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Cheap Food in Bristol, Bristol*

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  • Redcliffe Rolls in Prewett Street near St.Mary Redcliff church, the best bacon and sausage baguettes in the West!
  • Wai Yee Hong is a massive chinese wholesalers behind IKEA (http://www.waiyeehong.com) Great palce to go if you want to fill up your freezer full of cheap seafood, and to get huge sacks of rice for a fraction of what you might pay for it at tescos. Good place to get thai curry paste and soy sauce too.
  • Full Moon offers Full Monty Organic, Free Range and locally sourced Christmas menu The Full Moon Backpacker’s Hotel and Bar (www.fullmoonbristol.co.uk) continues its year round commitment to serve the best combination of locally sourced, organic and free range food, with a Christmas menu created from all three sources. The menu, which runs from December 5th to December 31st, offers a range of traditional and modern cuisine, highlighting the freshness and superior taste of locally sourced organic and free range food. Starters run from soup of the day with crusty bread and butter through Organic Oatcakes with Relish to a Warm Balsmic Mushroom Salad to the more traditional Smoke Salmon with Cream Cheese. Traditionalists will enjoy the Roast Turkey Breast with rich Red Wine Gravy, Homemade stuffing and ‘Pigs in Blankets’ for the main yuletide course. Vegetarians are well catered for with a seasonal Cranberry Orange and Hazelnut Wellington or Pearl Barley Risotto with crumbly Stilton, Sweet Potato Crisps and crushed walnuts. The main courses are rounded off with ‘Canadian Steak,’ locally sourced and butchered beef marinated in a Maple Syrup sauce. For fish lovers there is Smoked Haddock served with Organic Cream, Wholegrain Mustard Sauce and Lemon and Parsley Mash. All of the main courses are served with Roast Potatoes and a medley of seasonal vegetables. Christmas demands a pudding blowout at the end of the meal and the Full Moon offers the traditional Christmas Pudding with Homemade Brandy Butter and Organic Cream, alongside Bread and Butter Pudding, Fig and Almond Tart with Crème Fraiche or Chocolate and Blackcurrant Roulade with Crew de Cassis syrup and thick cream. “By using local free range and organic suppliers we obtain the best and freshest food for the Christmas season, allowing us to offer the best possible price (three courses for £15.95) as well as reducing our carbon footprint,” stated Full Moon’s Director JJ, “we think that makes for a Christmas feast that appeals the conscience as well as the taste buds.” More follows The Full Moon is now taking bookings for Christmas and will add to the seasonal pleasure with a complimentary bottle of wine to tables over four diners ordering the three course meal. The Full Moon is located just one minute from Bristol City Bus Station 1 North Street Stokes Croft BS1 3PR. Tel 004 (0)117 9245 007. Email info@fullmoonbristol.co.uk Further press information from Robert Daines greenplanet public relations www.greenplanetpr.co.uk 07960 739389
  • Subway's always a healthy classic, but there is a Miss Millies at the top of blackboy hill....
  • Kin Yip Hon is an obscure chinese supermarket type place so pop along and stock up your shelves with random yummy things. You can get burger chips salad and a drink for £4.50 from Lloyds and The Berkley (very top of Park Street)
  • Really good Lebanese takeaway at the top of Park Row / Park Street Avenue.
  • Kashmir Restaurant, 15 high street, easton, bristol, BS5 6DL. 0117 9520004. Kashmir_restaurant@hotmail.co.uk the food is amazing and the price is reasonable, you always end up spending less then you thought you would have.
  • PIE MINISTER! Superb pies, as pies go, they don't get any better.
  • Rajmoni, Pizza Palace...
  • Great food from the Lebanese takeaway on Park Row/top of Park St.
  • Oh Calcutta on Cheltenham Road is amazing, Modern Indian restaurant with great prices and unbelieveable food! The service is good too very quick and polite, generally just the whole feel of the restaurant with the bold colours and that little projector thing by the bar. Great place to eat out.
  • Firehouse Rotisserie - slicker than a can of oil!
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  • 2004: The Ganges indian restaurant on Gloucester Rd, House of Wong chinese on Whiteladies Rd (more expensive). Picassos tapas bar on Gloucester rd. theres also a teeny weeny family owned italian restaurant on Glos. Rd which is excellent.
  • subway - practically live ther @ 2am
  • What about Anthem at the bottom of St Michaels Hill - flavours from round the world always good size servings and cooked superbly. This is posh tho so expect to pay a bit more. If you're stoney broke and still want to be well fed, go to The One Stop Thali Cafe in Montpelier at the bottom of York Road. It's small but lovely, the menu's set but unbeatable and nothing to offend veggie's. Finally the best Morocca restaurant I've found in Bristle is The Taste of Morocco up Gloucester Rd cos they serve decent portions as well as doing a full range of great tasting delights. Belly dancing Saturday's last time I was there.
  • Siam Harbourside does an excellent Thai by the River in Hotwells v nice. Cotham Wine Bar is small intimate and cheap!
  • UK Kebab House by the Arches on Cheltenham Road, lovely pitta and felafal.
  • Las Tascas
  • Balti-Hut.. the wickedest funniest curry house in bristol!
  • Renatos sells good pizzas and a few other italian dishes, jsut down from th eold vic.
  • Bocanova (brazilian/italian flavours) at the top of Colston Street where it meets Park Row. Possibly the freshest and tastiest food you can eat in the South West - chefs who work there prove nosh can be an art and they're a well happy bunch too.
  • Best Chips - New Territory, off whiteladies nr Sainsburys, thick roast potato like chips!
  • Forget eating out in Bristol, neither bad nor good. Depressing mediocrity here but in 2001 many swear by Teohs Oriental in St Pauls near M32. London competition makes it better and much cheaper than Bristol. Best kept Secret on Saturdays is the open air pavement BBQ out on by the Butcher opposite Bristol North Baths, Gloucester Road. No other Bristol place seems to know how to do hamburgers properly to the standards of Walcot St Schwarz in Bath
  • Cattlemans - The Triangle - If you ignore the decor, paper napkins and prob most of the clientel it does a great T-bone chips and mushrooms!
  • Triangle Kebab House - Turkish for "May I take your order, Sir": "(shouted) YAS MAT!"
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  • New Emperor Court-Clifton Village set meals bit pricey but food & Ginseng beer the tops.Lovely staff Byzantium-avoid starters in bird cages bloody awful,fantastic decor ground floor and main courses make up for starters River Station-location and food great.best when its on exes or someone else paying,but hey isnt everywher?!
  • Quartier Vert, Whiteladies Road is the best for Tapas and fine French cooking.
  • Pretty dire. Big lack of good ethnic restaurants near Station
  • Cathay Rendezvous -excellent chinese food,
  • let's face it - pizza prov. is SHITE (sorry labour voters, you know how it is) try the hotdog man outside st. nicks - he's cool, and surprisingly clean, i thought too
  • Jade Dragon Palace, Westons Way, Kingswood. Sublime chinese food, much better than any in London, in the most surprising suburban location.
  • mini-market for sandwiches and pies
  • Sergio's on Frogmore Street is great; pasta is fresh and they always have at least one extravagant (read fattening) dessert. And they are open late.
  • The Missing Piece - FREE food on City road.
  • The Bristolian - Not cheap, but the place to eat.
  • The Bristolian is not the place to eat, now that, just down the road, the old Caf du Daphne has re-opened as Caf Tasca. Yes siree - good veggie, but check that Portuguese fish soup ... Just behind is the legendary Herbert's bakery. Simple building, extraordinary bread at bakery-direct prices causes long queues at certain times... a good reason to moving to this part of Bristol...
  • Pizza Provencale in Clifton. Worth a visit. Excellent service and great food. No booking on a Friday or Saturday. - But see the argument in the "Best and Worst" section.
  • You forgot a section on Cafes [but this section started out with cafes in fact, and was only taken over by upmarket establishments after the move on line], and if you decide to add one then I nominate The Friary at the top of the list: The Friary is on Cotham Hill, nearly opposite X Music, and does the most amazing breakfasts in Bristol (even better than the York Cafe). Friendly (and good looking) staff, great atmosphere and certainly a place to spend your Sunday mornings.
  • The Arnolfini is worth an honourable mention. It's quite pricey, but has a wide range of beers, wines and the biggest selection of vodkas, and does excellent food (veggie and non-veggie). Great when the weather's good, as there's plenty of outside seating by the docks.
  • Cool Place To Eat: Mickeyfins near Hippodrome. Great place for a cheap bite to eat before clubbing!
  • Eric's Cafe is a very nice establishment. It provides good quality food at reasonable prices. It is situated along a side street 'Small Street' of the city centre - around the corner to the White Lion Pub (follow signs). Open weekdays and Saturday.
  • Too much choice - try Mud Dock, River Station (both on The Grove); Belgo (Welsh Back) if Belgian Grub and beer are your things; Glasnost (William St, Totterdown) is up there with the best Montpellier can offer... Blue Goose (Gloucester Rd) is another good un.
  • Casa Mexicana

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