Author:Meg Pope

Christmas 2019 with Bambalan

If you know us here at Bambalan we love a good party. Get the drinks flowing, the music playing and the good times rolling and it’ll come as no surprise to anyone that the festive season is one of our favourite times of the year!


With space for groups of all sizes and plenty of room for big bookings we’re the perfect spot for festive team lunches, that annual get-together with friends and family or that big blow out office party and with a reputation for throwing some of the best terrace parties in town you know you’re in for a good time with us this party season.

Our vibrant and spacious restaurant has capacity for up to 250 guests, offering delicious Mediterrannean inspired food perfect for sharing and for bigger parties we can offer specially created nibbles for drinks receptions or tasty buffets for your guests to dig into. For larger parties our entire venue, including our stunning covered winter terrace, can be hired for up to 400 people complete with exclusive use of the terrace, both bars, DJ booth and complete flexibility to create the ultimate party for you and your guests.

Look no further for your Christmas party this year! To find out more about hosting your party at Bambalan this festive season, contact our team at 0117 922 1880 or email at





Father’s Day at Bambalan

Pull out all the stops this Father’s Day by treating your Dad to a free beer at Bambalan when you bring him in for lunch! Whether you have an entire day planned or are enjoying a lazy Sunday, let us make a fuss of your Dad this Father’s Day.

Kickstart the day with a hearty brunch that’ll beat any breakfast in bed (and save you the washing up!) or if your Dad fancies something a bit more exotic why not try our Mediterranean inspired Shakshuka?

If you’re joining us for lunch you can dive into our infamous Bambalan Babs, including our brand new Po Boy Bab with deep fried king prawns, avocado, smoked chilli mayo, lettuce, tomato and cucumber. Or if you feel like being generous our sharing meat board with New York Style meatballs, spiced chicken wings, pickles, guacamole and corn chips will make you wish they weren’t for sharing. What’s more we’ll treat all Dads dining with us for lunch onwards to a free beer on the house – because we’re nice like that!

Once you’re suitably stuffed you can release your competitive side and take to our side terrace to play some ping pong or foosball, and battle it out to see who is the ultimate champion (and maybe let your Dad win, just this time).

Whatever your plans this Father’s Day, Bambalan has you covered. We’re open on Father’s Day from 10 am – 9 pm. Booking is essential and reservations can be made by clicking here.



Easter at Bambalan

As the Easter holiday fast approaches, we have a jam-packed fun-filled Easter ahead with events you won’t want to miss. From hosting events specifically for the kiddies to getting your groove on, Bambalan is your must-visit Easter destination.

If you’ve got the kiddies, no worries because from the 8th April we are hosting our ultra-popular Jolly Tots! Music and Singing Workshops. Join us for a free hour of musical theatre guaranteed to have your kids singing and dancing for the rest of the day. The workshops are every Monday & Friday of the two week holiday starting at 10:30 am. And why not make a day of it and join us for lunch where kids eat free after 12 with an adult who’s also eating with us.

Looking for a party? Bring your dancing moves and bank holiday grooves as we are hosting the ultimate bank holiday bash. Kicking off the weekend-long rooftop party with a glorious line up of DJ’s; the infectious disco grooves of Alfresco Disco’s J.Morrison and DJ Revilo spinning essential house anthems perfect for that party vibe. Then on Sunday, we have the enormous pleasure of hosting the infamous Turbo Disco that’ll keep the party going until the sun sets. Tickets are £3 with the event starting at 2 pm.

If your suffering from a bit of a hangover (as we probably will be too) we have just the trick with Bambalan’s belter of a brunch. Running from 10 am you can devour our Big Bam Breakfast with our healthy handmade smoothies that’ll really give your hangover the boot. Wanting to keep the party going? We can give you a boozy brunch from 12 and keep them flowing well into the afternoon while you enjoy the sun on the terrace.

Whatever your plans this Easter, Bambalan is the place to be! To book the restaurant click here and for more information on the events click here.


Bake Off vs Masterchef Pop Up Dinner at Bambalan

Join us for a night of amazing food from two of Bristol’s finest foodie exports at our Bake Off vs Masterchef Pop Up Dinner!
Our bright and central location is the perfect place if you want to catch some early-summer rays on our terrace with a cocktail in hand, or a big game of ping-pong before all trying to squeeze into our photobooth. Whatever time of day, Bambalan is the place to be this Mother’s Day.
Taking place at Bambalan on Sunday 28th April this very special dinner will see The Great British Bake Off‘s Briony Williams and MasterChef‘s Dean Edwards come together to create a delicious three course dinner, in collaboration with our chefs at Bambalan. Expect a specially created mouthwatering Mediterranean inspired feast, served up alongside Bambalan’s brand new Summer cocktail and hosted by Briony and Dean themselves. The menu for the night will include:
Mezze sharing board
Harissa spiced meatballs
Sweet potato falafels
Merguez sausages braised in red wine
Hummus and flatbreads
Rotisserie Celeriac, green Harissa, dill labne, pistachio rice pilaf (V)
Spice rubbed slow cooked shoulder of lamb, zhoug dressing
Served with Batata harra (spiced roast potatoes) and roasted root vegetables
Beetroot spiced brownie with tahini ice cream
Sesame and almond biscotti
There are only a limited number of tickets available and with two of Bristol’s most famous food and drink faces behind it this event is sure to be a popular one – you can book your tickets by contacting Bambalan at or calling 0117 9221880.

Mother’s Day at Bambalan

Whether you’ve got a fun packed day planned or you’ve left it last minute, start your Mother’s Day with our brand new beast of a brunch (that guarantees no washing up!)
Our bright and central location is the perfect place if you want to catch some early-summer rays on our terrace with a cocktail in hand, or a big game of ping-pong before all trying to squeeze into our photobooth. Whatever time of day, Bambalan is the place to be this Mother’s Day.
If you’ve got a busy day ahead, our brunch menu starts from 10 am – 2 pm, where you can pop in for our delicious homemade granola bowl which is full to the brim with yoghurt berry compote, fresh berries and house granola. Or how about a Bacon Butty with a toasted brioche bun and dry cured back bacon. And you have to try Bam’s ultra-instagrammable luscious smoothies! (Trust us you’ll want more than one!)
Fancy something more filling? Dig into our scrumptious Big Bam Breakfast with dry cured back bacon, poached eggs, merguez sausage, hash brown, grilled mushroom, tomato, spiced beans and grilled sourdough. Or try something a little different with the new Dirty Beans dish which includes charcoal-roasted lamb with Bam’s spicy baked beans, chorizo, eggs and grilled sourdough (Now that is what we call a proper brunch!) But don’t just take our word for it…
If you’re having a late start, you should try our signature babs served on flatbread with slaw & chilli sauce; the Po Boy Bab of deep fried king prawns, avocado, smoked chilli mayo, lettuce, tomato and cucumber will hit you with an explosion of flavour and is perfect for a midday lunch stop. Or choose from our grill, with the likes of our succulent charcoal roasted shoulder of lamb, spiced pumpkin, green harissa, garlic yoghurt and rice pilaf to really fill you up for dinner.
And if there’s room for more (we’ll be impressed if there is!) give in to that sweet tooth splurge with the salted caramel & chocolate brownie with salted caramel ice cream, or the spiced apple crumble with vanilla ice cream, matched with some of our coffee creations for the perfect wind down before the trip home.
Whether you are brunching, lunching, or popping in for a few cocktails, we are open from 10 am – 9 pm with brunch until 2 pm. Bring a bit of Mediterranean fun to your Mother’s Day. Book now and celebrate with a free glass (after midday) of fizz from us! Click here to book.