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For two weeks Eat Drink Bristol Fashion will be at Queen Square in its own “tipi village” which will house a fine dining restaurant for 100 people, a tapas cafe for 200, fully licensed bars, a live performance stage and an exhibition space. This takes place from May 13 to 27 2013 but tickets go on sale Friday, 22 May at 12pm, and last year they sold out in days.
Amazing restaurants taking part include the Pony and Trap, Casamia, The Pump House and Bell’s Diner. Last year I was taken to the Pony and Trap tasting menu evening as a Mother’s Day present and the food was wonderful (this year I got a bag of coffee beans).
Note though that it’s not cheap. You are still sitting in a tent in a field that is hopefully not being rained on and paying £45 to £65 for a meal each with potentially a wine flight which is of a similar cost. Everyone was seated on benches last year and because it is mass catering to an extent, the food wasn’t really introduced, it was just popped down. If you can’t get to the restaurants however then this is a not too bad second best.
Tuesday, 14 May – The Pony & Trap (dinner)
Wednesday, 15 May – Bell’s Diner, Jay Rayner review (dinner)
Thursday, 16 May — City of Bristol College (lunch)
Friday, 17 May — The Pump House (dinner)
Saturday, 18 May — Wilks (lunch)
Saturday, 18 May — Bird in Hand (dinner)
Sunday, 19 May — The Pony & Trap (lunch – carvery)
Sunday, 19 May — Bath Priory (dinner)
Monday, 20 May — Casamia (dinner)
Tuesday, 21 May — Souk Kitchen (dinner)
Wednesday, 22 May — Ronnies (dinner)
Thursday, 23 May — City of Bristol College (lunch)
Friday, 24 May — The Star & Dove (dinner – Henry VIII: Tudor Feast)
Saturday, 25 May — Special event: TBA (dinner)
Sunday, 26 May — The Pony & Trap (lunch – carvery)
Sunday, 26 May — Harvey Nichols Restaurant (dinner)
Monday, 27 May — The Love Food festival