what we did.

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Something a Bit Special #23 Tapeo y Vino Con El Oxford Chelt Wine School

When Nick from the Oxford Chelt Wine School asked me if I’d like to attend one of his courses, I immediately jumped at the chance of a Spanish wine and tapas evening as I had all the prerequisites: I love Spain, I love tapas and I love wine. No brainer. 

Monday, 9 October 2017

Local Eat Treats #61 The Tavern and Their Faultless Food

We were invited to The Tavern to try their new menu and very pleased to see they’ve gone back to what they are really good at. Yes, there are burgers, wings, fries and mac ‘n’ cheese on the menu but they’ve also reworked some old favourites like the salt ‘n’ pepper squid and tender steaks. They’ve seriously upped their game with the most epic of mashes which comes with bone marrow butter and when you add to that a whole host of meat, fish, pasta and cheese dishes, you have a menu bound to excite and please pretty much everyone! 

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Local Eat Treats #60 A Guilt Free Friday Night Feast with Poco Culina

Andy, the man behind Poco Culina, has created a catering company serving up top notch food as well as a healthy dose of ethics. You see, Poco Culina is all about plant-based food which is nutritiously dense (yep, a food delivery company serving food which actually does your body a whole lot of good), the ingredients are sourced as ethically and sustainably as possible, it is all hand-prepared and Andy will even deliver most of the food himself – on his bicycle! Oh and one more thing, even the packaging is all biodegradable or recyclable. Now that is what you call an ethical business!