As if it wasn’t one of the UK’s best epicurean destinations already, Bristol comes alive with food, fun, and festivities over the next few months. Here are five reasons why you should pay a visit this summer.
In September, some of Bristol’s best restaurants – complete with their chefs, sommelier, waiting staff, and 22 guests – will be winched 100 feet into the air to enjoy a meal with a serious view. This year sees the likes of Romy’s Kitchen, Henry’s and Rosemarino take to the wild blue yonder. Better still, demand has encouraged organisers to roll out the event to a 5-day extravaganza. Lovett Pies – and their two days of the fantastically named ‘Pie in the Sky’ – will take care of the extended programme.
Summer is prime time for food festivals around the West Country. And Bristol in many ways has the pick of the bunch. To name a few, there’s Grillstock, which is back this year for another weekend of meat and music; the Bath & Bristol Food Festival (about 20 minutes away from the centre of Bristol); and Bristol Craft Beer Festival, headlined by local heroes Moor Beer and Wiper and True as well as world-famous brewers like Denmark’s Mikkeller and Belgium’s Brasserie de la Senne.Continue Reading