Isola

Isola ExteriorI’d been rather a fan of Positano and their charismatic owner, so was sad to see the place close down. In its place and much in the same style, Isola recently opened. I popped in to give it a try. The interior is largely unchanged and still retains the feel from its famous chipshop …

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Grubcrawl El Cartel wings It had been a couple of months since our last grubcrawl, so it was good to start the 2016 trail with a city centre tour of three high quality venues. It was a three-hander, this time, with grubcrawl veterans Graham and Tim along for the fun. We started at El Cartel …

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Tutto Matto – NOW CLOSED Rubbish bruschettaI had slightly mixed feelings about the arrival of Tutto Matto. It took over a stock pre-theatre Italian, Ti Amo, which definitely had some room to be improved upon, but given it’s a pizza place from the folks behind Pinto, which has become a rather middling Mexican, I wasn’t …

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Dough Exterior I’d visited Dough back during the Festival and been impressed with their large, well-crafted pizzas. I’ve popped in a couple of times since then, sometimes for a quick slice, other times for a full pie. I’ve been pleased on all occasions, but feel I haven’t quite found the killer dish on their menu. …

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Barish – SADLY NOW CLOSED Exterior Where Cafe Efe used to trade until recently, Barish has taken over. Although I saw a sign saying “under new management” there were many familiar faces from the previous business when I arrived. However, the interior and menu were both much changed. The decor is now an interesting blend …

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