A melting pot of cultures, Easton reaps the rewards of its diversity with some amazing hidden-gems and Wriggle office favourites. From long-standing stalwarts such as Sweet Mart on St Mark’s Road, to Scandinavian-newcomer Dela, Easton’s food scene is buzzing with excitement at the moment. It’s another part of the city which has also managed to largely avoid any high-street chains encroaching on the area which leaves lots of room for independent creativity to flourish.
Littered with large murals and the odd early-career Banksy, it’s a part of the city that’s unashamedly rough around the edges - and all the better for it.
Over the past couple of years, Easton’s restaurant scene has been growing in prominence with some notable big-name additions entering into the area.
Thali Cafe, a well-loved Bristol brand, opened up a branch in Easton a while back, serving Thali and Indian-style street food. Dela serve beautiful scandinavian sharing boards and also whip up a cracking brunch within their relaxed, exposed-brick venue.
Vegetarians and vegans are well catered for in ths area with a number of veggie-only restaurants, as well as most venues having a large list of veggie and vegan options. If you’re in more of a pizza mood, G Brothers on the High St is a fantastic little pizzeria using only fresh ingredients (their homemade hot sauce is incredible!).
Easton have plenty of community cafes that suit everyone. Este Kitchen serve great brunches with a Mediterranean twist (their baked eggs are the stuff of legend). For a locally-sourced lunch and fantastic cup of coffee you should pop along to No 12 Easton.
Part-cafe part-grocers, you are able to both eat in and take away and stock the larder for later. To support local fundraising efforts Cafe Connect is staffed by volunteers and contributes to local charities and community groups. They also offer work space upstairs for freelancers (or digital nomads).
Just around the corner from Dela, The Greenbank is a spacious pub that serves up a cracking selection craft beers, spirits, homemade food and pub snacks (the sausage rolls in particular are spot on with a pint).
A few minutes walk away from Stapleton Road station is The Sugarloaf - a self-confessed ‘traditional pub’ - who also offer up a pretty extensive range of gins, as well as a cosy outdoor space . If you want to get even closer to the strong brewing scene Bristol has been building up of late, you can pop into Dawkin’s Ales and find out more about the brewing process as well as try a range of their beers.