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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
“Had the lushest brunch at Bambalan earlier today! I tried their “Dirty Beans”, which had spicy baked beans, charcoal roasted lamb and chorizo – all my favourite things on a plate! I’ve genuinely not had anything like it for brunch anywhere else in Bristol, so I’d strongly recommend. Washed it down with 2 of their strawberry acai kick smoothies (so good I ordered a second) whilst enjoying the view from our window-side table. We can’t wait to be back for dinner out in their lovely terrace as well!” – Foodie in Bristol
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