12 Bristol Food Blogs You Need To Read


Foodies helping Bristolians eat.

You know that moment when you’ve got no idea where to take that special person you’ve just met on Tinder out to eat? Well have no fear, the time has come where you finally can steer clear of Curry Club down at Lloyds Bar on Harbourside. There are some amazing Bristol food bloggers who spend their entire lives eat the best places to eat in Bristol so you don’t even have to. Here are 11 Bristol food bloggers you definitely need to check out. We’ll add that this list is in no particular order… or is it?

1. Bristol Bites

The queen of Bristol food bloggers is probably Emily Knight. Some even say Bristol Bites are ‘the definitive guide’ to food and drink in Bristol (hint, that’s their headline). You’ll find a lot of reviews of different places here, and also a whole lot of directories of almost anywhere that does food.

2. Bristol Foodie 

Another big beast this one. Founded back in 2010 over a bottle of Pinot by Becci and Gemma. Incredibly comprehensive, covering anything from best baby friendly places in Bristol to reviews of macaroons.

3. Bristol Eating Adventures

Run by Abby since 2012, Bristol Eating Adventures‘ reviews are very in-depth, pouring over the recipes of Bristol’s establishments. Brucie bonus: one of their favourite bands is Duran Duran.

4. Simple Lampoon 

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“You were lampooning me….it was a simple lampoon”. Not strictly just a food blog, this probably has the best name of any Bristol blog full stop. It’s run by the brilliant Dan Izzard who uses ruddy good pun heavy reviews here, a case in point being his ‘ploughmania’ review.

5. A Life Less Organised

One of Bristol’s best known foodies, Shonette has an abundance of reviews which combine not just Bristol’s delectable paradises but also boozie pub crawls. You’ll also find her on a host of other Bristol food bloggers sites, including the above mentioned Simple Lampoon.

6. Foozie

A new hitter, a challenger, a man wrestling his way one food event at a time into the head honchos of Bristol’s food bloggers is Bristolian Thom Whitchurch. Foozie combines the various foodie and boozy (hence Foozie) events to provide Bristol with an awesome place to find something delicious and or drinky to do. Oh and they also run Bristol’s Bingo Wings, which is pretty awesome, you should definitely go.

7. It’s Just Nice

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Juggling everything nice about Bristol (it’s a big list obviously). Reviews are superb and even give you sexy recipes, like peanut butter chocolate chip jam muffins for goodness sake!

8. Girl in Bristol

Definitely not a bloke in Blackpool. She does great reviews of food in Bristol with an extra bonus: sexy pictures of food that’s the definition of food porn.

9. Avon Gorged

Not exactly prolific but Avon Gorged offers restaurant reviews, info about local producers and lots on beer.

10. Wuthering Bites

Did I say Simple Lampoon had the best name? Well yeah it still does but this one almost takes the gluten free cake so to speak. You’ll find lots of gluten free recipes and places in Bristol that are gluten free. Did I say gluten free?

11. Vegan Bristol

They review everything in Bristol that is Vegan related. If you don’t eat cheese this is the place for you.

12. With Mustard

A fantastic place for reviews of places to eat in Bristol and brilliant stuff on cooking in Bristol.

Did we miss any of your favourites out? Then please shout at us and tell us who and why they should be included.

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19 Famous People From Bristol


Bristol actors, musicians and porn stars.

As a pretty awesome city Bristol has it’s fair share of famous Bristolians. We take a look at 19 of the most famous people who were born in Bristol. There is absolutely no particular order to this list, although each person must still be alive to qualify.

1. Russell Howard

Comedian Russell was born in Bristol. Eventually he even studied economics at UWE.

2. Banksy

Banksy Bristol

Still unconfirmed on who Banksy actually is, but a recent Daily Mail report has him supposively as a former pupil at the public Bristol Cathedral School.

3. Stephen Merchant

Stephen MerchantMerchant’s career actually began performing stand up comedy at Bristol’s own Comedy Box.

4. James May

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5. Maisie Williams

Maisie Williams Bristol

Star of Game of Thrones, Maisie was born in Bristol before moving to Bath. She’s now regularly seen out and about at various Bristol nights out.

6. Ben Collins, aka The Stig

The Stig

‘The White Stig’ was born in Bristol, but ended up spending the first 10 years of his life in California.

7. Massive Attack

Massive Attack

8. Hannah Murray

Hannah Murray Bristol

Best known for playing Cassie in Bristol based Skins and now Gilly in Game of Thrones. Hannah’s parents actually work at Bristol University.

9. Stephen Lansdown

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Co-Founder of Hargreaves and Lansdown, and also one of the major shareholders of Bristol City Football Club, Bristol Rugby, and Bristol Flyers. He’s basically pretty minted.

10. Josie Gibson

Josie Gibson’s fantastic Bristolian voice was a fantastic addition to Big Brother 2010, in particular her amazing ‘face ripped off by a chimpanzee’ moment.

11. Judd Trump

Judd Trump

12. Justin Lee Collins

Justin Lee Collins Bristol

Hailing down from Southmead, Bristol. Justin’s fallen on err, hard times recently.

13. Lee Evans

Lee Evans Bristol

Hailing from Avonmouth, he and his family left Bristol when he was 12 to move to Essex.

14. Cathy Barry

Cathy Barry

One of the UK’s most famous pornstars and she hails from little old Bristol. If you’ve ever seen one of her movies, that becomes apparent immediately.

15. Roni Size

Roni Size

Drum and Bass DJ who rose to prominence in 1997 as the founder of Reprazent.

16. Ian Holloway

‘Ollie’ has one of the most spectacular Bristolian accents that you’ll hear on TV. He’s a Kingswood native, where he grew up in a council house which his mother still currently lives in.  

17. Damien Hirst

Bristol born Hirst, is reportedly the UK’s richest living artist.


18. Raleigh Ritchie

Inbetween killing it on Game of Thrones and Broadchurch, Raleigh is actually a pretty awesome Trip Hop artist.

19. J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling Bristol

J.K. Rowling was born in Yate, just outside of Bristol, a few miles south of a town called Dursley (yep, those Dursleys). Her father also an engineer for Rolls Royce in Bristol.

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Bristol By Numbers


Bristol’s pretty interesting when you think about it.

The 8th largest city in the UK & largest in the South West, Bristol is pretty spectacular. There’s lots that happens here but did you know these cold hard facts?



 1. We’ve got the 5th oldest zoo in the world, despite the prevalence of selfie sticks. 

2. Bristol is the first UK city with it’s own currency…. imagine that?

3. 25% of the world’s natural history programmes are made in Bristol. That’s a lot of David Attenborough to go around. 


4. 429,000 people visit Bristol each year. That’s at least 100,000 people taking this picture:

5. There’s been over 1 million #Bristol posts on Instagram.

Street drinking. #StokesCroft #bristol

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7.  There are over 17 thousand businesses in Bristol…. and ‘The Best’ is one of them.

8. There are more independent shops on Gloucester Road then any other UK Road. There’s also a lot of Bishopston Mums to.


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