Random Questions: BRISTOL


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burny
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5874 posts since 25/5/06

15 Jul 2016 09:54
Poco for breakfast.
burny
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5874 posts since 25/5/06

15 Jul 2016 10:01
Forgot its the harbour festival this weekend.
swede
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8840 posts since 21/3/09

15 Jul 2016 10:08
poco is also a decent shout. not had breakfast there but i am sure its good
Double D
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3552 posts since 8/3/07

15 Jul 2016 13:28
swede wrote: schtoop I don't spend much time in the city centre (because it is shit) so honestly couldnt recommend a good place for breakfast. depends on where you are staying but there is a boston tea party on park street
Bottom of Park St/College Green is the centre isn't it? At least that was what i was told growing up.
swede
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8840 posts since 21/3/09

15 Jul 2016 14:55
na I would classify the "centre" as the area between cabot and the fountains.. But yeah that isnt far
burny
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5874 posts since 25/5/06

16 Jul 2016 19:37
Drive through the centre earlier. What the fuck has happened. Bristol looks a shithole.
swede
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8840 posts since 21/3/09

posted 17 Jul 2016 01:07, edited 17 Jul 2016 01:07
harbourside festival

edit: passed through earlier from temple meads. was obviously shit
swede
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8840 posts since 21/3/09

2 Aug 2016 11:23
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/a-worldwide-fashion-brand-is-opening-a-shop-in-bristol-this-autumn/story-29572657-detail/story.html

cos opening in bristol
swede
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8840 posts since 21/3/09

13 Oct 2016 12:41
https://hokoshop.co/

hoko online. great looking website too, worth the wait
Sholto
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566 posts since 25/12/12

18 Oct 2017 11:17
Been using the Wriggle app in Bristol for a few months now. If you're not aware of it, food/drink places offer flash deals exclusively through the app that you can take advantage of.

Speaking of which, this interesting Swedish/Scandinavian place that has recently opened has a good deal on. Could be worth a look if you are in Bristol like your food, and aren't a loner:

https://www.getawriggleon.com/o/bristol-dela-date-night-special-scandi-sharing-board-2x-sides-carafe-of-wine?utm_source=bristol_email&utm;_medium=bristol-offers&utm;_campaign=email
swede
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8840 posts since 21/3/09

18 Oct 2017 11:35
been using wriggle for years, know a few of the guys who work there. its really good

also saw that danish place and was intrigued. gonna have to go with the mrs
Burt
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5967 posts since 3/1/10

posted 27 Oct 2017 21:41, edited 27 Oct 2017 21:41
Few recommendations…

'L'Osteria' for huge pizza a stones throw from Cabots.

'Veeno' for lunch is really good.

'Under the Stars' for an evening meal if you're with a bird - book though as it's on a boat and space is at a premium.

'The Milk Thistle' is a great place for cocktails - again, gotta book and ring a bell to gain entry.

'No.1 Harbourside' is decent if they've got a good band on.

'The Old Duke' is great for Jazz if you don't mind roughing it with a crowd.

Breakfast at the 'Spoke and Stringer' or 'Salt Cafe' nearby.

'The Apple' for all kinds of cider on a barge.

'The Ox' is OK. Toilets are a disgrace for a higher end establishment though. The Ox in Cheltenham is far better.

'Pata Negra' is another chain restaurant but good for lunchtime tapas.
swede
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8840 posts since 21/3/09

29 Oct 2017 13:45
not been to L'osteria, but would probably avoid all those other suggestions (other than spoke and stringer) unless you were bound to the city centre (god forbid)
baggysmalls
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344 posts since 9/5/08

29 Oct 2017 20:48
I dunno Swede, been a while since I've been to Milk Thistle - but I like it in there.
swede
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8840 posts since 21/3/09

posted 29 Oct 2017 22:37, edited 29 Oct 2017 22:37
yeah that was a bit harsh. milk thistle is good but a lot of tourists. hyde and co is better

alternate list;

flour and ash / berthas - best pizzas (need to book)

bravas - evening meal for excellent tapas

gallimaufry - decent booze and live bands

canteen - more live bands and excellent booze. food is also excellent and very cheap

rosemarinos - breakfast (italian place in clifton)

burger theory - good burgers

oowee diner - very very very good dirty burgers/american style food

st nicholas market - touristy but best food stalls
DuffMan
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14378 posts since 21/2/07

30 Oct 2017 00:12
Also Birch, Bell's diner and Lido (have a swim first)
swede
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8840 posts since 21/3/09

30 Oct 2017 06:36
Bell's diner is a good shout, which also reminds me that thali cafe is pretty good. tiffins is probably best for a takeaway curry (northern indian though)
burny
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5874 posts since 25/5/06

30 Oct 2017 07:05
Pi Shop also very good for pizza.

Paco and Polpo also great alternatives for tapas. Also Bar Buvette on Baldwin Street.

Pasta Loco up Cotham Hill is great.

Kensington Arms for pub food.

Lido is great for brunch, but way better alternatives for lunch and dinner.



swede
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8840 posts since 21/3/09

posted 30 Oct 2017 10:08, edited 30 Oct 2017 10:08
Haven't been to pasta loco but always been intrigued. haven't been to the kensington arms since the fire, but was always excellent previously. the cadbury also do a very good roast (as does gallimaufry)

wilks and casamia for ballers
baggysmalls
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344 posts since 9/5/08

30 Oct 2017 10:15
Birch is great - especially desserts