Hangover hangouts, haunts, hotspots and help.
Here are my top 12 places in Bristol to cure your hangover. As we all know from Buzzfeed, hangovers come in all shapes and sizes, so there is no one-size fits all. But with this careful selection of establishments, you can be sure to find the one that’s fits your current mood.
NB – I will predominantly be using photos directly from the websites, unless stated.
- The Guilt
Waking up spooning a tequila bottle and the remains of what looks like a king-size kebab? All you can conclude is that you really did abuse your poor body last night. The guilt has kicked in. We’ve all been there. Right…? You need somewhere that will cleanse you. Big Banana Juice Bar in St Nicks is the place for you. Juice is all that’s going to get you through this dark place.
- The Indulgent
It’s the weekend (probably – I mean, who knows at this stage), so treat yo’ self. Yeh, you feel like death, but who cares, you deserve the best, and if you’re out brunching, it may as well be in style. You were on such great form last night that a treat is probably deserved. Bakers and Co. is the place for you.
- The Panic
Much like hangover 1, but minus the guilt. The flashbacks from the night before have started and you need to block out the pain. Ignoring any advice about the benefits of juicing, you acknowledge your bodies requests for more grease. (Somehow the 5am kebab didn’t quite hit the stop). You need Rocotillos. Their milkshakes will stop your shakes. Everyone knows about the beneficial properties bananas and ice cream have on a hangover.
- The Mixed Bag
It was a big night last night, and it looks like you lent your front room to most of Mbargo. Boston Tea Party will cater for large(ISH) groups who have a variety of hangover issues. From fry-ups to smoothies, burgers to granola, everyone will find what they need. And it’s pretty tasty there an all. (And there are a few locations to choose from).
- The Fancy
Want to just sit in the sun (*ahem* overcast *ahem*) with massive sunglasses and not stick out? The Primrose Café is for you. With an abundance of outdoor seating and many rocking their oversized eye-wear, it’s a good place if you want to sit under the pretense of being fancy, but the reality of possibly looking like someone out of the ring.
- The Intelligent
Don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t mean you’re having an intelligent hangover. I’m not sure that’s a thing. And you’ve made any number of mistakes the night before, but now you’re thinking straight and making the right decisions. And that’s Katie and Kim’s. I’m not sure what hangover it will cure, but its so dam tasty, I couldn’t leave it off this list. Full review here.
^My own photo^
- The Catastrophe
Who knows whats going on. You’re reaching for the phone. The curtains aren’t being opened for a long while and the idea of making yourself presentable to the outside world is one of the worst ideas anyone has ever had. Planet Pizza will sort you out. (A rare decent home delivery takeaway in Bristol).
- The Adventurer
Magic. You’ve woken up feeling alright. The hangover is manageable, so you can probably stomach something that isn’t a fry up or cheerios. The Soukitchen will sort you out. With a good variety on their brunch and lunch menu, you can branch out a little. And they have a great soft drink collection that will hydrate you in style.
^ Both my own photos ^
- The Denier
Friday night is a blur but you’ve woken up on Saturday feeling pretty cocky. You openly deny any hangover, because you’re just that ‘ard, and suggest the pub. It might be 10am, but the craic waits for no man. The Kenny is the place for you. Beers and a full English. That’s how we should be dealing with Saturdays.
Unrelated crab from their website. Although whole crab is currently on the menu…
- The Fixer-Upper
Need a warm hug? The Bristolian is the place for you! The lovely homely menu has a great selection of brunch options, from meat to vegan fry ups. All set in a lovely neighborhood café full of warmth and loveliness.
- Maybe It’s Not So Bad
Rosemarinos, as I have already claimed, do some of the best eggs in Bristol. So if you think you can handle the slightly more sophisticated atmosphere than some of the other options here, then I recommend it highly. And they do a banger of a bloody mary.
^ My own photo of their bloody mary ^
Places of prestigious brunches:
Wallfish Bistro, Bills, Café Kino, No. 12 Easton, Harts Bakery. (- I would especailly recommend Harts when a ‘quick getaway’ is required, and you have to leave the city at a moments notice the morning after the night before. This little gem is hidden near Temple Meads).
Oh, and here’s a cornflake milkshake from some hidden gem along the riverside….