The hip pizza joint on Bristol’s Cheltenham Road has been such a rip roaring success since it opened 18 months ago, that a second outpost has just popped up in Westbury-on-Trym
It’s all about the simple things done well at Flour and Ash: seasonal menus, a straightforward philosophy and clear dedication to providing honest food. It’s the sourdough that’s the biggest star at this little independent eatery; it’s left to prove for up-to 72 hours, resulting in a flavoursome, crispy pizza base that draws the foodies in droves.
VISIT FOR a short and sweet menu of lip-smackingly good wood-fired sourdough pizzas, local meat and shellfish. Go with or without tomato sauce and choose from toppings such as Italian cooked ham with duck fat potatoes, thyme and free range egg, or ox cheek with red wine ragu. If the chef’s creations can’t be cooked using the custom-built wood-fired oven (or tiny fryer), it doesn’t appear on the menu. Homemade ice cream and sorbet rounds everything off nicely.
DON’T VISIT for fancy schmancy. This is modest and pretty cool with its hanging enamel lamps, log stacks and wooden benches for cosying up next to your fellow diners.
WE LIKED the speedy, flawless service from staff who’ve got their eye on the ball. In the full knowledge that choosing between pizzas to sink your teeth into is no easy task, the guys are happy to let you in on their faves.
INSIDER’S TIP Head here early for the ‘any pizza for £9 before 6.30pm’ deal.
What we ate (dinner)
Starter Wild tiger prawns, garlic and herb butter, sourdough
Mains Portobello mushroom, buffalo mozzarella, garlic and dried chilli pizza
Pud Coconut sorbet
Image by Kate Metzner