It was the first time for me.
Since my husband went there and said it was nice, I wanted to visit there.
Bristol is apparently the 8th biggest city in terms of population in the UK.
Unfortunately I was not feeling well on the morning when we were supposed to get the early train, so we took the afternoon train after I felt better.
We did not lose any money by postponing the train, and I felt that we were lucky that it was not an aeroplane that we took for this holiday.
After arriving at Bristol station, we took a taxi to the hotel.
The taxis here are blue version of the black cabs in London.
It seemed that paying the fare by rounding up was the custom here in Bristol, so not only this taxi driver, but others, too did not give me the small change.
I did not say anything because the amount was too small to have an argument, but I did not feel happy about it.
Our hotel was a chain hotel called Radisson Blu.
Our room was on the 12th floor and the window was big, so the view was very nice.
After leaving our luggage, we went to the restaurant we had booked.
It was a seafood restaurant called Fisher Restaurant in Clifton Village which is a town next to Bristol in the west.
There were many restaurants along Princess Victoria Street and Fisher Restaurant was one of them.
The atmosphere in this area was lovely.
The restaurant was smaller and simpler than I expected.
The waitresses were wearing ’50s make-up, which was interesting.
I chose crab salad for the starter and the whole plaice for the main.
Both the crab and the plaice themselves tasted good, but surprisingly, there was Coriander was on top of both, which spoiled everything.
I hate Coriander.
I could still eat the plaice putting the Coriander aside, but I could hardly eat the crab salad because it was mixed up.
It is not as much as one time in the past, but even now in some of the fashionable restaurants especially in the countryside, they wrongly think that by using Coriander, which is not a local vegetable, the cooking becomes ‘contemporary’, so I have to be careful.
My husband chose Calamari (not ring but chopped boldly) and a dish of cod wrapped with Serrano ham and served with many beans.
Including the desserts and a bottle of Prosecco, the bill was about ￡100, which was not too bad.
The weather was not stable before, but while we were eating, it became better, so after dinner, we walked around the city a bit.
There were many bars and pubs around the harbour in the centre of the city and many people were already drunk.
It was early August, but I was wearing long sleeved underwear and a cotton jumper and on top of that, I was wearing a leather jacket, but still I felt rather cold.