Bristol... a guide for foodiesFriday 14 July 2017 by Jessica Mendoza Bristol is a magnet for those who love great food and drink: it doesn’t matter if you fancy a quadruple-layered BBQ burger or a delicate seafood platter, there’s something to suit all taste buds.
There is no need for sun with this BBQ joint, whatever the weather Spitfire loves feeding you. A lot. The meats are glazed with a smoky BBQ sauce and complimented with a large bowl of fries - or if you’re feeling brave dirty, dirty fries. Located on the waterfront of Bristol, Spitfire is gorgeously designed with a large outside seating area, featuring fire pits for the realistic BBQ smell. Inside is also very spacious with an open plan bar and kitchen, allowing the smell of the sweet BBQ glazed meat to waft around. Spitfire BBQ ribs and burgers offer even the fussiest meat lovers the succulent palate they desire.
Quadruple- layered BBQ burger to the delicate seafood platter…
The Loch Fyne
Seafood is a tricky one, if it isn’t fresh then we’re not really interested. Luckily, The Loch Fyne situated on Queen Charlotte Street offers the most exquisite, fresh dishes at the highest quality. The Loch Fyn is hidden away, but the bright windows and enchanting smells should be enough to get anyone through the door. Simplistic wooden décor and pretty, patterned tiles scattered around the cuisine, it feels very cosy. Although the main attraction is their seafood platters, they also offer a varied range of meat and vegetarian dishes to suit any dietary needs. Delicious.
That was Saturday’s meal, now for Sunday’s…
The Folly Inn
Ever need to get out the hustle and bustle of Bristol’s city life? The Folly in Emerson’s Green is a delightful country pub, situated only six miles from Bristol town centre. A warm, welcoming pub with inter-connected rooms and a south-facing beer garden, The Folly Inn is the perfect destination for a well-deserved roast dinner. They offer a range of freshly roasted meat and an unsupervised buffet stand of freshly made roast potatoes, vegetables and gravy for just £7 per plate! Yes, an unsupervised buffet of roasties, veg and gravy for £7.
Can we tempt you with dessert…?
Everything from the slick, refined, London edge décor to the warm, friendly staff, Swoon Gelato is a game changer in the Bristol dessert scene. Swoon pride themselves on their traditionally-made gelato with the promise of their staff taking extraordinary care to make each flavour mouth-watering. Swoon is located on College Green with floor to ceiling windows, along with outside seating that makes it perfect for a summer-time treat. Sorbetti, gelati and guest flavours, their ice cream lab will leave you confused by choice. We advise you not be scared of experimenting and venture into the unknown. Amarena cherry cheesecake with a scoop of coffee? Yes please.
Cocktail 'O' Clock. Nothing better to quench your thirst…
A large space situated in Bristol Broad Quay, this bar is opulently decorated and open from 12pm – 12am Sunday to Thursday, and 12pm – 1:30am Friday to Saturday. Aluna offers a huge range of cocktails priced from £6.95 to £9.95 including 25ml “potions” for £4. Aluna uses alchemy to create unique and charming cocktails which potentially change colour, produce smoke or include something unexpected like melted marshmallow. For those who love to drink and be entertained, this is the perfect place for date night or a girl’s night out – or boys, there’s impressive cocktail-flaring featuring fire! The drinks are beyond delicious and should definitely be on your radar whilst in Bristol.