Bristol Food & Drink: June

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Dining in the sunshine at Cargo 2 – laaavly.

Ignore the wind and rain – June’s here, I promise!

Despite a bit of a dreary start to my favourite month (it’s my birthday month, and usually the beginning of BBQ season, woop), there are still plenty of food-tastic events to be excited about, whether you want to booze it up, learn a new skill or visit the latest restaurant.

Pack your cagoule and sun cream, it’s time to jump into June…

Big events

First up – here are some of the weightier events taking place this month. Longleat is hosting its first ever food festival on the weekend of 10-11th, including cookery demonstrations from James Martin and Nadiya from The Great British Bake Off. See the website for the latest info.

The mighty Food Connections is taking a year off from the usual festival frolics to come back bigger and better next year, although they are holding a conference for people from the Bristol food & drink community on 9th June, featuring talks from local producers, chefs and business owners.

Looking for something wholesome?

If you’re more a guzzler of the grape, head along to the Summer of Wine events at Avery’s on 17th June, where they’ll be showcasing over 100 wines and serving a few nibbles too.

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Avery’s plays host to several exciting events this month…

Avery’s are also hosting a tasty-looking supper club from Coconut Chilli on the 27th, with 5 taster courses of curry dishes paired with wine for just £30. Nice.

On the subject of sophisticated dinners – the opulent Harbour Hotel in the centre are holding a Champagne Lombard dinner on 30th June, which will feature 5 courses, each paired with a different Champagne – how grand!

Finally, tickets have just gone on sale for the 5th installment of funtime rum tasting Rumageddon – I know it’s in July rather than June but these have sold out before so don’t say I didn’t warn you if you don’t snaffle your tickets in time!

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Tastings & classes

Here’s your chance to learn something new and impress all your mates!

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Newbies and goodbyes

Here are the new faces to pop in and say hello to this month:

  • Bomboloni – a new Italian joint bringing relaxed and hearty Italian fare to Gloucester Rd.
  • Broken Dock – a restaurant & bar overlooking the harbour, housed in what was formerly Brigstow Bar + Kitchen.
  • The Malago – no sooner had Zazu’s on North St closed its doors then this lush neighbourhood bistro popped up in its place.
  • HUBBOX – burgers, dogs and beers coming to Whiteladies Road very soon.
  • White’s Botanicals – Fresh & healthy plant-based dishes on St Nicholas St.
  • Porchetta at The Three Tuns – praising the pig through all of June.
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Cannoli like your nonna used to make at Bomboloni

  • Bristol Gin – the latest micro-distillery in town, head to The Rummer for a taste!
  • Bottles & Books – beers, wines and books under one roof, coming soon…
  • Asado Bristol – a fine-looking burger and grill house on Colston St.
  • Murray May’s – already making waves with their top notch street food, keep an eye out for them at markets and events across town!
  • Young & Foodish – cute and friendly coffee shop off Whiteladies Rd.
  • Be Natural Kitchen– healthy & wholesome dishes served in St Nicholas Market.

We’ve also said a sad goodbye to lush cosy pub The Star & Dove in Totterdown (my favourite place for mulled beverages), and the various branches of local institution Zazu’s Kitchen – although the company will be living on to look after pubs The Greenbank, The Grace & The Knowle (all great).

That’s it for June, if you’re still in need of inspiration check out these round-ups:

Check out the list below for an even bigger list of what’s on this list (including what’s mentioned above), or take a look at the swish new calendar!

Dates for the diary:

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