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By Lou Craven, digital food editor

A bucket list of Bristol's finest restaurants from when the parents are paying to night out takeaways.

Food is a huge part of Bristol’s culture. Since you’ve just moved here, it’s only fair to test out a few tasty spots to get fully immersed in your new city! Here’s a few places to tick off, covering all bases from parents are paying to post night-out scran.

Parents are paying: PASTA LOCO – Cotham Hill

‘The best pasta restaurant outside of Italy’, a popular opinion amongst Bristol students and parents. This little gem hosts a relaxed atmosphere to enjoy unbeatable pasta dishes and more. If your parents are coming to visit or you’re just feeling a bit boujee, pasta loco is top of the list.

Pasta Loco The Croft / Lou Craven

Perfect pizza + crisp craft beer: BEERD – High kingsdown

Fancy a lunchtime pizza? Only 2 minutes from the ASS (you’ll soon become familiar), £5 goes a long way for a 9” pizza with 2 toppings of your choice! Wash it down with a local craft beer and you’re set for a wild afternoon at the library.

Banging burger + fries for £10: SQUEEZED – Whapping Wharf

Located on the harbourside, £7.50 for a NY Seoul never tasted so good. Layers of flavour (gochujang sauce, homemade pickles and confit shallots) unfold bite by bite, melting into the perfect mouthful. Ancho chilli salt fries put all other chips to shame. A bite of burger pairs beautifully with a sip of award winning freshly squeezed lemonade (hence the name).

NY Seoul burger The croft / Lou Craven

Mexican + margaritas: BATIDA – Whiteladies road

Next up, hop off the U1 and you’ll be transported to Latin America. Enjoy a taco feast alongside the ultimate frozen cocktails, the perfect start to a great night! £4 per taco, mix and match to fit your taste and hunger. Pictured: Cochinita pibil (pulled pork) and Gambas (tempura prawn) tacos.

Batida tacos The Croft / Lou Craven

Post-night out fix: TAKA TAKA – The Triangle

Greek and glorious. The holy grail of late-night munch tucked behind the triangle’s club scene, the perfect pit-stop to satisfy drunken cravings. The gyros, pictured below, filled with halloumi (or chicken) AND chips hits the spot every time. (Sorrento’s across the road does phenomenal pizza if that’s more your late-night vibe)

Taka Taka halloumi gyros The Croft / Lou Craven

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