7 Places to Broaden Your Eating Horizons in Bristol

Latkes with smoked salmon at Aron's Jewish Deli - so pretty!

Latkes with smoked salmon at Aron’s Jewish Deli – so pretty!

It’s easy to fall into unadventurous habits when it comes to food.

We all know what we like, and sometimes all you want at the end of a busy day is a reliably good pizza or a comforting sausage sandwich – but I’m here to tell you it’s about time you broadened your horizons and tried the full array of food experiences that Bristol has to offer!

Here are some of my top tips for where to munch something a little bit different…

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Bristol Food & Drink: October

Bristol Cocktail Week

Following the beery mayhem of Bristol Beer Week, October sees us get all fancy and sophisticated, with the return of the rather snazzy Bristol Cocktail Week.

This month also sees more excellent pop-ups across Bristol’s bars, lots of great tasting events and some exciting Halloween parties, hurrah!

Pull up your warm socks and make yourself a cuppa – here’s what’s in store in October…

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Bristol Food & Drink: September

Volunteer Tavern review

I know that the sun has turned to drizzle and our sandals have switched to boots – but you seriously need to be excited about September.

Not only are all the comedy and music people returning from festivals to entertain us through autumn, but we’ve also got a fully-packed month of food events, beer festivals and general tasty hijinks – hurrah!

So put on your comfy socks and pour yourself a glass of your favourite tipple – here’s what you can look forward to in September…

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Where to Treat Yourself in Bristol

Interior of The Ox

The interior of The Ox, almost as tasty as its menu.

Want to celebrate a birthday, have a family meal or spoil that special someone?

As you’d expect, Bristol is brimming with excellent food options to suit every budget and taste; in fact you can eat well at many of the places below for a little over £10 – be sure to check their early bird deals or see if you can find them on the Wriggle app.

I’ve split the selections below by type, from serious sophistication down to the quirkier venues in town, so whether you’re on a date or a work do, you can work out the sort of mood & location that suits you best.

Break out your best shoes, smooth down your hair and straighten your bow tie – here are my tips for where to go when you’re in need of a serious treat in Bristol…

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Bristol Food & Drink: August

Bris summer

Summer time: All the frolicking!

We’re in peak summer now – barbecues, cider festivals, Shaun the Sheep trails, the lovely sight of hot air balloons over town and pirate pub crawls in the harbour.

As well as the Intenational Balloon Fiesta to look forward to, we’ve also got lots of food events and festivals to enjoy throughout August, as well as some excellent new businesses to try out.

Ready your foldable camping chair and top up your tanning lotion – here’s how you should be spending the next few weeks…

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The Bristol Lunch Diaries

Bagel Boy

Bagel Boy – source of so many happy lunchtime memories

Earlier this year, I started working in central Bristol after 6 years of commuting to Bath.

I’m already aware that the money I thought I’d save now that I’m no longer commuting is simply being redirected to my stomach rather than going in to savings.

In any case, here are the places I have to give a double thumbs up to, should you find yourself uninspired by your packed lunch or office canteen. I’ve tried to keep the suggestions to the centre, otherwise this post would be even longer!

Let me know where else you rate for lunchtime munching in the comments below!

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