Unpopular opinion: turkey is overrated. If you share this opinion or just fancy a festive treat, here’s a variety of festive eats to try this Bristmas.
This article is a working progress, and I have no doubt it will continue to grow and expand as I find out about more delicious foodie treats, so keep checking back!
Don’t forget to check out Where to Find Bristol’s Festive Outdoor Cinemas, get your shopping fix with the Guide to Christmas Markets in Bristol and the get the festive lowdown with the Ultimate Guide to Christmas in Bristol.
Yorkshire Pudding Wrap
How do you take your festive roast dinner? Me? I take mine wrapped in a Yorkshire pudding. All jokes aside, this is as delicious as it looks. With a choice of chicken, beef or pork the wrap comes complete with veg and roast potatoes. While a wrap will set you back £7, I’d say it was worth the Christmas mark up to try it just once (but you’ll probably be back again)
Festive Gelato at Swoon
Ever tried a panettone filled with gelato and drenched in cream? How about Tronchetti – the gelato yule log? These indulgent treats are available alongside the festive gelato flavours Mince Pie, Pannetone and Clementine Sorbetto!
The Snowman Afternoon Tea at Cafe Rouge
The Mall, Cribbs Causeway
One winter’s night, a snowman comes to life and a magical adventure begins… The Snowman has stood the test of time as an iconic Christmas classic in British households, and Cafe Rouge have exclusively collaborated with the festive character to bring an inspired afternoon tea to the UK.
Inspired by the cult classic, indulge in sweet treats including S’mores marshmallow chocolate cheesecake, scones sprinkled with a touch of wintry magic, and a festive feast of croquet’s and pigs in blankets. Available until 5th January 2020, it’s priced at £29.95 for two people to share including hot drinks.
Festive Sour-dough-nuts at Pinkmans Bakery
My Nan used to sneak me a glass of Sherry when I was younger to warm the cockles of a winters eve, so Pinkmans Bakery have hit me right in the festive feels with their ‘Sherry Trifle’ and ‘Ferrero Roche’ flavoured sour-dough-nuts! They are made fresh every day, and available over the counter every day until 3pm on Christmas Eve.
Festive Gelato at Cowbee
Quite literally named after the cows who produce the milk, and bees that produce the honey, cowbee is Park Street’s newest cafe serving up all manner of delicious ice creams, desserts and cakes. Frangipane, sugar plum fairy, spiced clementine, quince and cream, Turkish delight and lotus biscoff are just half of the twelve festive flavours on offer this Christmas – why not opt for a charcoal cone?
Mrs Potts Chocolate House
Come with me, and you’ll be, in a world of pure imagination! The Willy Wonka of Bristol has a festive menu to tantalise any tastebud. Feast your eyes on Christmas Chocolate Guinness cupcakes, spiced roasted white hot chocolate topped with gingerbread mean and Peppermint hot chocolate garnished with candy canes.
Festive Classic at Le Boeuf & Lobster
Ever imagined what a Christmas dinner would be like as a burger? Well, Le Boeuf & Lobster’s festive classic is Christmas lunch reimagined. Made with Ruby & White beef patty, applewood smoked cheese, cranberry jam, mushroom stuffing, chestnut mayo, shredded lettuce and skewered with a pig in a blanket.
Burgers not your thing? Then don’t miss the Pigs in Blanket Mac & Cheese.
Mulled Gin at The Snow House Bar
If those super cosy snow domes weren’t enough to entice you away from the crowds, the toffee mulled wine and charcuterie platters might just be! Replenish your shopping stamina with a charcuterie board or raclette. Why settle for a mulled wine, when you can warm up with a mulled apple cider, mulled toffee apple cider, mulled gin, hot apple pie or classic hot chocolate (and maybe a touch of baileys).
Festive Pies at Pieminister
Let the feastivities begin! Bristol-based family business Pieminister has given their award-winning British pies a festive makeover! Tuck into a three-courses feast with all the trimmings for just £18.50! The three-course feast (not pictured) includes your choice of starter, festive pie on mash & topped with a Yorkshire pudding, carrot & swede mash, baby roasties, pigs in blanket, crackling, cranberry sauce & a load of gravy! And, with every meal in December you’ll receive seeds to grow your very own Christmas tree! You can also take home a slice of the action, as all six festive pies are available to enjoy at home.
Found something you think should be added? Then please get in touch.