Bristol food & drink: March 2020

As we get closer to spring, the amount of festivals and big events is picking up – before you know it we’ll be sat outside Arnolfini in the sunshine with a cider in hand!

Scroll on to see the tasty events going on this month…


There have been a few exciting announcemnts recently, including the chef lineup for Eat Drink Bristol Fashion in May – tickets are still available for the day sessions on Sat & Sunday, plus the special chef banquets. See more here.

A new food hub is coming to Bedminster, a collaboration between The Bristol Loaf, Zero Green and Hugo’s Greengrocer. The crowdfunder for the project is now live here if you want to get involved!

Japanese food maestros Tsukemono will be popping up at The Robin Hood on St Michael’s Hill from 3rd March until 24th April, with a special launch party on 6th March featuring a tap takeover from Good Chemistry Brewing. Opening hours will be from 5:30 until 9 Tuesdays to Saturdays, as well as Friday lunchtimes from 12 until 2.

Chicken katsu from Tsukemono

Main events

Mother’s Day is on Sunday 22nd March, and a few key events taking place include a Mother’s Ruin Tea Party with cocktails at Bristol Spirit, a Bottomless Cava Spanish Syle Roast Dinner at Pata Negra, and a Mother’s Day afternoon tea at Heartfelt Vintage. You can also see some Mother’s Day offers at bars and restaurants across Bristol here.

There are also a couple of music and food mashups this month, with the jazz brunch at Bambalan on Sunday 29th, and a night of live blues and whisky tasting on Friday 13th aboard the Lightship Theatre.

The British Dal Festival returns from 21st-31st March, with restaurants across Bristol taking part by running pulse-based dishes for the Dal Trail throughout the festival, and a special dal edition of St Nick’s Night Market on Friday 27th March, featuring cookery demos, live music, dancers, street food and a dal-themed market.

Classes & workshops

Learn something new this month!


There are a few new places to visit this month, including supper club venue (and highly-rated roast dinner spot) Truffled of Totterdown, CUP coffee shop on Park Street and Baraka Community Cafe in Easton, plus the very snazzy new Gin and Juice cocktail bar on Park Street

Businesses opening soon include a new Tuk Tuck on Stokes Croft, Cave wine bar on Gloucester Road, The Cider Box in one of the railway arches behind Temple Meads, and a new cocktail bar and cafes in Finzels Reach later in spring. La Sorella is also changing focus in the coming weeks to become a lasagne wine bar – sounds like my dream place!

Get ready for some pretty gin concoctins at Gin and Juice

That’s it for this month, for more Bristol food news you can follow A Life Less Organised on Facebook, see what I’m eating on Instagram, or say hello on Twitter!

Some other guides you might find useful:

  1. Where to go for a curry in Bristol
  2. Bristol’s best brunches
  3. The best harbourside restaurants in Bristol
  4. Top Bristol pub crawls

Dates for the diary


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