Bristol Food & Drink: March 2019

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New menu ahoy at Milk Thistle!

No sooner has the snow thawed out and we’re already into the chaos of spring!

There are plenty of festivals, dinners, workshops and new openings to keep you busy this month – so have your diary at the ready, because it’s going to be a busy one…

Festivals & big events

March starts with #BritishPieWeek! Pieminister are celebrating with a whole week of deals and discounts.

Fan of good doggos? Dachshund & Pug pop-ups are coming to The Florist on 16th & 17th March.

Want to face off against some local gin makers over boardgames? Then head to Defeat the Distiller at Chance & Counters on 19th March – there are plenty of prizes to be won, from memberships and gift cards to T-shirts and even the new C&C gin!

Ale fans rejoice – the CAMRA Bristol Beer Festival is on at The Pasenger Shed from 21st-23rd March – The Good Measure (Good Chemistry’s lush little pub on Chandos Rd) is hosting the trade after party on Thu 21st.

March is also a good month for local festivities – Saturday 9th sees both the St Mark’s Road Festival in Easton and the Gloucester Road International Food & Drink Festival.

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Bristol Food Connections is back from 12-23 June, and this time they’ll have their very own beer! Butcombe Brewery is creating the first ever Food Connections festival beer, and they’re looking for a name.  The beer will be a 3.8% hoppy, session pale ale, and Butcombe is donating 10p from every pint sold to Bristol Food Connections to support community events.

There’s an exciting new menu at Milk Thistle – I don’t want to give too much away, but it’s called Meet George and is themed around the adventures of George the stag – but as whimsical as the menu sounds, the cocktails are very grown-up (and tasty) indeed.


We already knew that they were the best burgers around, but Squeezed is now an award winner! The talented Alex was named Burger Chef of the Year at the National Burger Awards.

They’ve been out for a few weeks now, but Wriggle are doing some nifty bamboo lunchboxes which are accepted at venues across the city. You can pick them up at locations around Bristol, Jamie Lowe did a nifty explanation video here.


Tucked away just off St Marks Road, the lush No.12 Easton is now open for dinner! They’re trialling evening openings from 6th March – go and show your support.

Finally, the latest in quality & convenient home cooking kits – Pasta Evangelists are now available in Bristol. Head to their website to see what you can order, but expect boxes of fresh pasta, tasty sauces and garnishes which can be prepared at home. Nice.

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Mother’s Day

A few ideas for how to spoil your mum later this month…

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Some meals worth booking this month…

Food and Flamenco at El Rincon later this month


Learn something new to show off to your mates!



Some new places to visit this month…

  • Miller Green is now open on St Michael’s Hill for those of you who want to collect freshly made vegan meals, including some made by the Tiffins team who rented the building previously.
  • Dough is opening soon in what was Aquila on Baldwin St – these guys have made a great name for themselves in Bath for their quality pizza.
  • Sen Cafe has just been opened on Baldwin St by the team from Big Bao in Broadmead, serving up banh mi, bao and other tasty treats.
  • The fourth branch of CUPP Bubble Tea has just opened on Park Row.
  • Woky Ko: Kaiju opens on 14th March in Wapping Wharf – expect a menu of ramen, yakitori skewers and other dishes cooked on traditional Japanese robata grills.
  • Masa + Mezcal also opens 14th March on Stokes Croft, and the pics of their Mexican dishes are already looking good.
  • Premier Inn’s steakhouse chain Bar + Block is coming soon to King Street.
  • The development of Finzels Reach continues with a new Spicer + Cole now open.
  • Indian Rassasy is a new Indian restaurant in Hotwells boasting a fine pedigree of owners who have previously worked at Urban Tandoor and The Mint Room.
Tasty tacos at Masa + Mezcal

That’s it for this month, keep up to date with other food news by following A Life Less Organised on Facebook, say hi on Twitter or see what I’m munching on Instagram. See you soon!

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Dates for the diary
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