The centre of Bristol is constantly evolving; new buildings are thrown up alongside old. The floating harbour has new restaurants and bars alongside 175 year old ships - we even have a few boats that have been converted into bars to make sure you’re ship shape and Bristol fashion.

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City centre Restaurants

The city centre is jam packed with restaurants offering a dizzying array of cuisines to choose from, with older eateries such as Kathmandu, Renato’s and The Glass Boat offering quality food for more than 20 years.

Newer additions such as Bar Buvette and Michelin-starred Casamia add a freshness and diversity to an already bustling food scene.

At the beating heart is St Nicholas market. A covered Georgian-era market rammed full of street food stalls. A must-visit for tourists and locals alike.

Cafes in City centre

Bristol’s city centre has some beautiful cafes to get your coffee and cake in which include The Crazy Fox in Broadmead, Ironworks in Old City, and White’s Botanicals outside St Nicholas Market.

These cafes all offer beautiful coffee, a relaxed atmosphere and a range of made to order food to satisfy any appetite. Of course we couldn’t leave out Cafe Matariki, a Wriggle favourite, attached to a yoga studio but in no way too healthy - they do a cracking toastie.

City centre Pubs & Bars

This is where you’ll likely find the Wriggle office at the weekend (in various states of inebriation). Bristol’s city centre pubs and bars are superbly diverse to suit any taste or whim.

Head to speakeasy bars such as Milk Thistle and The Clockwork Rose for a cheeky cocktail, or venture down to King Street for an exceptionally short (but big) pub-crawl along a cobbled street packed with pubs serving Bristol-brewed beers.

Hidden down the beautiful Broad St is Belgian Beer Bar, Strawberry Thief, that stocks over 70 different Belgian and local beers. And whilst we could go on and on about the great pubs we have in the city centre, we feel a special mention needs to be made to The Apple. A cider boat on the floating harbour that’s lush in the summer.

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