Next month prolific Bristol gig-goer and music fan Big Jeff launches his first solo art exhibition at The Island. ‘Welcome To My World’ will run from 16 to 21 November and is free to attend.

In the meantime, find out where Big Jeff loves to eat around the city with his #FoodFriday picks. 

Big Jeff

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Windmill City Farm Cafe

The café at the farm in Bedminster is really decent! They have a big variety of food, there is something for everyone, pastries, cakes, salads and more. You can get a delicious big breakfast in the morning or really nice soups at lunchtime, made using the vegetables produced on the farm. You also can’t fault the service!

Allotments at Windmill City Farm

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Squeezed

Ever since it opened on the Harbourside, this has been one of my favourite burger restaurants. I’m vegetarian, so always have their Roasted Mushroom burger. They also serve an array of delicious homemade lemonades, hence the name Squeezed! The restaurant is also squeezed into two converted shipping containers!  

Taka Taka

As a vegetarian I love halloumi and the wraps at Taka Taka are huge! They also have halloumi fries too. I’m a sucker for halloumi!

There are a few different branches around Bristol – I have tried them all. I’m not sure which one is my favourite, perhaps the Broad Quay one.

Ray’s Pizza at the The Lanes

This is one of my favourite spots for pizza in the city. I usually go for a medium vegetarian pizza, with extra goats’ cheese! The pizzas are really tasty, and although sometimes during busier times you have to wait a while it’s definitely worth it! The deliciousness of the final product is obviously the result of high quality, tasty local ingredients and care and attention from the chefs.

Biblos

You can probably tell, I really like a wrap! And the ones you can get from Biblos are great. They feature delicious Middle Eastern, American and Jamaican fillings – although I usually go for halloumi as it’s my favourite!

I usually go to the branch in Stokes Croft which has a great view of Turbo Island. The food served feels healthy and of good quality, and service is fast. I also recommend the vegan shakes!

Wrap and can of drink from Biblos

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Oowee Vegan

Since it opened in 2018, Oowee Vegan has become one of my Bristol favourites. It is an independent, 100% vegan restaurant and has been voted one of the best takeaways in the city! 

They serve what they describe as ‘mouthwatering deliciously dirty food’. I mix it up when I go as there’s so much on the menu that I like – from seitan burgers, to loaded fries, to vegan shakes and more. My friend is also the manager there, so I like to say hi to him when I go in.

Taste of Napoli

If you’re after a good Italian-style pizza, then this is the place I’d recommend! The restaurant is run by a Neapolitan Italian family, and they really know their pizzas. They sell pizza by the slice – but fear not, the slices are big! I normally get a veggie or vegan pizza slice. They also do nice sandwiches and arancini.

Hart’s Bakery

This is probably my favourite bakery in Bristol – I love their vegan sausage rolls in particular! They work out of a large Victorian railway arch at Temple Meads station and everything is made on site. They serve savoury and sweet baked goods, such as delicious sourdough bread, pastries, cakes and savouries. They also do some amazing pies, which I’ll pick up if I’m going through the station! 

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