Skating in Bedminster!

DEAN LANE SKATE PARK

Bemmy has long been the go to place for skaters in Bristol. The Deaner is one of the UK's original skateparks from way back when skating first hit these shores in the 70'sThis Bemmy landmark is made up of hipped flat banks with ramps, curved banks, bowled corners and a large pump bump. There's also a mini ramp with a bowled edge and open side. On a summer afternoon pop past and catch some graff artists at work as well as skaters pulling some rad moves. 

VICTORIA PARK

Skate with a view of Bristol at Victoria Park - show off your moves to passing commuters as the train line goes right past!

 

Best Sunday lunches in Bedminster

An often asked question so we thought we'd answer this in style...you just need to choose from this delicious selection!

The Steam Crane, Cannon Street/North Street

One of the best known and best loved craft beer bars in Bristol, The Steam Crane has been with us since 2014. They have an incredible range of beers, an amazing kitchen and pretty unique history involving courthouses, hangings and even tigers. Sunday lunch is delivered on a huge white plate with lashings of gravy. A tough one to beat. 

The Old Bookshop, North Street

The Old Bookshop is a sumptuous port-of-call for the discerning ladies and gentlemen of Bristol. Enjoy fine food and drink, an intimate musical experience and the artistic talents of our local community. All wrapped up in rooms full of antiques and curiosities. This is Sunday Lunch in a bustling and informal atmosphere delivered by the coolest bar staff in Bristol. 

The Spotted Cow, North Street

A vintage Sunday Lunch favourite in the area The Spotted Cow has been serving up stunning roasts for over a decade under its current management. Unbeatable roast chicken and seasonal veg, washed down with a mean bloody mary!

The Ashville, Leigh Street

Perfect if you like a late roast, The Ashville serves up Sunday Lunch from 12 to 7pm, with the meat options being topside of local beef, red wine braised leg of lamb, 12-hour slow-cooked pulled shoulder of pork, or nut roast. All are served with roast potatoes, a Yorkshire pudding, seasonal vegetables and gravy. 

The Malago, North Street

A unique, friendly and welcoming neighborhood bar and restaurant with a focus on fresh, locally sourced and quality food. The Malago is run by brother and sister duo John and Helly and as you’d expect their spectacular roasts come with all the trimmings and be sure to ask about their weekly guest meat!

Vegan friendly food

Vegan Food is easy to find in bs3, a place where healthy eating has flourished in recent years. 

VX BRISTOL, EAST STREET

When this shrine to vegan food opened on East Street it raised a few eyebrows but now feels part of this traditional shopping street. An exciting new development for the area and a place where you don't have to ask if they have anything vegan on the menu because everything they sell is vegan-friendly. It's slogan is 'Vegan Junk Food' but there's nothing junky about the quality.


MRS BROWN'S CAFE, VICTORIA PARK

Tucked away in the corner of the lovely Victoria Park is this little cabin serving all sorts of treats to dog walkers, families using the nearby play park and locals wanting a hot brew with a view. They know their customer base very well so always have plenty of vegan/vegetarian options.


SOUTHVILLE DELI, NORTH STREET

BS3's healthy hub is a must for anyone looking to eat well without compromising on taste. Wheat free, dairy free, gluten free and vegan-friendly food can be bought and eaten on their outside tables. A bit of cafe culture in the heart of Bristol.

 


PERFECT PIZZAS

DELICIOUS DOUGH, TASTY TOPPINGS AND ALL THE SIDES YOU COULD WISH FOR. TIME TO GET YOURSELF A SLICE OF THE ACTION

PIZZA WORKSHOP

Popular for eating in or takeaway, the Italian management here pride themselves on crafting some of the best bases around to layer with their stunning toppings. A place for people who want their pizza thin, crunchy and tasty.

HEN AND CHICKEN

Famous for its comedy nights but they also serve decent pizza too, with a whole menu dedicated to these circles of loveliness. Check out their midweek deals when you can get two pizzas for a generous discount. 

Best for brunch

THE WEEKEND'S BEST MEAL; hearty, tasty and the best thing is someone else makes it. 

ZAZU'S KITCHEN

Not everyone wants a big fry-up for their brunch (although there's nothing wrong with that) and the best thing about the Zazu's Kitchen menu is the choice. Waffles, granola and pancakes are all on sale and if you struggle to obey the alarm clock then don't worry - brunch is served here until 3pm.

THE LOUNGE

The old ones are the best, or so the saying goes, and The Lounge has been serving restorative brunches for many years now. Plenty of options on the menu here, including some smaller bites if you don't feel like eating Olympic athlete-style portions. Served long into the afternoon.

MARK'S BREAD CAFE

Seats are often at a premium here, and with good reason. The smell of great coffee mingles with the scent of freshly-made pastries and bread to send your taste buds into a frenzy. Plenty of people walk in just intending to pick up a loaf of bread but end up staying.

Where to go for a Cup of Joe

There’s no denying that Bristol loves coffee and here in Bemmy you can get some of the best brews around.


TinCan Coffee

Relatively recent addition to North Street but caffeine fans already wonder what they did before it came along. They do a decent trade in cakes, dessert pots and savoury snacks but the coffee is the king here, served by people who know what they are doing.

Coffee #1

Like Dr Who's TARDIS, this venue looks compact from the street but opens out into a very generous space once you walk in the door. Established Bristol chain whose founders are, by their own admission, a bit geeky about beans and brewing, which adds up to some quality drinks for the rest of us.

Hennesey’s

Close to the North Street/Dean Lane roundabout you'll find the delights of Hennesy's, where the friendly staff know many of their customers by name and also know plenty about coffee. There are some lovely nooks and crannies towards the back where you can find peace and quiet. Their cakes deserve a mention too.