Lover of Bristol's independent food and art scene and co-founder of Indian home-cooking pop-up Vela, Arushi Patel shares her favourite places to eat out in the city for this week's #FoodFriday.

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Tobacco Sunday Market

I love the variety of stalls that come there including Niang's Thai and She Sells Sushi.


My go-to every time we have visitors and want to take them somewhere that serves up extremely tasty brunches, with a vibrant atmosphere and tunes.


A once-a-year treat to try complex yet perfectly balanced meals that always feels like an adventure through flavours!


I've only been twice but they've served up some of the best, sophisticated dishes each time. What looks simple is actually complex in flavour with the ability to remain clean and fresh.

Sai Kung Cafe

The place I return to more than anywhere! Dim sum, hot pots, rice and meats, and warm bubble tea... Incredibly tasty food at great prices and a good one to go to with mates, family or by yourself.

About the author:

Based in Bristol (and sometimes her home town, Leicester), Arushi Patel can usually be found laughing loudly, drinking chai and talking about food... Using her online platforms to share Indian recipes that she learnt from her mum's kitchen - which is usually Gujarati food - she also co-runs a food pop up (Vela popup), and loves discovering places to eat around Bristol. Arushi believes Bristol is a thriving city for it's talented people, exciting food scene and community feel, and wouldn't want to be anywhere else!

You can find her on Instagram and Twitter, or her blog - so get in touch if you've any questions or fancy a natter.


Tobacco Factory Market
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Tobacco Factory Market

The Tobacco Factory Sunday Market takes place every Sunday in the car park of the Tobacco Factory, Raleigh Road, Southville.