Congratulations! You've chosen Bristol as your city of choice to study in, and we think you've made a cracking choice, you clever thing.

This beautiful, bonkers city is truly one of the greatest in the world, and we just know that you're gonna have the best few years here, uncovering everything that this precious pearl has to offer. Here at Wriggle, We're local experts on what's hot and what's not, so we've created the ultimate guide to help you make the most of your student days here. Whether you're a foodie, music lover, pub quizzer or enthusiastic cyclist, we've got some awesome top tips for you. Bienvenue chez Bristol, freshers!

Great food at great prices – sounds like a distant dream, right? Wrong. Bristol is filled with affordable and fine food, and we're more than happy to share these special recommendations with you, to help make that student loan go a lil bit further...

Pints or cocktails? Cider or beer? Aperol Spritz or prosecco? Whatever your tipple, we've got you covered – check out our hottest happy hour & drinks deals at some of the city's coolest, quirkiest venues. Get ready to find your new favourite local...

Our pals over at Visit Bristol have come up with this handy guide to some essential apps for anybody living in Bristol. Also, not that we're biased, but we're number one (#humblebrag), so we think this is a very good list. Just saying.

We know it's hard to believe it, but there is a whole world of amazing pubs outside of Spoons. We've pulled together this handy guide to the best of Bristol's backstreet boozers – places that we had to look long and hard for. But shhhh, keep them under your hat – and for God's sake, don't tell the locals we told you! 

The Wriggle Rewards loyalty programme gives you loyalty points every single time you book a Wriggle. These points get converted to Wriggle credit, which means more delicious food and drink for you, for free! So what are you waiting for? Get a Wriggle on!


If you're gluten free, you've still got one million and one delicious places to get your foodie fix here in Bristol. Check out our round-up of the best spots to ditch the dough. 

If you're a food loving veggie or vegan, you're going to be spoiled for choice here in Bristol. From healthy buddha bowls to outrageous burgers and decadent cakes, from vegan fish 'n' chips to tacos – we've rounded up the very best of the city's meat-free eats. 

Here in Bristol, being vegan doesn't mean that you have to miss out on satisfying that junk food craving – hell no. We've got more than our fair share of places to get your fix – check out our guide by clicking the link above. 

One thing is sure: pizza is going to play a massive part in your student life, so you might as well find out as soon as possible where to find the very best that the city has to offer. Print this article off and stick it to your wall so that your poor hungover brain doesn't even have to open up your laptop next time you've had one too many. 

There's no shortage of delectable choices for vegans and veggies in Bristol, too – from the finest wood-fired, artisan concoctions to the sloppiest, dirtiest late night choices that your drunken heart could desire. 

We sure hope that you guys like burgers, because if there's one thing that the Bristol food scene is bloody nailing (it's actually nailing most things, but that's a story for another day...), it's burgers. Check out our guide to the very best that the city has to offer. 

Veggies and vegans have got no need to despair; the many pubs, restaurants and cafes in Bristol are also killing it with their meat-free burger options. Save this article to your bookmarks and you'll never be caught short in your quest for a banging burger fix.  

As certain as night follows day and a hangover follows excessive drinking, one thing we know is that there will come a point this term when you need to treat yourself to a slap-up Sunday roast. We can't promise it'll be as good as your mum's, but our guide to Bristol best roasts should sort you out during your hour of need.

From glorious, hearty pasta dishes to delicious pizzas and everything else in between, it's time to familiarise yourself with the very best Italian eateries that your new hometown has to offer. 

Who doesn't love a curry – comforting, warm, and hearty, there's nothing quite like it. There's so much more to Indian cuisine than curries, though; from wraps and rolls to chaat boxes, there's a whole host of treats to discover. Check out our guide to Bristol's traditional and modern Indian restaurants in Bristol, and find your new favourite eatery! 

Got any questions? Want our tips on other types of food and drink in the city? Just drop us a line on hello@getawriggleon.com – we'll be happy to help!

Published -17th September 2018