Called Breaking Bread, the pop up restaurant space has been created to give a boost to the city’s hospitality sector and will be in the form of a socially distanced tipi village that will be located at the bottom of Clifton Downs.
It will feature two dining spaces with food being served from Eggleton’s The Pony & Trap as well as Pasta Loco & Pasta Ripiena as well as a beer garden run by popular city eating and drinking spots The Love Inn and Pipe and Slippers called The Pipe and Lovers.
Dishes on the menu include deep fried pig’s head, fermented and pickled garden vegetables; smoked poached cod, salt and vinegar potato crumb, warm tartare sauce and pea and lovage; and smoked bacon and honey muffin with hazelnut and honey pressed Baron Bigod from The Pony & Trap and slow-cooked lamb breast, braised white beans and salsa verde; fettucini in Cornish crab bisque with Fowey mussels, wild rocket and pangrattato; and chocolate delice, salt caramel and chocolate crumb from Pasta Loco & Pasta Ripiena.
“This has been a challenging few months for the hospitality industry," says Eggleton.
"It isn't just the bricks and mortar restaurants that have been affected; it's chefs, kitchen staff, front of house and all the local producers that create amazing ingredients for us. The whole structure of the hospitality industry is at risk, one that locally is of real importance.
“Breaking Bread will have a strong element of social enterprise running through it. Of course, we want to get people sitting down, eating and drinking in a safe space but we want to boost the industry, get supply chains moving and get people back into work.”
Bookings open today (24 July) with the venue to due open a week later on Friday 31 July.
“The ethos of this collaborative project is very much about supporting the previously-thriving hospitality industry in Bristol and helping it to try and get back on its feet in the face of this crisis,” says the organiser.
A proportion of the profits from Breaking Bread will be split among operators and site costs, with a further proportion going into funding for initiatives around Bristol to help support local community projects and the local hospitality sector.