Just around the corner from Bristol Temple Meads, you’ll ﬁnd an idyllic café and restaurant in a Mongolian yurt, known simply as Yurt Lush. The yurt itself is a lovely suntrap with rustic picnic benches and additional outside seating, making it the perfect place to enjoy a Gin Garden cocktail. There’s a strict ﬁeld to fork ethos here, ensuring that all produce is locally sourced. In 2015, the Eat Drink Bristol Fashion team set up the Field to Fork Foundation to promote sustainability within the restaurant and catering trade. Yurt Lush’s menu is reﬂective of this, having been carefully designed by head chef Oscar Davis, alongside Yurt Lush’s co-founder and The Pony & Trap’s chef-patron Josh Eggleton.
As well as providing delicious daily breakfasts and lunches, Yurt Lush hosts the Yurt Bistro every evening from Wednesday to Friday. The sustainable bistro menu is aimed at reducing food waste and using less fashionable cuts to provide a great-value dining experience. At the Bristol Good Food Awards they were named the purveyors of Bristol’s best Sunday lunch, so we couldn’t wait to sample the perfectly cooked pork belly with crackling and mouth-watering topside of beef. Both meals were beautifully presented and served with all the trimmings, including Yorkshire puds and plenty of gravy. The charming venue is also available for private hire and is ideal for catered parties and special occasions.