Valentine's Day in Bedminster


With Valentine’s Day around the corner (one week away to be exact), chances are there’s a lot of people out there looking for ideas to celebrate the love in their life, be it with a significant other, a group of best friends or maybe even a first date on the big day.

Whatever the love you’re celebrating, we’ve put together some of our very favourite ideas for Valentine’s Day. Grab your favourite person, or people, and enjoy the romantic side of BS3!

For the Gift Givers

Ivory Flowers 228 North Street

There’s no other place that will bring such a unique, personal touch to your Valentine’s flower arrangements as Ivory Flowers. Pick up one of their pre-arranged pieces or work with their experts to design your own; either way these flowers will wow everyone who sees them!

Mon Pote 117 North Street

With a wide variety of lifestyle and beauty gifts including home decor, travel books and beautiful plants, Mon Pote will set you up with a gift that’s bound to please.

The Aquatic Store 28 North Street

Maybe a gift that has a little more life to it than a plant or flowers would be best for your sweetheart. Visit the Aquatic Store on North Street and take away a beautiful new fish friend.  

Date Destinations

Souk Kitchen 277 North Street

One of two locations in Bristol, Souk Kitchen just opposite the Tobacco Factory brings the tastes of the Mediterranean and North Africa to your plate. A cosy and intimate spot will surely create a beautiful evening for you and your love.

The Malago 220 North Street

With local and seasonal ingredients and an amazing wine, beer and spirits list, The Malago will give you a warm, candle-lit table for two (or more!). A menu that features an amazing vegan tapas list, every body’s tastes are sure to be exceeded.

Vx 125 East Street

For the vegans in the crowd, Vx is your go to for amazing comfort food including their famous mac and ‘cheese’. 

SweatBox Gym 2a Princess Street

If a sweat date is more your speed, we recommend taking a class together at SweatBox on Princess Street.  With HIIT , strength and conditioning or weight training you’re sure to push your limits while working up a sweat with your partner!

Everything under one roof


Lion Stores, North Street

Ah Lion Stores… what would you do with out you. Known round these parts as Bedminster’s 4th Emergency Service if ever you’re in a bind and need a coping saw, slug repellent, a toastie machine, a sewing kit and an old Nokia 32210 charger, then Lion Stores is the place for you

Wilko, East Street

Your friendly local Wilko always has everything you need. This family run business - yes Wilko is a family owned company - is a one stop shop for everything you need around the home. From cushions and duvets, to tools, toiletries and electronics, Wilko has the lot!

The Weekly Shop

Whether it’s fresh fruit and veg, meat and fish or your everyday household amenities, you can get your weekly shop right here in BS3.

East Street Fruit Market, East Street

South of the river, Darren of East Street Fruit and Veg is something of a legend. Not only does he sell a vast array of fresh fruit and veg, as well as milk, eggs and more he always does so with a signature song. His little ditty about cherries is a particular favourite of ours.

Ashton Fruit Shop, North Street

Another amazing independent greengrocer here in BS3, folk travel from far and wide to get their hands on the wares from Ashton Fruit & Veg. With a great range of produce from the everyday to the exotic, you’ll always come away with something special.

Hugos, North Street

Alongside the beautiful fresh organic and non-organic produce, Hugo’s also sells fresh pasta made just 200 metres down the road on West Street, they also offer semolina varieties if you’re such inclined.

Rare, North Street

Rare Butchers of Southville are an award winning local butchers; specialising in free-range meats, carefully sourced, hung and butchered using traditional methods.

Kelvin’s Butchers, East Street

Kevlin’s Butchers has been part of East Street since the 30’s and remains a true family establishment to this day.

Stan Butt Butchers, East Street

Slap bang in the middle of east street is another Bemmy institution, Stan Butts. This local butchers has everything you’ll need from mince to steaks, faggots and even a nice juicy bone for the dog.

Bristol Fish, North Street

It doesn’t get better then fresh fish straight from the South Coast, and Bristol Fish on North Street has plenty of that; stocking the best local fish and shellfish and some not so local tuna, salmon and prawns.

Zero Green, North Street

Dried goods, spices, tea, coffee, pasta… you name it Zero Green sells it. Bring your own bags, jars and storage vessels as you won’t find a jot of single use plastics anywhere in this shop.

Dining Out in BS3

Looking for a dinner reservation? Look no further

North Street Standard, North Street

North St Standard is an independent bar and kitchen on North St. It is the sister bar of The Urban Standard on Gloucester Rd. Menus vary from delicious burgers and wraps, to steaks, small plates and sharing platters.

The Old Bookshop, North Street

The Old Bookshop is a sumptuous port-of-call for the discerning ladies and gentlemen of Bristol. Enjoy an ever changing menu in an intimate environment wrapped up in rooms full of antiques and curiosities.

The Lounge, North Street

Serving tasty dishes from breakfast, lunch and dinner The Lounge is something of a Bristol institution. It first opened its doors in August 2002 and since then has become one of the mot popular cafe/restaurants in the entire city.

The Spotted Cow, North Street

With a strong emphasis on British cuisine The Spotted Cow’s menu changes on a daily basis, reflecting the seasonal ingredients available to the chefs. They recently built their own roof garden, so much of the produce that ends up on your plate has travelled just a few steps into the kitchen.

The Robert Fitzharding, Cannon Street

Named after the lord of the manor in Norman times, Robert Fitzharding was the king’s official representative in Bristol and founded the Abbey of St Augustine in c1140, now the Chapter House of Bristol Cathedral.

Hen & Chicken, North Street

This lively pub in the heart of South Bristol has some of the best grub around. Their superb pizza menu combined with a Stateside grill menu of burgers, dogs, waffles and boozy shakes, means you’ll be spoiled for choice come dinner time.




The Fiddlers

The Fiddlers began life in 1740 as a Jail and nearly 300 years later it’s one of the city’s best live music venues. The Fiddlers is the place to catch both legendary acts, as well as the hottest up-and-coming talent. The likes of Robert Plant, Geeder, The Fall, Horace Andy and George Ezra have all graced this hallowed stage.

Cracking Cafes

Whether you’re looking for afternoon tea, a quick bite or just a good old fashioned bacon roll then look no further!

Margot May, North Street

The place to be for afternoon tea! Margot May is an independent tea room serving tea, cakes, cream teas and plenty of it. Their extensive tea and coffee selection will leave you feeling spoiled choice, you’ll just have to come back over and over again to try them all.

Refresh Bristol, East Street

This Bedminster-based Christian charity/cafe was set up to bring positive improvement to the lives of the marginalised and wider populations of Bedminster and South Bristol.  Providing work experience to the unemployed, assisting people in developing social and practical skills, providing free food for those who are homeless and in food poverty, the Refresh Cafe is one of the regions most vital.

Cafe Grounded, Bedminster Parade

Grounded is a small independent group of bars, with incredibly friendly staff many of whom are local residents. As well as serving up delicious food and drink Cafe Grounded also exhibits the work of local artists… community is at the heart of everything they do

Albatross Cafe, North Street

A local, independent cafe serving locally roasted speciality coffee alongside locally baked cakes and a small, seasonal menu with cocktails served until 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays.