Bristol is blessed with some pretty lovely wine bars, not least of all is Picole – which was opened by the team behind Tare only 10 months ago. Offering natural, low-intervention wines and a selection of small plates, it won our hearts instantly. So it’s sad to say the wine bar is no longer around. But it is not completely bad news as Picole becomes Tare Bistro this Wednesday (October 11).
The wine bar is simply having a glow-up, making way for the team’s new concept. You’ll find many of the same lovely wines you did before. Just expected a much-expanded menu, featuring a “blend of newly developed dishes and classic favourites.” You can still enjoy a few glasses and some nibbles, but Tare Bistro can now cater for leisurely lunches and intimate dinners too.
Speaking on Instagram, Tare said: “We are excited to share with you that from Wednesday 11th October, we will enter a new chapter for our sister venue. Picole is transforming, making way for our new concept, Tare Bistro. We are so grateful for the support and love you have shared for Picole over the last 10 months and can’t wait to welcome you… Tare Bistro remains true to the quality and values that have defined Tare from the very beginning, whilst offering a dining experience at an accessible price point.”
Serving out small plates again, some of the dishes to expect include: Roast butternut squash tortellini, sage, almond cream; Cured pork neck ‘coppa’, celeriac remoulade; and Braised squid & chorizo stew, chickpea, parsley, potato. So there’s a clear European influence on the dishes, “taking inspiration from the best local producers and suppliers, paired with an extensive selection of carefully chosen wines.”
Open every Wednesday to Saturday, Tare Bistro separates itself from the original Tare with its more casual dining style – compared to Tare’s set six-course fine dining menu. The 20-cover restaurant launched in 2017 with Picole opened to express Tare’s growing passion for wine. Tare Bistro once again sees the group exploring new ways to express itself. To learn more about Tare Bistro head here.