As the sun beat down on Bristol this month, we were buzzing around the city getting stuck in to…

Bomboloni Launches in Bristol

June saw the much-anticipated launch of Bomboloni. Named after a type of Italian filled doughnuts, Bomboloni is a family-run Italian restaurant from Andrew Griffin, his wife Sara and daughter Molly. The trio is of Tart, Prego and Stock Exchange bakery pedigree and will be pouring its talents into a short menu of simple Italian dishes.

Having done most of the refurb of what was Biblos on the Hill themselves, it was a balmy evening when they finally got to throw their doors open for the press launch. Now open to the public, you’ll find a seasonally changing menu of pasta, pizzete, fish and meat dishes as well as a blindingly good value wine list. To top it all off we’ll paint you a mental picture – the terrace, the summer sun, a cold glass of Sicilian white and a little mackerel bruschetta – who’s with us?

Bom Collage

Cocktails in the City

This month we announced on our social channels that we’re working with Cocktails in the City to bring the event back to Bristol after 5 years touring the country. Friday 15th September will see Bristol’s best bars come together under one roof in a fiesta of boozy craftmanship. Stay tuned for more info…

Cocktails in the city collageAsado

Lucien Gordon has launched his new burger restaurant Asado on Colston Street on the site of what was Rosemarino’s second venue. Asado, meaning BBQ in Spanish, serves a short menu of locally-sourced organic burgers inspired by the flavours of South America and Southern America. A couple of the PLPR team went along to the launch and told us to expect pink, juicy burgers, confit garlic mayo, chimichurri and ‘insane’ rosemary fries.

Asado collageCarol’s Crab Kitchen opens in The Old Butcher’s

The Old Butcher’s has already made a mark on North Street serving a selection of Wiper and True beers in a venue just primed for Instagram (not that we noticed…) However, June saw Carol’s Crab Kitchen take up residency on site. From soft shell crab burgers to gumbo and a monthly crab ‘boil’ the venture is inspired by its namesake’s upbringing, picking crabs in the North East and latterly, Carol’s time in the US.

carols crab shack collageFour Bristol Restaurants Honoured at the National Restaurant Awards

It feels as though there’s an article every other week extolling the virtues of Bristol’s burgeoning food scene (N.B we couldn’t be happier about this, other than the fact it makes it harder to get a table.) This was all backed up in June by four of Bristol’s finest named in the National Restaurant Awards.

In a first for Bristol – Casamia was named in the top-10 of restaurants in the UK, at number six. BulrushThe Pony & Trap and Box-E all followed in the top 100 with Adelina Yard also given an honourable mention. Nice one Bristol, you’ve done it again!

Adelina yard collagePasta Loco wins Best Restaurant at British Restaurant Awards

Our pals at Pasta Loco have been named Best Restaurant in Bristol at the British Restaurant Awards. Given that at least one of the PLPR team is eating there on any given week, it’s not a surprise that such a hardworking bunch have received the accolade, but we couldn’t be happier for them. Cotham Hill is a perfect little food enclave and we’re looking forward to newcomers joining the party…

Pasta loco CollageRWA Showcase Papadeli

On the hottest day of the year, two heavily-maned individuals of the PLPR team went to an event space showcase at the Royal West of England Academy. Centrally located, on Queen’s Road, the impressive building boasts a beautiful light, bright gallery and various smaller meeting rooms that can all be hired out.

Papadeli provided a selection of fresh, zesty canapés from its summer menu (shout out to the Vietnamese summer rolls and the Chew valley trout crostini). There’s nothing we love more than great small businesses working together to provide a uniquely ‘Bristol’ offer.

Papadeli collage