• Vicky

A Bank Holiday in Bristol

Updated: Sep 6, 2019

Last weekend George and I rounded off his birthday celebrations with an overnight stop in Bristol. I booked an Airbnb in Clifton, a really lovely suburb of Bristol with a great neighbourhood full of local restaurants, shops and cafes.

With the best bank holiday weather you could ask for, the city was buzzing. Everyone outside soaking up the atmosphere in good company.

We mooched out for Sunday lunch at The Florist. A botanical themed restaurant and cocktail bar with a bit of a fusion menu. I had gyozas to start before my Sunday roast pork dinner - my kinda fusion! Their cocktails are also lush, I ordered the lavender to kick off our celebrations.

In the afternoon we wandered around Clifton in the late afternoon Sunday sunshine, peering into antique shops and admiring window displays as we passed.

We made our way up to the observatory for stunning views of The Clifton Suspension Bridge, meandering between all the picnickers up on the hill.

It's the best place for unrivalled views of the city and surrounding countryside.

On Monday morning we slept in late before walking round the corner for breakfast. Primrose Cafe in Clifton is not a well kept secret, and you can see why. We sat outside on the street and watched the world go by. A really bustling neighbourhood, even on a bank holiday morning.

Before making the journey home we popped into Anna's for some sweet treats to take back with us.

Bristol is a great city to visit and is also really easy to get to from London. Also the gateway to The Cotswolds, it's the perfect place for a stopover!

Where to Eat & Drink in Bristol

The Florist for Sunday Lunch

The Ivy Clifton Brasserie for pre-dinner drinks

Wahaca for really affordable and tasty Mexican street style food

Primrose Cafe for the best breakfast

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