Author:Christopher Jones


Brunch is back at Bam, and after overwhelming popular demand, we’re very excited to announce that we’re launching our very first Boozy Brunch, every Sunday between 11-1.
Tickets are £29.95 and include any brunch dish and unlimited free fizz, for two hours – simply round up your friends (maximum table booking of up to 6 people, last sitting 1pm), book your two hour time slot on our website and we’ll treat you to one of our famous Bam brunch dishes featuring classics such as our Big Bam full english, smashed avo and eggs on toast or Mediterrannean style Shakshuka, all topped up with unlimited free fizz for a couple of hours.
Bam Full English – Bacon, sausage, eggs, hashbrowns, mushrooms, beans, roast tomato, toasted foccacia
Bam vege breakfast – Eggs, mushrooms, hashbrowns, avocado,roasted tomato,  beans, vege sausages, toasted foccacia
Shakshuka – spiced tomato sauce, eggs, yogurt, za’atar, toasted pita
Smashed avocado on toast with poached eggs
To book your table, please using our booking system below and get your Sunday Boozy Brunch booked in!


We might not be able to party as planned this Bank Holiday Sunday, but that doesn’t mean we won’t still be celebrating – post lockdown style! This Sunday 30th August we’ll be bringing a taste of Ibiza to the best rooftop terrace in town, as our resident DJs bring you a whole day of house and disco classics, great food and drink, and of course, good times.
We’ll be taking bookings for tables of up to six people, at £30 per head, which will guarantee you a table all afternoon between 3-9pm, table service, a selection of our favourite mezze dishes to share and all-day entertainment from our DJs.
With only 90 places available this is guaranteed to be one of the most in-demand days of the Summer, so book your table today and join us for one of the most exclusive events in the city!
To book your table, just select 30th August, enter your booking time and the booking size.


Be nice and don’t be a d**k – Our new house rules

Super Saturday, Independents Day – whatever you call it, it’s now been some time since we opened our doors on the 4th July after over three months in lockdown. To say it was a weird feeling would be understatement of the year, but for all of us, as well as all of you, things have definitely changed.

Overall we’ve been overwhelmed by the support you guys have shown us. Almost everyone who’s visited since we’ve been open has been massively cooperative, supportive and generally really lovely, and we’re hugely grateful for it. So whilst we’re not ones to dwell on the negatives, we, like many of our fellow bars and restaurants, definitely noticed that there was a bit of push back from some people, especially after a few drinks and the excitement of being back in a bar. We know it’s going to take a bit of time for all of us to adjust, so we wanted to give you a quick rundown of how you can help us help you when it comes to keeping everyone safe, and ultimately, keeping our venues open for you to enjoy.

Book a table

Booking a table allows us to manage the number of people in the venue at any one time, which allows us to adhere to social distancing rules and keep everyone safe – simple as that. You can book in advance on our website, by giving us a call or dropping us an email.

Know the numbers

The current guidelines state that you can meet up in groups of up to six people from different households. However, if you are meeting another group who all live in the same household, you can meet in bigger groups. You can currently book for up to 6 people on our website, but if you want to book for a bigger group you’ll need to give us a call or drop us an email, as we’ll need to take a bit more information from you.

Details, details, details

In line with the current law, we need to collect contact details from everyone who visits to allow us to track and trace any potential cases. Please don’t be offended when we ask for your details – at the moment it’s simply what we have to do to – but rest assured all your details are kept securely and destroyed after 21 days

Musical chairs

As tempting as it is to pull up a chair when you spot someone you know across the bar, we’d love it if you could leave the furniture where it is – we’ve spent a lot of time placing everything to ensure we’re adhering to the government guidelines

Be nice (and don’t be a d**k!)

It’s been a stressful few months for everyone, and we’re here to help you blow off a bit of steam after all that time cooped up, but please be nice! Our team are going out of their way to make sure you have the best experience with us so show them some love – they’re all legends!

If you want to find out more about everything we’re doing to keep you and our team safe you can find all of the nitty gritty in our restaurant manifesto – you can read it online here or alternatively we’ve got copies in the venue which you can ask to see when you visit.

We’re so excited to be back, so again, a huge thank you to every single one of you for all of your support and we can’t wait to see you again soon.

The Hyde & Co Group Manifesto

The Hyde & Co Group Manifesto

As I write this we’ve just received the news from the government that as of Saturday 4th July we’ll be able to re-open our venues, almost three months to the day from when we last closed the doors on them. Whilst we’d been anticipating the news for some time, it was an announcement that was met with trepidation, anticipation and quite honestly, a whole load of mixed feelings.

Whilst we’re undoubtedly thrilled to be able to reopen the businesses we’ve worked so hard to build over the past ten years, there’s no doubt we’re now facing the biggest challenge ever to face us as a company. We’ve overcome many challenges along the way, from the financial crisis to major roadworks on our doorstep, changing dining habits & growing incredibly fast to name but a few! The pandemic, and subsequent lockdown have given us all the time to take stock, reassess and really think about our values and how we want to live our lives when lock down is over. We’re incredibly proud to have gained a position as one of the most well-known independent groups within Bristol’s incredible food scene, but we’re under no illusions that we wouldn’t have earned that without the trust, loyalty and support of our customers, and with such an uncertain path ahead of us it’s more important than ever to maintain that trust.

Our restaurant manifesto is our way of showing not only our customers, but our team, that we’re going to be doing everything we can to keep them safe, make them feel comfortable and keep that trust as we all navigate post-lockdown life. We’ve spent a huge amount of time working on this to make sure it supports us as business, but also ensures that the health, wellbeing and safety of everyone who visits our venues is top priority. By sharing this with you we hope that you’ll be able to understand the thought, effort and time which has gone into this, but that we’ll be able to put your minds at ease that we’re doing everything in our power to protect you whilst bringing everyone some much-needed enjoyment after what’s been a tough time for us all.

Nathan Lee, Founder, Hyde & Co

Six Nations Rugby live at Bambalan

Following the success of the Rugby World Cup at Bambalan we’re really excited to announce we’ll be showing all of the matches in the upcoming Rugby Six Nations!
Starting on Saturday 1st Feb and running until Saturday 14th March we’ll be showing every single game in the tournament on our big screen. We’ll be running food and drink offers during all of the games, and with space for groups of up to 100 we’ve got plenty of room for you to round up your friends and enjoy the matches with us here at Bambalan.

We’re taking bookings for the Six Nations now, so email us at and book your table today.


We all need a bit of cheering up once the festivities of Christmas and New Year are over, so this January you can enjoy your favourite flatbread kebabs for half price all day, every day at Bambalan.
Be it slow cooked shoulder of lamb or our delicious red lentil fritters, you can get stuck into any of your favourite Babs for lunch or dinner every day at Bambalan. We think you’ll agree – that’s definitely something to look forward to!

Terms & conditions. Offer available at Bambalan between 12-9 Monday – Saturday in January 2020. Pre-booking is recommended. Offer available on food only and at manager’s discretion. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.


Studio 54 New Year’s Eve at Bambalan

This year we’ll be seeing in 2020 with the ultimate disco club night at Bambalan, with our massive Studio 54 themed New Year’s Eve party! Described as one of the most legendary, iconic and era-defining nightclubs in history we’ll be recreating New York City’s famous Studio 54 nightclub with a night of great music, delicious food and outstanding cocktails – and you’re invited!

Choose from two ticket types this year, with an option to join us for a delicious four course feast or just drinks and dancing. Starting at 7pm we’ll be kicking off with a specially created cocktail on arrival, before those joining us for dinner will sit down to a Mediterranean inspired party feast, perfect for big groups and sharing. Party goers joining for drinks only will be able to get stuck into our special cocktail menu for the evening, accompanied by the sound of our DJs in the bar and on the terrace, and come 9pm we’ll be pushing back the tables, turning up the volume and dancing until the small hours!

New Years Eve Menu 2019

To Start
Hummus, Guacamole, Romesco (n), warm pitta

Fried sprouts, rose harissa, garlic yogurt, hazelnut (n)
House falafels, pickled red cabbage, tahina
Prawn and lemon arancini, Sriracha mayo

Choice of main
Pomegranate braised beef, baharat spiced carrots, green harissa, rice pilaf
Roast pepper, pumpkin and chickpea tagine, crisp fried tofu, herb cous cous
Charcoal roasted Sea Bass, tabbouleh, lemon and chive labneh, garlic winter greens

Vegan sticky toffee pudding, vegan vanilla ice cream
Warm espresso brownie, Salt caramel ice cream
Strawberry & Champagne trifle, spiced custard, chantilly cream

Dinner tickets are just £35 and include a cocktail on arrival, 4 courses and all night entertainment, whilst party-only tickets are just £10, which also includes a welcome drink. Fancy dress is absolutely mandatory, so get your best dancing shoes, glitter and glad-rags out, round up your friends and come and celebrate New Year’s Eve with a night of sheer 70’s hedoinsm at Bambalan!

Rugby World Cup live at Bambalan

As one of the biggest sporting events of the year we’re incredibly excited to announce that this Autumn we’ll be showing The Rugby World Cup 2019 live at Bambalan. We’ll be showing all of the key fixtures throughout the tournament and have even got an earlier license so you can enjoy an ice cold Japanese Asahi beer whilst watching the matches lives from Japan!

We’ll be serving our usual delicious breakfast and brunch menu from 8am every day throughout the tournament, and you can also tuck into our special Rugby breakfast packages, including bacon or veggie sausage baps and a beer for £10 or our Full Bam Breakfast (meat and veggie options available) with a beer* for £15. We’ll also have an array of drinks packages on offer for big groups looking to toast the game, whatever the result.

We will be showing all the key fixtures (Yes that means every single England game!) of the tournament, and better yet, you can even pre-book a table to guarantee a front-row seat! The fixtures we’ll be screening are:


Ireland, Scotland, Japan, Russia, Samoa

Fri 20 Sep Japan v Russia (Tokyo), 11.45am

Sun 22 Sep Ireland v Scotland (Yokohama), 8.45am

Tue 24 Sep Russia v Samoa (Kumagaya), 11.15am

Sat 28 Sep Japan v Ireland (Shizuoka), 8.15am

Mon 30 Sep Scotland v Samoa (Kobe), 11.15am

Thu 3 Oct Ireland v Russia (Kobe), 11.15am

Sat 5 Oct Japan v Samoa (Toyota), 11.30am

Wed 9 Oct Scotland v Russia (Shizuoka), 8.15am

Sat 12 Oct Ireland v Samoa (Fukuoka), 11.45am

Sun 13 Oct Japan v Scotland (Yokohama), 11.45am


New Zealand, South Africa, Italy, Namibia, Canada

Sat 21 Sep New Zealand v South Africa (Yokohama), 10.45am

Thu 26 Sept Italy v Canada (Fukuoka), 8.45am

Sat 28 Sep South Africa v Namibia (Toyota), 10.45am

Wed 2 Oct New Zealand v Canada (Oita), 11.15am

Fri 4 Oct South Africa v Italy (Shizuoka), 10.45am

Tue 8 Oct South Africa v Canada (Kobe), 11.15am


England, France, Argentina, USA, Tonga

Sat 21 Sep France v Argentina (Tokyo), 8.15am

Sun 22 Sep England v Tonga (Sapporo), 11.15am

Thu 26 Sep England v USA (Kobe), 11.45am

Wed 2 Oct France v USA (Fukuoka), 8.45am

Sat 5 Oct England v Argentina (Tokyo), 9.00am

Sun 6 Oct France v Tonga (Kumamoto), 8.45am

Sat 12 Oct England v France (Yokohama), 9.15am


Australia, Wales, Georgia, Fiji, Uruguay

Mon 23 Sep Wales v Georgia (Toyota), 11.15am

Sun 29 Sep Australia v Wales (Tokyo), 8.45am

Wed 9 Oct Wales v Fiji (Oita), 10.45am

Fri 11 Oct Australia v Georgia (Shizuoka), 11.15am

Sun 13 Oct Wales v Uruguay (Kumamoto), 9.15am


Sat 19 Oct QF1 Winner Pool C v Runner-up Pool D (Oita), 8.15am

Sat 19 Oct QF2 Winner Pool B v Runner-up Pool A (Tokyo), 11.15am

Sun 20 Oct QF3 Winner Pool D v Runner-up Pool C (Oita), 8.15am

Sun 20 Oct QF4 Winner Pool A v Runner-up Pool B (Tokyo), 11.15am


Sat 26 Oct Winner QF1 v Winner QF2 (Yokohama), 9.00am

Sun 27 Oct Winner QF3 v Winner QF4 (Yokohama), 9.00am

Fri 1 Nov Third-place Play-off (Tokyo), 9.00am


Sat 2 Nov RWC 2019 Final (Yokohama), 9.00am

We’ll be open from 8am every day throughout the tournament and will be taking bookings for all of the matches ahead of the final now and seats will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so if you fancy joining us for a morning of rugby, great food and drinks and a brilliant atmosphere contact us at or call on 0117 9221880. Pre-booking for the final will be essential and we’ll be releasing information about how you can do that very soon.

Corporate bookings

Looking to treat your team or take your client entertaining to the next level? With several games happening throughout the week during the Rugby World Cup we’re offering some great corporate packages for you to take advantage of. 


With plenty of space for larger groups we’re the perfect spot to bring your entire team if you fancy treating them to a morning out of the office, and you can also pre-book food and drinks packages for your corporate bookings to take the hassle out of group ordering! We can even offer exclusive hire for any of the matches we aren’t showing, meaning you can have your own private viewing of certain games for you and your colleagues**.


So whether you’re looking to give your team a bit of a boost to say thanks for their hard work or you’ve got some rugby mad clients why not get down to Bambalan to watch the Rugby World Cup in style? Pre-book a table or corporate package at or call on 0117 9221880.


*beers can be substituted for tea or coffee at a reduced price

**exclusive hire is available on a minimum spend basis to be discussed at the time of booking

Celebrate with Bam!

Celebrate your graduation in style with Bambalan and grab a glass of fizz on us!

After years of hard work with blood sweat and tears, we know that this special day will be one you’ll remember forever. That’s why, here at Bam, we want to make your day extra special with a free glass of fizz when you dine with us after midday! 

Gear yourself up for the exciting (and quite boozy) day ahead with our Big Bam Brunch, where you can stock up with Bam’s dry cured back bacon, poached eggs, merguez sausages, hash brown, grilled mushroom, tomato, spiced beans and grilled sourdough.

Our all-day menu is the perfect way to wind down with family and friends after the big moment (and obvious grad photo shoot). Choose from our meat, seafood and veggie sharing boards or get a few of our mezze dishes that boast delicious crispy deep fried squid, grilled aubergine and New York style meatballs.

And if the weather is on your side why not sit on the terrace with a cocktail (or three!) and watch the world go by! Or let off a little steam with our games terrace filled with ping pong tables, foosball and a photo booth for the whole family to enjoy!


Make your graduation day extra special with Bambalan!


Bambalan is open from 9 am to 10:30 pm. The graduation offer runs from the 15th of July to the 26th of July. Booking is essential, to book click here.

2 for 1 Babs all January!

If you’ve got a case of the January blues then we’ve got the perfect antidote with 2 for 1 on our signature babs all January! Starting on the 5th Janaury and running from 12-6pm between Monday to Thursday, you can get stuck into our famous flatbread kebabs, piled high with grilled meat, fish or veggie and vegan options and plenty of fresh, healthy salad and get the cheapest one for free – perfect if you’re trying to stick to those healthy New Year’s resolutions.

Terms and conditions apply and can be found below.

Offer is available between 12 – 6pm from the 5th to the 31st January
Offer is available on full price dishes from the a la carte Bab menu
Offer is not available on drinks
Offer is not available on existing deals and can not be used in conjuction with any existing offers, including lunch deals, kids eat free, Wriggle offers or any other offers which may be introduced in this time period
Offer can be redeemed if customer is paying with vouchers
Offer is at the discretion of Bambalan