From Christmas cocktails to turkey tacos and cinnamon lattes, make sure you try these delicious festive treats in December!

Christmas burgers at Quay Street Diner

Choose from a range of Christmas-themed burgers including one with beef, bacon & cranberry, or the Veganmas Burger (Vegan smashed patty, stuffing rosti, cheese and cranberry sweet chilli sauce with tater tots). Their Christmas menu also has dishes including Xmas nachos, Mexican spiced turkey tacos, Christmac and Cheese (Mac ‘n’ cheese with pigs in blankets) and a taco like you've never tried before, with mexican spiced turkey, shredded sprouts, sage and onion crumb, Christmas salsa, bacon dust and tater tots, phew!

Quay Street Diner Christmas burger

Festive hot wraps at Friska

The perfect lunchtime filler, a khobez wrap stuffed with spinach, sage stuffing, cranberry slaw and your choice of chicken, halloumi or roast butternut squash. You can also add a pig in blanket to any wrap for £1. Friska also have 3 new hot drinks for winter: Cinnabun Latte, White Hot Chocolate and Hot Chocolate Orange.  

Fried sprouts at The Ox

Much beloved by the people of Bristol, these deep fried sprouts are drizzled in an unctuous sauce and are a great accompaniment to one of their steaks or Sunday lunches, or you can book in for their Christmas menu. This year The Ox is also open on Christmas Day for lunch, should you want to save yourself the washing up!

The Ox fried sprouts

Chestnut tart with Moscatel and vanilla cream at Bravas

Alongside their delicious seasonal tapas menu, the team at Bravas have created some indulgent winter desserts including this warming chestnut tart, as well as Pedro Ximenez + chocolate ice cream, a festive crema catalan, turron jijona ice cream and a white chocolate, cardamom and pimenton mousse. Yum!

Roast guinea fowl at Harvey Nichols

Harvey Nichols are doing a decadent Christmas Menu of 3 courses for £33 per person, with dishes including roast breast of guinea fowl with pumpkin puree, roast venison with trimmings or Jerusalem artichoke pithivier. We'd also recommend trying their festive cocktails.

Harvey Nichols guinea fowl

Banana, mezcal and pecan ice cream at Masa + Mezcal

If you're stuffed from their Mexican-inspired feasting menu, we're sure you can still find room for this very moreish ice cream! The dessert menu also features a gluten free chocolate tart and chocolate & mezcal ice cream, served with a masa hotcake and candied popcorn.

Salted chocolate, cranberry & pistachio tart at Riverstation

Riverstation have gone extra indulgent with the desserts on their Christmas menu this year! You can also choose from a sticky toffee pudding with vanilla ice cream and a nutmeg panna cotta with orange & cranberry relish and cinnamon crumble.

Riverstation Christmas tart

Sherry and Christmas pudding trifle at Gambas

Desserts don't come much more Christmassy than trifle, and tapas maestros Gambas have taken it to the next level with chunks of Christmas pud and thick custard.

Snowball Fight dessert at Ivy Clifton Brasserie

This dessert is made with brandy ice cream, white chocolate, gingerbread and cream sauce, and is priced at £9.25. They also have a range of festive cocktails including a Winter Bellini and a Roast Chestnut Julep.

Ivy Clifton Brasserie Christmas dessert

Boozy hot chocolate at Canteen

Warm yourself up on Stokes Croft this December with a hot chocolate topped up with Disaronno, Brandy or Cointreau and a generous amount of cream. Or you could opt for a classic Hot Toddy, Oat Milk Irish coffee, a local mulled cider from Ashridge Cider or the classic mulled wine.

Christmas pudding gin at Bar 44

This festive gin is aged in an oak sherry barrel and infused with Pedro Ximinez sherry, clementines and cinnamon. 

Bar 44 Christmas Gin

Spiced Espresso Martini at Las Iguanas

Las Iguanas have a selection of Christmas cocktails, including Spiced Espresso Martini (Jägermeister Cold Brew, cold brew espresso blend, coconut water), Christmas Colada (Jägermeister Cold Brew, coconut cream, pineapple, chocolate bitters, salt) or Snow Globe (Malibu, white cacao, sherbet, coconut, cardamom) as well as a dedicated Christmas Menu to keep you warm over winter!

Las Iguanas Christmas cocktails

Create your own festive feast at Wapping Wharf

If you want to treat yourself back in the comfort of your own home, or put together a hamper of local treats for your loved ones, there are plenty of places to visit in this waterside neighbourhood!

Browse a selection of fantastic UK cheeses and locally-made chutneys at The Bristol Cheesemonger, stock up on wine and spirits from Corks, pick up West Country and Welsh ciders at the Bristol Cider Shop and sample some craft beers at Beer Necessities.

You'll also find the best quality meat at Meatbox and larder essentials from Better Food Co. You can even get some smoked salmon for your Christmas Day breakfast from Clifton Seafood Co!

Discover other Christmas events and activities across Bristol on our Christmas page, or share your winter adventures with us by including #MerryBristmas in your posts.

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