Dinner @ Spitfire Barbecue, Bristol

Spitfire BBQ Restaurant, Bristol

Some might say that having a guest writer in to write only your 6th post is a little lazy, and I would wholeheartedly agree, however, here we are! Recently some colleagues at work were visiting Bristol for some training, and as one is a content writer for a top tour operator, I thought it really would be a wasted opportunity if I were not to ask him to write about one of the great Barbecue joints in Bristol which they would be visiting for dinner. I guess I also kind of felt I could live/taste vicariously through Tim, said writer, this way too! Tim may not be quite as obsessed with BBQ as myself, but (like anyone?!) certainly enjoys some fantastic food. Read on for his thoughts on Spitfire Barbecue in Bristol…

Spitfire BBQ in Bristol harbour is one of those restaurants that is so good you even eat the salad. But you carnivores out there needn’t look so concerned – the courses of succulent and delicately flavoured meat are served in generous portions. This is a macho, meaty establishment where even the staff are beefy.

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Dinner @ South Street Kitchen

I recently went to visit Bex‘s Dad and his wife at their lovely new place in rural Dorset. We had a great day, checking out the house and huge garage (or really car stable). Keith, Bex’s Dad plans to build a deck around this with Tiki bar and barbecue area, so clearly this was essential, and I also immediately wanted to buy the awesome 50s US pick up he is currently selling…hitch mounted grill anyone?!

After a day of obligatory tourist sight seeing – including seeing the cobbled hilly street from the famous Hovis advert (about as Northern as Peckham mineral water then) and visiting their great local farm shop it was time for dinner.

Pick Up Truck, Hovis Hill
‘Hovis Hill’ and lusted after pick-up!

It just so happened that Keith, when strolling around their closest town of Gillingham had stumbled up the local BBQ joint – South Street Kitchen. Obviously, there was no other option but to check it out – for research, right?!

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