Food & Drink

Five Things To Do In December

The Bristol Magazine rounds up five things to do in Bristol this month, including visiting Colston Hall for the playing of arguably our favourite Christmas...

Fine spirits: Festive cocktail ideas

Weighing up where to go for Christmas drinks? We sampled a few concoctions in the name of getting into the festive mood. The season to make merry is upon...

Manners, please:
restaurant no-shows

Restaurant no-shows are up there with the worst offenders in dining etiquette. Melissa Blease reports The date was set three weeks ago: dinner this evening,...

Review: Jamaica Street Stores

The much-discussed rate of Bristol restaurant openings means that, realistically, it’s nigh-on impossible to get round to each one – even if you’re lucky...

Tristan Darby’s Oeno-files

Wine expert Tristan Darby hand-picks some favourite winter warmers I adore the frosty-white nights of winter. They offer a perfect excuse to don a woolly...

Restaurant review: Mesa Tapas and Bar

Jessica Hope is transported to the relaxed, cosy restaurants of Spain at Mesa Tapas and Bar, Bristol Imagine a couple, scurrying out of a taxi into the winter...

Essential oils: La Trama

Businesswoman Elena Alcala is converting the south west to the joys of Andalusian olive oil grown in the Spanish sunshine on her family’s farm Elena Alcala...

Dela opens in easton

As soon as we sampled Lara Lindsay and Mike Orme's unique cuisine as part of Made.com’s pop-up launch in Quakers Friars back in January, we knew Bristol was...

New to welshback

The team behind the Absurd Bird diners has opened a quirky, independent eatery overlooking the waterfront at 5-7 Welshback, beneath the Mercure...

Legal highs:
Dine in the sky!

As you might have seen from social media over the last couple of days, the city is absolutely loving Bristol in the Sky – the completely unique, pop-up...
Pi Shop

Pi Shop

The General, Lower Guinea Street, Bristol BS1 6SY Tel: 0117 925 6872 Web: thepishop.co.uk For a classic sourdough pizza complemented with mouth-watering...
The Columbian Company

The Columbian Company

Tel: 07534 391992 Web: thecolombiancompany.com Raised surrounded by coffee farms in Colombia, company founder Jhampoll Gutierrez Gomez moved to Bath many...
Grounded

Grounded Café Bars

Various Bristol locations: Bedminster, Brislington, Fishponds, Henleaze, Horfield, Keynsham, Redfield Web: cafegrounded.co.uk   Open all day, every day,...
Aqua

Aqua

153 Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2RF Tel: 0117 973 3314 Welsh Back, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 4RR Tel: 0117 915 6060 Web: aqua-restaurant.com Since...
Pasta Loco

Pasta Loco

37A Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6 6JY Tel: 0117 973 3000 Web: pastaloco.co.uk Run by cousins Ben Harvey and Dom Burel, Pasta Loco is most definitely a family...
Wellbourne

Wellbourne

25 The Mall, Clifton, Bristol BS8 4JG Tel: 0117 239 0683 Web: wellbourne.restaurant Chefs Ross Gibbens and Michael Kennedy bring over 30 years of combined...
The Cauldron

The Cauldron

98 Mina Road, St Werburghs, Bristol BS2 9XW Tel: 0117 914 1321 Web: thecauldron.restaurant The Cauldron is unique in that it doesn’t cook on gas or...
Hanover St Bistro

Hanover St Bistro

St Augustine's Parade, Bristol BS1 4UL Tel: 0117 302 3224 Located just inside the Hippodrome Piano Bar, Hanover St Bistro is a pretty handy spot to visit...
Fussels Fine Foods

Fussels Fine Foods

Church Farm, Parkgate Lane, Rode, Frome BA11 6AA Tel: 01373 831286 Web: fusselsfinefoods.co.uk Fussels Fine Foods has been producing single cold pressed...
The Ethicurean

The Ethicurean

Barley Wood Walled Garden, Long Lane, Wrington, Bristol, BS40 5SA Tel: 01934 863713 Web: theethicurean.com Set within a gorgeously picturesque walled...
Pata Negra

Pata Negra

30 Clare Street, Bristol BS1 1YH Tel: 0117 927 6762 Web: patanegrabristol.com A super-chic Spanish tapas and wine bar in the heart of Bristol’s Old City,...
Wilsons

Wilsons

24 Chandos Road, Bristol BS6 6PF Tel: 0117 973 4157 Web: wilsonsrestaurant.co.uk A sought-after venue for eating out, with glowing reviews in the national...
Hart's Bakery

Hart’s Bakery

Arch 35, Lower Approach Road, Temple Meads, Bristol BS1 6QS Tel: 0117 992 4488 Web: hartsbakery.co.uk Hart’s Bakery originally began as a local worker...
Mesa Tapas

Mesa Tapas

2B North View, Westbury Park, Bristol BS6 7QB Tel: 0117 970 6276 Web: mesabar.co.uk   When Mesa decided to rebrand itself from its previous title...
Wahaca

Wahaca

70-78 Queens Road, Bristol BS8 1QU Tel: 0117 332 4486 Web: wahaca.co.uk   Wahaca’s fresh and exciting menu is the result of Thomasina Miers’ search...
The Ox

The Ox

43 Corn Street, Bristol BS1 1HT Tel: 0117 922 1001 Web: theoxbristol.com 96a Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2QX Tel: 0117 973 0005 Web: theoxclifton.com...
Box-E

Box-E

Unit 10, Cargo 1, Wapping Wharf, Bristol BS1 6WP Web: boxebristol.com One of the first restaurants to have opened in the Cargo 1 development, Box-E is...
Broken Dock

Broken Dock Kitchen and Bar

Millennium Promenade, Bristol BS1 5SY Tel: 0117 325 0898 Web: brokendock.co.uk   Hidden away on Bristol’s waterfront, overlooking the harbour and...
Bocabar

Bocabar

Paintworks, Bath Road, Arnos Vale Bristol BS4 3EH Tel: 0117 972 8838 Web: bristol.bocabar.co.uk Having just celebrated its 11th birthday, Bocabar continues...
Casamia

Casamia

The General, Lower Guinea Street, Bristol BS1 6SY Tel: 0117 959 2884 Web: casamiarestaurant.co.uk Fans of Casamia – and they are legion – say that...
The Jetty

The Jetty at Harbour Hotel

53-55 Corn Street, Bristol BS1 1HT Tel: 0844 811 1103 Web: bristol-harbour-hotel.co.uk A treasure trove of seaworthy fare, The Jetty has established itself...
The Ivy Brasserie

The Ivy Brasserie

42-44 Caledonia Place, Bristol BS8 4DN Tel: 0117 203 4555 Web: theivycliftonbrasserie.com   The picture of sophistication and style, The Ivy Clifton...
Wilks Restaurant

Wilks Restaurant

1-3 Chandos Road, BS6 6PG Tel: 0117 973 7999 Web: wilksrestaurant.co.uk Wilks 
restaurant is an
independently
owned,...
Backwell House

Backwell House

Backwell House, Farleigh Road, Bristol BS48 3QA Tel: 0117 325 1110 Web: backwellhouse.co.uk   Just outside of Bristol, away from the business of the...
The Athenian

The Athenian

Cargo 2 Unit 16, First Floor, Gaol Ferry Steps, BS1 6WD Tel: 07925 883123 Web: theathenian.co.uk On the first floor of Cargo 2 in Wapping Wharf, you will...
Woky Ko

Woky Ko

Unit 7, CARGO, Gaol Ferry Steps, Bristol, BS1 6WP Web: woky.co   A casual diner offering modern twists on familiar Asian dishes, using responsibly...
Bambalan

Bambalan

Podium Level, Colston Tower, Colston Street, Bristol, BS1 4XE Tel: 0117 922 1880 Web: bambalan.co.uk Bursting onto the Bristol food scene last year,...
Hattusa

Hattusa at Berwick Lodge

Berwick Drive, Bristol BS10 7TD Tel: 0117 958 1590 Web: berwicklodge.co.uk/dining Located inside the idyllic Berwick Lodge, Hattusa combines the luxurious...
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...
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....
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...

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...
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...
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...
ivy clifton brasserie

The Ivy Clifton Brasserie

Never mind the polls we’re topping these days, if there was ever a sign that this thriving, sought-after city has become the place to be – not that we...

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...

River Cottage Canteen

After the Bristol branch switches up its dining experience, CHARLOTTE GALLAGHER checks out the new offering for herself Earlier this month, the popular...
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Gluten Free Gluttony in Bristol

Online Editor, Lauren Morris takes you on a Gluten-Free weekend in Bristol to show you some of her favourite spots...  Times have changed and healthy...