Rice & Things

Rice and Things
Written by TEAM GOOD THINGS

Jamie Oliver is a fan of Bristol’s Rice & Things – a restaurant where the team doesn’t just want you to eat well, but also transport you to Jamaica and give you a full-on island experience. So committed to his craft is chef Neufville that he serves food forth from breakfast to dinner, seven days a week.

Rice & Things imports authentic ingredients like soupsop leaves and black mint from the Caribbean. Lunchtime specials might include a vegetarian stew from Jamaica’s Ital community, curry goat, or spicy fried chicken. In the evening, the main menu offers you the chance to take a regional romp across Jamaica, so order well and widely.

Rosegrey coconut shrimps features flavours quite simply made for one another, whilst roasted fish from Manchoniel showcases doctorfish – a species well-worth getting to know. Westmorland stew contains chunks of melt-in-the-mouth oxtail, and an order of black-eyed bean-sauced Maypen pork sees not a scrap left on the plate. Sides of roti and crushed, salted fried green plaintains are essential, as is a slice of Jamaican fruitcake with rum cream.

Exploring the extensive list of house-made juices and cocktails is strongly advised – particularly the latter’s ‘Duppy’; named for a Jamaican spirit of the spooky, rather than alcoholic, kind.

120 Cheltenham Rd, Bristol, Avon BS6 5RW | 0117 924 4832 | riceandthings.co.uk

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