My Bristol Food - Faye JenkinsPosted on: 13 Feb 2018
In our My Bristol Food series, we talk with Bristol foodies to get their take on what makes the city's culinary scene tick and also get their recommendations. This week we spoke with Faye Jenkins.
Who are you?
My name is Faye, I grew up in Bristol and returned about 3 years ago via Portsmouth, London and Dubai. To say it’s changed is a bit of an understatement. The food scene is unrecognisable compared to then – you’d have had to search far and wide for some avocado toast in the 1990s! I’m a vegetarian with a sweet tooth, and I always have an eye out for an Instagrammable café with delicious food to match.
Where are your most-visited food places in Bristol?
Café Amore has been my go-to for YEARS – their self service salads are one of my favourite meals. Folk House on Park Street is another delight – tucked away and great value for money. I love Mrs Pott’s Chocolate House for their melted chocolate dipping platters and chocolate caramel shortbread – chocolate coma heaven.Where in Bristol has the...
Best Burger – I love the veggie burger from Burger Theory – massive and juicy!
Best Sunday Roast – The Pony & Trap out in Chew Magna - a lovely, peaceful location that feels like a treat.
Best Pub/bar – I don’t like beer or cider so I’m not the best person to ask about pubs but I love Aluna’s cocktails (I tend to avoid on the weekend as it gets too busy for me to cope!) and Boca Bar is a gem with fun cocktails.
Best Brunch – The Eating Room in Totterdown does the best Shakshuka, and the vintage décor is a dream.
Best drunken snack – Quigley’s potato wedges with garlic mayonnaise are the BEST when you’re a bit merry – they’re massive!
Best for special occasions – Heartfelt Vintage is such a cute spot for an afternoon tea - I’m going to take my mum for Mother’s Day.Any other top foodie tips?
The Balloon Café at the Bristol SU in Clifton does hefty portions for student prices! The breakfast baps especially are a winner.
If you were the Mayor of Bristol for a day what would you do?
Immediately get rid of First Bus and replace it with a non-privatised service.
You’ve got 24 hours in Bristol to show some visitors around. What are you going to do?
First of all, I’m going to assume it’s a sunny day because everything is better when the sun is shining. I would start with breakfast at Primrose Café in Clifton Village before heading towards the Suspension Bridge to show off Bristol’s most famous landmark, then a stroll down Park Street via Bristol museum to see Banksy’s Angel sculpture and of course Alfred the gorilla (a childhood favourite). Lunch would be at The Athenian in Whapping Wharf, the freshest Greek food you’ll find served in a shipping container, then a skip and a hop to the Harbourside to take in some culture at the Arnolfini. I’d squeeze in a graffiti walk through Stokes Croft, and dinner would be served at Jamaica Street Stores followed by a scoop of gelato from Swoon and some competitive spirit (and actual spirits) at Chance and Counters, the board game café at the bottom of the Christmas steps.