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Aluna Cocktail Bar and Restaurant Bristol

 

Last Saturday my boyfriend and I took a trip to Aluna in Bristol and I can honestly say I am very impressed. Aluna is a cocktail bar and restaurant situated in the City Centre of Bristol. As Aluna is well known for its extravagant cocktails, it was only right that we tried them out whilst enjoying their delicious menu.

 

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To start I decided to have the breaded mushrooms which was a brilliant choice. The texture of these were perfect and unlike others I have tried elsewhere, they were not greasy at all. They made the perfect starter.

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My boyfriend chose the Salt Chilli Squid as his starter (as he is much more adventurous than myself). He loved his starter and was pleased with how the chilli sauce complemented the squid.

 

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For our mains we had the Pan Fried Duck in Ponzu Sauce and Chicken Florentine. Both dishes were bursting with flavour and the generous portions definitely filled us up. My boyfriend really enjoyed the texture of the duck, and I felt that the mushroom sauce with the Chicken Florentine was incredible. I will definitely be ordering this main again when I return to the restaurant.

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So after finishing our first two courses, we decided to finish off our meal with a delicious dessert. I had the chocolate brownie which was so moist and chocolatey.
Just looking at this picture makes me want to eat it all over again.

My boyfriend decided to go with the Apple Sorbet. Both desserts were well presented and after stealing a spoonful of the sorbet, I can agree that its definitely a tasty and refreshing finish to any meal.

 

So after giving you a run down of all the delicious food we indulged in – and probably leaving you very hungry, it’s time to show you what amazing cocktails we had.

 

 

We tried out several cocktails whilst we were there, including the Mojito and Pomegranate Cosmo. If you’re a fan of Mojitos then you definitely need to take a trip to this cocktail bar. All of their cocktails are incredibly refreshing and I was so impressed with how well presented they were.

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After asking the waiter (who was incredible throughout the whole service) which cocktails she recommended, I decided to try out both the Pomegranate Cosmo and Mangolian. Both of these cocktails featured on the Midnight Madness section of the cocktail menu. It was described as ‘The science behind the cocktails’ and after trying them out I can definitely see why.

Both cocktails came out with a bang, featuring an incredible bubbling frost to them. It’s hard to describe in words, so you can watch a video of the Pomegranate Cosmo in action here

Overall as you can probably tell, I was so impressed with the service, food and incredible cocktails at Aluna.  We have both decided that this is our new favourite place and we will definitely be spending our next date night here.

I wanted to make sure that I mentioned that we were really impressed with the staff at Aluna. We were served by a lovely lady named Tory and I would like to thank her for going the extra mile for us and making our experience truly special.

She offered the best recommendations and the service we received definitely helped create the perfect atmosphere!

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If you’re looking to go out for a special meal, or just wanting to try out some spectacular cocktails, then I would definitely recommend you take a trip to Aluna.

 

 

 

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Christmas Gift Guide for Men

I’ve seen a lot of Gift Guides for women lately, but when it comes to Christmas I feel that shopping for men can be the hardest. I decided to post a quick gift guide which may help some of you out with your Christmas shopping!

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Lush Dirty Shaving Cream – £5.75 
A natural shaving cream, perfect for those with sensitive skin.

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Chocolate Game Controller – £5.99
The ideal stocking filler or Secret Santa gift.

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Black Ibed – £9.99
A lazy day lovers dream.

Evo Shave By Touch Razor – £15.00
Twitter/ Facebook: @evoshave
An award winning and innovative new razor system, the perfect gift for any male.

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Diablo Toasted Snack Maker – £9.99
A quirky gift perfect for food lovers.

I hope that these gifts have given you an idea of what to buy the men if your life.
I’d love to hear what gifts you plan to buy your friends and family this year!

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GBK Opening at The Mall Cribbs Causeway.

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Last week I was lucky enough to be invited to the opening of Gourmet Burger Kitchen at The Mall in Cribbs Causeway.

I was delighted to bring my boyfriend and my parents along with me as they were eager to try out the amazing menu for themselves. It’s safe to say that the restaurant did not disappoint.

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We decided to start with the Chargrilled Chicken Skewers, Chilli Fried Chicken Bites and the House Onion Rings. The service was great and we didn’t have to wait long before our food arrived.

After filling up with the starters, we then had to make room for our mains. My parents both ordered the Cajun Blue Chicken Burger, I went for the Bacon Pesterella and my boyfriend decided to go for The Mighty.  The Mighty consists of two 6oz patties, mature Cheddar, crispy bacon, garlic mayo, relish and dill pickle. It definitely stood up to it’s name as it was huge.

 

We were all so impressed with the food that we’ve already planned our next trip there.
It’s the perfect place to stop off and fill your face with great food and drink.

If you need to take a break from your Christmas shopping at The Mall in Cribbs Causeway Bristol, then I would definitely recommend you try out this place – you won’t be disappointed.