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THE DELICIOUS GUIDE | SS18
PRIMROSE CAFÉ 1 Boyce’s Avenue, Bristol BS8 4AA Tel: 0117 946 6577 Web: primrosecafe.co.uk
MINT ROOM The Primrose Café has been beloved by Bristol for almost 25 years. Nestled in the heart of Clifton Village, the café provides ideally located seating on the private roof garden, inside the cosiness of the building, or outside by the street, making it the perfect spot for a lazy summer afternoon. You can stop by for afternoon tea and cakes, or for Sunday brunch – the menu has a large variety of choices depending on how hungry you feel, and they will even do private catering for events. The owners of the café also take the time to make sure that all their produce is ethically and locally sourced. You will be charmed from the moment you arrive – that much, we think, is undeniable.
BRAVAS 7 Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6 6LD Tel: 0117 329 6887 Web: bravas.co.uk What’s the deal here? Freshly prepared, high quality Spanishinspired tapas dishes, that’s what. A perfect combination of the welcoming atmosphere of a local pub and the quality of food expected in a great restaurant. Bravas got its inspiration by way of frequent visits to Spain and enjoying the unpretentious and inexpensive food available there in the local tapas bars. It has a daily changing menu to ensure the best fresh and seasonal products are available. Complementing the mouthwatering tapas on offer is a fantastic range of Spanish wines and beers. Needless to say, booking is advised, although there are 16 stools in the window area for unreserved dining when spontaneous tapas are needed. Spanish sandwiches and a takeaway menu of tapas are also available.
12-16 Clifton Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1AF Tel: 01173 291 300 Web: themintroom.co.uk Modern Indian cooking in Bristol’s picturesque Clifton. Regarded as Bristol’s finest modern Indian restaurant, Mint Room is certainly a cut above. With highly refined cooking, bolstered by an executive chef with a Michelin-starred background, dishes here have the wow-factor. Expect quality British ingredients, subtle spicing and stunning presentation, as well as fabulous cocktails, a relaxing bar-lounge area and spacious dining environs along with friendly service – all of which make for a captivating mix.
BELLITA 34 Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6 6LA Tel: 0117 923 8755 Web: bellita.co.uk As the boisterous little sister of Bell’s Diner and Bar Rooms, Bellita is all about jollity. Literally translating into ‘little beauty’, this bar has a relaxed approach to eating and drinking. But that doesn’t mean the food isn’t top-notch: the likes of smoked Iberico pancetta, new-season peas, wild garlic, morcilla and radicchio; and pan-roasted Chalk Stream trout, spinach and preserved lemon have earned it attention in the national press. We love the Wye Valley asparagus with pine nut mayo. Whether you’re looking to perch at the bar for a quick bite or settle in at a table to work through the menu, Bellita accommodates all.
THE BRISTOL MAGAZINE XIII
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