Food & Drink

Backwell House

Restaurant Review: Backwell House

Emma Payne gets behind the wheel with a 19th-century countryside haven set firmly in her sights We Brits are good at so many things – tea drinking, queuing...
Salt & Malt

Salt and Malt to Open at Cargo 2

Bristolian chef and restaurateur Josh Eggleton and family are bringing fish and chips to Bristol’s harbourside: Salt & Malt will open on 15...
Spuntino

Restaurant Review: Spuntino

Spuntino, a Soho-born, Brooklyn-style diner, is up and running in the ultra-contemporary Cargo 2 at Wapping Wharf. Bea Martin investigates... The way our...

Thatchers Launch 2016 Vintage Cider

Fourth generation cidermaker Thatchers has launched its 2016 Vintage Cider Pressed, blended and bottled at Myrtle Farm, Thatchers uses the finest...
Hattusa

Restaurant Review: Hattusa

Charlotte Gallagher discovers another jewel in Bristol’s culinary crown – where old-world elegance complements contemporary British cooking Hidden gem....
Foodies Festival

Foodies Festival Highlights

We anticipate some of the highlights from this year’s Foodies Festival, taking place on the Downs from 12 – 14 May... Feeling good There’s a brand...

Breakfast in Bedminster

The last weekend of April saw the enjoyably named 'Breakfast in Bedminster' return for a second year, after a successful inaugural event in 2016 that saw...
La Belle Assiette

Haute at Home with
La Belle Assiette

There are a couple of ways you can look at employing the services of a private chef – nervously, at the thought of inviting a stranger into your kitchen, or...
Mary Berry

Interview: Mary Berry

There’s culinary royalty to be found just down the road next month, as part of The Bath Festival – get involved! Just a 10-minute train ride away, Mary...
Zara's Chocolates

Sweet Escape: Zara’s Chocolates

We get in the mood for Easter and learn a thing or two at Zara’s Chocolates Walking past Zara’s Chocolates is something we do on the way to work every...
Wapping Wharf

Precious Cargo:
Wapping Wharf

The Bristol Magazine takes a stroll over to the trendy new development at Wapping Wharf to visit a few of the businesses already settled in, and discover some...
vegan valentine

Vegan Valentine’s Feast

Looking to impress with some home cooking tonight but fresh out of inspiration? Perhaps try your hand at some of these vegan recipes from Bristol charity...

When Made met Dela

Online design brand MADE.com has arrived in Bristol, for the first time, to brighten up any residual January blues with a pop-up store in Quakers...
Marco Pierre White

Marco’s Winter Suppers

Take a leaf out of culinary master Marco Pierre White’s book and make sure you ace winter suppers this season... Chef, restaurateur and television...
Espensen Spirit

Bristol At Work: Espensen Spirit

We find out more about Sam of Espensen Spirit, the newly launched local producer, based in St George Sam Espensen has been making boozy beverages for friends...

Restaurant Review: The Jetty

It’s anchors aweigh at Bristol Harbour Hotel’s newly opened restaurant, as Emma Payne discovers a treasure trove of seaworthy fare If you’ve spent...

Christmas at Revolution

When an email drops into our inbox promising ‘the best party this side of the North Pole’, we consider it our duty to put such a bold statement to the...

Restaurant Review: Woky Ko

Speaking as a Southville dweller, since the Cargo development at Wapping Wharf opened up a new passageway between Cumberland Road and the docks, not only has...
Giggling Squid

Christmas at The Giggling Squid

'Tis the season to eat your way through any number of mince pies, chocolates, potatoes and pigs in blankets - but if you're looking for an alternative to...
Josh Eggleton

Josh Eggleton’s Oxtail Ragout

We catch up with Josh Eggleton who, despite recently launching the fabulous Chicken Shed at Wapping Wharf, revitalising local watering hole The Kenny and...
Josh Eggleton

Josh Eggleton’s Hake Fish Cakes

We catch up with Josh Eggleton who, despite recently launching the fabulous Chicken Shed at Wapping Wharf, revitalising local watering hole The Kenny and...

Welsh Lamb and Pumpkin Pie

The days are getting shorter and the temperatures are dropping, but thankfully the lovely folks at Eat Welsh Beef and Welsh Lamb have...
psychopomp

Good Spirits at Psychopomp

Amanda Nicholls discovers a magical place – a place where the time is always gin o’clock, and where long-held booze-based wishes are gladly granted by fun,...

The Kenny to get Michelin-star treatment

Popular Redland pub The Kensington Arms has been taken over by Josh Eggleton, Guy Newell, former managing director of Butcombe Brewery, and their families....
polpo cod cheek

Restaurant Review: Polpo

As another DFL (that means down-from-London, mind) makes its way to the West Country and puts its stamp on Whiteladies Road, Charlotte Gallagher delivers her...
blackberry & apple meringue

Blackberry & Apple Meringue

As River Cottage chef, teacher, food writer and stylist Gill Meller visits Bristol to share the inspiration behind his cooking, we take a beautifully...

Bristol Cocktail Week

Bristol Cocktail Week will take over the city between 17 - 23 October, and we cannot wait to kick back with our favourite concoctions Taking place across 20...

Quick chicken & chorizo pies

The season of the pie is upon us, and we can't wait to get our teeth stuck into these little beauties. Ingredients 320g puff pastry sheet 2 tbsp...

Review: Eat.Walk.Talk Bristol Food Tour

Eat.Walk.Talk food tours strike the perfect balance between the best of Bristolian grub, iconic sights and points of historical interest, all within a 3 hour...
raymond blanc

Interview: Raymond Blanc

There’s more than a fresh lick of paint to be found at Raymond Blanc’s newly reopened eatery in Quakers Friars. Here, the renowned chef chats to Louise...

CELEBRATE THE RIO OLYMPICS AT LAS IGUANAS

WITH THE LAUNCH OF THE RIO DE JANEIRO OLYMPICS STARTING THIS WEEKEND TREAT YOURSELF TO A NEW LIMITED EDITION MENU Las Iguanas has always been a popular choice...

Review: Zero Degrees

LOUISE HARROLD PAYS A VISIT TO THE MICRO-BREWERY AND RESTAURANT TO SAMPLE THE NEW MENU... Take a walk in almost any direction in Bristol and it won’t be...

Restaurant Review: Graze

Sink into the salubrious surroundings of Graze Bar & Chophouse, where you'll be treated to attentive service, locally reared steaks and a relaxed setting -...

Review: The Post Box Eatery

Amanda Nicholls heads to the newly opened Claverham restaurant and finds a menu full of first-class food... Having put in some seriously hard graft at the...

A Life Less Organised

Shonette Laffy is a food blogger based in Bristol, known for her quirky, in-depth approach to Easton's gourmet scene. She appeared at this year's Bristol Food...

6 of the Best: Tapas

Sunshine brings us all out of the woodwork, and with Bristol's vast choice of restaurants, al fresco diners and food trucks, there's bound to be something to...

VegfestUK

Coming to the Amphitheatre at Bristol's Harbourside across the weekend of 21 - 22 May, VegfestUK offers vegan-friendly street food, cookery demos and live...

Swoon: Real, Italian Gelato.

It takes a brave soul to launch an ice-cream parlour in the UK in the depths of winter. But for Bruno Forte and his team at newly opened gelato bar, Swoon, it...

Bristol’s Most Romantic Restaurants

When it comes to eating out, Bristol is truly blessed... but finding that special restaurant for a first date, or even a full-on proposal, is a personal...

St Nick’s Market: Best Burger in Town

Picture the scene:  it's another sunny Friday afternoon and you've snuck away from your desk to grab a quick bite to eat.  Bristol's streets are lined with...

Interview: Wise Beans

As part of our forthcoming Best of Bristol's Coffee Shops feature, we found out more about the ethos and story behind Wise Beans in Stokes Croft. Georgina...

BERWICK LODGE

On the outskirts of the city, just a 15 minute drive away, you’ll discover a little bit of heaven at Berwick Lodge, in particular, at its Hattusa Restaurant,...
raspberry and orange polenta cake

Raspberry and Orange Polenta Cake

This flourless raspberry and orange polenta cake, with a satisfyingly crumbly, moist and dense texture, is perfect for enjoying over a cup of tea with friends...

THE ROSE OF DENMARK

Let’s start our Delicious Guide right here: The Rose of Denmark is an old, authentic welcoming pub with friendly folk and a roaring log fire, which serves...

MANNA

Manna is the younger sibling of Prego, just over the road, and takes its influences from Spain, Italy and North Africa. The food is as beautiful as it is...

THE COWSHED

The Cowshed’s ethos is simple – to serve good, honest food, in a relaxed and comfortable environment. The grandson of a farmer, Cowshed founder Adam Denton...

ARNOLFINI – Café / Bar

Overlooking the harbour, Arnolfini Café Bar is not only one of the best places to enjoy a cold beer in Bristol after work on a sunny day, it also boasts a...

PREGO

In the five years that Prego has been open, it has become one of Bristol’s most popular places to eat, which speaks volumes for the quality of food and...

THE AVIATOR Bar / Kitchen

Well known as a craft beer bar, The Aviator offers a wide range of drinks from both the local area and around the world. There are 13 beers on tap at any time,...

Hart’s Bakery

Hart’s Bakery has become a firm favourite with workers and commuters in the area and is somewhat of a hidden gem, tucked under the arches of the approach to...

Bristol Cider Shop

Bristol Cider Shop is the city’s very own cider emporium, stocking over 100 varieties of local award-winning cider and perry. It sells everything from...

Piazza di Roma

Established in 2005, Piazza di Roma is a delightful, family-run independent Italian trattoria situated right at the top of Whiteladies Road, just off the...

Source Food Hall & Cafe

Situated in the heart of Bristol’s historic St Nicholas Market, Source Food Hall & Café offers a unique food experience where you can buy the freshest...

Zara’s Chocolates

Zara’s Chocolates is a Bristol-based chocolatier, created from a love of all things chocolate. Started in 2011, the company is now based from a shop on North...

WILKS RESTAURANT

Wilks restaurant is an independently owned, vibrant restaurant on Chandos Road, offering creative, accomplished cooking in a relaxed and informal setting. You...

Clifton Village Fish Bar

Probably Bristol’s most famous fish and chip shop right in the heart of the village. The award-winning Clifton Fish Bar has been recognised by the National...

Chocolate Afternoon Tea

A chocolate afternoon tea and exclusive event with chocolatier Paul A. Young To celebrate the Art of Scent and Choctober, indulge in an afternoon tea with a...

Perfect Pizza Pittas

You know that feeling... you get home from work and the kids are hungry and looking to be fed. Or you get back from the gym only to find your cupboard is...

Easy apple and pear filo tart

Ingredients 75g fresh white breadcrumbs 50g Waitrose Roasted Chopped Hazelnuts 75g Billington’s Light Brown Muscovado Sugar 1 tsp ground...

Sticky Ribs Recipe

The long cooking time and low oven temperature ensure the meat is so tender and succulent that it’s almost falling off the bone, while the five spice and...

Puppy Friendly Pubs In Bristol

Brew Dog Bristol We here at the Bristol Magazine love our four legged friends more than we probably should, (it's okay to dream about going on holidays with...

Chocolate and Macadamia Cookies

Ingredients: 115g essential Waitrose Butter, softened 60g icing sugar, sifted 100g plain flour 20g Green & Black’s Organic Cocoa ½ tsp vanilla...

Cod with Lentils & Pancetta Recipe

COD WITH LENTILS & PANCETTA by Jamie Edwards, executive chef Jamie Edwards has been part of the talented team at Aqua for eight years, and took on the...

Roast Lamb with Salsa Verde

ROAST LAMB WITH SALSA VERDE by Olly Gallery, owner and chef from Prego INGREDIENTS Serves 4 For the lamb • 500ml fresh light chicken or vegetable...

Za’atar Roast Hake & Tadziki

ZA’ATAR ROAST HAKE & TADZIKI by Olly Gallery, owner and chef of Manna Bristol INGREDIENTS Serves 4 • 4 thick skinned Hake portions • 200g...

Hummingbird Bakery Top Baking Tips

Tarek Malouf, Hummingbird Bakery founder: Home baking is the very ethos behind everything we do at The Hummingbird Bakery so we're delighted to get behind...

Squidgy Cherry Brownies

This soft and squidgy American classic cake-cum-cookie is made even more delicious by the addition of juicy fresh cherries. Help yourself to a square (or two!)...

Melon, Vodka and Ginger Granita

Hot summer days and nights (with another heat wave predicted for the end of July) call for refreshing delights that are easy to make but will still impress...

The Best Scone Recipe- Possibly

This gorgeous scone recipe is perfect for when you need a little treat, or when you need to whip something up last-minute but don't want to run to the shop to...

Vegan Vanilla Cake Recipe

The lovely Ali from The Bristol Bakehouse knows a thing or two about vegan baking! Being coeliac she knows the importance of cross-contamination and...

Coconut and Chickpea Curry 

 This tasty little number is suitable for vegans and is also gluten free! Serves 4 This recipe is great for adding any left-over cooked vegetables you...

Japanese Ramen Noodle Soup 

Both suitable for Vegans and being gluten free makes this recipe ideal for everyone! Serves 4 It is a tradition in my house to make stock after the Sunday...

Spiced Okra Curry

Gary Daniels, local Reebok Master Trainer, shows how incorporating vegetarian food into your diet can help you slim down, shape up and get...

Banana and Almond Milkshake

Gary Daniels, local Reebok Master Trainer, shows how incorporating vegetarian food into your diet can help you slim down, shape up and get...

Delicious Hummus Recipe

Gary Daniels, local Reebok Master Trainer, shows how incorporating vegetarian food into your diet can help you slim down, shape up, and get...

Vegan Eats In Bristol

Tim Barford, organiser of VegfestUK Bristol talks to The Bristol Magazine about vegan eating in Bristol I don’t eat out a lot in Bristol – being...