Bristol is packed with tasty eateries. The Castle Park in the centre of town area has lots of reasonably priced cafes and restaurants many of which offer lunchtime meal deals.
Here’s my pick of the best:
Three Brothers Burgers, Welsh Back
The Bristol burger scene may have reached saturation point but Three Brothers Burgers is still the best. The £5 lunch deal will get you a pink and juicy burger in a brioche bun and a generous portion of chips.
Set on the Spyglass boat on Welsh Back, Three Brothers eschews clichéd maritime decor in favour of something more akin to a ski lodge. In the summer the shaded outside seating area makes for relaxed dining while in the winter wood burners and fleecy blankets help keep thing cosy.
Europa and Giuseppe’s
There’s not much to choose between these two Italian restaurants. Both serve up crisp pizzas and indulgent pasta dishes which are perfect of you want something more substantial for lunch.
Europa on St Stephens St is £6.50 for a pizza or pasta dish and salad or garlic bread.
The deal at Giuseppe’s, behind the Old Fish Market on Baldwin St is £6.95 for a main and house wine or soft drink.
Sticks and Broth, Baldwin St
Opened in 2014, Sticks and Broth has quickly established its credentials as the best ramen place in town. My personal favourite however, is the teriyaki chicken donburi, a sweetish curry with Japanese rice.
Selected mains are £6.50 at lunch.
Bagel Boy, St Nicholas St
Unsurprisingly Bagel Boy specialises in bagels and nothing else. Most cafes would struggle with this limited repertoire but not Bagel Boy.
The extensive and varied menu is neatly divided into 3 categories:
- classics – salt beef, smoked salmon, halloumi
- supremes – chicken breast, chilli, fish fingers
- patties – similar to burgers but also includes lamb and pork variations
The £5 lunch deal will get you a classic bagel, slice of cake and a juice.
Boulangerie, Union St
Not a lunch deal as such but this city centre cafe is great value for hungry people. Huge baguettes, baked potatoes, pastries and cakes start at around £1.70.
There’s a seating area in the back but if it’s sunny, Castle Park is a convenient picnic spot.