St Nicholas Market
The Glass Arcade
Pieminister has made more than just a name for itself in Bristol – it’s become an institution. They serve the heartiest pies in crumbly, golden pastry, boasting fillings like free-range chicken with ham, leek and thyme, and beef steak and Irish stout. Hot meal prices range from £4.50 to £8.50 with your choice of mash, peas and heavenly gravy – and the works. www.pieminister.co.uk
The Kofta Bar – The Glass Arcade
Run by The Real Olive Co., The Kofta Bar focuses on healthy meals and Mediterranean cuisine. Choose from a range of fresh salads and soups – with flavours like sweet potato and coconut milk soup – as well as wraps. The wraps are fresh and satisfying whether you opt for the meat or veggie fillings. Don’t miss out on the Spanish tortilla special, either – there’s a reason it’s so popular.
Portuguese Taste – The Glass Arcade
If you’re not familiar with Portuguese cuisine, you are missing out – peri peri chicken, red beans with pork, meatballs, turkey with cream, mushrooms and rice, and chicken escalope – all dishes served straight from the lovely Paula’s kitchen. Oh, and the pastel de nata – Portuguese custard pastries – are out of this world.
07887 934 327
Moorish Café – The Glass Arcade
A visit to Moorish Café grants an insight into the sights and smells of North Africa. Beautiful mosaic tabletops and colourful cushions set the scene as your meal is prepared – just try to resist the tantalisingly aromatic cuisine. Dishes like Moroccan lamb tagine and fish specials are available to eat in or take away, at an average cost of £6.50. Sip a refreshing Moroccan mint tea and be transported instantly to warmer, more exotic climes.
07403 358 046
Eat a Pitta – The Glass Arcade
For a fresh and healthy lunch option with heaps of flavour, it has to be Eat a Pitta. The stall sells superb vegetarian and vegan food, specialising in some of the tastiest falafels around. They’ll cook it up in front of you then offer a dazzling array of fresh salad to accompany it. Add in homemade brown bread, a generous helping of hummus and one of five sauces, and you’ve got yourself a perfect lunch. Salad boxes are also available, and the stall also has a Broadmead site.
Grill Stock – The Glass Arcade
The Grillstock pit crew at St Nicks serve up mouth-watering, low-and-slow American-style barbecue that’s carefully smoked overnight in an on-site smoker. Look forward to classic 18-hour-smoked pulled pork rolls Monday to Saturday along with daily specials served from 11am. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, homemade mac ‘n’ cheese is available, and on Wednesdays and Fridays you can expect beef brisket rolls. On Saturdays, also look out for smoked lamb and pig cheek rolls.
Aah Toots – The Glass Arcade
A cakery and biscuitier, this charming stall showcases the very best of baked goods, including treats like sausage rolls, orange and Earl Grey cake and banana and salted caramel brownies. Vegans are well-catered for and there are plenty of gluten-free options. Stop to pick up a cup of Clifton Coffee, a bacon butty or a vegan sausage sandwich on Hobbs House bread. Daily lunch options include soup or quiche with salad.
Big Juice – The Glass Arcade
If you’re looking to go on a health-kick, Big Juice should be your starting point. Its countless juices and smoothies have been tried and tested to ensure various health benefits, whether you’re looking to aid digestion or want vitamin revitalisation. They’re delicious as well as being packed full of nutrients and the team has now introduced a range of juice plans for cleanses and detoxes. Keep an eye on the menu at www.bigjuiceltd.com
0117 9244 841
Sausage Station – The Glass Arcade
For years now The Bristol Sausage Shop has been the place to go in Bristol for top-quality sausages, whether you’re looking for Gloucestershire Old Spot or something more unusual like smoky maple syrup sausages. Take a selection of their best home for mid-week dinners or treat yourself to a piping-hot serving of bangers and mash for lunch, served from noon until 2pm. You can also pick up lovely local Somerset marmalades.
Pure Pasta, Soup & Sandwich – The Glass Arcade
Pure Pasta is the perfect spot for lunch if you want something hearty, fresh and full of flavour. Authentic Italian dishes like pasta served with chunky beef sauce are perfect winter warmers, while in summer you can enjoy an extended menu that includes fresh salads and traditional arancini. Meals cost around £4, which is excellent value for such delicious Italian food.
Matina – The Glass Arcade
Just walking past Matina is enough to make stomachs rumble. Quality ingredients are used to make an array of tasty lunch options including fresh feta salads and delicious wraps. Choose from _ llings like chicken, lamb and halloumi and add fresh vegetables, salad and hummus, tzatziki or sweet chilli sauce for a nutritious, reasonably priced and satisfying meal.
Caribbean Wrap – The Glass Arcade
For a taste of the Caribbean without leaving lovely Bristol, Caribbean Wrap can’t be missed. It’s well known for perfect jerk chicken, rice and peas, but also offers brilliant curries and salads. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re a meat-eater or a vegetarian, whether you like spice or prefer to walk on the mild side. Prices start at £4.45 and there’s plenty of seating – what are you waiting for?
Royce Rolls – South Arcade
Royce Rolls has been serving vegetarian and vegan food at reasonable prices since 1979. Hobbs House artisan breads, fillings like Somerset Brie and grape, and local and organic ingredients feature heavily on the menu – don’t miss the red kale, spinach and chickpea soup. Jacket potatoes and veggie sausage rolls make for heartier fare, while a ginger and chocolate flapjack is an ideal afternoon treat.
Spice Up Your Life – South Arcade
The team behind Spice Up Your Life makes everything on the premises, so it’s as authentically Indian as possible. You’ll be spoilt for choice by the broad selection of daily changing curries, and up to 70% of the food served is suitable for vegetarians. The bhuna is always popular, so make sure you don’t miss out.
Zak’s Café – Covered Market
Zak’s Café has been part of St Nicholas Market for over 25 years, serving up some of the cheapest and tastiest breakfasts in Bristol, as well as a whole host of hot lunches. Regular customers line up for £3.50 full English breakfasts, sandwiches from £1.80 and jacket potatoes piled high with hearty fillings, all prepared in the open kitchen of this family-run business.
Mag’s Café – Exchange Hall
Mag’s Café has everything you might want from a traditional market café: indoor seating, top-notch food and a bustling market atmosphere. It offers a range of full meals and snacks at remarkably reasonable prices, serving everything from bacon butties and all-day breakfasts to homemade pies. Sit back and enjoy a homemade chicken and leek pie, or perhaps a slice of cake and a cuppa.
Source Food Hall and Café – Exchange Avenue
Source is a café, bar, butchers, fishmongers, grocers and deli all rolled into one. The fish and meat counters are piled high with first-class, seasonal, free-range and rare-breed British produce, which is also used to create all of their fabulous café cuisine. For the ingredients for a dinner party or lunch and a craft beer, make Source your first port of call. Source takes bookings for private events in the evening, complete with a bespoke menu – perfect for anything from an intimate family gathering and wedding, to wine and beer tasting evenings.
Exchange Café – Corn Street
Enjoy the view of Bristol’s old city with a coffee and toasted sandwich from Exchange Café. Soak up the atmosphere of the market amidst the historic buildings of Corn Street with reasonably priced fare and friendly service.
Bristol Farmers’ Market
Wednesdays see Corn Street taken over by this award-winning weekly food market. Head down between 9.30am and 2.30pm for the opportunity to buy quality local produce direct from the producers.
Wednesday and Friday Street Food Markets
Wine Street’s Wednesday and Friday Food Markets are a real hot-spot for local foodies and tourists. Stalls line up selling some of the best local produce and street food available in the city. They run from 10am-4pm and are ideal for picking up lunch on the go and sampling what the Bristol food scene has to offer.