It’s no secret that Bristol has a great food and drink scene. Heck, we’re always out and about exploring new places, sipping on some of the finest beer in the UK and tucking into exceptional local food. But it’s easy to forget that the best restaurants in Bristol aren’t just for evenings; there’s also some outstanding lunch places that you must check out. Here’s a quick run-down of 5 of our favourite quirky venues that are well worth getting out of the office for. Truly some of the best restaurants of Bristol.
1. Bertha’s Sourdough Pizza: Sure, there’s a lot of pizza joints popping up on the contemporary food scene, but none are as unique as Bertha’s Sourdough pizza. These guys cook their handmade sourdough pizzas in a wood-fired oven at the rear of a bright yellow Land Rover Defender. The result? Seriously tasty rustic food that can set up base near enough anywhere and against all elements!
2. Rolling Italy: If you’re looking for authentic Italian food on your lunch break, then look no further than Rolling Italy. These guys serve up some seriously great food from a red Piaggio Ape van, giving their food an Italian street-food garnish. If you work around Temple Meads, you can catch them just a stone’s throw from your office every other Thursday at the Temple Quay Market!
3. Bearittos: Lunch on a vintage double-decker bus anyone? Bearittos situated in the Bearpit is an innovative Mexican Cantina focused on serving local and seasonal produce. They’ve got it all: tasty breakfast burritos, street-food lunch options and snacks, meaning they’re the ideal place to head to whenever you can grab time away from your desk. It’s definitely a unique venue.
4. Chai Guy: Inspired by his travels in India and Nepal, Steve Baker has taken on the persona of the Chai Guy. Serves food and drink from a converted Indonesian taxi trike called Hyacinth. Sells homemade chai (all with fresh ingredients – no shortcuts) and coffee from Extract Coffee Roasters. He’s also been known to cook up some exceptional toasties, jammed full of fresh ingredients and toasted over an authentic charcoal fire.
5. Playground Coffee House: How long has it been since you’ve whiled away time on a swing? Probably only a matter of hours if you’re a regular visitor of Playground Coffee House. Oh and there’s board games too. But this place is no gimmick; they’re incredibly passionate about their coffee and ensure they’re serving only the finest roasts. This is the perfect place to escape the office, surround yourself in a unique setting and unwind with a coffee and slice of cake. You deserve it.