For this week’s Food Friday we asked Charles Mooyaart, Executive Chef at The Tobacco Factory Café Bar and The Grain Barge for his favourite places to eat out in Bristol…

Charles Mooyarrt

Matina, St Nicholas Market

The Lamb and halloumi kebab is the best ever, it's always worth queueing up for! Great value for money. I just love the vibrant and ethnic market atmosphere - street food at its best!

Ramen Ya

This restaurant is small and cosy with a great atmosphere. I have been to Japan and it can't get more authentic than this, it just takes me back instantly. I love the gyozas and the pork bao. I can eat both every day and always want more.

Dela

There are not a lot of places like Dela in Bristol. The menu is small and simple and everything I've tried here tastes amazing. The sharing dishes work really well and I love having a brunch in this very up and coming part of Bristol.

Wilsons

Wonderful food from a limited menu which has been set up with a board of menu options that change as the Chef chooses, depending the produce they have. The focus is on the food, which is stunning and simple. All the food is very imaginative and delicious and for me, this place belongs at the top of Bristol’s food scene.

About the author:

Charles Mooyaart was born in Amsterdam. During his career Charles has accumulated over 15 years of culinary experience and successfully launched more than seven restaurants all over the world. Since October 2018, he has been Executive Chef at the Tobacco Factory Cafe Bar and sister restaurant, The Grain Barge. Expect exciting projects this year from them this year, such as a pop-up kitchen bar in Southville, in the yard outside the Tobacco Factory.

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The Tobacco Factory Cafe Bar
Café
The Tobacco Factory Cafe Bar

The Tobacco Factory is a large, contemporary cafe bar in south Bristol, at the heart of a bustling community.

The Grain Barge
Bar
The Grain Barge

Friendly bar/restaurant on historic converted barge in a beautiful Harbourside location.

St Nicholas Market
Café
St Nicholas Market

This vibrant and buzzing market place can be found in the heart of the old city, which is full of fantastic examples of Georgian Architecture and is only a short walk from all of the hotels in central Bristol.