Foodie Features

Tipping: Hey, big spender?

Melissa Blease examines the practice of tipping serving staff and talks to someof the people at the sharp end of our gratuitous gestures Many folk do it with...

Food: 5 O’Clock Apron

Verity Hesketh meets the brains behind the 5 O’Clock Apron Food is part of life, food is story telling. In today’s liberalised society, it is also perhaps th...

Fine spirits: Festive cocktail ideas

Weighing up where to go for Christmas drinks? We sampled a few concoctions in the name of getting into the festive mood. The season to make merry is upon us,...

Manners, please:
restaurant no-shows

Restaurant no-shows are up there with the worst offenders in dining etiquette. Melissa Blease reports The date was set three weeks ago: dinner this evening, ...

Essential oils: La Trama

Businesswoman Elena Alcala is converting the south west to the joys of Andalusian olive oil grown in the Spanish sunshine on her family’s farm Elena Alcala has...
La Belle Assiette

Haute at Home with
La Belle Assiette

There are a couple of ways you can look at employing the services of a private chef – nervously, at the thought of inviting a stranger into your kitchen, or wit...
Mary Berry

Interview: Mary Berry

There’s culinary royalty to be found just down the road next month, as part of The Bath Festival – get involved! Just a 10-minute train ride away, Mary Berry a...
Zara's Chocolates

Sweet Escape: Zara’s Chocolates

We get in the mood for Easter and learn a thing or two at Zara’s Chocolates Walking past Zara’s Chocolates is something we do on the way to work every single d...
Wapping Wharf

Precious Cargo:
Wapping Wharf

The Bristol Magazine takes a stroll over to the trendy new development at Wapping Wharf to visit a few of the businesses already settled in, and discover some o...