Clare Hanley-Theare moved from London to Bristol eight months ago and has been quick to try some of the unique restaurants Bristol has to offer. Here are some of her favourites…

Clare Hanley-Theare

Image - Clare Hanley-Theare

Souk Kitchen

This Mediterranean-inspired restaurant has two eateries in Clifton and Southville.  The mezze are very generous portion sizes - a few dishes between you could easily make a main meal. Souk Kitchen also create dishes with interesting flavours that you don’t often see on other menus, such as the Persian fish curry, which melts in your mouth.

Under the Stars

This quirky venue (the restaurant is on a boat) really impressed my visitors. We enjoyed cocktails and tapas while looking over Bristol’s harbour side. The cocktail list is diverse and there are some great vegetarian tapas.

The Stable Bristol

The Stable is a pizza, pie and cider restaurant which has bases in Bristol, Bath and Exeter. They only use locally-sourced products in their food and offer unusual pizzas such as The Avonmouth Angler which is topped with Jackson’s of Newton Abbot smoked mackerel, Severn and Wye smoked salmon, spinach, tomato sauce and mozzarella. They also do a fantastic Tuck in Tuesday offer of pizza, salad and a drink for £10. The Bristol restaurant is always bustling and they have live music at the weekends which gives it a party atmosphere.

The Stable

Image - The Stable

Mezze Palace

The Mezze Palace is a restaurant in a cellar which gives it a cool feeling of eating in a tunnel. The food is delicious and the set menu option is a good way to try a variety of the dishes. The portion sizes are huge so make sure you bring friends!

About the author: Clare Hanley-Theare is a Fundraising Officer at Bristol-based charity TREE AID. TREE AID help people in the drylands of Africa to lift themselves out of poverty and protect their environment. The charity is currently celebrating their 30th anniversary and to celebrate they are hosting a Dinner and Dance on-board Brunel’s SS Great Britain on Thursday 16 November.

There are a still a few tickets left, to find out more please visit their website.

SS Great Britain

Image - Brunel's SS Great Britain, credit Max McClure

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