All the lunches I never had, Bristol

After coffee with the lovely Eleanor today, I wandered around Bristol to run some errands and find something delicious for lunch. We both had Americanos at Bordeaux Quay and then I headed off to Broadmead while she went off on her own way.

I could have had pasta at Bottelino’s but walked on to not have a rocket and crayfish sandwich at Chando’s Deli. No lunch special of two courses and a glass of wine at Brasserie Blanc and no arancini ball at Carluccio’s. No lasagne at £9 at Piccolino’s although the most beautiful green colour of the seating was extremely enticing. I didn’t have a mushroom and cheese panini at Starbucks accompanied by a vanilla soy latte, no rough and ready sandwiches made with home made bread at Sourdough, the new sandwich shop at St Nick’s. No jerk chicken at Caribbean wrap and no Kofta kebab with babaganoush at the Real Olive Company. No lamb sweetbreads or pork, chorizo and clam stew at Source just past Trethowan’s cheese stall. No mezze platter at Big Chill Bristol followed by warmed up pecan pie and no coffee and no panini with haloumi and roast vegetables at Gusto. No smoked salmon and cream cheese sauce on spaghetti at the Watershed (pasta of the day) and no chips at £2.25 from @Bristol cafe. No La Reine pizza at Pizza Express and no king prawns and aromatic crispy duck at Zen. No curly fries at Las Iguanas and no food and non-alcoholic fruit cocktail at the Living Room.

I didn’t even venture up Park St so no soy latte and no bean burger with potato wedges from Boston Tea Party. No amai udon at Wagamamas and definitely no tamarind and chilli pavlova for dessert. No lunch time buffet at Cosmo for £12.50 and no charcuterie platter at Browns. After wandering from a quarter to 12 until almost one thirty to try to find some lunch, I started to get fed up (no ironic pun intended). I couldn’t decide on what, but I wanted something amazing and it occurred to me that whatever I ate it would probably not be as wonderful as the next thing along. Nothing to do but let someone else decide.

So I took home a Caribbean pasty and a feta and spinach triangle from Royce Rolls and I shared them with my housemate who had his lunch at home. Lunch was his choice and accompanied by crisps and four Oreo cookies it all worked beautifully. There is so much from which to choose in Bristol that it can get very tiring. Was a great wander around town though.

9 responses to “All the lunches I never had, Bristol”

  1. I really enjoyed reading this article. Having lived in Bristol for five years now, you have actually alerted me to several eateries I never knew existed in the city. Also, it’s great to see that I’m not the only person who drinks Soy Vanilla Lattes!

    1. Thanks Adam! What are some of the places you go to? There’s so much in Bristol.

      1. I live in the city centre and enjoy sampling a wide variety of culinary delights. Recently I’ve visited the likes of Aqua, Severn Shed, Start the Bus and The River Grille.

        Europa on Baldwin Street is a tidy little Italian eaterie serving good uncomplicated food. Indian cuisine doesn’t come much better than the Brunel Raj in Clifton. For a great Chinese, I would recommend New Emperor Court, also in Clifton.

        Have you visited any of the aforementioned? I would be interested to hear your thoughts.

  2. Now I am hungry. Fantastic post. And Sourdough is the place you can get the awesome little cups of Mexican Hot Chocolate. Mmm.

    1. Aha! I was thinking of the Mexican hot chocolate! must go back and try it. Thanks 🙂

  3. Espresso and a chocolate twist……the best in the west at Sourdough in St Nicks.

    1. Paul, that sounds delicious.

  4. Adam, I also live in the city centre. I think Myristica at the Welsh Back is the best Indian restaurant I’ve been to, Flinty Red in Cotham Hill is amazing, Zen at Millennium Square is the loveliest Chinese food I’ve had in England and I quite like Graze on Queen Square for a tasty yet casual meal. I’ve also eaten at Start the Bus and it’s quite snacky food isn’t it? not bad.

  5. […] 22, 2010 · Leave a Comment When I last wrote about wandering around Bristol city centre in pursuit of some food, the food court at the Mall, […]

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