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There are many good places to eat here in Bristol!






Among the many local restaurants that subscribe to the Slow Food movement, a few stand out. In a recycled warehouse on the waterfront, Bordeaux Quay boasts a sustainable approach to everything from ingredients to waste management. The food isn’t cheap (mains from £13.50), but it has a three-star rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association for its humanely raised meat, home-baked artisan bread and wild, day-boat fish. It has nice views of the harbour, too.

Another three-star restaurant is The Canteen in Stokes Croft, Bristol’s centre of alternative culture. It’s part of Hamilton House, a solar-powered, converted office building which houses a community of artists, musicians and charities and the Bristol Bike Project. Choose from a chalk-board menu – maybe beetroot and spinach gnocchi with garden-pea sauce (£8), or steamed Fowey mussels (£8.50). There is live music every night, 10% of profits go to local causes and you get a free bowl of soup with every meal.

Bristol is very good at homegrown micro chains. One of them, Friska – with four cafe-takeaways around the city – was recently named best ethical restaurant by Observer Food Monthly. Try one of its tasty hot boxes (Thai chicken curry or grilled halloumi with roast veg, £5.25).

The curse of takeaway waste is neatly taken care of by the Thali Café chain’s excellent tiffin scheme (tiffin dishes are really between-meal snacks, but can be eaten as mains). You buy a Mumbai-style stainless steel tiffin pot and make regular trips to your local Thali Café (there are four of them) for refills. Some 10,000 people in the city now have a Thali tiffin (dishes start at £8.95 and are served with rice and dahl). Menu highlights include Goan fish curry, Punjab kebabs and masala dosas, all inspired by Indian street food.

Finally, there’s the “junk food” option: Skipchen is a pop-up, pay-as-you-feel cafe in Stokes Croft that sources most of its ingredients from supermarket surplus. For a voluntary donation, you might try kiln-roasted salmon with watercress and white wine sauce. The food is on the cusp of a best-before date, but nobody’s died.








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