If you go South of the river today, you'd better be hungry for sure,

If you go South of the river today, there's tapas, donuts and more!

Wriggle your way south of the river this weekend, and prepare yourself for a mouthwatering voyage of delicious discoveries. If you're already a proud member of the Bedminster/Southville fan club, then you don't need us to tell you just how many tasty and varied treats are ripe for the picking over there. If you're yet to head south – fear not! Your fairy gobmothers at Wriggle have been hard at work, creating a sumptuous foodie trail that showcases the very best food and drink from the area. From beer tasting paddles to traditional thalis, divine donuts to banging burgers, Bedminster really does have it all. Spend the weekend completing the whole trail, or pick and choose your favourites – it's your call. Let us know where you go, but most importantly: enjoy Eating Bedminster! 

Tobacco Factory: Any Bar Snack & 1/2 Pint of Bristol Beer Factory

Within a beautiful, multipurpose red-brick building on the corner of Raleigh Road and North Street lurks The Tobacco Factory. It's a vibrant, exciting place with SO much going on: theatre, food, drink, music and more. The vibe is chilled out and low-key, with great music, delicious food, and excellent drinks. Tuck into any of The Tobacco Factory's glorious bar snacks (including salt and pepper squid and Asian spring rolls –YUM), and wash it down with a heavenly half pint of Bristol Beer Factory beer – choose from the regularly changing selection available on tap.

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Pizza Workshop (North St): Any Bocca Pizza Sandwich

Everything at the stylish Pizza Workshop involves glorious, 100% sourdough bases, heavenly homemade tomato sauce, the finest Italian cheeses, and lush fresh produce. With this Wriggle, you'll tuck into a heavenly bocca: a hot sourdough pizza sandwich, oozing with mouth-scorching and delicious melted cheese, fresh tomato sauce, and a tantalising array of fillings.

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Thali (Southville): Any Thali & A Desi Biyar

The Southville branch of Thali is simply beautiful; ablaze with pastel colours, strings of coloured lights and south-of-the-river hubbub, it's the restaurant of choice for catching up with your faves over a few beers and a proper feed. See what all the fuss is about this weekend with the heavenly pairing of any thali & a bottle of Thali's very own Desi Biyar.

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Burger Joint (North Street): Any Burger, Side & 2 Sauces

Burger Joint have truly democratised the burger-creation process. At Burger Joint you can truly build the burger of your dreams – select your burger (from a possible 9 varieties), choose a side and add any two sauces from a truly impressive array. The choice can be a challenge - but it's an enjoyable, hunger-inducing challenge, and one that certainly culminates in rich rewards. Let us know what's in your bespoke burger!

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Mark's Bread: A Slice of Iced Chocolate and Milk Stout Cake

Mark's Bread encompasses all that we love about Bristol. Really good, simple food and artisan baked goods that are delivered to shops and restaurants via bicycle, or can be enjoyed directly on the premises in the cafe and bread shop. What could be better? Mark's Bread use the finest ingredients and traditional methods in their pursuit of baked perfection, as well as incorporating locally made produce too – how does a chocolate stout cake made with Bristol Beer Factory's Milk Stout tickle your pickle?! Try it this weekend and let us know!

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Tincan Coffee (North Street): Donuts, Coffee, Brunch & More...

Tincan Coffee provides a space to work, meet and relax in fresh, vibrant & friendly surroundings, whilst enjoying some of the best coffee and service in town. As well as providing delicious food and coffee, Tincan also do their bit for the environment – they recently ditched avocados in light of scandalous revelations about the socio-economic cost of our avo-obsession, for example. This weekend you can sample the best of Tincan, with donuts and coffee up for grabs on Friday and glorious brunch choices on Saturday and Sunday. Yes you Tin-Can!

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North Street Standard: Dirty Mac'N'Cheese & 1/2 Pint of Double Standard

The North Street Standard is the second offering from the team behind the Urban Standard. Like it's older brother, it takes inspiration from the industrial-chic feel of New York's Lower East Side, with its effortlessly cool, understated space making it the perfect place to call in for a coffee, a three-course meal, and everything in between. Find out what's got everybody talking this weekend with a petite portion of their devilishly good dish of dirty mac'n'cheese, and half a pint of their very own beer, the Double Standard. Chin chin!

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Platos @ The Old Butchers

Nestled in a beautiful, bright white-painted building on North Street with inviting floor-to-ceiling glass windows, lies The Old Butchers. Here, the wonderfully relaxed, incredibly tasty tapas restaurant Platos have set up shop. The vibe is chilled out, the staff are heaven-sent, and the food centres around Spanish-inspired small and large plates. Get a gang together, go hungry, and order everything on the menu. Sample Platos' wares this weekend with any two of their mouthwatering and moreish tapas dishes.

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Bristol Beer Factory's Taproom: Taster Paddle

Head to Bristol Beer Factory's tap room, and sup on beers brewed a mere few yards away from your seat. The tap room is cool and contemporary, but most importantly it provides the means of indulging in up to 16 dangerously drinkable ales from cask, keg or bottle - perfect for trying a little bit of what you fancy, a lazy lunchtime pint or as your weekend kick starter. Do your bit to support local independent businesses and familiarise yourself with the whole range this weekend, with a taster paddle of three different thirds of BFF cask ale – bottoms up.

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Published -31st January 2018