Where to Eat

Wherenext replied on 16/12/2016 20:02

Posted on 16/12/2016 20:02

Whilst we wait for the new forum to catch up with the Old Site's "Stickies" I thought I would start a new thread about where to eat when out and about. It could be when you are visiting sites or merely advice for anyone visiting your area.

Ironically this first post is not a recommendation for a specific place but a website that I came across yesterday when doing some research for eating establishments for a forthcoming visit to the Bath/Bristol area. I have a wheat intolerance bordering on allergy depending on the strength and amount of wheat in a product so I usually search out Gluten Free restaurants/ pubs if intending to eat out.

I came across a website set up, by a GF resident, called www.wutheringbites.co.uk which lists quite a number of places where GF food can be found in this area. So for those visiting the CC site at Bristol or the AS site at Chew Valley then check out this website if anyone has an allergy in your party. Once I've visited the area in January I might be able to recommend some specific places.

brue replied on 05/01/2017 21:25

Posted on 05/01/2017 21:25

Have you checked out gluten free restaurants in Bristol under Trip Advisor there's a big list on there. I can see one of my nephew's restaurants is on the list. I'll have to ask him what's on offer. 

Wherenext replied on 06/01/2017 21:03

Posted on 06/01/2017 21:03

We have indeed Brue. Shall be having a day out in Bristol some time next week. Hope to sample one of Bath's establishments tomorrow. Depends how Mrs WN's tummy upset from today recovers. Sometimes she's not the best in the morning!

Which restaurant does your nephew run?

Wherenext replied on 06/01/2017 21:10

Posted on 06/01/2017 21:10

Good news for those with wheat intolerance or looking to cut down on it. I've been contacting various breweries asking for info about their beers.

If you drink Timothy Taylors in Yorkshire or Wadworth in Devizes/SW England then they're all Wheat free. Most of Adnams in East Anglia is wheat free and Shepherd Neame in Kent have an extensive list of Wheat free beers.

If anyone's interested I'll copy and paste a list when I get home in a weeks time. Just ask.

brue replied on 07/01/2017 09:19

Posted on 07/01/2017 09:19

The Bristol restaurants I mentioned (run by brothers in law) are Prego and Manna. Hope you find somewhere nice there are so many good ones in the area. smile

Wherenext replied on 07/01/2017 18:58

Posted on 07/01/2017 18:58

We must be hexed! We fancied an Indian meal and the top rated place in Bath has closed for good at the end of last year. So we tried the Italian that had good reviews. Closed for staff holidays. Never mnd we said, we'll go to the Bistro in The Circus. Undergoing refurb!

So we ended up at Yak Yeti Yak, a Nepalese restaurant and really enjoyed it. Over 60% of their main meals do not contain wheat and most of those are also free of gluten. Plenty of customers, nice friendly staff and very reasonably priced. Recommended. It's on Pierrepont Street if anyone interested.

Wherenext replied on 09/01/2017 17:54

Posted on 09/01/2017 17:54

Dropped in at the Clifton Sausage bar and restaurant on The Paragon in Bath today. They had Gloucester Old Spot as GF and made a GF gravy for me to go with the excellent mash and red cabbage. Mrs WN had the Pork, Apple and Black Pudding sausage and mash with ordinary gravy which she polished off. Good value and they source their bangers from a lcal butchers.

They also have a place in Portland Street, Bristol.

brue replied on 10/01/2017 14:45

Posted on 10/01/2017 14:45

I have heard good reports about the Clifton Sausage in Bristol, not too far from Baltic Wharf if you go on the tourist bus which picks up and stops on a loop through Bristol, there is a stop outside the CC site with a reduced fare concession.

Wherenext replied on 10/01/2017 18:56

Posted on 10/01/2017 18:56

Ta Brue, handy if we ever manage to get in at Baltic Wharf! Staying in a rented apartment in Bath but went to Bristol today.

Spent longer than anticipated looking around SS Great Britain so popped into a local Italian restaurant, San Carlo in Corn Street. Very swank but they still let us in. Lovely meal in pleasant surroundings. Will keep your relatives places in mind if taking the car next time.

Wherenext replied on 11/01/2017 19:00

Posted on 11/01/2017 19:00

SaltMalt, a Fish and Chip restaurant and takeaway found in the car park at the North East end of Chew Valley Lake. Gluten free batter and GF chips for all. No cross contamination and delicious to boot.

Very comfortable dining rooom, separate from frying area. Check out their website for opening times but appear to be open every day. Suggest you reserve a table in busy times.