A moving day treat

Moving day can be stressful. You might be doing last-minute packing, coordinating your end of tenancy clean, or struggling to get that awkward piece of furniture out of the front door and into the van. Whatever the issue, one thing is for certain; at the end of a long day of moving, unpacking, and attempting to remember which box you put the plates and cutlery in, the last thing you’ll really want to do is cook.

So why not get a takeaway or you could treat yourselves to dinner out at one of Bristol’s best and most delicious restaurants – a Bristol moving day food treat! In 2019, the office of national statistics showed that there were 975 food outlets in Bristol, which is a lot to try and choose from.

Eating in a restaurant

Our top picks

So here are some of our go-to places to eat for a first-night treat, second night, or third..

Chinese/noodle bars 

Wokyo, Wapping Wharf 

With plenty of options on the menu to cater to most dietary requirements and tastes, this award-winning Bristol hotspot is well known for its incredible ramen, and with a sensible price tag, this treat won’t break the bank.

Go for: Ramen, you just have to!

Stay for: The Bao buns, you’re welcome.

Wokyo bao bun's the perfect Bristol moving day food
Credit: Wokyo

Indian

Urban Tandoor, City Centre 

As self-proclaimed “pioneers of Indian food in Bristol” the skilled chefs at Urban Tandoor create some beautiful dishes.  What makes them so unique is their approach, they use less oil, no artificial colours, and fresh ingredients so their cooking is always light and fresh.

Go for: Genuine authentic Indian street food. 

Stay for: An enjoyable, memorable dining experience.

A spread of beautiful Indian food from Urban Tandoor - Bristol moving day food
Credit: Urban Tandoor

Italian

Bosco, Whiteladies Road

From its chic interior to its incredible food and friendly staff, Bosco always delivers. The food is deliciously authentic, and with a small but perfectly formed cocktail list, a tipple is a must! A trip to Bosco wouldn’t be complete without tasting their iconic arancini balls, cheesy, ricey, deep-fried goodness!

Go for: Gorgeous Italian food in a chic setting.

Stay for: We’ve said it once, and we will say it again, arancini balls.

Order a Bosco pizza - Bristol moving day food
Credit: Bosco

Burgers

Three Brothers Burgers, Welsh Back

If you love casual dining in a unique spot, head to Three Brothers, sometimes affectionately known as ‘the burger boat’. If you’re veggie or vegan, you might also find this one of the more accommodating burger joints, with most of their main menu available for differing dietary requirements.

Go for: Scratching your comfort food itch with freshly cooked burgers.

Stay for: Unique surroundings, and a great range of local beers and ciders.

Gorgeous burgers from Three Brothers -  Bristol moving day food
Credit: Three Brothers Burgers

Pub Grub

The Hobgoblin, Gloucester Road

This Gloucester Road establishment really encompasses what Bristol is all about, good food, a great atmosphere, promising a good fun time. With a varied menu, the food never disappoints, and their dirty fries are the perfect Sunday quiz night snack!

Go for: A proper pub experience.

Stay for: Beer and food, what else?

The Hobgoblin lay-on a feast - Bristol moving day food
Credit: Hobgoblin

Steak

Pasture, Redcliffe

What list of ‘where to eat in Bristol’ wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Pasture? While you often have to book in advance, it is well worth it. Choose from their main menu of steaks or share one of their three specialities, just make sure you get their truffle fries!

Go for: The tastiest steak in Bristol, there you go, we said it!

Stay for: Delicious starters and friendly, helpful staff.

Tasty rare steak from Pasture - Bristol moving day food
Credit: Pasture

Vegan

Koocha Mezza, Cotham

You can’t miss this place. The exterior mural by local artist Alex Lucas means the beautiful blue building really stands out from the crowd. You can choose to order their small plates or a hearty, meat-free kebab, their creative menu is the gift that keeps on giving, and there’s a bottomless brunch…

Go for: A wide choice of delicious food.

Stay for: A fun atmosphere with the friendliest of staff.

A seletion of Koocha Mezza's vegan delights - Bristol moving day food
Credit: Koocha Mezza

In the build-up to our April rebrand, we set ourselves a mission of becoming Bristol’s greenest letting agent. We know how important the environment is to the people of Bristol, so we wanted to do our bit. We’ve already become Bristol’s first Carbon Neutral Letting Agency and with our new fleet of electric vehicles hitting the road in July, we’re really pushing ahead. 

We’ve also started to plant ‘The Letting Game forest’ on behalf of our Bristol landlords, tenants and TLG team. Helping regrow the world’s forests, we got going in April with 350 trees! We now plant three trees for every new let; one each for our landlord, tenants & our letting team – another Bristol letting first!

We’re planting the trees in Kenya which has seen over 90% of the country deforested. 

Only 7% of Kenya is covered with forest.

Located on the east coast of Africa, Kenya is known for its wildlife and forests that support its communities. However, these forests have experienced an extreme change in their environment. Human activities such as logging, charcoal burning, and illegal settling to create farmland are major factors of deforestation. This has caused an increase in severe drought and extreme poverty. As a result, Kenya has committed to achieving a 10% forest cover, and The Letting Game is helping to support our partners work closely with the government to help meet these targets.

The planting begins

In late 2019, our project partners started working with the local community, a local forest trust, regional and national government to establish an office, planting sites, and nurseries.

Through their sheer effort to replant and protect Kenya’s forest system despite a global pandemic, planting began in March 2020. In month one, employees planted over 50,000 trees in the Kijabe Forest and along the Northern Coast.  By quickly setting up and getting planting, the project is now the largest, most efficient tree planting project in Kenya. With thirty-eight project sites across the country, the project is re-establishing the water supply; protecting and planting around springs and rivers, restoring habitat for wildlife and stabilising steep slopes prone to landslides. It also helps secure an income for the locals working on the project.

The forest is growing

As of June 2022, The Letting Game and its tenants and landlords have helped plant 554 trees and counting. So by letting your Bristol house or renting a home with us you’re helping grow The Letting Game forest!