The Gooch Guide

I thought I'd keep a record of good restaurants, cafes and bars I visit. So here you go.

Blue Bar
Porthtowan, Cornwall
Funky little restaurant/bar situated right on the beach at Porthtowan.Great food (homemade chips were a winner). Live music in the evenings. I imagine it could get pretty rammed in the summer! Well worth a visit. Check out their website.

C&Ws African Experience
St Catherine Street, Gloucester
Whilst the name of the restaurant could be described as less than catchy, this little beauty is a gem right in the heart of Gloucester - though if you didn't know it was there you could miss it. Authentic african cuisine with a cozy, heart-warming welcome. Be sure to's small and very highly regarded! Check out their website.

The Queen's Head
Longford, Gloucester
Gloucester is often considered to be a bit of a culinary desert. There aren't that many eateries and those that there are tend to be chains. There are however a number of exceptions and the Queen's Head at Longford (north Gloucester) is one of them.  A proper hearty affair awaits with quality steaks, pies, fish and chips, and so on.  The Queen's Head is particularly known for the 'Longford Lamb' - slow roasted lamb shoulder that just falls off the bone. Well worth a visit - worth booking as they can get busy. Check out their website.

The Gloucester Old Spot
Near Gloucester
Went for Sunday lunch with my cousin in August 2012. Sunday lunch can be a bit of a mine field, but I'm please to say this was really rather nice! They have won awards and apparently their standard lunch and evening menu is really good as well. Looking forward to going back! Check out their website.