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A Day in Clifton, Bristol

Clifton is such a lovely place, it's so quirky, pretty, whimsical. We took the opportunity to go on Friday whilst two out of three of the boys were at school.  
We started off the day by having a wander around, it was such a beautiful Autumn day, I recommend walking around anywhere in this type of weather, but Clifton was the dream setting. Sunny, coat weather surrounded beautiful Autumn trees.

This beautiful florist was one of many I saw whilst we were exploring, such wonderfully fresh flowers. Some made up bouquets and the option to make up your own (Hydrangeas and Eucalyptus would have been my choice.) Belle De Jour also do the amazing floral displays for The Ivy Brasserie, Clifton - which is where we ate lunch. 

The Ivy in Clifton inhabits an old bank, which is the most beautiful building. I've been to the Ivy in Cheltenham a few times before, they really know how to do interiors, down to the smallest detail. It was just as sensational inside the Bristol version of this Brasserie chain. 
I had the Blackened Cod Filet, cooked in a Banana Leaf with Citrus Pickled Radish, Grilled Asparagus & Chilli & Yuzu (A Japanese Citrus Fruit) Mayonnaise. It was delicious. They've got such a wide variety of dishes and sides, I went for just this as a lighter option, but you can add sides to any of their dishes. Wai had Steak and Parmesan and Truffle Chips. I would put Truffle on everything if I could afford and source it. It's the ultimate seasoning. You can find the exact location and their full menu here.

After lunch we walked up to the Clifton Suspension Bridge, fantastic views on such a clear and sunny day, a must if you're in Clifton. The houses on the walk up to the bridge are what dreams are made of.

Walking back through Clifton Village I came across another absolutely gorgeous florist, Lisa Elliot Floral Design. I wanted ALL the flowers in this shop.
Apparently at the top of Gloucester Street is where all the amazing pastel houses are, which I only discovered once we were home, but it gives me a reason to go back and explore very soon! I would also like to go to Papersmiths on our next visit - I mean, look!
Until next time, Clifton 

Georgie x

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