Christmas dining guide 2020

Where in Bristol to book in for your Christmas meal this year

It may seem early, but Christmas is just around the corner… we’ve rounded-up our favourite places to help you plan ahead! There’s no denying that Christmas will look a little different this year, but Bristol’s best restaurants are still cooking up a storm – book a table with family and friends to celebrate with the best food our city offers.


Cafe Grounded

Now taking bookings for Christmas parties, Grounded is the ideal place to have an informal Christmas party in a welcoming, relaxed setting. The Christmas menu this year features twists on Grounded classics – there’s a Christmas pizza, topped with chestnuts and pancetta, and a pulled turkey burger with apricot stuffing. Our Christmas menu is available from 1st–31st Dec, apart from Christmas Day. There are gluten-free options for all three courses, and the menu is priced at £18.50 for two courses, and £22.50 for three. Table booking and pre-ordering food via the online booking form is essential.

Cafe Grounded / Branches in Bedminster, Brislington, Chippenham, Corsham, Fishponds, Horfield, Keynsham and Redfield


Jamaica Street Stores

Housed in a Grade II-listed 19th-century carriage works, Jamaica Street Stores is a modern, family-owned, British kitchen and bar serving local, seasonal, sustainably-focused fare. This year they’re putting on three-course Christmas dinners with bubbles on arrival – bookings will go live on November 1st for parties of 4–6. Spaces are limited so don’t delay!

Jamaica Street Stores,, 01179 249 294, 37–39 Jamaica Street BS2 8JP


Both Bocabar Paintworks and Bocabar Finzels Reach are offering Christmas menus and special Christmas cocktails to bring on the much needed festive merriments this year ! Alongside the Boca pizza menu, is a seasonal 2/3 course Christmas menu with dishes such as a retro Crayfish cocktail with a Bloody Mary coulis, celery, avocado and baby gem, a beetroot and Goats cheese Wellington, parsley crepe, apple jam and a pink peppercorn sauce with seasonal veg , and to finish on, a vegan dark chocolate pot, candied pistachios and maraschino cherries. A seasonal buffet menu is also an option for take away this year.

Bocabar Bocabar Paintworks BS4 3EH , 0117 972 8388 , & Bocabar Finzels Reach BS1 6JQ , 0117 374 1898,


The Ox

The swankiest steak and cocktail place in town is pulling out all the stops this year for Christmas. For the first time ever The Ox Bristol will be open for Christmas Day from midday until 3pm, serving a decadent four-course feast with a glass of fizz on arrival. Choose from poached quince and seared scallops, roast turkey and turbot fillet, ginger Parkin and creme brûlée – to name but a few mouth-watering menu options.

The Ox, 0117 922 1001, The Basement, 43 Corn Street, Bristol BS1 1HT

B Block

This winter you can travel to Italy without even leaving a BS postcode as B Block celebrates, Italian style, in Keynsham! Bring family or friends together in a beautifully relaxing atmosphere for a dinner or lunch filled with Italian classics and the best wood-fired pizzas outside of Napoli! Dive in with mouth-watering starters like buffalo mozzarella with dried tomatoes, marjoram, olive oil and pine nuts and wood roasted mushrooms served with oven fresh focaccia. The main course delivers Italian classics like lasagne with a cheese sauce and ragu a la Bolognese and wood-roasted buttermilk chicken with little gem, croutons and a garlic and paprika dressing while the dessert menu features tiramisu and gelato. This Christmas, do things differently with B Block!

B Block The Chocolate Quarter, Trajectus Way, Keynsham, BS31 2GJ, 0117 363 7119. Follow @BBlockPizza on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


The Coconut Tree

The Coconut Tree will be giving the traditional ‘Christmas Menu’ a south Asian twist this winter. Xmas special dishes will include Sri-Lankan-style Split Sprouts with Cashews, spicy Devilled Pigs in Blankets, or the brand new ‘Ho, Ho, Hopper’ – a bright beetroot-red hopper (coconut milk pancake) served with Cranberry Lunu Miris (cranberry & onion relish), and Curry Leaf Sambol (grated coconut with curry leaves). The dishes will be available from 27th November, and The Coconut Tree is also offering 50% off the entire dine-in menu and all non-alcoholic drinks, Monday–Wednesday, until the end of January 2021.

The Coconut Tree, Clifton Triangle: 0117 929 3120, Gloucester Road: 0117 924 0284


The Canteen

Crumbs-nominated Head Chef, Will, will be putting on a festive spread at the Stokes Croft restaurant this year! The locally-sourced and seasonal menu will be available as two courses (£16.50) or three courses (£20) which will include a glass of organic prosecco – look forward to rolled pork belly with fennel salted crackling, roasted fish with braised chicory, vegan brownie and more delicious dishes. All dietary requirements can be catered for – just ask when booking.

The Canteen, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3QY 0117 923 2017



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