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Papadeli is a definite Bristol icon. Mention the name and Bristolians get excited; “the brown-ies!”, “their takeaway salads!” “the Papadeli plate - full of the best cheeses, salads, meats, breads!”, “their cakes are legendary!”

Established in 2002, Papadeli is a deli and cafe full of the finest treats. Customers can choose lunch from the homemade food counter, a mouthwatering filled ciabatta, a stunning piece of cake, locally made pastries, a cup of Clifton Coffee, Devon’s Luscombe Farm juices or a simple plate of Bertinet toast and English Preserves jam. 

The shelves all around are full of handmade chocolates, artisan cheeses, chutneys, crack-ers, snacks and treats, from all over Europe as well as many made in Bristol and locally, many that can’t be found elsewhere in Bristol. It’s a brilliant place to find a foodie gift, a luxu-ry hamper or dinner party ingredient. The home made food counter is packed with dishes from curries, stews, pies, arrancini, empanadas and fish cakes to imaginative, nutritious veg-etable dishes such as roast squash, toasted hazelnut and goat’s cheese or turmeric & cumin roasted new potatoes with saffron yoghurt dressing. You can eat in the deli, takeaway a lunch or supper, feed your dinner party guests or stock up the freezer. The atmosphere is super friendly with staff delighted to talk you through where the produce is from and make recommendations.

Above the deli there are two floors of busy kitchens. One is where the delicious food for the deli counter is made as well as food for events, from weddings to working lunches for local businesses. Papadeli chefs create original menus for buffets, canapés, picnics and sharing feasts. The other is home to their cakery and bakery where their baker creates the most mouthwatering cakes, pastries and tarts to order and for the deli and the cookery school, where professional chefs show you how to make delicious dishes in small, hands on classes.

Classes feature pasta making, tapas, seafood delights, British classics, Turkish and Greek mezze, creating a three course meal you can then sit down and enjoy (with a doggy bag to take home and share). Scheduled classes are advertised online and bespoke classes can be arranged for corporate team building, celebrations or get togethers.

Papadeli staff are committed to sourcing ethically produced ingredients with minimum impact on the environment. Where disposables are necessary, they are biodegradable. Eating Papadeli food, customers can be sure that they are eating carefully sourced, high quality food that both tastes and looks delicious, whether lunch from the deli, canapés or a buffet at an event or carefully prepared dishes in the cookery school.

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

    • Service
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Value
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Food
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.5 of 5 stars
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    Recent Reviews:

    • emsieb39
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Best coffee and cakes in Town
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 27th July 2018
      I’m reluctant to share as this is our regular favourite place and we want to keep it to ourselves but these guys deserve a fab review. The coffee here is delicious and well made, cakes fresh and... Read full review
    • bladesman77
      Bristol, England
      Trip Type:
      Wonderful caterers
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 31st July 2018
      Papadeli just handled the catering at my daughter's wedding reception at the RWA in Bristol. They were superb. Great food, friendly efficient team of staff, excellent service. I assume their deli is... Read full review
    • DougieFowler
      Thornbury, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Solo travel
      An Alladin's cave of delights
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 21st September 2018
      I called in here this morning and was treated to first class customer service from the lovely staff (see photo). The flat white was delicious and I have never tasted such a tasty flapjack - it was... Read full review
    84 Alma Road
    BS9 1ES

    Tel: +44 (0)117 973 6569

    Opening Times

    Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

    * Closed bank holidays, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Open Sundays in December