Friday Night Spring Fever
St Nicks Night Market on Friday 10th May between 5-10pm
The perfect way to celebrate the changing of the seasons. With a stunning selection of award-winning street food, local producers, crafts, diverse bars, live music and DJs, there’s no better place to be on a Friday night!
New developments for this year include The Sansovino Hall, in Bristol Harbour Hotel & Spa, 53-55 Corn Street, which will house an eclectic array of artisanal producers and makers. Local independent producers will be offering handmade chocolate, cheese and botanicals to sample and buy. Renowned craftsmen and women will also be there with their creations. The Hall was inspired by Sansovino’s 16th century Library of St Mark in Venice and is the perfect setting to showcase such finery. The regular traders in the Glass Arcade and the Corn Exchange will also be open for some late night shopping – the markets are a treasure trove of quirky curios selling fossils, jewellery, maps, clothing and old photos of Bristol.
Furthermore, Butcombe Brewery is joining the Love Food family. Selling their independently-brewed ales to slake the thirst, they will also be offering a side order of pub snacks. Think black pudding scotch eggs, mac ‘n’ cheese croquettes plus ox cheek and bone marrow nuggets. If ales aren’t your thing, Espensen Spirit will be serving their locally-blended tipples: the fresh, herby and sharp Joni Collins, as well as Bristol Bubbles, some other spring cocktails and best selling Negroni are in the mix. And if your Friday evening isn’t complete without a cold cider, Dick Willows Cider Farm will be on hand to provide local iced elderflower variety. There will also be the opportunity to savour natural wines and a dedicated Gin and Tonic bar courtesy of The Boardroom Bristol Yes, you heard that right.
For those wanting to shake their tail feathers, The Colston Hall will be curating the main stage on the registry office steps with a stellar line-up featuring some of Bristol’s most exciting up and coming talent. Valley Fest will be bringing their funk-heavy ice cream van and DJ booth. To soundtrack a wander through the markets, Bristol legend John Stapleton, of St Nick’s very own ‘Wanted Records’ will be spinning tunes in The Glass Arcade.
And the street food? Famously innovative, delicious and sustainable. Pioneering vegan producers, Bun Fiction, will be serving their plant-based buns and nachos. If you want to experience the mothership of all cheese toasties, look no further than Grate, a celebration of Somerset’s artisan cheeses. Think crispy golden organic sourdough oozing with melted local handmade cheeses. Gurt Wings will be on hand with their locally-sourced, free range buttermilk fried chicken wings, not forgetting Ah-Ma’s Dumplings fresh wholesome take on Cantonese cuisine with her dim sum.
Eat, drink and set the summer in motion under a May night-time sky, surrounded by the ravishing architecture of the Old City. Let’s kick off a delicious summer in the city!
We are accepting applications from exceptional street food traders, superb producers and purveyors of local tipples to excite the palettes of our food loving visitors making for a truly delicious event.
We would like to say a huge thank you to all of our partners for helping to make this event happen, you guys rock!
Dates for your diary:
Two further events will take place in 2019.
Friday 4th October
Friday 6th December
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