Random Questions: BRISTOL


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Sholto
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566 posts since 25/12/12

31 Oct 2017 18:25
swede wrote: rosemarinos - breakfast (italian place in clifton)
Best breakfast I've had in Bristol.

More recs:

Sky Kong Kong

amazing Korean restaurant located right next to the bear pit. No menus, just a 3 course meal that is different each day and depends on what the chef has in. Main course is always seafood. Need to book, very small restaurant.
http://skykongkong.co.uk/
https://www.instagram.com/skykongkongcafe/

Wallfish Bistro

Top tier restaurant in Clifton, mainly specialises in seafood but also does red meats (and game). Best food I have eaten in Bristol, the place is not pretentious at all though and feels like you are sat in a friend's kitchen if you sit upstairs. The lady that runs the place is lovely and really knowledgable / passionate about food and drink (as are the rest of the staff)
http://www.wallfishbistro.co.uk/
https://www.instagram.com/wallfish_bistro/

Bosco Pizzeria (Whiteladies and Clifton) both do very good pizza.

swede
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8843 posts since 21/3/09

posted 31 Oct 2017 21:23, edited 31 Oct 2017 21:23
went to sky kong kong for my birthday a few months ago, took the whole restaurant (16 cap). its so so good. definitely need to book a few days/a week in advance though

wallfish is excellent too - havent been in a couple of years though

fuck bristol has so many good food spots Cool

what bristol does lack is a really good mexican place (tbh never had good mexican in the UK)
saxonheights
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356 posts since 17/8/11

1 Nov 2017 11:19
What about that gaff in the cargo thing, Cantina?
swede
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8843 posts since 21/3/09

1 Nov 2017 12:05
never been. decent? sort of hate wapping wharf
burny
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5874 posts since 25/5/06

1 Nov 2017 12:15
Im the same. It needs a decent beer place. Wild beer is crap. Sat outside the Corks unit but obviously tiny.

The Athenian is really good for wraps.
swede
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8843 posts since 21/3/09

1 Nov 2017 13:47
wild beer is so awful, went once after food at bertha's. proper "trendy" colour by numbers decor, except it looks 2 years out of date. so unimaginative and shit. I love pretentious beer and they have plenty of that, but nothing else. not what I look for in a decent boozer tbh
Sholto
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566 posts since 25/12/12

posted 5 Nov 2017 18:32, edited 5 Nov 2017 18:32
Wapping Wharf smacks of try-hards attempting to create some sort of "trendy" East London "vibe" - do not rate at all.

just seen swede's comment above saying a similar thing!
burny
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5874 posts since 25/5/06

5 Nov 2017 18:50
That’s been Bristol’s problem for at least the past 6-7 years, unfortunately. There’s little left of what made Bristol, Bristol anymore.

Everything is safe, paint-by-numbers, check the bottom line, cliche social media drivel (I’m getting old).

Only person still doing anything properly is Dave Smeaton, but even he’s had enough. It’s a shame.
Double D
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3552 posts since 8/3/07

6 Nov 2017 10:18
burny wrote: Only person still doing anything properly is Dave Smeaton, but even he’s had enough. It’s a shame.
Wait what's happening? That pub is my go to spot when back home.
deuce
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13836 posts since 21/1/08

6 Nov 2017 10:36
Smeaton owns/co-owns a load of pubs^
which one?
Double D
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3552 posts since 8/3/07

6 Nov 2017 13:09
Sorry had to google his name. The crack magazine one at bottom of christmas steps, always good for a proper cider.
burny
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5874 posts since 25/5/06

6 Nov 2017 13:19
Nothings happening, he’s just not opening anymore. He was going to convert the old TSB bank on Church Rd (st George), but isn’t anymore and did want to convert the Bush in Totterdown but it ended up being a daycare centre.
Burt
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5967 posts since 3/1/10

posted 6 Nov 2017 14:03, edited 6 Nov 2017 14:03
Prolly get dissed for visiting something that's not on the FUK approved playlist but working central every Friday for the next 5 weeks; popped into 'Cupp' on Philadelphia Street(?) Friday lunchtime - Beef Noodle Soup was on point.
Double D
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3552 posts since 8/3/07

6 Nov 2017 17:17
burny wrote: Nothings happening, he’s just not opening anymore. He was going to convert the old TSB bank on Church Rd (st George), but isn’t anymore and did want to convert the Bush in Totterdown but it ended up being a daycare centre.
Ah OK cheers. Any of his other places worth a visit for future reference?
baggysmalls
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344 posts since 9/5/08

6 Nov 2017 17:21
Spottted Cow, Christmas Steps, Native/Small Horse, The Bank
swede
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8843 posts since 21/3/09

posted 6 Nov 2017 17:25, edited 6 Nov 2017 17:25
Burt wrote: Prolly get dissed for visiting something that's not on the FUK approved playlist but working central every Friday for the next 5 weeks; popped into 'Cupp' on Philadelphia Street(?) Friday lunchtime - Beef Noodle Soup was on point.

for noodle soups head to chili daddy on baldwin street. pork shaozi or however it is spelt is what you want. dirt cheap too
swede
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8843 posts since 21/3/09

6 Nov 2017 17:26
burny wrote: That’s been Bristol’s problem for at least the past 6-7 years, unfortunately. There’s little left of what made Bristol, Bristol anymore.

Everything is safe, paint-by-numbers, check the bottom line, cliche social media drivel (I’m getting old).

Only person still doing anything properly is Dave Smeaton, but even he’s had enough. It’s a shame.

swede
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8843 posts since 21/3/09

6 Nov 2017 17:27
I do agree though, but am 100% aware it is people like me (student at bristol since 2010) that drives this change and gentrification
burny
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5874 posts since 25/5/06

6 Nov 2017 17:34
& The Love Inn in Stokes Croft.
Burt
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5967 posts since 3/1/10

6 Nov 2017 17:34
swede wrote: …head to chili daddy on baldwin st…
Nice one, Swede - I'll give it a whirl on Friday.