How To Do Bristol On The Cheap
Whilst not quite London prices, Bristol is an expensive place to live. The city has fantastic places to go, restaurants and bars and none of it is cheap, so with Christmas just around the corner we thought we’d give you our tips on living well for less in this fantastic city
The City of Bristol College on Anchor Road has a fantastic restaurant open for lunch and dinner. It serves locally sourced and seasonal food and at a fraction of the cost of other restaurants. As all the chefs and waiting staff are students learning their trade you are helping produce the next generation of hospitality staff and n return you are getting an excellent meal at a fantastic price. Win win
Unlimited weekend brunch – What better way to enjoy the weekend than by siiting round a table enjoying unlimited food and fizz. The Bristol brunch scene is booming and many offer unlimited food and cava or prosecco for a fixed price. Pata Negra on Corn Street has Spanish Sundays on the first Sunday of the month, for just £22.50 you can eat as much tapas as you like with unlimited cava or if you are looking for something more traditional why not try The Clifton Sausage bottomless brunch on the first Saturday of each month. Here £19.95 you choose a brunch dish washed down with unlimited Prosecco, Bucks Fizz or Bloody Marys. Needless to say booking is essential
The Everyman and Cinema De Luxe are great nights out but are expensive. If you love going to the cinema but find the cost too much there are options.
Film companies want audience feedback and often preview films before they are released. Sign up to the several websites like See Film First and go to the pictures for nothing. It is a lottery and you don’t get a choice but hey it’s free.
If you want to guarantee the film you see and want to go regularly to the pictures, why not get an Unlimited card. Both Cineworld and Odeon offer an unlimited film card. It works like this. You pay around £18 a month and you can go to the cinema as many times as you want. Simple. There are no restrictions if you want to go every night you can. Throw in discounts on snacks and sweets and it is a great deal for the cash strapped cinephile
Haircuts and Beauty
If you are looking for a cheap way to get your hair done why not get it cut by a trainee. This is not as scary as it sounds. Most large salons have trainees/ apprentices and they need to learn by cutting real people’s hair. So the salons offer cut price deals for people willing to let trainees loose on their hair. Don’t panic all work is done under strict supervision and the work is overseen by a qualified stylist sometimes after each snip so you won’t end up having to wear a hat for 6 months. The City of Bristol College also offer a similar service. The same applies to beauty therapies
I haven’t even mentioned the wonderful museums, galleries, churches, and