But it didn’t really get on with Clifton and so it came back. To the Gloucester Road, Pigsty Hill area. Here it had its signature shop sign
– really an object of beauty in its own right, as well as a very attractive outside seating area – inviting and always busy. And so my relationship started up again. But this proved to be a summer romance. Inside it lacked atmosphere.
So, imagine my joy when I heard that Zazu’s Kitchen was to be moving further down the Gloucester Road to bigger premises.
On my last visit I opted for the granola and I was served enough granola and yogurt to feed a family of four.
‘I kid you not’.
Beautifully almond-y with an apricot zinginess to it, it went perfectly with the vanilla-rich yogurt and I (wo)manfully kept on eating. I was there for hours (two), nibbling, crunching , chewing and savouring the granola.
As for Eva, she can never resist the full English option and she was happy with her choice.The English breakfast with sausage, bacon, portabella mushroom, plum tomato, spinach, poached egg, black pudding and toast(£7.50).
Hassle-free, relaxed and attentive.
It really is a stand-out feature. On one near No-Room-at-the-Inn visit, the manager squeezed us in when he didn’t have to; another time he took time to recommend other places when we didn’t have time to wait for a table.
So that tells you how and why Zazu’s is doing so well. Often fully booked on weekends.
The food is good. The service is human and accommodating and the space is cool, comfortable and tasteful. Beautiful on the out- and inside, Zazu’s Kitchen really is a warm and welcoming place to go. And I’m lucky that it’s just around the corner!
Two stars and a wish
LINKFILE and ‘in their own words’
‘A local place to meet, eat, drink, debate, sit peacefully with a good book, send an email, catch up with friends, or enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine on the terrace and just be. All day long…Being a part of a local community is a key to who we are, and what we do.’
location 217A Gloucester Rd, Bishopston, Bristol BS7 8NN
0117 944 5500
prices affordable ( brunch £3.50 – £7.50, lunch £6.95 – £10.50, dinner starters £5.75 – £6.50, mains £11.50 – £18.50, desserts £5.95-£7.50)
opening hours Breakfast and brunch 9 – 3 (Mon – Sun)
Dinner 6 – 10 (Mon – Sat)
(other locations – Zazu’s Kitchen, 220 North Street, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 1JD 0117 963 9044)