Belly Laughs is a January-blues-banishing series of comedy gigs in indie Bristol venues, raising money for local causes including the Julian Trust and Fareshare.

The remaining gigs for this year are sold out, but keep an eye on the Belly Laughs Twitter feed to snap up any last-minute tickets that become available.

We’ve already been treated to #FoodFriday favourites from Belly Laughs founder Mark Olver and fellow comedian Dani Johns this month. Next up, we’re handing over to Jasmine-Olivia Morton.

Bristol comedian Jasmine-Olivia Morton

Steak of the Art

I couldn’t write this article without mentioning Steak of the Art, near Millennium Square. Steak is my ultimate favourite food and this place knows good steak. My personal favourite is a simple flat iron, medium rare.

Every steak I’ve had there has been divine in both flavour and texture, and they do the best sweet potato fries to boot. All of this you can enjoy while viewing quirky and colourful art in their mini galleries.

Steak of the Art restaurant

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Deck Café

Deck Café on Gloucester Road is an unassuming, fresh and delicious independent Hungarian cafe. I first wandered in there looking for a hearty breakfast and I wasn’t disappointed. They have an excellent selection on their menu for all times of the day, including some unique Hungarian meals. The decor is welcoming and the staff are so friendly. Highly recommended!

The Hideaway

I love finding gems where I can eat a good brunch, and The Hideaway in Stoke Bishop hits the spot every time. I have to mention the staff here, they always remember your face and say hello. Not just for brunch, they have the most incredible mains – I still dream of their pork belly. They don’t skimp on portions either, so come with an empty stomach!


Eatchu is my payday go-to for lunch. Specialising in gyozas, they run a small takeaway in St Nick's Market and I’m well on my way to converting all of my colleagues to eating there. I recommend either the pork or chicken gyozas on a bed of rice, with kimchi and crispy onions. They’re so filling and flavourful – the best gyozas I’ve ever eaten!

Low and Slow

Barbecue food is amazing and Low and Slow on Whiteladies Road do my favourite brisket, mac and cheese and fries. The portions are huge, the meat is tender, the cheese is creamy, and the fries are crispy. As an avid meat eater, this would satisfy any carnivore’s cravings.

About the author

Jasmine is a new comedian, born in London and living in Bristol for the past three years. An ardent food lover and a broke millennial, she regularly finds affordable places to eat and saves the pricey luxuries for special occasions.

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Belly Laughs
Belly Laughs

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.

Steak of the Art
Steak of the Art

Steak of the Art is an exciting art venue and steak restaurant that has opened in Bristol’s Harbourside serving West Country sourced steaks alongside an art gallery that showcases and sells quality affordable art.