Elizabeth David: A Celebration
Jun
12
7:30 PM19:30

Elizabeth David: A Celebration

At this events as part of Bristol Food Connections, you'll enjoy a mouthwatering four course dinner cooked by some of Bristol's finest chefs: Barny Haughton, Stuart Seth, and Spike Island Cafe's own, Robert Leeburn. Over the meal, you'll explore Elizabeth David's legacy in British cooking in order to look forward to the future of British cooking, as the chefs cook up some of David's most famous dishes.

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Pitchfork Cafe Launch Evening
Mar
23
7:30 PM19:30

Pitchfork Cafe Launch Evening

We are delighted to be hosting the Pitchfork Cafe Launch Evening here at Spike Island Cafe on 23rd March!

This vegan 3-course dinner is the first of the Pitchfork Cafe supper clubs around Bristol, so get your tickets now to be the first to experience their amazing cooking and seasonal delights. Expect tasty flavours, foraged goodies, gluten free options, a choice of puddings, and a friendly community atmosphere.

Tickets are £20 for 3-course, and profits will be donated to Bristol ABC prisoner support. There will also be an ABC/zine stall on the evening

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Baby Art Hour
Feb
23
10:00 AM10:00

Baby Art Hour

Led by artist Éilis Kirby, these monthly sessions in Spike Island Café are for under fives and their carers. Come play with colour, shape, texture and learn easy ways to create, using simple methods and materials.

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Onion Garlic Turkish Pop Up
Feb
17
8:00 PM20:00

Onion Garlic Turkish Pop Up

Onion Garlic is a gourmet restaurant on the beach in Gumusluk, near Bodrum, Turkey. It serves fresh food using local market produce and recipes from the owner's great-grandmother who lived in Istanbul, as well as Aegean mezes. The small menu is designed to delight. The setting is idyllic. The sunsets are a spectacle. The atmosphere is relaxed.

This February, Onion Garlic's delicious menu is coming to Spike Island Cafe for two nights only!

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Exhibition Preview: Iman Issa
Feb
16
6:00 PM18:00

Exhibition Preview: Iman Issa

Spike Island presents 'Material for 2018' by Iman Issa from 17th February - 15th April 2018. Spike Island Cafe will be open alongside the exhibition, and will be open until 9pm on Friday 16th February for the exhibition preview, serving food, organic wine, spirits, beers and soft drinks.

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Onion Garlic Turkish Pop Up
Feb
3
7:00 PM19:00

Onion Garlic Turkish Pop Up

Onion Garlic is a gourmet restaurant on the beach in Gumusluk, near Bodrum, Turkey. It serves fresh food using local market produce and recipes from the owner's great-grandmother who lived in Istanbul, as well as Aegean mezes. The small menu is designed to delight. The setting is idyllic. The sunsets are a spectacle. The atmosphere is relaxed.

This February, Onion Garlic's delicious menu is coming to Spike Island Cafe for two nights only!

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Day of the Dead Mexican Dinner
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

Day of the Dead Mexican Dinner

" The days of the dead are truly a celebration of life.  When children dance with caricatures of death, eat skull sugar molds and learn to respect that life is brief, they learn there is a circle to life and to not fear death and then are free to enjoy and appreciate every moment."

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A Taste of the Lebanon
Sep
22
7:00 PM19:00

A Taste of the Lebanon

A POP UP COOKERY DEMONSTRATION & 3 COURSE FEAST

The fourth in our collaboration series with the Square Food Foundation  is A Taste of the Lebanon.   Here, Barny explains the inspiration behind the theme:

 "I have recently discovered Lebanese cooking. This may sound odd coming from someone who has loved the cooking of Middle East for three decades, but Lebanese cooking is just so different – in its use of spices and fish and particularly vegetables – from say Turkish or Iranian or Israeli cooking– and yet generally it is lost in the all-embracing term Middle Eastern Cooking. Join me for a cookery demonstration interwoven with a story from the Lebanon to begin with and some delicious Lebanese wines."   

Menu

Fatoush, baba ghannuj, fresh haloumi, sea bream, man’ oush (flatbread)


Slow-roast shoulder of goat with yoghurt, rice and vegetables
Or
Maghmour (Lebanese vegetable moussaka)


Spiced cookies, plums

£25 per person

BOOK HERE

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Taramasalata - a Greek Extravaganza
Sep
15
6:00 PM18:00

Taramasalata - a Greek Extravaganza

Taramasalata is an evening of tasting delicious, authentic Greek food, with a free shot of Ouzo to help fire up your taste buds, from Tara's Table in our own wonderful Spike Island Café. Tara's last pop-up was a sell out and now it's back due to popular demand!

Booking is essential - BUY TICKETS HERE

  • Sittings at 6.30pm, 7.15pm, 8.00pm, 8.30pm and 9.00pm.
  • 6 courses for £30.00 including booking fee with a shot of Ouzo, all inclusive price.
  • Early bird ticket at 6.30pm for a reduced price of £25.75 including booking fee with a shot of Ouzo.
  • If you would like to make a group booking, please make sure you contact us and we'll give you a table together.
  • Buy your drinks at the bar on the night.
  • A great list of organic wines including Greek wines, from Vinceremos. Strictly no BYO.
  • Times are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

"the most authentic Greek food I've ever tasted" - previous customer at Taramasalata

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Summer Exhibition Preview Night at Spike Island
Jul
7
6:00 PM18:00

Summer Exhibition Preview Night at Spike Island

Maeve BrennanThe Drift

Tessa LynchL-Shaped Room

PLEASE CLICK ON LINKS ABOVE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Join us for the opening night of our summer exhibitions.

Maeve Brennan, The Drift
8 July to 17 September 2017
Spike Island presents a major new film commission, The Drift, by London and Beirut based artist Maeve Brennan. The film is produced by Chisenhale Gallery, London and Spike Island, Bristol and commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery; Spike Island; The Whitworth, The University of Manchester; and Lismore Castle Arts, Lismore.

In The Drift, Brennan traces the shifting economies of objects in contemporary Lebanon. The film moves between three main characters: the gatekeeper of the Roman temples of Niha in the Beqaa Valley; a young mechanic from Britel, a village known for trading automobile parts; and an archaeological conservator working at the American University of Beirut.

Tessa Lynch, L-Shaped Room
8 July to 17 September 2017
Tessa Lynch works predominantly with sculpture and performance. Her work develops from the observation of her immediate surroundings and from her quest for the existence of a female flâneur, the woman who wanders aimlessly. The artist embarks on lengthy periods of active research that see her walking through the city streets in the company of chosen collaborators, often writers she interviews while walking. These wanderings around the city are later transformed into sculptural installations that recall her experience of the urban landscape.

The cafe & bar will be open for organic wines, local beers, fruity fizzy pop and delicious food. The Preview is open all.

 

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Tortoise V Hare
Apr
25
to May 4

Tortoise V Hare

Barry Hare, Wrington running champ. Fit, popular and, above all, fast.

Toby "Tortoise" Gollop, eater of doughnuts.
Look up 'relaxed' in the dictionary and you'll see his picture.

Two very different men. One running club, and the race to end all races.

Told entirely in rhyme and song, this promises to be an epic tale of romance, redemption and rural running rivalry that you'll never forget. 

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