When it comes to Bristol’s foodie scene this Christmas, it’s certainly the case that the grub is both naughty and nice. Taking festive flavours to a whole new level for the occasion, Bristol’s imaginative chefs have come up with some gurt lush creations this Christmas – from festive-themed toasties to actual Christmas dinners on a pizza- which can only be described as absolutely wonderful. Check out some of the best festive food to try this December in Bristol, because surely it shouldn’t be reserved for one day of the year.
One restaurant introducing a Christmas special for the festive season is Danny’s Burgers. The Bristol restaurant is trying to go one better this festive season by combining some of the best components served on Christmas Day into one tasty burger. Available at their restaurant, burger fans can enjoy ‘The Festive’- aged beef patty; sausage, bacon and chestnut patty; mulled wine spiced pickled onions; candied jalapeno cranberry relish; American cheese; Brie slice; and sage and onion mayo on a toasted and steamed bun. Talk about festive, alright. Phwoar!
Pizza On The Park is constantly coming up with innovative pizzas that could make for the ultimate hangover cure. Equal parts weird and wonderful, Pizza On The Park’s festive offerings are perfect to indulge in this December by flinging all a Christmas dinner on a pizza. Their Christmas Carne Pizza is topped with roast turkey, pancetta, mozzarella, Brussel sprouts, chestnuts and cranberry sauce to bring all the festive feels. Plus, vegans can enjoy their very own festive pizza featuring parsnip purée, Brussel sprouts, nut roast, orange zest and cranberry sauce.
Pizza On The Park, 31 Berkeley Square, BS8 1HP
It’s not all about the savoury food at Christmas, and Bristol boasts some impressive festive sweet options to tuck into including baked goods from Future Doughnuts. The St Phillip’s shop, which opened this September, is serving decadent and delicious doughnuts for the festive season. Their festive box is complete with a selection of sourdough doughnuts in flavours such as strawberry trifle, cherry Bakewell, tiramisu, chocolate hazelnut and vanilla candy cane. Plus, they are also offering gluten-free buttermilk doughnuts in flavours such as gingerbread (refined sugar free); coconut and cranberry; and hot chocolate.
Future Doughnuts, 26 Oxford Street, BS2 0QT
4. Flour House
New to the city this year, toastie makers and hosts of doggie brunches Flour House is making some absolutely delicious festive toasties. The café has blessed us with some dreamy toastie fillings and has now introduced their ‘Chick the halls with…’ toastie filled with lemon and thyme roasted chicken, stuffing, chestnuts, cranberry, rocket and mayo. Better still their plant-based option is jam-packed with a bubble and squeak patty, rocket, red sauerkraut, mayo and finished off cranberry sauce in a vegan brioche bun, making for the perfect lunch treat if you’re in town.
Flour House, 10 Park Row, BS1 5LJ
Bringing some awesome flavours to Bristol this Christmas, Burger Theory has created two specials that’ll most certainly leave you satisfied. The burger restaurant has introduced a festive veggie option known as the ‘Chick’n dinner burger’, which consists of mock chicken, brie, cranberry BBQ sauce and facon bits. And say hello to the ‘Christmas Quacker’ burger with this festive food special filled with a potato rosti, raclette cheese, confit duck, gravy mayo and cranberry glaze; as well as ‘The Cheese Board’ burger consisting of beef patty, grilled jalapeños, cheddar, brie, stilton and chilli jam.
Burger Theory, 37-38 St Stephen’s Street, BS1 1JX
Pigsty has created genius new dishes, combining our biggest seasonal faves in one special menu. One dish on their Christmas menu that we particularly have our eyes on this year is their whole baked Camembert. The sharing dish (although we doubt we’ll be sharing) consists of Camembert with Jolly Hog Pigs in Blankets in a honey mustard glaze and truffle toasted sourdough. All that dreaming about those little porky delights dipped in that gooey cheese goodness, means we Camembert it anymore!
Pigsty, Cargo 1, Units 1 & 2, Wapping Wharf, Gaol Ferry Steps, BS1 6WE
The purveyors of possibly one of the best sandwiches in Bristol, if not the country, has announced a festive special that’s sure to leave you drooling and running to your local branch for lunch. For their annual Christmas sandwich 2021, Sandwich Sandwich, which has five Bristol branches, wanted to go bigger and better than ever before, so it has created alongside The Jolly Hog what they believe is ‘the world’s biggest (and best) Christmas sandwich’. Inside this whopping sando is sliced roast turkey, cranberry sauce, sage and crispy onion mayonnaise plus The Jolly Hog’s black treacle bacon and sausage stuffing, then accompanied by a pot of gravy recreating a Christmas dinner between two soft slices of bread.
Sandwich Sandwich, 48 Baldwin Street, BS1 1QQ
100 Queens Road, Clifton, BS8 1QE
1 Temple Way, BS2 0BY
19 Cotham Road South, BS6 5TZ
12 Park Row, BS1 5LJ