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4 Delicious Vegetarian and Vegan Restaurants in Bristol



Tasty Vegetarian and Vegan Places in Bristol

One of the downsides of being vegan or vegetarian, if there are any, is eating out with friends, or rather, how challenging it can be to find a restaurant that pleases everyone or a restaurant that caters to your specific dietary needs.

But, is this really a problem?

2016 saw a huge growth in vegetarian and vegan friendly restaurants, with all kinds of cuisines joining the green bandwagon.

Nowadays, one just needs to walk around downtown to find this kind of restaurant and nowhere this is easier than it is in Bristol.

So get dressed, put away ranch style beans substitute you’re thinking about eating and hit the streets. The following are some of the best meat-free restaurants you can find in Bristol.

1. Maitreya Social

maitreya social

Maitreya is a household name when it comes to plant-based food. Not only it’s one of the few places that can claim that “they did it first” but it’s also one of the coolest, thanks to its open plan kitchen and relaxing atmosphere.

Vegetarian food is creative all by itself and yet Maitreya manages to turn already creative dishes into completely original inventions.

This restaurant offers both vegetarian and vegan options and filling dishes that will please even the more stubborn members of the “no meal without meat” crowd.

The variety, good ambient, impeccable attention from the servers and the delicious food turn Maitreya into quite an experience and while the price is relatively high, it’s more than worth it.

2. No.1 Harbourside

no.1 harbourside bristol

This isn’t a vegetarian restaurant as much as it is a vegetarian friendly restaurant, with a menu that offers options for meat eaters, vegetarians and vegans alike, which makes it an excellent place to visit when you’re out with friends and family.

The food is delicious, affordable, varied and, best of all, is cooked quite quickly which really gives you a lot of value for your money, particularly in days where you’re in a rush.

If you’re in no real hurry, don’t worry, as the name implies, No1 Harbourside is a waterside venue perfect to relax while enjoying delicious food and a fantastic view.

3. Roll for the Soul

roll for the soul

If going out to eat is as much about the experience as it is about the food, then you’re going to love Roll for the Soul.

This café doubles as a bike workshop, which makes it one of the most creative and innovative places Bristol has to offer.

Though the menu is rather simple, the presentation and the flavours are not. The delicious Mediterranean inspired dishes are filling, inspired and an explosion of colour you’ll want to marvel at forever.

If you’re looking for a place that truly reflects Bristol’s spirit and makes unforgettable vegetarian food, this is the place you’ve been looking for.

4. Café Kino

cafe kinoCafé Kino is perfect for casual dining with friends and family. The menu is small, but completely satisfying, bringing the taste of home cooked food with a vegetarian twist directly to your table.

The menu here is completely vegan, not a scrap of meat in sight, and while this could be a deterrent if you’re out with your non-vegan friends, believe us when we say they won’t mind.

The atmosphere in Café Kino is unlike in any other place, as this cooperative is full of warm and welcoming people that will make you feel at home regardless of whether you’re vegetarian or not.

Whether you’re from Bristol or you’re just visiting, make sure to make the time to visit these amazing and delicious restaurants.

You won’t regret it!




Bristol Pub Quizzes



bristol pub quizzes

It’s time for a good old fashioned Bristol pub quiz

There are endless places where you can find some good Bristol pub quizzes. Fridays and Saturdays are unlikely but here are loads of places Sunday – Thursday.

Monday Bristol Pub Quizzes

Tuesday Bristol Pub Quizzes

Wednesday Bristol Pub Quizzes

Thursday Bristol Pub Quizzes

Sunday Bristol Pub Quizzes


Blankety Quiz – Found across Bristol and voted the best pub quiz in Bristol

Got any that we’ve missed? Pop them in the comments below.



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Rosa Opens in Bristol



rosa tapas bar

Rosa Review

The rising chill of autumn had descended, and I was a Bristol girl in need of a stiff drink to warm my gills. Red coat on, black heels donned and a long overdue catch up with an old friend in the diary, we headed on over to the newly opened Rosa on Whiteladies Road for a night of tapas and prosecco.

Rosa has some big shoes to fill. Bristolians will remember the good old days of Rocinantes and Quartier Vert and more recently the Townhouse at this treasured venue.

tapas rosa

Credit: Ellis Fox

Spread over two floors, with candles, old typewriters and flowers galore, this new bar-come-eatery, which promises “world inspired food to share” is romantic, cosy and stylish.

If you can’t quite justify spending money on a round-the-world plane fare, a trip to Rosa will go some way to taking you on a global foodie adventure.

Chef Tim Denny – formerly of Totterdown’s Historical Dining Rooms – is at the kitchen helm and he’s created a menu that simultaneously tantalises, impresses and surprises.

Sharing dishes include mixed bread with salt and paprika butter (£4), spiced flatbread with curried chickpeas, yoghurt and fresh lime (£5.50), steamed bao with pulled oxtail, miso mayonnaise and crispy shallots (£6 and my personal favourite), as well as burrata mozzarella with picked mooli, radish and mint salad (£6.50).

rosa food

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For meat lovers, there’s a sliced shoulder of Iberico pork option (£7) and a mouth-watering whole Galican beef rib (£25) cooked over hot coals and served on the bone with baby gem salad. Seafood fans can opt for hot seared salmon sashimi with sesame and soy (£7.50) or flame grilled octopus with crisp noodles and spring onions (£6.50). There’s also the classic Spanish tapas dish of patatas bravas (£5.50) up for the tasting, and its rich, spicy tomato  sauce, doesn’t disappointed.

rosa menu

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For dessert, there’s churros with olive oil Nutella (£5.50) and BBQ salted milk ice cream with caramel coconut sponge (£6.50), among other options. What’s more there’s always a cheese of the month. Now we’re talking…

Alongside the main tapas menu, there is a fantastic value set lunch menu at £11.95 for two courses and £13.50 for three courses.

Fancy a tipple? There’s a large selection of wine available by the glass or carafe starting at £4.50 and going up to the most expensive £48 Bordeaux from Chateau Paveil de Luze. A generous cocktail selection is available, in addition to a plethora of local gins (Psychopomp), Spanish sherries, sparkling Japanese sake and beer from a range of local breweries including Wiper and True and Arbor Ales.

rosa wine

Credit: Ellis Fox

It’s unlikely you’ll get through the entire menu on your first visit. But don’t they say it’s always best to leave wanting more?

Rosa, 85 Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 2DT. Tel: 0117 973 9302.



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9 Amazing Vans Spotted In Bristol



bristol van

Top 9 Vans of Bristol

Art galleries sometimes on the move sharing the art all over the city.

1. This is either very fresh or the van is a permanent feature (look at the back wheel)

montpellier van

2. Unusually the best work on this van in Easton is on the back. Looks like an anti surveillance grannie to me. Ironically I’m watching it though

bristol van

3. St Werburghs now, and it’s like a go faster type tag on the wall behind trying to photobomb this shot

st werburghs van

4.  It’s Easton again. Not a van, an ambulance but this stick on lettering is good enough to get it an entry here. It’s taken food to the needy and it’s earnt it’s place

easton van

5. Edge of Easton by the M32 and its festival food van me thinks, looking at the mud it’s picked up on the underside. Would be nice to snap it with the pizza smoking out the unseen chimney

another easton van

6. St Paul’s. This one was camouflaged for the area

van in st pauls

7. Same artist as Pizza truck so this one must be fam

van in bristol

8. St Werburghs again. This one really has some landscape length to it. Who does those dinos?

another st werburghs van in bristol

9. My fave, and popular with the owner. My dog sighs did this and instead of eyes following you round the room it’s eyes following you round the city. Kobra street art to the right from Upfest and of all the shots of vans this one is the most pleasing to my eye. Deffo a Basquiat thing going on here

kobra street art van

10? Go look around these postcodes and find it… Take your pick

Do you know any of the artists? Tell us in the comments or tweet me @MoodyColin and let me know



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