Bristol’s Most Exciting Pop-Up Restaurants

There is nothing better than finding a food market where you can walk around, dribbling from all the delicious cuisine aromas and persuading yourself to try something from each stall. The street food trend is usually thought of during the summer, when you can sit outside without your food being taken away by ‘Storm Caroline’ or left soggy in this god-awful rain. Fear not, Bristol will not deprive you any longer! There are plenty of pop ups ‘popping’ up all over Bristol within your favourite restaurants and pubs, guaranteed to satisfy your hunger and get your taste buds tingling. So, act fast, these are not to be missed.


The Plumed Serpent

Popping up at The Volunteer Tavern


There are lots of reasons to go loco for taco’s. They must be the most superior of all the street foods. I love how colourful they are, that you can eat them with your hands and with the unlimited fillings, there is a taco for everyone! If you haven’t yet heard of The Plumed Serpent you’re in for a real treat. The sweetcorn fritters are to die for and the fish tacos are the best in the city. Look out for some new menu items at the Volunteer pop-up too.


Popping up at The Three Tuns, Hotwells


If you think a Hog Roast is great, well, ‘Porchetta’ has been given the fancy Italian treatment, stuffed with garlic and herbs, generously salted and served in crunchy ciabatta rolls. They also have a selection of changing small plates and a scrumptious Sunday roast.


Popping up at Kongs on King Street


Sub-Dunk have a tough act to follow on from Burger Theory who now have their own restaurant just down the road. Specialising in big, messy, packed full subs with a range of sides like crack fries and deep fried mac and cheese balls. They even have vegan chilli cheese fries so there’s no excuse not to get down there this January! Check out our full verdict over on our reviews page.


Popping up at The Robin Hood, St Michael’s Hill


Japanese food, is intrinsically healthy (BONUS) but there are some more indulgent fried options also (like the kimchi fried rice scotch egg!). Such flavourful and colourful dishes, as well as being foozie’s ‘Best Pop-Up’ of 2017, Tsukemono is a far cry away from your everyday home cooked food. – Having just finished their residency at The Volunteer Tavern, keep your eyes peeled for them through 2018! Their next pop-up starts at The Robin Hood on 2nd February.


Popping up at The Love Inn, Stokes Croft 


Perhaps not the first place that springs to mind when you’re out looking for Mexican food, but Stokes Croft trendy bar The Love Inn are currently hosting pop-up Mexican kitchen Antojitos, and their nachos, oozing with cheese, are causing quite a stir.


The Cornish Burger Co and Stoned Love Pizza

Popping up at Steam Bristol, Clifton Down


Steam currently has not only one but two tempting foodie pop ups. First up are the hearty, mouth-watering Kernow burgers from The Cornish Burger Co. They also have the pop-up Stoned Love Pizza, made fresh on a heavenly focaccia base, a little different to your typical pizza!