Just outside Bristol city centre lies Easton. Often overlooked in favour of trendy Stokes Croft and the star attractions of central Bristol, the area has some great eateries that are worth a trip.

Bristol Sweet Mart, St Mark’s Road

Loved by Bristolians, the Bristol Sweet Mart is an independently owned, cultural supermarket on St Mark’s Road. It’s been an Easton landmark since 1978, and its family-friendly service is some of the best in the city. Alongside staple ingredients and produce, there are over 1000 types of herbs on the shelves, fruit and vegetables from all over the world and a deli which sells freshly-made snacks, homemade curries and Indian sweets.

Bristol Sweet Mart in Easton - credit Paul Box
Image - Bristol Sweet Mart, credit Paul Box

Este Kitchen

Next to the Greenbank Pub is the wonderful Este Kitchen. Their slogan is ‘Made with love’, and this couldn’t be truer. They serve breakfast, lunch and brunch and it’s all locally-sourced. If the sun is shining, you can enjoy your food and drinks outside, but if the weather is cooler, curl up inside with a coffee and read some of the magazines tucked by the windowsill. All their bread is from the East Bristol bakery, so even the toast tastes out of this world.

Este Kitchen in Easton - credit Este Kitchen
Image - Este Kitchen


Thali started as a food truck at Glastonbury Festival, but has since grown to five different locations around Bristol and has won awards from the Observer and BBC Radio 4. The restaurant is cosy and family-friendly, and seats up to fifty people at a time, serving delicious, healthy Indian food from a predominantly vegetarian menu. 

Thali in Easton - credit Este Kitchen
Image - Thali Easton, credit Paul Box

East Bristol Bakery

The waft of organic, handmade bread is sure to draw you into East Bristol Bakery. They use flour from nearby Gloucester and Somerset and even Cornish salt. There’s traditional loaves as well as rye and spelt bread, and it’s all made with only the best ingredients. They also sell award winning cakes, with staples such as ginger cake and salted rye cookies, vegan cakes as well as seasonal offerings.

The Greenbank

Head over to Greenbank for classic pizzas and burgers, as well as dishes like jackfruit salad, gammon steak and risotto. There’s also a wide range of events on offer including a baby boogie, comedy nights and exercise classes. Make sure to try their famous Sunday lunches with friends and family (the side of cauliflower cheese is a must).

The Greenbank pub in Easton - credit The Greenbank
Image - The Greenbank

If you're in the neighbourhood, it's also worth visiting Zam Zam Bakery, deli-cafe No.12 Easton and  cosy French bistro The Baffled King - all just a short walk from St Mark's Road. Jeevan Sweets is also a local institution, selling a wonderful range of Indian sweets and snacks. Oh, and don't forget to pay a visit to The Plough if you want to combine some local beers & ciders with a good dance!

How to get to Easton

The area is easily accessible. By bus, the routes 24, 48, 48a, 49 and 49a take about 20 minutes to get from the centre to Easton, or you can take the local branch line train straight from Temple Meads. It reaches Stapleton Road, the train station serving the area, in just five minutes.