This week’s recommended tasty creations come from Bristol-based illustrator Rosie Webb. #FoodFriday

Rosie Webb

Beetroot café, Park Row

I love this little café which is just a stone’s throw from where I work. Lovely coffee, juices and food that make you feel clean on the inside. There are little nooks to sit in and watch the eclectic world outside go by. I always feel good after I have been here and there is a lovely little courtyard out back which is a sun trap in the summer.

Chance & Counters board café, Christmas Steps

This café in the Christmas Steps Arts Quarter has been a brilliant little find. Find pretty much any board game you can imagine and enjoy affordable tapas while you are at it. There are loads of kid-friendly games, so it’s a good place to escape to if you ever find yourself getting a bit chilly by the docks.

The Christmas Steps

Another recommendation in the Christmas Steps Arts Quarter. This pub sells great modern European food and excellent roasts. It’s a brilliant place to duck into and escape the craziness of Bristol city centre on a Friday or Saturday night.

Lona, Gloucester Road

This Lebanese restaurant in north Bristol is a great place to take kids. As well as meat-heavy Lebanese food, there is a huge juice and smoothie menu, all of which come decorated with cocktail umbrellas and pieces of fruit. The fact that there is no alcohol on the menu and all the staff seem to love kids, means that my five year old can happily walk from the table to the little kids play room on her own. The décor is kitsch and features camels, which add to the general holiday feel.

About the author:

Rosie Webb is an illustrator who has self-published two children's books 'Chimpanzees in Dungarees' and 'The Cockatoos Shoes'. You may recognise her work (featuring flamingos and budgies in Doc Martins) from Blaze Studio (84 Colston Street), which she runs as part of an artist’s co-operative. You can also buy her work on line at www.rosiewebb.com. Before focusing on producing her own line of work Rosie worked as a food illustrator for magazines such as Stella magazine, Jamie (Oliver) magazine and Esquire. This month her work features in the Canadian Harry Rosen magazine.

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