Bristol’s Gloucester Road is home to a food and drink scene that’s uniquely vibrant, culturally diverse and almost exclusively independent. Drawing together food, drink, music and art, the award-winning Gallimaufry – or The Galli as regulars know it – is a steadfast part of that scene. Food at The Galli is nothing short of exemplary. Care is taken to use goods that are locally and ethically sourced, with focus kept on the provenance of the produce that arrives in the kitchen. The menu consists of bar snacks and simply composed main dishes bursting with flavour, ranging in price from £5 to £15. Menus change regularly, but a typical offering might include Tuscan-style chickpeas with caulifl ower, harissa and onion seed bread; freshly landed Lyme Bay scallops with bacon, samphire and sorrel; or succulent chicken, rabbit and sweetcorn with rich black pudding tortellini. Order a few to share and supplement with a side or two, such as crunchy fennel-salted chips, fresh greens and bacon, or salt cod croquettes.
Cask ales and bottled ciders populate the bar. The house cocktail menu also sees regular revisions. Whenever you visit you can bank on an evening of easy-going vibes, outstanding food and drink and, more than likely, a bit of stellar entertainment – what’s not to love?