From freshly baked sourdough to top-notch tapas, Meet Bristol’s Amy Bramhall fills us in on her favourite places for breakfast, lunch and dinner in South Bristol and Harbourside for this week's Food Friday.

Meet Bristol's Amy Bramhall Food Friday

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Paco Tapas

I love Paco Tapas and I’m definitely not the only one – just recently they were named as one of the UK’s top ten restaurants by OpenTable. A great place for a special occasion, the Michelin-starred head chef and his team here serve up brilliant tapas in a relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere. I’d highly recommend the gambas al ajillo.

Mark’s Bread

A trip to Mark’s Bread on a Saturday morning is a real treat. The rustic café is within the bakery on North Street and has an amazing selection of fresh bread and tasty small plates. Their sourdough bread alone is worth the visit.

Little Victories

Just off the Harbourside in Wapping Wharf, Little Victories offers great coffee in a casual setting. Their mocha has got to be the best in Bristol! The floor to ceiling windows also make it the perfect spot for people watching with a glass of cava after work. 

Gopal’s Curry Shack

My lunchtime favourite has got to be a Buddha box from Gopal’s. It actually inspired me to start making my own veggie curries (although they are never as good!).


My number one place for dinner in Bristol is the Malago on North Street. The à la carte menu changes regularly with delicious seasonal dishes and there’s always a classics menu offering typical comfort food. They’ve also introduced a vegan tapas menu.

It’s my staple restaurant to take a friends or family to, as they have something to please everyone, fussy eaters included. The friendly and welcoming team work with artists who change up the restaurant’s artwork regularly, so there’s often something new to have a gander at.


I love sharing plates and Root does these really well. Most dishes are vegetarian with a couple of meat and fish options. Even my fiancée who is a big meat eater loved the flavours and creativity of the veggie dishes.


Pasture is all about incredible steak with a good choice of different cuts. The short rib croquettes are amazing too. It can be hard to get a reservation at peak times so if you’re thinking of going, book well in advance!

About the author

Amy manages Meet Bristol, the Convention Bureau at Destination Bristol and is tasked with promoting Bristol as a business destination internationally. She has lived in Bristol for two years and loves food festivals as well as exploring different cities, trying local cuisine and new restaurants along the way.


Paco Tapas
Paco Tapas credit Dominka Scheibinger

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