Bristol food hero Josh Eggleton tells us his favourite places to eat and drink at this most wonderful time of year... #FoodFriday 

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The Pump House

The Pump House serves up great modern British food; they prep everything on-site and really champion local produce. The tasting menu and a la carte are both really diverse and they do a cracking Sunday lunch. What’s more they’ve probably got the best gin selection in the South West; I think they stock about 400 varieties.

Paco Tapas

Jamon and a really lovely glass of Spanish sherry, Paco Tapas is a taste of Spain in Bristol. I’ve always loved tapas on holiday and now we have a proper authentic place right on our doorstep from Pete, his dad and the team behind Casamia.

Wallfish Bistro

Wallfish Bistro in Clifton Village has one of the best brunches in Bristol and occupies the building that was once home to my hero Keith Floyd’s first business. It’s one of my favourite places to go on my days off with great flavours and great service.

Yurt Lush

The guys have just won a Bristol Good Food Award for best Sunday Lunch and deservedly so. For me the veg is the star and nowhere does the trimmings better than the Yurt. The gravy takes three days to make. Head Chef Oscar joined the Eat Drink Bristol Fashion team back in 2013 and he’s a great advocate of using local, sustainable ingredients.

About the author: Josh Eggleton is Chef-Patron of the Michelin-starred gastro pub The Pony & Trap in Chew Magna, alongside his sister Holly. In 2015 Josh opened fish and chip cafe and tearoom Salt & Malt on the shores of Chew Valley Lake and more recently took over co-ownership of The Kensington Arms in Redland. He is also a founding member of Eat Drink Bristol Fashion, the team that brought the popular tipi food festival in Queen Square and restaurants Yurt Lush and Chicken Shed to Bristol.

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The Pony & Trap
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The Pony & Trap

An award winning pub set 8 miles from Bristol city centre in the picturesque village of Chew Magna, over the past 7 years the Pony & Trap has become one of the most exciting places to visit in the South West

Root
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Root

Small plate restaurant from the team at Eat Drink Bristol Fashion that celebrates veg and serves meat on the side.

Yurt Lush
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Yurt Lush

A café and bar in a Mongolian yurt, Yurt Lush brings a calming festival feel to Bristol’s bustling city centre.

Casamia
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Casamia

Michelin star restaurant Casamia, brings you a dining experience that is truly seasonal. Not only the delicious tasting menus but the very décor of this intimate restaurant change throughout the year.