Windmill Hill City Farm is gearing up for its summer events programme, which will include a children's farm club, outdoor play sessions, live music around the campfire, outdoor theatre, comedy evenings and a new pop-up tap room.  

Before the programme kicks off next week, we invited Marketing & Events Manager Simone Dougall to share her #FoodFriday picks.    

Simone Dougall, Marketing Manager at Windmill Hill City Farm

The City Farm Café at Windmill Hill City Farm

Working in the office directly above the City Farm Café means I don’t have to go far for my foodie treats. I’ll nip down in the morning for a coffee and often spy a group of our volunteers at the kitchen door, laden with freshly picked produce from the gardens. It'll appear again in my lunch a few hours later. Forget food miles, we are talking food steps! 

Community Gardens Allotment at Windmill Hill City Farm

Image - Windmill Hill City Farm


Bocabar has always been a firm favourite for a casual get-together with family and friends. Whether meeting for cocktails on the terrace at Finzels Reach or a pizza on the sofa at Paintworks, you can always rely on really good quality food and brilliant service in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Hard to beat that!  

Pizza at Bocabar Finzels Reach

Image - Bocabar

Sundial Kitchen at Amba House 

The clever people at Sundial Kitchen in Totterdown have created a killer element on their (already fantastic) breakfast menu, The crispy, buttery, confit potatoes are so delicious and so popular with locals that I hear they are being sold by the bag at the kitchen door! Shhhhhhhh!  

San Carlo 

We recently celebrated my daughter's 16th Birthday at San Carlo, and it ticked all the boxes for a memorable family celebration. With its mirrored interior and giant vases filled with flowers, it manages to feel glitzy and glamourous, without being formal. The varied menu works for a family with individual tastes, as it ranges from a plate of grilled scallops, to a traditional Sicilian pizza or calzone. 

Kind Regards Coffee  

My son has just moved to Easton and on a recent dog walk at Eastville park, we discovered this foodie gem. Kind Regards Coffee serve out-of-this-world toasties from their cute, blue vintage transit van, parked up at the side of the park. I want to try them all but can’t stop ordering the New York Deli (pastrami, Swiss cheese, mustard, pickles), described by someone on Instagram as uhmazeballs!!  

About the author 

Simone has lived in Totterdown and worked in Windmill Hill for over 20 years and loves being part of the South Bristol community. Her favourite part of the job is developing new ideas for events and projects at the farm, most recent additions on site are a pottery studio, biophilic gym, nano-brewery and taproom. 

The farm’s summer programme starts next week. View the full programme here

Read more #FoodFriday picks: 


Windmill Hill City Farm
Adventure Park/Playground
Windmill Hill City Farm

Windmill Hill City Farm is a voluntary community project seeking to meet the needs of local people through a range of social, environmental and educational activities.

The City Farm Shop & Cafe
Home Delivery
The City Farm Shop & Cafe

The award-winning City Farm Café is the social heart of Windmill Hill City Farm.

Bocabar Finzels Reach
Bocabar Finzels Reach. Credit:@alicia_paige_

Open seven days a week, Bocabar will offer breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday roasts , looking to being a busy social, drinking and dining hub.

Bocabar Paintworks
Bocabar Paintworks pizza

Bocabar is a quirky loft style warehouse with lounge/bar and dining room. Most favoured for extensive Boca Pizza menu, locally sourced specials, cocktails, craft beers and fresh deli bar.