VANESSA IN IS THE FOUNDER + CHIEF FOOD CREATOR AT BRISTOL-BASED STARTUP, LUNCH CLUB - A DIGITAL PLATFORM OFFERING HUNGRY BRISTOLIANS A DELICIOUS, HEALTHY, FRESHLY-PREPARED LUNCH./
VANESSA LAUNCHED LUNCH CLUB IN MARCH 2019, FOLLOWING HER FRUSTRATION AT STRUGGLING TO FIND LUNCH OPTIONS THAT WERE EXCITING, YET HEARTY ENOUGH TO HELP HER POWER THROUGH UNTIL THE END OF THE WORKING DAY./ A REAL FOODIE, SHE WANTED TO CREATE SOMETHING FOR PEOPLE WHO ENJOY HEALTHY EATING, "BUT DON'T WANT TO BE HEADING FOR THE VENDING MACHINE COME 4PM!"./
WE'VE BEEN DROOLING OVER THE DISHES ON THEIR INSTAGRAM FEED FOR SOME TIME NOW, SO WE DECIDED TO REACH OUT TO VANESSA./ AS A PROUD BRISTOLIAN HERSELF, WE WERE SURE THAT SHE WOULD KNOW SOME AMAZING PLACES TO CHECK OUT IN THE CITY.
"As a famously foodie city, it's impossible to pick just one favourite restaurant! However, this place is truly magical. Its rural location just outside of Bristol offers a huge walled garden where they grow most of their own produce. In the evening, they serve just one menu + it's a true celebration of local ingredients in a cosy + relaxed environment."
"Brandon Hill is a lovely park just across the road from where I live. We have so many great green spaces in Bristol. However, as a true city girl, I love this little oasis right in the hustle + bustle of the centre. - If you head to the top of the hill, you can sit + take in the atmosphere, or head up Cabot Tower for one of the best views of the city!"
ST. NICHOLAS MARKET
"Incredibly vibrant indoor + outdoor market in the heart of the old town. Here you'll find a diverse mix of people, from tourists wandering the cobbled streets to locals popping out on their lunch breaks! 'St Nick's' (as it's affectionately called) is home to some of the best street food in the city - + you need to try the grilled meat wraps at 'Matina'!"
DISCOVER MORE AMAZING LOCALS
UNCOVER TOP PICKS + INSIDER TIPS FROM OUR GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF INSP1RATIONAL LOCALS./ FROM CREATIVES + MUSICIANS, TO ENTREPRENEURS, WE MEET THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE UP THE VERY FABRIC OF THE CITY. //
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