Introducing the Bristol From Home Cookbook, a collection of recipes from some of Bristol’s best restaurants and bars.

From bao and sourdough to hotcakes, pies and meatballs, chefs and owners have kindly shared recipes with us throughout the pandemic to help you get creative in the kitchen and enjoy their dishes at home. And now we’ve pulled them together in one handy place for meal planning – make sure you bookmark the page!   

Let us know what you end up making and share your food and drink photos with us on Instagram or Twitter.

Contents: Breakfast | Snacks | Starters | Mains | Drinks 


Huevos Rancheros, by Quay Street Diner

Start your day in the best way possible with this dish of eggs baked in a spicy sauce, one of the most popular dishes at Quay Street Diner.

Huevos Rancheros by Quay Street Diner
Image - Quay Street Diner

Mexican hotcakes, by Masa + Mezcal

Although this popular Mexican cantina on Stokes Croft has now closed, we can still reminisce about their great brunch dishes by making these mini pancakes.

Masa + Mezcal hotcakes
Image - Masa + Mezcal


'Squashage' rolls, by Alison Clarkson

These vegetarian treats are the perfect lunchtime nibble, or we happily eat them straight from the oven!

Squashage rolls
Image - Alison Clarkson

Sourdough starter, by Bakers & Co.

Get involved with the lockdown baking craze and have a go at making your own sourdough starter, with this recipe from Bakers & Co. head baker Brett St Clair.

Once you've made your starter, you can also use it to make these delicious dulce de leche brownies!

Sourdough starter Bakers & Co
Image - Bakers & Co.

Rocket pesto by Jekka's Herb Farm

Get some top tips for growing your own herbs from the Jekka's Herb Farm team, alongside this quick and easy pesto recipe.

Rocket pesto by Jekka's Herb Farm
Image - Jekka's Herb Farm

Italian riciarelli biscuits by Papadeli

These delicious biscuits are a favourite of the Papadeli team and are made with almonds. They're traditionally eaten at Christmas, but we think they're great for any time of year.

Papadeli biscuits
Image - Papadeli

Bakewell tart by Ashwell & Co

Whether it's for elevenses or a sweet after your dinner, this special twist on a classic from afternoon tea specialists Ashwell & Co is a real crowdpleaser.

Bakewell tart from Heartfelt Vintage

Image - Heartfelt Vintage

Crazy cookie dough by Cooking It!

A cookie recipe you can come back to time and again thanks to endless flavour variations. 

Tray of cookies in different flavours made by Cooking It!

Image - Cooking It!


Salmon fishcakes with a sorrel sauce by FiSH

These fishcakes are a big hit on the menu at FiSH Bristol and mostly make use of cupboard essentials.

Fishcakes by Fish Bristol
Image - FiSH Bristol

Salmorejo by Bravas

A quick and fresh tomato soup recipe from the team at Bristol's top tapas bar, Bravas. One for you garlic lovers!

Bravas Bristol Salmorejo
Image - Bravas Bristol

Black beans with coconut & chipotle, fresh tomato salsa by Cargo Cantina

Learn how to make some great Mexican sides which go well with most dishes, and are entirely vegan too!

Cargo Cantina Salsa recipe
Image - Cargo Cantina

Seasonal squash recipe by Tyntesfield 

Tyntesfield's squash and butterbean hotpot is just the thing when you're craving something hearty and warming. 

2019 Autumn squash display at Tyntesfield

Image - Squash display at Tyntesfield, credit Anna Kilcooley 

Vegetable spring rolls by Cathay Rendezvous

Learn to make this classic Chinese starter with a recipe by Bristol's longest running Chinese restaurant. 

Vegetable spring rolls by Cathay Rendezvous
Image - Cathay Rendezvous


Korean fried cauliflower by Woky Ko

This sticky and slightly spicy cauliflower from the Woky Ko chefs will be a hit with vegetarians and meat eaters alike.

Woky Ko Korean fried cauliflower recipe
Image - Woky Ko

Moroccan style lamb by Aqua

A great alternative for Sunday lunch from the talented team at Aqua.

Moroccan lamb from Aqua Bristol
Image - Aqua Bristol

Crab croquetas and paella by Gambas

Serve up a proper Spanish feast with this recipe from Gambas for croquetas, followed by a huge seafood paella. 

Crab croquetas from Gambas Bristol
Image - Gambas

Meatballs by Cooking It

Get the kids involved with making this easy peasy meatball recipe from Monica at local cookery school Cooking It. Choose from the meaty chorizo version, or a lighter vegan alternative. 

Cooking It meatballs
Image - Cooking It

Chicken, cider and leek pie by Pieminister

Nothing beats a comforting pie on a cold evening, and who better to learn from than master pie makers Pieminister! Veggies could try making their courgette and chickpea filo pie instead. 

Pieminister pie recipe
Image - Pieminister

Prawns in tomato sauce and Cavolo nero lasagne by 91 Ways

We got not one but two brilliant recipes from the talented chefs who contributed to the recent 91 Ways cook book.

Cavolo Nero lasagna
Image - 91 Ways

Venison 'Baden-Baden' by Klosterhaus

Challenge yourself to make a rustic German meal complete with traditional sides in this detailed recipe from the Klosterhaus chefs.

Venison baden-baden by Klosterhaus

Braised pork belly bao by Woky Ko

Another brilliant recipe from the team at Woky Ko, this time for super flavoursome pork baos.

Pork belly bao by Woky Ko

Fat sister pumpkin curry by The Coconut Tree

This warming vegan curry by The Coconut Tree is made of pumpkin cooked in coconut cream, with curry leaves and mustard seeds.

Fat sister pumpkin curry from The Coconut Tree

Image - The Coconut Tree

Slow roast belly of Old Spot pork by The Clifton Sausage

If you love pork belly, you can't go wrong with this slow roast recipe with apple and cider sauce by The Clifton Sausage

Slow roast pork belly with apple and cider sauce from The Clifton Sausage
Image - The Clifton Sausage

Zarzuela seafood stew by Gambas

Another recipe by the team at Gambas, this versatile seafood stew is the Spanish version of a ‘Bouillabaisse’.

Zarzeula - Spanish seafood stew by Gambas tapas restaurant in Bristol

Image - Gambas

Beef short rib by Berwick Lodge

Follow this recipe from Berwick Lodge's head chef for beef short rib, sweetcorn purée and pickled carrot and cauliflower.

Beef short rib with sweetcorn puree and pickled carrot and cauliflower by Berwick Lodge

Kedgeree with lemon butter sauce by Fishers

Seafood restaurant Fishers show you how to make kedgeree, the classic lightly curried rice dish with natural smoked haddock, prawns, lemon butter sauce and soft-boiled egg.

Kedgeree topped with a hard boiled egg at Fishers seafood restaurant

Image - Fishers

Romesco sauce by The River Grille

Learn to make the perfect romesco sauce, a great accompaniment to grilled meat or fish, celeriac steak or tenderstem broccoli.
Celeriac steak and tenderstem broccoli with romesco sauce plus side dishes from The River Grille

Image - The River Grille

A guide to cooking Picanha rump steak by Ruby & White

One for BBQ season! Cook Picanha rump steak to perfection with these tips from Ruby & White's head butcher.

Meat counter at Ruby & White butchers with person carrying large piece of meat in the background 

Image - Ruby & White 


Mulled apple and damson cocktail by 6 O'clock Gin

If you're in need of a drink to warm you up, look no further than this delicious tipple created by the team at local distillery 6 O'clock Gin.

6 O'clock Gin damson cocktail

Advice on choosing the right beer by Moor Beer Co

Get to grips with the different formats and styles of beer with help from world-renowned brewery Moor Beer Co

Glass of Moor Beer's Union Hop next to the keg

Image - Moor Beer Co

Beer Time with The Strawberry Thief 

Get local beer recommendations courtesy of independent beer bar The Strawberry Thief

Someone holding up a pint of Arbor Ales beer at The Strawberry ThiefImage - The Strawberry Thief

Joni Collins cocktail by Bristol Spirit

This tart and fresh long drink is great in the summer, but tastes just as good all year round!

Joni Collins cocktail by Bristol Spirit
Image - Bristol Spirit

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Quay Street Diner
Quay Street Diner burger

Quay Street is a vibrant and independent Californian Diner inspired by the sunny shores and fresh produce of the Golden State.

Herb Garden

Jekka’s is a family run culinary herb farm offering inspiring herb experiences from Open Days to Master Classes as well as plants, seeds, herbal infusions and illustrated gifts.

Papadeli Cafe/Deli
Papadeli cafe counter

The deli is open for takeaway salads, savouries, bread, coffee, cake, frozen meals and all the delicious treats. To order hampers and frozen meals, cakes, catering, check out their shop or email Delivery available in Bristol with Good Sixty.

FiSH Bristol
FiSH Bristol

The FiSH Restaurant is a relaxed, fun and theatrical affair. Bright coloured benches line the water fronted windows, there is that usual restaurant humm of music and chatter, only interrupted by a smash of a mallet and a glance at a crab claw gone rouge.

Historic House/Palace

For the latest information about opening and available facilities, please visit Tyntesfield's website.

Woky Ko: Rooftop

Woky Ko Rooftop, is located on the second floor of Wapping Wharf on a beautiful terrace, expect outdoor seating, ice cold beer and a bao and small plates menu designed for the sunshine.

Aqua, Clifton
Al Fresco
Dish at Aqua Restaurant Clifton

Aqua for every occasion, they are open all day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Creating memorable service with outstanding food and impeccable service. Pop in anytime.

Gambas Bristol

Gambas is the sister restaurant to Bristol institution Bravas. Their menu is made up of signature dishes that they have enjoyed on our trips to Spain.

Hattusa at Berwick Lodge
Hattusa at Berwick Lodge

Led by head chef Daniel Bowden, the kitchen serves a range of delicious dishes inspired by modern British cuisine with an occasional Asian twist.

The River Grille
The River Grille

Modern grill restaurant offering a range of dishes, with emphasis on fresh produce

Cooking It!
Cookery School
Cooking It!

Cooking it! is a fun and relaxed cookery school in the heart of Bristol, a stone’s throw from both the Whiteladies road and the Gloucester Road, in the trendy Chandos Road.

Pieminister - Broad Quay
Pieminister pie with gravy, peas, slaws and onion rings

Award winning pies, craft ales, salads, hot pots, cocktails & good times. Perfect for a spot of lunch, after work cocktails and food or even a pre theatre dinner.


Located in an iconic grade 1 listed building composed of a glamorous restaurant, bar, event spaces and outdoor terraces.

Woky Ko: Rooftop

Woky Ko Rooftop, is located on the second floor of Wapping Wharf on a beautiful terrace, expect outdoor seating, ice cold beer and a bao and small plates menu designed for the sunshine.

The Coconut Tree Glos Road
Vegan dishes from the Coconut Tree

In recent years, Sri Lankan food has been having a moment, with The Times identifying it as a key food trend, and BBC Food attributing its popularity to 'most of the food world looking towards exciting new cuisines.'

The Clifton Sausage
The Clifton Sausage

A welcoming British food restaurant that specialises in fresh, local and seasonal dishes.

The 6 O'clock Gin Distillery Tour
The 6 O'clock Gin Distillery Tour - Bramley and Gage Bristol

The 6 O'clock Gin Distillery Tour gives you unparalleled access to this Bristol distillery.

Moor Beer Co
Moor Beer Co

Great beer is about flavour, drinkability and enjoyment. Moor Beer takes the German naturally hazy (naturtrüb) approach, combines it with American flavour-forward techniques as well as the British tradition of secondary refermentation to craft uniquely dynamic, sessionable beers.

The Strawberry Thief
The Strawberry Thief

Elegant and inclusive continental style bar in the creative heart of Bristol. Proudly independent, specialising in Belgian & local beers.