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St Nicholas Market – Bristol

Meal appeal in a market setting

St Nicholas Market, Bristol

It’s wonderful to just happen upon a quality eating place in the most unlikely of situations. Take Bristol. City centre, off a side street and there it is, St Nicks as it is tagged locally, but St Nicholas Market to those from outwith the intriguing city. There are three parts to the market, The Glass Arcade, the covered market and The Exchange. It is home to the largest collection of independent traders in the city plus some mouth-watering eating outlets. I’ve been twice recently and have not been disappointed. The Indian outlet – it sells goat curry, which, I understand from sources, is memorable – among a huge range. I plumped for two, a vegetable and chicken and the taste was as good as the smell. One point to remember, you have to share a table. Just around the corner is an Italian. My tomato and basil soup with croutons was exceptional, as good as some served for more than twice the price in a restaurant and this one came with garlic bread. Pam’s lasagne was unbelievably good. We’d have no hesitation in recommending it and the plus was we sat outside on a wonderful Easter Monday with the sun splitting the sky.