You can always rely on him to pick you up after a heavy night's sesh when you've lost your cab money, (and he didn't even tell mum) – what a ledge. He's always there to lend a helping hand with your latest IKEA flatpack, and he knows how to make a damn good brew. Pappa dearest, we heart you even with your cringe dance moves and god-awful jokes. This Sunday is all about you, so get them slippers off and let's go celebrate. 

Stuck for ideas on where to go? You know by now that we've always got your back. Here's the bestest places to treat the old fella in Bristol.

The Ox Steak and cocktail joint, hidden under the Commercial Rooms on Corn Street: legendary. The Ox is a bastion of simple, top notch, British fayre, cooked to impeccable standards. You’ll find a menu packed with the choicest cuts of prime steak and tasty, meaty morsels. Expect a thick-cut steak which has been worked-on to extract as much flavour from it as possible – rich with caramelised crust and textured with tender, melting meat in the middle. They take wine just as seriously as they take their steak, meaning the wine list is exciting, ever-evolving and offering something for all tastes. Whether you want deep, delicious reds, light, crisp whites or something sparkling for a celebration, The Ox works hard to ensure that your tipple perfectly matches your food and your mood.

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If you're looking for delicious, funky Modern Asian dining then call off the search, because we've got the answer. Dangun is the place for you. The brainchild of the team behind the ridiculously popular Tuk Tuck (one of Team Wriggle's absolute favourite places to get lunch, no less), Dangun offers up exciting, vibrant Korean, Thai and Pan-Asian inspired fusion food in the beautiful setting of St Nicholas Street. Perfect for a casual catch up with your loved ones, Dangun's menu is designed to be pick-and-mixed, shared, savoured, and lingered over. There's plenty of choices for meat-eaters, veggies and vegans alike, so everybody can get stuck in. PS: Be sure to check out the wall art – it's pretty cool!

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Five Grains is the newest arrival on a stretch of Baldwin Street brimming with fantastic world food - and it's been a Wriggle team lunchtime favourite for a number of months, so we're delighted to introduce it to you. Five Grains brings a healthy and rustic Middle Eastern style to city-centre folk - with their specialty being the Manoushé, a Lebanese panini-style flatbread, which they fill with a variety of options including lamb, cheese, cucumber, tomatoes and olives. These are served with stunning juices and smoothies which are created in front of you - either an entirely fruit and vegetable type affair, or for a sweet toothed morning enhancer, try one of their energy boosters.

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Pata Negra is a top-notch Spanish tapas & wine bar in the heart of Bristol’s Old City. Along with its focus on the finest of cured meats, you’ll find a frequently changing menu of seasonal tapas, fresh seafood and vegetarian dishes. Channelling the spirit of Spain, they’ve also gained recent praise for their Spanish Sundays - a selection of savoury tapas accompanied by free flowing carva, enjoyed to a backdrop of Latino-inspired music. By championing authentic Spanish cuisine whilst maintaining a fresh and exciting menu, Pata Negra succeed in covering both corners of original creations and traditional treats.

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From the ashes of Roll For The Soul comes Quay Street Diner, a Californian inspired bar and restaurant serving beautiful brunches and delicious crave-worthy dinners in the shadow of some of Bristol's most incredible artwork. Handmade in Britain by Ox Grills, their custom charcoal grill takes pride of place in the open kitchen. The menu is built around their love of great produce and cooking over open fire. Seasonal, locally sourced ingredients make-up their fresh and ever-changing offer. Expect the likes of their Pollo Asado Taco Plate, T-Bone Pork Chop, and Grilled Butternut cooked straight from the fire. And this is in addition to some other fabulous staple offerings such as their 'All-American' Double Cheese or Vegan 'Del Ray' Burger. The bar offers a great range of draft & bottled craft beers, wines, spirits & cocktails as well as house-made vermouths and gins.

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The hilarious duo of Alex and Quan (see their own-brand hot sauces on the shelves for proof of hilarity) want to take you on a journey through the street-food markets of Asia, taking in the familiar and the unique. Fortunately, you probably won’t need to travel far. They keep their pricing low and their portions generous: this is fresh, honest fast food at its very best. All day long, baby. Featuring dishes from South Korea, Japan, Vietnam and more, the star of the show is the Korean Bibimbap - a well made bed of steamed rice piled high with fresh diced veg, sesame, a fried egg and a choice of meaty or tofu toppings.

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Step into Dhamaka and you'll be transported on a sensory journey right from the word go. With colourful furniture to give you serious interior design envy, heavenly aromas drifting out from the kitchen, and a gentle hubbub from happy diners, you'll instantly feel comfortable, cosy, and hungry as heck once you're inside. With a Michelin-trained chef at the helm, it's no surprise that the food at Dhamaka is utterly delicious – but what exactly can you look forward to? Modern, casual Indian food is the order of the day here, but don't get things twisted: you won't be sitting down to bog standard, oily curry house classics. Oh no. Whilst classic Indian cookery is up for grabs here (and it's bloody delicious too, may we add), at Dhamaka, the real stars of the show are the huge sharing platters – perfect for a date or mate night.

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This is not just another burger place... Lucien Gordon of Patty and Bun fame in London has come back to Bristol and opened on Park Row. Heavy on the Bristol and South American influence, he is serving those burgers pink & juicy, using organic, high welfare beef and topped with West Country cheese. The patties are cooked on a proper wood fired grill for that sought after, char grilled taste. Veggies are catered for too, check out their buttermilk fried pepper burger, it's something different! As a delicious added treat, they make their own habanero hot sauce and mayo in house and my goodness it's packed with flavour. We tried to get the recipe out of Lucien but he wasn't budging.

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A microbrewery within a grade II historic building makes for a pretty unique drinking and dining experience at Zero Degrees. This impressive venue has a large dining area, working brewery and an open kitchen, so you can witness the kitchen creations as you sup a craft ale. Pizza is a popular menu choice here, with stunning wood fired pizza, baked to absolute perfection, with a range of toppings to suit all tastes. Choices include Jamaican chicken, wood roasted vegetables and salmon and mascarpone. After a recommendation? In the 2019 Pizza And Pasta Association Awards, the Zerodegrees team recently won the prestigious 'Pizza Chef of the Year' award for their Thai pork number – and we can confirm that it's an absolute banger. Get it ordered!

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Just off Millennium Square lies Loose Cannon – a brand spanking new cocktail bar that team Wriggle are VERY excited to welcome to the gang. Right in the heart of the Harbourside, Loose Cannon is a seriously stylish setting in which to enjoy some high quality cocktails. Forget the cheap, juice-filled, watery dishwater that so often masquerades as a cocktail these days – these drinks are decadent, delicious, and inventive. With highly trained bar staff who really know their stuff, making seasonal cocktails served in bespoke glassware, you're guaranteed to get something memorable.

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Expert chef Daniel is popping up at the beautifully picturesque Roundhouse in Chew Magna for a series of summer supper clubs. Up for a glorious fathers day Sunday roast dinner in the countryside? Head over and indulge in a flavourful three course dinner. At this decadent three course dinner, you'll be dining in the wonderfully intimate Roundhouse, a gorgeous little wooden building that's the perfect atmosphere for all this delicious food. Start your night with a tasty starter, continue on with an exquisite main dish and finish it all off with a perfectly balanced dessert. Bring a few bottles of your fave tipple down to dinner, too, since The Roundhouse is happily BYOB and will also provide you with table water.

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Like a pint or two? We know you’re going to fall head over heels in love with Beerd. Whenever you feel like discovering new flavours of local craft beers, real ales and ciders, head over to this emporium of good times and brilliant brews, nestled over on St Michael's Hill. With an impressive range of local beverages from the city’s finest breweries including Arbor Ales and the New Bristol Brewery, your first trip to the bar will make you face your biggest challenge of the night: which beer to try first? There’s no need to panic, though: their friendly and knowledgeable staff will be straight to the rescue, and can guide you calmly and collectedly through their selection, until you find the perfectly-balanced drink that fits your needs. More of a juniper fan than a hop lover? Beerd also showcase a glorious range of locally distilled gins, with tipples on offer from Bristol’s own Psychopomp and Bristol Dry Gin distilleries.

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Bohemian, community-minded and as lovely as the North Bristol neighbourhood it calls home, this 60 seater tiffin-eatery-come-thali-tin-takeaway-emporium is Montpelier through and through. And with good reason - for this is where Thali's first permanent outlet set up shop (after a few halcyon years spent by owner Jim and his enterprising team battling through the mud and weather in a converted Thali wagon to serve delicious Indian street food to hungry festival-goers at the likes of Glastonbury). Inside you'll find a brushed aluminium bar (looking a tad like a reconstituted aircraft fuselage - albeit with more bells, whistles, overhead beer bottles and general pazazz), exposed wooden beams running underfoot and a heady concoction of colour, light and sound. Oh, and don't forget the customers, either - many of whom have now been regulars since Thali opened their delicious doors all those years ago.

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The Coconut Tree is one of those perfect places where you get to discover new flavours, where one bite transports you halfway across the planet and where the good vibes make you want to stay forever… or come back any chance you get. The gorgeously friendly team at the Coconut Tree are bursting with enthusiasm and knowledge about the delicious street food of Sri Lanka, and will delightedly talk you through the brilliant small plates menu that's been expertly designed for sharing. A word to the wise: order a hopper each – the signature egg-based dish that packs a seriously flavourful punch. While you eat, we'd strongly recommend familiarising yourself with the Cocotail menu – the Coconut Tree's delectable range of sweetly feisty cocktails, which you can enjoy until late at night on weekends... did you say perfection doesn't exist? The Coconut Tree is basically your Sri Lankan home in Bristol, where you’ll get some laid-back, family vibes and awesome, tasty food… Do we really need to say anything more?

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Bakesmiths, the offspring of edgy Cake company Cakesmiths, is Clifton's only artisan bakery, coffee shop, eatery and meeting space (all in one!). Bakesmiths serves up special traybakes, fluffy traycakes, crafted coffees, artisan breads from (Steve the baker) and a great array of delightful brunch choices, salads, daily changing soups and amazing sourdough hot-pressed sarnies. Despite boasting a large amount of space, they've managed to make the place feel homely and established as low hanging lampshades fill out the space, walls bedecked with freshly baked bread and a huge vista of the theatrics of an in-house test roaster, kitchen and bakery. Whether you're looking to grab a coffee and a freshly baked morning loaf, sit away the morning with a breakfast or come late afternoon for one of their amazing sausage rolls or a tea-and-cakes bonanza, Bakesmiths has most definitely got you covered.

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Forget the roads and the aqueducts, there's one thing that we're truly grateful to the Romans for giving us: food. A longtime favourite of ex-pat Italians and Bristolians alike, Al Bacio is a heavenly, old-school Italian restaurant that serves up the very best traditional Roman dishes, welcoming visitors in with warm, fruity Italian service while it's at it. Pino, the owner, runs a friendly ship and is always on hand for advice about what to order and to help you find the best seats within the two main dining rooms. The building itself is uniquely quirky, with plenty of hidden corners and alcoves that are equally perfect for intimate date nights or large family get-togethers alike. On sunny days (they're coming soon, we promise) there's nothing better than sitting outside on the pretty garden terrace, enjoying a glass of white wine with your lunch. All you need to do is close your eyes and you could almost be relaxing on the backstreets of Rome...

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Here's a place for those in the know about Japanese cuisine. Whether you've visited the country to savour the real deal, or just know your temaki from your teppanyaki add Nomu to your list of favourites. Feeling right at home in the classy heights of Clifton, Nomu has a fine interior, smart Japanese-inspired tableware, and subdued lighting. Take your fill from plump maki rolls, crisped-pumpkin croquettes, tempura-coated aubergine...The cocktail bar has a pull of its own, and makes Nomu a destination for late-night drinks or a quirky date spot.

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Take Dad on a brewery tour this weekend at one of Bristol's most iconic beer emporiums. Tucked away in St Werburghs, Wiper and True is the beer aficionado's dream destination. Their top quality pints have earned them a loyal fanbase; spotting their distinctive white and gold labels on a pump-clip is a sure sign you're in a quality establishment. Starting, as most do, making homebrew on the stove top, Wiper and True have experimented their way into the hearts of beer lovers - and along with a number of excellent pales, brew some of the best Milk Stout on the market. We are very happy that at long last, they are opening the doors to their brewery, and inviting you in for a tour!

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Bar 44 needs little introduction. They have received national attention and admiration for their Spanish-influenced dishes. Their appreciation of authentic ingredients is second to none and have now graced Bristol with their presence in the city. They are hugely knowledgeable about sherry if that's your tipple, and if it isn't they will be changing your mind. Think the finest jamón, the freshest fish, a table full of tapas: this is joyous food, best shared (or not!) with as many as possible.

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There are some excellent seafood restaurants in Bristol and Fishers is definitely one of them. Not only is the food hearty and delectable, they also offer great value for money. Their set menu is a steal and available every lunchtime and early evening, so you won’t need to push the boat out. Upon our last visit the starter of calamari was encased in a perfectly seasoned and crispy batter, shrouding an inner layer of fresh white skin - whilst being served with a soft dip of homemade tartare sauce. The mains were delightfully-moulded fishcakes served with dill potatoes and also whole plaice swimming in a rich butter and lemon sauce. If your appetite stretches then there’s even pud, like rich sticky toffee with butterscotch and ice-cream. With all things considered, you’ll find it hard not to go overboard at this brilliant seafood restaurant.

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The Bristol Beer Factory Tap Room relives its purpose as part of the old brewery that originally started in 1865. Fast forward over 150 years to the present day, and you can now relax in the Tap Room with a BBF beer, brewed only a few yards from where you sit. How cool is that?! The beers themselves are as delicious as they come; there's a whole range of styles and specials included in the current lineup. Today, inside BBF's cool, contemporary Tap Room you can indulge in a selection of 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.

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If you want to venture out of Bristol, for a Sunday Roast, and maybe a cheeky walk first to summon up your appetite, then look no further. Set on the Easterly edge of Blagdon, around 30 minutes' drive from Bristol, the Queen Adelaide is a traditional pub where you'll get a warm welcome - and a fantastic carvery on a Sunday, laden with all Sunday-Roast goodness you could want. Landlord Dave Green will be preparing the food himself - and is particularly careful to cater for Gluten Free and Vegetarians, alongside the classic meat options. For the ideal day out, park up by the lake and do a once-round (it's a brisk 1.5 - 2 hour walk) to build up a good appetite for your lunch.

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One member of the Wriggle office remembers The Gloucester Old Spot when it was The Kellaway. A sad, quiet pub with a few ducks and chickens running around the large garden and a leathal kids play set and swing, begging to be clambered on when a few beers have been consumed. Fast forward to today, however, and The Gloucester Old Spot is a hub of lively activity. With an award winning kitchen serving hot plates of delicious pub grub, friendly staff pouring local and further afield sourced beers and spirits and a garden set up to entertain the kids whilst the adults take a break. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Gloucester Old Spot is a proper community pub!

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Ramen Ya is as close to authentic Tokyo as you're going to find in Bristol. Heavily condensated windows obscure the restaurant's interior from the outside, which on a cold winter's evening is a welcome sight. Stepping inside the restaurant the first thing you see is a big broth-filled soup kettle where the steam emanates from. Paper lanterns adorn the ceilings gifting the shop a delightful glow, which certainly hands itself to the wholesome food they serve. The Ramen comes in 3 different forms, Tonkotsu, Shoyu and Spicy Seafood, all of which come with an assortment of classic ramen toppings such as Black Fungus, Crispy Shallots, Bean Sprouts and a perfectly Soft Boiled 'Shoyu' egg. From the range of non noodle soup based options, Gyoza are crispy on the outside and tasty inside, while the steamed Bao buns really take a star turn. Despite being a relative newcomer into the buzzing Gloucester Road foodie scene, Ramen Ya has really hit the ground running and is certainly a must for all Bristol based japanophiles (shinnichi).

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Moor Beer Company are approaching ten years of combining the best of the British, German and American West Coast brewing traditions. Led by California native Justin Hawke the brewery is focused on progressive hop forward beers that are unfined, unfiltered and always Cask, Keg and even Can conditioned. They call it ‘Modern Real Ale’ – you will call it delicious. Situated just 5 minutes walk from either Temple Meads or Old Market directions, the on-site tap room/beer garden is always worth a drop in too.

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Published -7th June 2019