Bristol Food & Drink: March 2017


Dinner with a view, courtesy of Bristol in the Sky

The days are getting brighter and longer, and with it come more events and new launches, hurrah!

Between the joys of spring, the Six Nations, St Patrick’s Day and Mother’s Day, March is looking BUSY. Have a Sharpie at the ready next to your Filofax, here’s where you should be munching this month…

Events & news

I’ll kick off with a note for you adventurous types: tickets for Bristol in the Sky are now on sale – you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, cocktails or dinner 100ft in the air above the city (I won’t be joining you because it’s my idea of hell, but for those of you not stricken with vertigo, it’ll be fantastic). The events aren’t until September, but they’ll sell out fast!

I’m salivating already… (Credit: Nutmeg/Foozie)

We’ve got a bunch of spice-tastic dinners coming up, first off is the Food Truck Dinner being hosted by The Spicery on 9th March. They’ll be serving up an international mish-mash of treats including K.Mex tacos with kimchi fried rice (!) and Goan pulled brisket with mac and cheese (!!). Get invooolved!

Next up is the first in a new series of exciting events, as Nutmeg in Clifton Village host Nutmeg Nights on Thursday 16th. This four course Punjabi-inspired menu will include specially matched gin cocktails – it sounds seriously good. Tickets are £40 from Foozie, and future events will feature cuisine from New Delhi paired with wine (April) and dishes from Tamil Nadu paired with IPAs (May).

I’m also pleased to announce the return of Bosh, with their Mexican supper club on Friday 17th. For £21 you’ll get 3 courses, and the event is BYO – so it works out as quite the weekend bargain. Another good value treat is the Belly Dance & Buffet night at Falafel King on the 18th; which gets you exactly what it says on the tin, plus a welcome drink, for £25.

If you’re looking for somewhere to sink a few Guinnesses and whiskeys, you can head to the St Patricks Day party at Steam on Sat 18th (Shebeen next door will be showing all of the Six Nations games, handily), or Racks are doing their own celebration with food & live music on Friday 17th.

Oh and for beer & ale fans, the Bristol Beer Festival returns to Brunel’s Old Station next to Temple Meads from Thursday 23rd-Saturday 25th. Sessions are priced at £10 and you can book directly through the CAMRA Bristol website.


Finally, if you haven’t heard already, April will feature a mega series of cocktail events around the city – I’ll feature it properly in next month’s round up, but until then you can get a sneak peek at the events on the Bristol on the Rocks page on Foozie!

Mother’s Day

Treat your ma something proper this year, here are some options, or there’s also a handy list of Mother’s Day offers on Visit Bristol too:

Clifton Lido review
Few meals come with a nicer view than The Lido

Classes & workshops

Want to learn something new this month? Or wow your mates with your food & drink trivia? Here are a few suggestions:

Become a curry master! (Credit: The Spicery)


We’re still awaiting the opening of a multitude of food businesses at CARGO 2 (the latest confirmed business being burger joint Lemonade, woop!), but in the mean time, there are a few new(-ish, I’ve been struggling to keep up) bars and restaurants for you to pay a visit to…

  • Romanesca is impressing people on Gloucester Road with their pizzas
  • Caribbean Croft is now open on Stokes Croft, serving Jamaican comfort food and a great selection of rums and cocktails.
  • Dela Bristol are coming soon to East Bristol; in the mean time you can catch them at their pop-up at Hart’s Bakery on Saturday 11th.
  • Mesa is a top notch new tapas bar in WestburyPark.
  • The Gold Bar is now open at the Bristol Harbour Hotel in the centre.

Dates for the diary



4 thoughts on “Bristol Food & Drink: March 2017”

  1. Youre right – that is a crazy busy month. What a comprehensive post. There’s just so much on offer in Bristol these days it’s hard to keep up. Love the idea of Bristol in the Sky!

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