When we think of Totterdown we think mostly of hills and high places. Famous for its multicoloured houses that frame the skyline south of the river, Totterdown is a bit of a hidden gem when if comes to eating and drinking. Voted the 5th most “hip” place to live in the UK, home of The Totterdown Art trail and the steepest residential hill in England (looking at you Vale Rd) the area is very popular with young professionals with great glutes.
Totterdown is well worth the hike if you enjoy good food. Some standout places to visit are Thali for an Indian street food hit, A Cappella for some of the best pizza you’ve had (named by the Guardian as Bristol best budget Italian and by Tripadvisor as the UK's best independent pizzeria), Assilah Bistro serving some incredible Moroccan fayre and Boca bar, the beating heart of a hub of business and residential area Paintworks.
You can also find the flagship Thali Cafe here. A Bristol legend that’s serving up some excellent Indian street food-inspired Thali.
Totterdown Canteen has a reputation for being a relaxing, family friendly spot to grab a bite to eat and even get breakfast delivered to you when perhaps you aren't feeling so fresh.
For something a bit more greasy spoon you can try Belles cafe, selling proper cafe grub in the Broad Walk shopping area at the top of Wells Road. Another cafe that is absolutely worth a visit is Kate’s Kitchen at the Arnos Vale Cemetery. Pair up some beautiful food and hot drinks from the talented staff with a peaceful walk around one Bristol's most amazing places.
There are a great many places to enjoy a drink in Totterdown, ranging from your more \“traditional\” pubs such as The Totterdown. Thunderbolt, and The Shakespere The latter having a cracking selection of bar snacks as well as a really nice outdoor section for the summertime.
For the craft beer lovers, we suggest popping into Boca Bar, Southside Bar and Kitchen or even Baco Lounge for a great selection of local beers, ciders, gin and wine.