We met at the Rummer hotel in the middle of St Nicholas market, itself full of foodie delights. It’s not so much a hotel as a cosy bar which is fast becoming our favourite for a mid-morning cappuchino, light lunch or early drink and bite to eat.
The decor is all comfy leather sofas and dark wood tables, with old stone flags and a cosy open fire. It’s the sort of place you wouldn’t feel out of place on your own or with a crowd and I saw more than one person settled in with their lap-top open and i-pod plugged in.
There’s been an inn on this site since the 13th century, and for a many years it was a traditional pub, then it fell on hard times and was boarded up, but a couple of years ago it was resurrected with a fresh contemporary look.
The food menu was good value with plenty of hot lunch options around £6 and tapas style bites for around £4. I had a haloumi crostini with sweet chilli sauce and some salad garnish – yummy.
As a bonus, the Rummer is currently hosting an exhibition of art photography by Bristol photographer Fruitsalad. I love the way they take the familiar images of Bristol and give them a colourful new twist – take a look at their photo gallery here.
The Rummer Hotel, All Saints Lane, Bristol, BS1 1JH Tel 0117 9290111
You can see all my photos of the Rummer on flickr here.