We’re taking all things hush to the South West, with our summer launch event this month. To celebrate this beloved British city, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite things to do, see and, of course, eat. From prosecco-fuelled breakfast to a blissful night’s sleep, with some Banksy-spying and retail therapy in between, this is how to fall in love with Bristol…
A Bite-Sized Guide to Bristol
Boozy Brunch: Harbour & Browns
The brunch offering at Harbour & Browns is legendary amongst Bristol locals. Housed in three shipping containers on the Whapping Wharf development, head here for Saturday or Sunday brunch and sip the likes of prosecco, peach bellinis and elderflower spritzes while deciding between dishes like duck and waffle and mushrooms on toast on a Saturday, and a roast dinner on a Sunday.
Shop ‘Til You Drop: St. Nicholas Market
This indoor market, open Monday to Saturday, is bursting with independent retailers and quirky delights to take home. Let your nose lead you to the mouth-watering food stalls, snap up a vintage find for your wardrobe and don’t miss Wanted Records, often hailed as Britain’s best record shop.
Take A Stroll: Everywhere!
There’s plenty to see whilst walking around Bristol. On a clear, ideally sunny day, take a leisurely hike up to Observatory Hill for breathtaking views of Clifton Suspension Bridge (AKA the UK’s Golden Gate). Next, stroll back into the city centre and go ‘Banksy hunting’. The prolific street artist’s work can be found all over, from the ‘Grim Reaper’ on Bristol’s M Shed to ‘The Girl with the Pierced Ear Drum’ on the side of a building in Albion Docks. For clear directions, download the Banksy Bristol Trail app.
Cosy Dinner: The Ethicurean
Tucked away in a Victorian walled garden, seasonal vegetables take centre stage at this one-of-a-kind restaurant in a former glasshouse. The natural cycle of the garden dictates the menu, and don’t worry if veg-heavy fare isn’t your thing: there’s plenty of pasture-reared meat and sustainable seafood to keep you satisfied. Don’t skip on dessert, either; The Ethicurean’s sweet treats are not to be missed.
Twilight Tipple: The Florist
The venue for our launch event, The Florist is inspired by the world of flowers. Beautiful blooms are brimming from every corner (don’t forget to snap a photo of the magnificent ceiling installation), and floristry inspires the menu, too. Pull up a seat and relax with friends while sipping a fragrant cocktail topped with petals.
Catch Some ZZZs: Number 38
Sink into a cloud-like bed after a long day exploring the city at Bristol’s favourite boutique hotel, Number 38. Housed in a Georgian merchant’s house in Clifton, you can find rooms with impressive city views, sleek décor and even a copper bathtub. We want to move in permanently.