Well 2019. It’s been a mixed bag on all fronts, hasn’t it? Some amazing new food & drink places arrived in the city, the city & its restaurants won even more accolades, we welcomed another new eating district to the city (hi, Finzel’s Reach!), but we also had to bid farewell to some really great … Continue reading Bristol Food & Drink: The 2019 Highlights
It’s time for my annual digest of the foodie comings and goings in Bristol, peppered with some favourites from a few fine folk (tell me yours over on Twitter and I’ll share them at the bottom of the post). You can read the highlights from past years if you’re feeling nostalgic or if you want … Continue reading Bristol Food & Drink: The 2018 Highlights
The new year is nigh! We’ve been through another busy few months, where Bristol has firmly cemented itself as a food destination to rival even London. There have been many gushing reviews from esteemed critics, awards and new places. There have also been the inevitable closures – but more on that later. I’ve tried to … Continue reading Bristol Food & Drink: The 2017 Highlights!
Welcome to highlights of the year – in this bumper post I’ll be rounding up some of the biggest events, launches, trends and general food & drink happenings this year, with some highlights from various Bristol food fans dotted throughout too, because we all love a bit of nostalgia, don’t we? Let me know what … Continue reading Bristol Food & Drink: The 2016 Highlights!
Well. WELL. If 2014 was the year that Bristol started to accelerate its food & drink scene, 2015 is the year it really hit the big time. From the arrival of several big national chains such as MEATliquor and Wahaca to reviews from some of the best-known food critics in the land (all heaping praise … Continue reading Bristol: The 2015 Food & Drink Highlights!
This year, it felt like Bristol went from being championed by its locals to being nationally recognised, whether it was for its green credentials, burgeoning food & drink scene, support for local businesses, or putting a water slide down one of its busiest streets. We had more festivals, more new openings, and made it on to … Continue reading Bristol: The 2014 Highlights Package!
We’ve arrived at my favourite point in the year – misty evenings, pretty trees, the return of mulled beverages and the perfect conditions for me to sink into a cosy corner of a pub and nurture a dark beer. Lovely stuff. Whether you’re excited for impending festive vibes (the Bristol Christmas Market opens eye-wateringly early … Continue reading Bristol Food & Drink: November
It’s summer tiiiime, and Bristol is awash with afternoon tea and all the boozy festivals, from beer to cider to wine! It’s also World Gin Day on 11th June, so nab yourself a bottle or G&T from one of Bristol’s brilliant gin distilleries. Read on for more ideas of what to eat and drink this … Continue reading Bristol Food & Drink: June
How nice is it to have pub gardens and outdoor dining back? And now this month we’ll be allowed back inside bars, restaurants and cafes after almost six months, I can’t wait! Have your calendars at the ready, here’s where you should be munching and boozing this month…
Chocolate, hot crossed buns, pub gardens, picnics, wine tastings and new openings – April has it all! After a tough few months the sun is both literally and metaphorically starting to break through the clouds, and there’s plenty to be excited about eating and drinkin this month, so read on…
Well after a long slog, we can start looking forward to pub gardens and dining at restaurants again! The current roadmap says that outdoor hospitality can return from 12 April, and indoor hospitality from 17 May, both dependent on data, but many bars and restaurants have already reopened their bookings for summer, so if you’re … Continue reading Bristol Food & Drink: March 2021
Welcome to the final stretch of the strangest year imaginable. Hopefully I’ve managed to bring you a few treats among the gloom this year! Here are my recommendations for what you should be munching and boozing on in December. It’s also worth taking a look at my Bristol Foodie Gift Guide and Bristol Lockdown Essentials … Continue reading Bristol Food & Drink: December 2020
Have you been making the most of the reopened bars and restaurants over the past month? Whether you decided to Eat Out to Help Out or order a feast to munch at home, I hope you got to enjoy some old favourites and perhaps discover a few new places too. As the evenings get crisper, … Continue reading Bristol Food & Drink: September 2020
Top of the December morning to you! You may be relieved to hear that this is a slightly trimmer guide than usual, as the events unsurprisingly thin out towards mid December. If you haven’t already, I’d suggest giving my Bristol Christmas Gift Guide a read once you’re done with this. Cheers!
Winter is most definitely here, and in the run up to Christmas there is a shed ton of food & drink events to get into the festive spirit. Get a cuppa on the go and have your calendar at the ready, here are all the tasty things you could do in November…
The upside to the end of summer fun times is that now we get into the season of fireplaces, thick socks and darker beers – plus tenuous excuses to eat German food and listen to oompah music – what’s not to love? Have your calendar at the ready, here’s what you can look forward to … Continue reading Bristol Food and Drink: October 2019
Summer! Sunshine! Beer Gardens! Festivals! Harbourside drinks! It’s all going on and more this month, so hopefully the good weather will stick around to make this month even more fun. Let me know what you get along to this month on Twitter or Instagram, I love hearing when you’ve used the guides! You can also … Continue reading Bristol Food & Drink: July 2019
Whether you like beer, cider, cheese or unicorn biscuits, there’s something for everyone this month! I’ll get straight to it, because there’s a lot of good stuff to get through…
It’s the month of bunnies, eggs, chocolate and beer festivals, what a time to be alive. I’ll crack straight on with the good stuff, but needless to say, it’s another exciting month ahead. If you can’t be bothered to read the full list of events, check out the Events Calendar.
What’s that I hear you say – nothing happens in January? Well it turns out there’s plenty to tempt you out of the house this month, whether it’s mega discounts, new places or exciting dinner events. Put it this way, I’ve already reneged on my booze-free plans for the month. You can see a quick … Continue reading Bristol Food & Drink: January 2019
I’m in full festive cheer mode now – I’ve had my first mince pie and mulled beverage of the year, bedecked my halls with holly and ironed my sequinned reindeer jumper (only joking, I don’t even own an iron, grown up that I am). Before you hibernate for Christmas week and drink your body weight … Continue reading Bristol Food & Drink: December 2018
We’re little more than a hop, skip and a jump from Christmas now, and while I’m not quite ready to bombard you with festive events yet (the Christmas gift guide is ready though), I am getting very giddy for mulled beverage season. Last year I did a guide to the best winter warmer drinks in … Continue reading Bristol Food & Drink: November 2018
Weekends are special for all sorts of reasons, and not just the fact that you’re out of the office for a blissful 48 hours. The two greatest reasons must be the fact that you have the opportunity for a lie-in and also that you get to take as long as you want over your breakfast, … Continue reading The 12 Best Brunches in Bristol
Here we are, well into the land of cosy socks and hot beverages, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who missed it. You’ll be glad to hear that there’s plenty to tempt you out of the house to save you from dissolving entirely into your sofa, so scroll on to see what you’ll … Continue reading Bristol Food & Drink: October 2018
Have you all melted yet? For those of you able to leave the house once it reaches 25 degrees (damn my feeble celtic ancestry), there’s a shedload of fun stuff going on this month. From gin buses to beer festivals and carnivals – it’s all going on. The struggle will be deciding what to choose! … Continue reading Bristol Food & Drink: July 2018