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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.

BAM’S HOUSE RULES

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

50% OFF BABS IN JANUARY

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.

 

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.

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
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Mains
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
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Dessert
Beetroot spiced brownie with tahini ice cream
Coffee
Sesame and almond biscotti
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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 hola@bambalan.co.uk 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.

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