Our student informant was clear about which places were hot right now and we've made sure the add them to our collection.
The Rat and Parrot is the number one hangout for everyone, she says, Then there is Pirates, which is a pizza/student hang out, started by students and still quite cool. Monastery is a club/beer garden/bar where they are currently playing a lot of dubstep and drum n bass.
Mad hatters has amazing chocolate cake. Cafe Divine is a bit more yummy mummy. If you're looking for quirky shops, Under the Arch sell goodies, handmade clothes and more. Revelations serves very good and reasonably priced meals and there is only one place to go for sushi - Twing. Those looking for a romantic & special evening will head to the Cockhouse.