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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…

Natasha Ednan-Laperouse and Celia Marsh are the first two named victims from Pret a Manger. Both these women suffered fatal allergic reactions due to the severe lack of labelling of their food products. These losses have caused uproar with many of the public coming forward with their own stories where they have suffered as well.  Natasha Ednan-Laperouse age 15 died due to inadequate allergy warnings of sesame seeds in the baguettes at Pret a Manger. She collapsed on a British Airways flight from London to Nice on 17 July 2016 after eating an artichoke, olive and tapenade baguette. Under EU…

BSE, also known as Mad Cow Disease, has returned with one case appearing in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. BSE (Mad cow disease) itself can be transmitted to humans through contaminated meat consumption, thus causing a fatal infection to the brain called variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD). Scotland was declared BSE-free in May last year, officially earning the status of “negligible risk”, but after this isolated case its beef exports will be placed on the lower “controlled risk” status used for exports from the rest of the UK. This farm has so far confirmed one case of BSE and has placed precautionary restrictions to…

November 1st is generally full of eating Halloween sweets from the night before, but for many it also marks the celebration of Veganism. World Vegan Day started in 1994, in order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Vegan Society, and it marks the beginning of Vegan month. As well as a celebration, it’s also a really good way for people to learn a little bit more about this way of life. It’s a great time to ask what Veganism actually is, and learn to see things from a different perspective. It’s a common misconception that Vegans…

The latest addition to the local background giving us the feel of the Caribbean and a floral garland to rock for your 9am: The Cove. The coffee and rum shake gives us the best of both worlds, allowing students to drown their sorrows in alcohol late night, and then give them a kick up the arse coffee the following morning. Their world famous (at least in my world) fish bowls consist of: Vimto, Caribbean, and Blue Lagoon. At £10 a pop, these beauties taste like fruit juice and are easy to get down, then once in Academi you won’t need…

Your midnight hunger buster solved by a personal sized pepperoni? But maybe your eyes were bigger than your belly and now you’ve woken up spooning the box the next morning. If your pizza has been sitting out for more than two hours, it is not safe to eat. No seriously! Don’t you do it! But unfortunately, yes, according to the U.S Department of Agriculture, all perishable foods, including pizza, are not safe to eat after sitting at room temperature overnight. Honestly, I’m wiping away the tears from my eyes as I type this. This rule holds true whether your…

Here’s some top tips to continue the party but avoid the hangover, CRAZY.  Make sure it’s clear – So if you’re going to have alcohol, it’s best to make sure it’s clear. A few examples include: Vodka, Gin, Sake. Yes as much as I hate to say it drinking spirits will give you the best chance of a minimal hangover, vodka especially. A study by the British Medical Association found it to be the best of an obviously bad bunch, because it contains few congeners. Congeners are impurities in alcohol that come about as a result of fermentation and…

Kung Pow holding a bigger punch than you expected? About a million people every year in the UK get food poisoning – half from their own cooking (with summer barbecues and Christmas leftovers being the biggest culprits). Around 100 people each year (mainly the very young and the very old) get it so badly they die from it. Food poisoning – your first thoughts being bacteria contaminating your food. However, this is not the biggest perpetrator, in fact it’s called Campylobacter. According to the FSA (Food standards agency), Campylobacter is present in more than 65% of chickens on sale in…

Top Takeaway of the Month Chippy & Spice Cuisine This Top Takeaway deal of the month: Set Meal for One on the Indian Menu, housed at 108 High Street, Bangor. 3.5 rating on Trip Advisor, lands 44% of reviews as excellent. Welcome to the wonderful world of Chippy and Spice. The Set Meal is inclusive of: Poppadom and Chutney Onion Bhaji Pilau Rice Naan Bread Choice of one main meal All for a total of £9.95, their cuisine consists of Indian, Pizza, Kebabs, Burgers, English Dishes, and even their very own section of Garlic Bread. With a free Margarita or…

Try this wild new substitute for refined sugar! So for all you sugar lovers out there, you don’t have to give up your diet to have dessert. All of these are easy to use and are probably in more things you already eat than you realize. Plus, if you use natural sweeteners, you don’t feel as guilty after eating an entire loaf of banana bread in one sitting, which is a reason in and of itself to give these alternative sweeteners a try. Honey is one of the most popular natural sweeteners, but many people don’t know that choosing raw…

Deliveroo now does unlimited deliveries for £7.99 a month – yes! Man vs Food just got real with this Deliveroo plus. The new service, was trialled in six cities earlier this year, allowed half of its customers to save nearly £25 over a two months, while some saved up to £75 a month. In order to truly benefit from this exquisite offer you would need to be ordering takeaway at least once a week. Perfect for students right?! That’s because you would need to use Deliveroo four times per month to spend £10 in delivery costs over the period -…

Half eaten packets of croissants are going on ebay for €250 on ebay… no I’m serious. Thanks to the shortage of butter in France this week, with French newspapers warning of the worst shortage since the Second World War, the crisis has turned political as the government seeks to reassure consumers. The result is that pastry-makers and bakers cannot obtain enough wholesale butter to maintain normal production levels. Some French supermarkets – including in historic butter-producing areas like Brittany or Normandy – have had to put apologetic notes on empty butter fridges. Honestly, I’m not sure how we will all…

This month’s Top Takeaway deal: The Set Meal for One calls the Bangor Chinese Takeaway home, located at 70 Caernarfon Road, Bangor. Tripadvisor secures this restaurant with a solid 4.0 rating. With opening hours of Sunday to  Saturday 17:00 – 23:00, it’s a no brainer surely? The Set Meal for One come comes in at £7.50, this includes: Three, yes three, starters! One Main Rice/Chips (only if main is not chowmein or steak) Free Prawn Crackers Yes you heard correctly, all this beautiful grub for a whopping £7.50! The food is a mixture of Chinese, Cantonese, Szechuan and English food;…

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