Breaking Bread - The New Collaborative Dining and Drinking Experience Opens in Bristol


An all new socially distanced dining experience has opened in Bristol, courtesy of a cooperative of hospitality businesses.

Breaking Bread is a new pop-up restaurant and outdoor eating and drinking space from Josh Eggleton, Team Love, Pasta Loco and The Pipe and Slippers, providing a much-needed boost for the city’s hospitality industry.

This stunning socially distanced tipi village, features two 60 cover dining spaces - serving food from The Pony & Trap and Pasta Loco - as well as a two pub-cafe gardens from The Love Inn and Pipe and Slippers.

Each venue has 20 tables with adjustable dividers enabling people to book in numbers between 2 and 6.

Josh Eggleton explains: “This has been a challenging few months for the hospitality industry. It isn't just the bricks and mortar restaurants that have been affected; its chefs, kitchen staff, front of house and all the local producers that create amazing ingredients for us. The whole structure of the hospitality industry is at risk, one that locally is of real importance.

“Breaking Bread will have a strong element of social enterprise running through it. Of course, we want to get people sitting down, eating and drinking in a safe space but we want to boost the industry, get supply chains moving and get people back into work.”

Initially, Breaking Bread will create direct employment for up to 90 people, as well as the addition of the production team to build the tipi village and hopes are that if all goes well more restaurants and venues will be able to join in future phases.

To further support the local hospitality economy, a proportion of the profits raised from Breaking Bread will be placed into a central fund to assist community organisations and initiatives in the city. In addition, plans are underway for a board to be appointed, which will oversee employment and training opportunities within the venue, with a specific aim to help young people across the city.

All tables will be required to book in advance, with no walk up available initially. Sittings will be available on Thursday dinner, Friday and Saturday lunch and dinner and Sunday lunch.

Reservations for Breaking Bread are open at www.breakingbreadbristol.co.uk

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