Bristol Film Festival returns this autumn, bringing classic films back to the big screen in iconic Bristol locations, from Aerospace Bristol to Redcliffe Caves.

Before the programme kicks off next week, we invited Festival Producer Catherine Gillott to share her #FoodFriday picks.   

Catherine Gillott, Festival Producer for Bristol Film Festival

The Mint Room 

My top choice for a really special evening out, The Mint Room is Indian food like you’ve never seen it before. Their menu elevates traditional dishes to a fine dining experience – and I’d recommend their inventive cocktail list too! The same team are also behind Bandook in Wapping Wharf, which is brilliant for Indian street food.


It might be cheating a bit, but picking just one spot at Cargo feels like an impossible task too. Whether you’re after a quick bite to eat or want to splash out on something special, the range of independent eateries here means you’re never bored. I love walking around the harbour on sunny weekend afternoon and finishing up here!

Cargo at Wapping Wharf

Image - Cargo at Wapping Wharf, credit Jon Craig

Eat A Pitta 

This place has been a favourite of mine since moving to the city in 2015. I’ve yet to find a better falafel in Bristol, and their salad boxes – whilst pretty daunting in size – are incredible. 


Great pizza, great wine – what’s not to love! I’m a regular at Bosco on Whiteladies Road. It’s walking distance away, and perfect for spontaneous bite to eat. It’s always buzzing, and I love sitting in the window and watching the world go by! 

Two Belly 

It is a stronger person than me who can resist the pull of cheese and/or beer, and Two Belly never fails to deliver. Both their Whiteladies Road and Bedminster stores are full of delicious finds, and are an absolute treat to visit. While cheese and beer might be their speciality, definitely check out their range of wine and snacks too – perfect for an aperitif! 

About the author

Catherine is the Festival Producer at Bristol Film Festival, and is currently gearing up for the Festival’s first live events since the start of the pandemic. 

Bristol Film Festival specialises in screening classic films in iconic locations around the city. View the full programme here.

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