Belly Laughs is back! Buckle up for a month of live comedy gigs and excellent food and drink across the city, all in the name of raising money for good causes.

To celebrate, we’ve asked some comedians on the line up to share their #FoodFriday favourites with us this month, starting with Dani Johns.

Comedian Dani Johns

Chilli Daddy

Chilli Daddy is one of my absolute favourite places to eat and I’m not sure how I would survive without my weekly visits. The tofu noodle hot pot is my go-to dish and the perfect mix of soupy, noodley, tasty goodness. You can choose between spicy level 0 to 5 and I’m quite proud to say I’ve worked my way up from 0 to 3. Only two more to go!

Coronation Curry House

I’ve never had a curry like I’ve had at Coronation Curry House. I’d recommend the Kushboo curry, which is ridiculously delicious. Another important aspect of the Coronation Curry House is the staff and the manager in particular, who is one of the most friendly and chipper chaps you’ll ever meet. The great food and friendly service make this a very special place.

Nova Scotia

I almost don’t want to share this one as I feel like it’s a hidden gem… but that would be a disservice to the Bristol food community! Next on my list is the Nova Scotia, an unassuming traditional pub which screams Bristol.

I’ve been going here all my life and I don’t think much about it has ever changed, but it doesn’t need to. It serves some of the best pub food I’ve ever had and has a wonderfully old school vibe.

The Coffee and Crepe Cabin

The Coffee and Crepe Cabin has become my go-to weekend stop. I usually go for the egg, ham and cheese crepe (with added chilli flakes for a little kick). It’s simple, satisfying and made fresh to order. It’s right next to the swing bridge by Arnolfini, which makes it a great place to watch the world go by and enjoy a sweet or savoury crepe depending on your preference.

Café Oro

Café Oro is an authentic Italian café restaurant in the centre of Bristol, just tucked away by Bristol Magistrates Court. They do the best omelette baguettes (yes that’s a thing and yes you should try one)! It’s owned and run by a lovely Italian family and fresh, traditional ingredients are at the heart of all they do. The coffee is really good and the calzone is not to be missed.

About the author

Dani Johns is a comedian, TV production worker and all-round enthusiastic Bristolian. She splits her time between gigging across the South West, sending film crews to far flung corners of the world and hitting up the ever expanding Bristol food scene. As a lifelong Bristolian, she enjoys exploring new places to eat as well as revisiting classic Bristol establishments.

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Buckle up for a month of live gigs and excellent food and drink across the city, all in the name of raising money for good causes.