As Marketing and Events Manager for No.1 Harbourside, The Canteen and Old Market Assembly, Clare Lowe knows a thing or two about scrummy food. Ahead of the upcoming Pride celebrations at Old Market Assembly, Clare has rustled up some of her favourite Bristol Foodie recommendations for this week's #FoodFriday:

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Poco never fails to impress me, they have a sustainable ethos that has won them a lot of awards and deservedly so. Although it’s small, it never feels crowded and the food is always delicious. Their pork belly is probably the best I’ve ever had and it’s a great place to go for a date or to catch up with mates.

The Thali Cafe

When I lived in Easton and was a freelancer, the Thali Cafe on St Mark’s road was my second office. I love their Goan fish curry and starting the day with uttapam you can’t go wrong. It’s a great place to bring the family and each restaurant always feels chilled out and relaxed.

The Star, Fishponds

I have lived all around Bristol and have frequented many a local. I recently moved back Fishponds way and the Star is one of the best! With great, friendly bar staff and weekly live music as well as a loyalty card that makes a Friday night feel like a bargain!

Old Market Tavern

Old Market Tavern is one of my favourite pubs in Bristol. It’s LGBTQ+ friendly with a pub garden that makes you forget you’re so close to Cabot Circus! The friendly bar staff make the pre-bus home bar prop up far more tempting. In the summer I can easily spend the whole evening chatting away with mates in the garden enjoying a few G&Ts!

The Green Man

It took me far too long to try the Sunday roast at the Green Man pub but it definitely lives up to the hype. With cauliflower cheese as standard and awesome yorkies, it’s the hangover cure of dreams. It also feels like a countryside pub, owned by Dawkins brewery it’s got some great ales on tap too.

No.1 Harbourside, Canteen and Old Market Assembly

I may be biased, but I think our chefs are fantastic. I get to eat their innovative dishes every week day and it’s definitely a massive perk of the job. It’s been a real foodie education working in restaurants and learning more about sustainable sourcing and menu design.

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About the author: Clare is Bristol born and bred and is the Marketing and Events manager for No.1 Harbourside, The Canteen and Old Market Assembly. She is currently putting together a programme of events for Old Market Assembly and looking forward to the Pride celebrations coming up in July. When not at work she draws comic books, plays board games and has an unhealthy obsession with wrestling.

Old Market Assembly is hosting the DTYM official Belinda Carlisle after party on Friday 7th July and the Brigstowe Pride Brunch on Sunday 9th July.