Whilst these top 5 lists are not in any particular order, these Caribbean restaurants within the city are some firm favourites of Foozie and we think them deserving of a shout out! If you are looking for inspiration for your next round of jerk chicken and plantain then have a scroll…
Address: 30 Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1
Situated smack bang in the thick of Stokes Croft is Caribbean Croft, (if you ever ventured out to The King’s Head you may have already tried some of these amazing dishes) as that’s where the gang were based for a while before they branched out to their own restaurant. If you like your jerk wings, curried goat and all things rum then Caribbean Croft is your match made in heaven. We’d recommend branching out and trying the oxtail curry, washed down with a can of Ting, of course.
Rice and Things
Address: 120 Cheltenham Road, Bristol BS6
We are pretty confident that you will already be aware of Rice and Things. This popular Caribbean restaurant is a casual affair but with honest food that packs a punch – genuine and authentic. The majority of Bristol locals still see Rice and Things as a delicious takeaway, it was often referred to as a ‘hole in the wall’ back when it first opened however they do have outside seating and can cater for parties. In the summer they roll out their BBQ and cook on Stokes Croft’s bustling pavement, enticing passers by with the smells. You can’t visit Rice and Things and not order the Jerk Chicken or try the spicy curried goat.
Jasper’s Jamaican Diner
Address: 22 North Street, Bedminster BS3
Jamaican Diner on North Street, Bedminster is here to provide that Caribbean fix to those South of the river and further afield. The staff provide a hospitable and relaxed environment for you to enjoy an array of classes dishes, such as the jerk pork, curried mutton or red snapper. It’s particularly worth a visit on a Saturday evening if you have been spending the afternoon sinking a few bevvies on North Street.
Address Various Street Food Markets
If you frequently visit any of the various Bristol street food markets within the city, chances are you will have stumbled upon Ages’ before. This family run catering business is loud, proud and soulful. You won’t be able to miss their colourful signage and once you have tried their cuisine you probably won’t be able to resist going back for more. Choose from packed wraps, a selection of curries with plantain and other speciality dishes.
Address: Cargo, Wapping Wharf
The team behind tasty Biblos are the guys running Calypso Kitchen in Wapping Wharf. This bar and kitchen has an inviting layout with cosy corners and relaxed lighting and offers the spice out of the crew of neighbours in Wapping Wharf. Everything here is made fresh in house and from family recipes that have been passed down throughout the family.