Big up Bristol in the Observer Food Monthly Awards!
Amongst the millions of things that make Bristol the best city in the UK (and probably the world, if we’re honest) is its amazing food and drink scene. Fine dining, incredible street food, secret cocktail bars – we’ve got the whole shebang and do you know what? We’re pretty bloody proud of it!
Which is exactly why we want to get behind our favourite Bristol culinary heroes and nominate them in this year’s Observer Food Monthly Awards!
Now in it’s 11th year, the Observer Food Monthly Awards are kind of a big deal in the foodie world, and we’d just love it if some of our fair city’s best bars, restaurants and bloggers made the shortlist. We already know that Bristol’s the best city to live in, but let’s put it on the map for being the best city to eat and drink in too!
Entries to the awards close this Friday 27th June, so there’s still time to get your vote in. Here’s who’s going to getting our votes for each category:
- Best Restaurant over £15 per head – The Ox. If you’ve been to The Ox we know you’ll agree with us on this one. Bristol’s best steak, without a shadow of a doubt, and done with the inimitable style we’ve all come to know and love from Nathan and Jason, the guys behind The Ox, Hyde & Co and The Milk Thistle.
- Best cheap eats (under £15) – It’s got to be Mathildas Chilli Bar! Tucked away in The Bear Pit this place is one of Bristol’s best hidden gems – amazing chilli, lovely atmosphere and all of less than a tenner each – winner.
- Best Sunday Lunch – Personally, it’s got to be The Ox again! I visited for Father’s Day, and I don’t think I’ve ever had roast beef and yorkshire puddings quite like it. The Rose of Denmark on Hotwells Road is also a hot contender for this one.
- Best ethical restaurant – Poco. Previous winners of the OFMAward in this category Poco have nailed amazing food, great service and a lovely atmosphere, all whilst serving organic, ethically sourced grub.
- Best place to drink – We know, we’re having a bit of a love in here, but it’s got to be The Milk Thistle. If you want perfectly executed cocktails and charming service in the most decadent, beautiful surroundings in Bristol then this is where you have to go.
- Best independent retailer – The Sweet Mart. One of Bristol’s hidden gems for sure, The Sweet Mart is a treasure trove of fabulous produce, exotic spices and as Frankie will testify, the best chickpea curry you’ll ever have.
So get your thinking caps on folks and do your bit to shine a spotlight on our flipping fabulous city and all of it’s fantastic culinary delights!
Vote via their site – www.theguardian.com/observer-food-monthly-awards