Just over a week ago we headed to Bristol for the weekend for Grillstock Festival (you can see my post here)
We arrived early on the Friday afternoon and headed out to explore the city! We did however get a bit distracted by ‘The Apple’ cider boat, and a fantastic Caribbean street party that we stumbled upon!
Fuelled by a couple of glasses of rum punch we decided that it must be time for some food, and a quick search led us to Pata Negra.
The tapas bar is in quite a busy area of Bristol and was pretty full when we arrived but after a couple of minutes we were shown to our table by our friendly waitress
They have a really fantastic deal of 3 pinxtos and a glass of wine for £7 which starts at 3pm and goes on until all the pinxtos have run out – as we arrived at 9pm unfortunately we missed out (not surprisingly!) so we chose from the tapas menu instead.
First things first though, we ordered a bottle of wine – we went for a Lebanese white which was absolutely lovely and was perfect with our food
We then took a few minutes to peruse the menu & make our choices
First up was the braised rabbit, morcilla, black olives & carrot puree – this was delicious! The rabbit and morcilla (spanish black pudding) were lovely & succulent and that carrot puree had a nice sweetness – we asked for extra bread to make sure we could mop it all up!
Next was the sausage tasting platter which had a great selection of cured meats – the darkest one you can see was our favourite, but I forgot to ask what it was!
After that was the Cornish squid, chorizo & heritage potatoes. This dish had a nice contrast of flavours – the chorizo was especially delicious – but the squid was a little chewy for my taste.
And we can’t forget the patatas bravas! Golden & crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside
It was just enough to fill us both up but still left us comfortable enough to carry on our night. I could have stayed all evening though, and looking back at the menu now, there’s so much more I wish I’d tried (greedy as usual!)
The atmosphere was really fun, with a mix of tables from big groups to couples and everything in between. I though our meal was great value for money, the staff were fab and the restaurant itself was set out really nicely.
I would definitely recommend a visit if you are in Bristol and would love to be able to try the pinxtos & wine deal – I just know that I would end up losing an afternoon in there!!
You can visit Pata Negra’s website here!