Browsing: Food and Drink

Blue Sky is one of the many hidden gems of Bangor. Tucked away up an alleyway off the High Street, this gorgeous café is committed to delivering some of the best food in North Wales, with the majority of ingredients being locally sourced and organic. Following a post-lockdown eyebrow wax (yes, it did hurt), I decided to pop in to Blue Sky with my laptop to get some work done, and also to try out their menu.  Due to the pandemic, Blue Sky recommends booking a table to allow for social distancing, however I was a walk-in customer and was…

With pubs closing earlier, there are undoubtedly more and more people drinking at home or simply heading to the pub a few hours earlier. But boozy nights out (or should I say boozy afternoons out) cause a lot of people to pile on the pounds as they don’t realise just how many calories they are consuming, and how few of these they are actually burning off through exercise.  A free online tool, built by the owners of Alertr.co.uk, aims to do all the work for you, by converting the calories consumed on a ‘big’ night out in Bangor, into a…

Image Credit (left to right): ‘cyclonebill’ (CC 2.0), ‘Takeaway’ (CC 3.0), ‘Pixy’ (CC0) So, the first couple of weeks of uni have passed and everyone is starting to settle back into the routine of feeling stressed beyond belief, particularly those in their final year of study. More than ever, it is important to look after your health in order to keep yourself feeling as fresh as a daisy, by ditching those overpriced takeaway pizzas and ready meals for more nutritious alternatives. Use this ultimate student recipe guide to help you impress your flatmates and cook up a storm in the…

According to the Vegan Society, the number of vegans in Great Britain quadrupled between 2014 and 2019. The rise of veganism is showing no sign of slowing down either, as there are more vegans now than ever, and it’s estimated vegans and vegetarians will make up a quarter of the British population in 2025! This year, I have set myself the goal of making the majority of my meals plant-based, and also only using vegan beauty products on my hair, body and skin. My main reason for making this change is to help me live my happiest, healthiest and most…

Photos by (from left): PickPik (CC0), Pxfuel (CC0). Edited using BeFunky Inc. Freshers Week is finally here, and although this year is a bit different to normal, there’s no reason why we still can’t have a good time with our flatmates. Drown your coronavirus-related sorrows with September’s Cocktail of the Month – ‘Pandemic Punch’. This is the perfect pitcher-style drink for a night in with friends, or for those who have a bit of a sweet tooth.  Pandemic Punch – (Inspired by Laura of Seacoast Moms) – makes 1 pitcher jug Photo by Pxfuel (CC0) You will need: 1 bottle…

Photo by Pixabay (CC0) Living alone for the first time is a daunting experience for any student, regardless of where you’re from and what you’re studying. One of the most common anxieties students share about going to university is food related: how will I survive at uni if I don’t know how to cook? Well don’t worry because I’ve got you covered! Before I started at Bangor, I was the worst cook (my parents even stopped me from taking Home Economics classes as part of my GCSE studies because they couldn’t stand the thought of eating any more of my…

Everyone who knows about Wales knows about one of our favourite traditional snacks, cacennau Cymreig or Welsh cakes in English, but some of our other well loved traditional dishes aren’t, in my opinion, as well known as they should be as each has its own unique flavour and history. To start with, there’s the traditional Welsh Cawl which can be eaten as a soup, a meal both with or without the broth, and just the broth. Historically, ingredients tended to vary, but the most common recipes are with lamb or beef with leeks, potatoes, swedes, carrots and other seasonal vegetables.…

Meal deals, we all love them. These are a go-to for students in Bangor, with many supermarkets and high street eateries alike offering the chance for you to get your hands on the perfect lunchtime feast. With Christmas fast approaching, it’s time for us to find out which of these stores really has the best festive range, as well as meal deal selection for the other 11 months of the year.  Greggs: Greggs is onto an absolute winner this Christmas! With a large festive range, including the iconic festive bake and the all new pigs in blankets tub, this…

Benllech is home to the pearl of North Wales: The Beachcomber Bar and Grill. This hidden gem is rated 4 and a half stars on TripAdvisor, and my god it really is worth it! Located on Bangor Road, Tyn-Y-Gongl, LL74 8TF, the Beachcomber combines Spanish style tapas alongside local produce. Its grill section is mouth-watering and the pizza to die for! Portions are fit for a family of four per dish so you won’t be leaving hungry. I opted on the garlic bread and olives for starters and I was not disappointed. A mixture of green and black olives bathed…

While this may seem like a terrible sponsorship deal, I can advise you this is only an article written by a slightly hungover, but satiated girl. But if Wetherspoons are reading this, Seren always loves a good sponsorship. After Friday 1st March, the infamous Seren Super 80’s Party, I woke up from death by alcohol and was revived from the latest addition to the breakfast menu at a student’s most trusted establishment in Bangor. The Black Bull Inn down on Bangor’s High Street is now home to my heart and soul in the form of the American Breakfast for £4.99.…

New to the Deliveroo scene, Tap and Spile offers an array of pub classic dishes mixed with some exotic flavours. While satisfying your hunger you can also get your night started with a bottle of wine coming along with that order! Their main dishes ranging from £9.50 – £12 these dishes provide a homely feel for your hungry stomach. Located on Garth Road, opposite the pier, you can have some quality views with some quality food. Open to Deliveroo for orders between 5.30pm to 9pm.

Upper Bangor’s very own My Way Café opens its doors to the students of Bangor! Opposite the Belle Vue and a five minute walk from Main Arts, you can overlook passers-by, escape the degree disaster and relax yourself here. My Way has a selection of papers, activites, colouring in books (for adults!) and an interactive environment for customers. Providing a variety of food on their menus you can enrich in its wholesome goodness. My Way caters for all, with their full English adaptable to cater to vegetarians and vegans, with all of the dishes served come under a tenner! The…

By Paige Brook The arrival of Domu Kafe has been largely anticipated – located 206 High Street, Bangor, this renovation connects Bangor’s past and future together. The newest edition to Bangor’s ever-growing Vegetarian and Vegan scene is finally here in the form of Domu Kafe. The name of the restaurant itself is translated from Czech means ‘home’. Run by husband and wife: Dale and Svet, this family run coffee house prides itself on its originality and highly refined recipes, not to mention the delicious food! Specialising in their coffees, their coffee menu features an extensive list of the exotic and…

Patricks Bar, a family owned bar, located in upper Bangor is home to the infamous Street Box. Well known for their  £2.50 Lunch Wrap Specials, we at Seren had the privilege of a taster session, in which Chef Luke cooked us up his top 6 favourite dishes! To start was the Vegan Ramen. This was a warming combination of tofu, mushrooms and greens in a delicious broth with udon noodles which fills the heart and soul. Sweet Potato and Chickpea Falafel with Sweet Chilli sauce followed which is also suitable for Vegans. These small parcels accompanied by the sweetest chilli…

Named after the son of the owner, Georgio’s Pizzeria and Bar is Bangor’s best kept secret hidden away at 12-14 Holyhead Road; behind The Vintage Shop and Kai’s Barbershop. Georgio’s is the newest restaurant on the block, upper Bangor’s own mini Portmeirion is back! Opening hours are typically from 9am – 11pm, yet this may be due to change so remember to keep your eyes peeled. For now it’s time to escape, sit back and relax in this glorious setting. Owners Richard and Sarah have transformed this space into a glorious Italian restaurant which they hope to expand into a…

Bangor’s first ever food festival, which took place on Sunday 30th September, shed light onto the culinary artists close to home. With over 15 different food stands, a cocktail garden, and live performances on stage, we were quite frankly blown away. This excellent bonanza was put together and raised all the spirits of the otherwise boring, hungover Sundays. Open to all members of the community, it welcomed students and locals to come together and socialise in a means that isn’t a noise complaint. As soon as we approached Bangor High Street, our nostrils were overwhelmed with the amount of flavours…

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