Bristol Cookhouse is owned and run by Sam, a woman with cooking in her genes. With a great-grandfather who worked as a master baker and confectioner in Bristol and parents who were creative, innovative cooks in their own home, it's unsurprising that Sam has built a life and career around delicious, excellent quality food.
After a period of time spent travelling the world, cooking in Ibiza, the Caribbean and on private yachts for celebrity clients, Sam realised that this jet-setting lifestyle was impacting upon her health and wellbeing. She undertook a Masters in Food Science and Nutrition, moved to London, and trained in 'nose-to-tail' style cooking, learning to make seasonal, nutritional and delicious meals.
After over 30 years in the industry, the Bristol Cookhouse represents a distillation of Sam's life and career in food. Her philosophy centres around real, home-cooked food that is properly satisfying and nourishing. Downstairs in the Bristol Cookhouse there's a small canteen area, whilst upstairs there's a lovely events space, which hosts a regular series of fantastic classes, events, talks and meet-ups.
In the canteen, during the daytime you should expect a stunning range of seasonal brunches that changes every few months according to what's fresh and at its best. In the evenings, though, a fantastic evolution happens in Bristol Cookhouse, as the space plays host to a diverse range of events that ranges from murder mystery nights to themed pop-up supper clubs, guest chef focus sessions and everything else in between.
Lovely friendly staff. Food was great and looked vibrant. Once the garden is finished will be a lovely spot for brunch or a coffee
Very tasty food, nice decor, friendly and helpful staff.
Food was nice but was really spicy and was not expecting it to be, there was no indication to say it was going to be covered in chili. The staff were friendly and was a nice little cafe.
Lovely food, great cocktail, and really fantastic service.
had the smashed avocado on toast; I thought it was going to be quite normal, but I was really impressed. There was an exciting twist in the garnish and the ingredients were fresh. They offer something different. Lovely deserts and good coffee too
Friendly helpful staff. Excellent menu choice for vegetarians