Bristol Food & Drink: March 2018

Is it still winter? Or spring? Who knows, whatever season it is, there are plenty of tasty events to look forward to over the coming weeks.

I’ve split them into the bigger foodie events & festivals, dinners, courses, pop-ups and new launches, but feel free to just skip to the Events Calendar if you want a general overview.

Here’s what to look forward to in March…


It’s a good mix this month, some of big events going on include:

  • Treat your mum with a ticket to the Absolutely Fabulous Brunch Party on Sunday 11th, with a range of different fizz on offer, a DJ playing ’90s hits and a photo wall – fancy dress is encouraged!
  • Want to try something a bit different? What about cooking teeny burgers on a miniature stove? Foozie are running their Tiny Cookery School on 15th, 22nd & 29th of this month, and it looks like ridiculous fun.

tiny cookery

And finally, in case you missed it, the Bristol Good Food Awards winners were announced last week – the full list can be found here. Congrats to all the brilliant businesses who won!


Treat yourself (and your mum!) to a special supper this month…

  • Root kitchen takeover: Salon Brixton on Thu 8th. A six course tasting menu with lots of surprises thrown in. £50pp.
  • A Tavola are hosting a three-course meal on Mother’s Day, featuring some natural wines and some top notch Italian dishes, including rabbit ragu with wild garlic (!) and a blood orange, almond & chocolate torta. £23.45 per person.
  • Enjoy four courses each paired with a gin at the Psychopomp Gin Pairing Dinner at audiophile bar/restaurant EDIT on Thusday 15th. Tickets are £45 each.
  • The influential team from Morito are cooking up a fundraiser meal at Hamilton House on Friday 16th. Tickets cost £60 for a three-course Mediterranean-inspired meal and include a welcome drink on arrival.


  • Get a taste of pickled, foraged and fermented food at the Wylie Sisters pop-up at Zitto & Bevi on Sunday 18th. The menu will focus on local female producers and natural wines and cost £30 per person.
  • Bristol’s Michelin star chefs Peter Sanchez-Iglesias and Josh Eggleton will be serving up signature dishes from their respective restaurants and co-creating an 8-course menu in The Pony & Trap x Casamia on 18th March. Tickets are £120, profits go to their fundraising effort for Action Against Hunger.
  • Praise the pig at The Pony & Trap’s Nose-to-Tail Pork Tasting Menu on 22nd, including six courses and an optional wine flight for £60 pp (wine flight additional £30).
Peter Sanchez-Iglesias and Josh Eggleton team up for charity on 18th March


Learn something new this month – it could be handy for a future pub quiz!


Gin Club


Combine a trip to the pub with some tasty grub (hey, accidental rhyme!)

  • Kansai Kitchen are still in situ at The Hillgrove in Kingsdown and will be serving the traditional Japanese dish Shabu-shabu on 5th, 12th and 19th March.
  • Creative Sliders are bringing their funky little burger concoctions to Bristol Spirit from 1-31st March.
  • Los Hermanos will be serving up South American goodies at The Robin Hood throughout March.
  • Get your carb fix from Pie Baby at The Golden Lion – all dishes are vegan and range from tasty pies to a hash brown special…
  • Wing’s Diner is now in permanent residence at Small Bar, and they’re reputed to be doing the best fried chicken in town (for what it’s worth, I agree).
  • Get some tasty tacos from The Plumed Serpent at Volunteer Tavern – they’re doing exciting specials throughout the week which are well worth your time.
  • El Chupacabra are creating fresh tacos and Mexican dishes at The Hare on the Hill behind Stokes Croft.



Pay a visit to these fresh faces in town (a few of them have been open for a few months but I haven’t had a chance to mention them yet!)

  • Poké – Bristol’s first poké bar, serving fresh bowls of Japanese goodness, including salad, fish, rice and sauces.
  • I Love Hoagies – biiiiig deli sarnies in the Pithay near Broadmead.
  • Beets ‘n’ Roots – a cafe on Cotham Hill with a focus on organic and healthy dishes.
  • Convivio – a relaxed bar-restaurant in Cotham, serving everything from breakfasts to roasts.
  • Roots Lounge – a vegetarian café-bar on St Nicholas St in the city centre.
  • The Florist – a large cocktail bar & restaurant on Park St in the former Goldbrick House building.
  • Sip – a new cafe with some delicious-looking sarnies on Park St.
  • Pasture – a new steak restaurant in Redcliffe already making a great impression.

And coming soon…Revolucion de Cuba in the former Bordeaux Quay unit, as well as new restaurants for Pizzarova & Happy Bird later this year.


Sadly we’ve also said goodbye to a few much-loved businesses recently, including Bearpit Social, Bearritos, Katie & Kim’s, Salt Cafe and The Eating Room. Wallfish Bistro and Birch will also be closing later this year, so pay them a visit while you can!

That’s it for this month, you can see a full list of events below, or if you’d like a bit more Bristol inspiration, how about…

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Dates for the Diary
(or check the Events Calendar)

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