Bristol’s top restaurants join forces for Eat Drink Bristol Fashion


From April 25th to May 7th 2012, Bristol’s leading restaurants are uniting to bring you Eat Drink Bristol Fashion – a spectacular pop-up restaurant concept situated in the city’s famous Queen Square.

A collaborative project between Josh Eggleton of the Pony & Trap and Luke Hasell, Director of Tipi EventsEat Drink Bristol Fashion will provide a city centre platform for the city’s leading chefs and restaurants to showcase their talents.

A unique event, Eat Drink Bristol Fashion will host participating restaurants in a spectacular modular tipi structure. The custom built venue will comprise of both a 100 seat formal dining area on one side, a relaxed Champagne & Wine Bar the other and an accompaniment of stunning art installations provided by Arcadia Festival Sculpture & Performance.



With free entry to their Champagne & Wine Bar visitors can enjoy the music of local bands and DJs while a team from The Pony & Trap serve a range of “British Tapas” throughout the day.

Through the morning and over lunchtime the bar will host the Wogan Coffee House, serving exceptional coffee, Brooklyn style open sandwiches on artisan bread and of course – English cakes.

Not forgetting Bristol businesses we will also be running exclusive corporate evenings in the form of their Bristol Banquets. Each corporate organisation can purchase a table for 10 to enjoy an exceptional menu crafted by Josh Eggleton and a team of outstanding Bristol chefs. Interested businesses can email for more information.

In the main dining room, each night there will be a new resident restaurant, a new menu and a new group of diners representing the city at Eat Drink Bristol Fashion. Through his involvement with the Chef’s Forum, Josh has assembled an impressive group of top local chefs – all with industry accolades to their name from AA Rosettes to Good Food Guide cooking scores and Michelin Stars.

Tickets for these very special dinner events are available for purchase here, and full details of the events can be seen on the Bristol Bites events calendar.

Commenting on the event, Josh Eggleton said:

“We’ve set up Eat Drink Bristol Fashion to celebrate Bristol’s thriving food scene. Many local suppliers, chefs and restaurants are doing great work and in the process making Bristol one of the most exciting culinary cities in the country. It’s a simple but creative concept. By bringing restaurants from across the city to the centre we’ll give Bristolians the chance to experience great food of places they may have never ventured to before.”

Co-Director of the event Luke Hasell added: “We hope Eat Drink Bristol Fashion will further cement Bristol’s position on the UK’s cultural map. Not only will the food be fantastic, but the entertainment including visual art, bands and DJs will make our unique tipi venue an attraction in itself. We hope that Bristolians will turn out in force to support the project and make Eat Drink Bristol Fashion an event to remember”

Josh and Luke approached the Council with an idea for an exciting new pop-up restaurant and venue six months ago and have been working alongside place making director, Mike Bennett to turn it into reality.

Councillor Barbara Janke, Leader of Bristol City Council stated: “This is a fantastic place making project for Bristol.  It will showcase the breadth of world class talent we have in the food and restaurant sector, both in Bristol and across the wider region. It’s very exciting that some of Bristol’s finest restaurants are coming together to collaborate in what’s all set to be a totally unique dining experience in one of the finest settings the city has to offer.”

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