Healthy fast food chain Friska sold

Healthy fast food chain Friska sold

By Joe Lutrario

The majority of Bristol-founded healthy fast food chain Friska has been sold by administrations Mazars LLP to a third party, with founders Ed Brown and Griff Holland taking two of the groups sites to operate under a different brand.

Root bristol restaurant cookbook review

Book review: Root

By Joe Lutrario

Bristol-based chef Rob Howell’s debut book is a masterclass in extracting maximum flavour from vegetables.

Flight Club heads to Bristol

Flight Club heads to Bristol

By James McAllister

Social darts chain Flight Club is set to open its first site in Bristol later this year.

Woky Ko chef Larkin Cen returns to Wales Bristol

Woky Ko chef Larkin Cen returns to Wales

By Joe Lutrario

Bristol-based restaurateur Larkin Cen is bringing his Woky Ko delivery service to Newport after securing a site within an industrial unit in the Welsh town.

Vegan pizza restaurant Purezza set for double opening in Bristol and Hove in August

Purezza set for double opening in August

By James McAllister

Vegan pizza brand Purezza is to double the size of its estate in August, after announcing the opening of its first Bristol restaurant.

Marmo new Bristol Italian restaurant Cosmo Lily Sterck

Latest opening: Marmo

By Joe Lutrario

Cosmo and Lily Sterck have swapped London for Bristol, turning the former Bar Buvette into a relaxed yet sophisticated restaurant that blends Italian and modern British influences.

D&D London to open restaurant in Bristol

D&D London to open in Bristol

By James McAllister

D&D London is heading to Bristol with the opening of a restaurant and events venue within the Quakers Friars piazza at Cabot Circus shopping centre early next year.

Bocabar to open third restaurant

Bocabar to open third site

By James McAllister

Bristol-based group Bocabar is to open its third restaurant later this year, at Bristol's Finzels Reach development.

Masa + Mezcal restaurant opening in Bristol

Masa + Mezcal opens on MEATliquor Bristol site

By James McAllister

Season & Taste has opened a new restaurant in Stokes Croft, Bristol, on the site formally occupied by MEATliquor, which was forced to close in 2017 following a series of “unspecified incidents”.

Wallfish & Wellbourne Bistro to close

Wallfish & Wellbourne Bistro closes

By Joe Lutrario

Recently relaunched Bristol restaurant Wallfish & Wellbourne Bistro has closed after less than two month's trading.

Casa Brasil Portsmouth

Casa Brasil announces expansion plans

By Sophie Witts

Brazilian all-you-can-eat restaurant Casa Brasil has launched its first site in Brighton and revealed plans to open a fifth venue later this year.

Kate Hawkings on creating wine lists and new restaurant Bellita


Kate Hawkings on creating wine lists and new restaurant Bellita

By Joe Lutrario

Involved with Bristol’s now buzzing restaurant scene for decades, restaurateur and oenophile Kate Hawkings also chairs the Guild of Food Writers. Last month she opened Bellita, a wine-focused follow up to Bell’s Diner.


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