Bristol Food & Drink: March

The view from the soon-to-launch Brigstow Bar & Kitchen – nice eh?

Welcome to March! How excited are we all about the slow approach of spring?

I’m particularly excited about this month as we have some really great new places finally opening their doors (read on for more info) plus a plethora (yes, a plethora) of great dining events and boozy frolics for you to choose from.

Put on your cosiest socks and make sure you have a cuppa at the ready – here’s what you can look forward to this month…

Dinner time

Oh man, if you like food you’ve got quite the selection this month – especially if you’re a craft beer fan too!




Want to learn or try something new? Here are a few ideas to get you thinking!

Party time, excellent!

If you’re looking for a booze-tastic way to spend your Easter weekend you should head along to The Volunteer Tavern near Cabot Circus for their Easter Beer Fest -there’ll be excellent beers aplenty, plus live music, table tennis and the usual great food.

Volunteer Tavern review

There’s also the very appetising Pie & Ale Festival at The Royal Oak on Gloucester Road on the 19th, and if you’ve got a sweet tooth you should check out the Taste Chocolate festival in the harbourside on the final weekend of the month.

I’m also very excited about a brand new pop-up in town – Sesame Kitchen will be based at The Old Bookshop throughout March, serving up a mixture of small plates, bar snacks and sturdy brunch options. Check out their menu, and let me know if you pay them a visit!


We’re also very excited to announce the return of our very own infamous event, Rumageddon – the third installment of this sophisticated (!) rum session will take place at The Rummer on 1st April. Tickets are already almost sold out, so be quick if you want one!

Finally, if you’re venturing north for the Cheltenham Festival, you’d do well to check out the special brunch they’re running (does that count as a pun?) at The Ox Cheltenham.


New to town for you to pop in and say “Hello! Welcome! Good day!” to are Hanoi Coffee Company (at the time of writing I’m still hyped up from one of their Vietnamese coffees with condensed milk), Prince St Social (nice airy bar/restaurant with a downtown Manhattan brunch vibe) and Beerd Colston (top notch pizzas and tasty beer – hurrah!)

banh mi
Bahn Mi goodness from Hanoi Coffee Company

Still to come and eagerly awaited are mega restaurant Bangkok Joe’s in Redcliffe, The King St Brewhouse (which is looking amazing from the sneak peek photos), G Brothers Pizza (their unlimited pizza launch will be immense) and Brigstow Bar & Kitchen – which has one of the best views in the entire city across the harbour (you can sign up for their launch party here).

We’re also waiting on confirmed opening dates for the two new launches from the Casamia Sanchez Brothers crew – Paco Tapas and Neoplitan style pizza joint Pi Shop.

We’ve also heard rumours that Bambalan – the latest venture from the clever lot behind The Ox, Milk Thistle… et al – will be opening its doors very shortly, so keep an eye on social media (or my loudmouth Twitter account) for more info.

That’s it for this month – if you’re in need of some ideas for Mother’s Day take a look at this guide, or if want some additional tips you can check out…

Dates for the Diary

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