Thursday, 14 January 2016

VISIT: Walkabout Bristol

On the 30th December Lewis and I spent our evening trying out the delicious food and drinks in Bristol's Walkabout - an Australian themed bar and restaurant. To say we were impressed is a massive understatement! If you are looking for somewhere a little bit different to eat in Bristol, head over to Walkabout.
We sat in a lovely little booth called Surfers Paradise 2 and (much to Lewis's delight) had our own TV in the booth, where we could watch whatever sport we wanted. This meant Lewis could watch the football he wanted while having dinner with me - perfect for us both! Walkabout Bristol is a big, spacious restaurant with booths and seating areas all around, big enough for groups and small enough for more intimate dinners. There are a number of plasma screen TV's as well as two cinema-sized screens in the restaurant - so as you can imagine, this is a massive hit with guys and sports! When visiting Walkabout, we were made to feel very welcome, comfortable and catered for which are the three main things you hope for when visiting a restaurant. The atmosphere was pretty perfect too - chilled and relaxed where we were sat, but other parts of the restaurant were really lively which gave a really nice vibe.

Now onto the food... it is safe to say neither of us were left disappointed, and neither of us left feeling hungry! There were so many tasty things on the menu, so it took us a while to decide. Walkabout offers sharing platters (we almost went for a big portion of nachos!), burgers, chicken, seafood and more - perfect for all tastebuds. For a starter I ordered cheese and bacon potato skins, and Lewis ordered 'dipping shrimp' - shrimp in a crispy batter with a mild spicy sauce to dip. The starter portions were the perfect size, and arrived quickly on wooden plates which we loved! We also loved the fact that all salad garnishes came with a big slice of watermelon - unusual but very nice. The potato skins were the perfect amount of crispiness, with lots of melted cheese and a little sour cream dip. Lewis's dipping shrimp was absolutely amazing and his favourite course out of them all. 

For mains I ordered a wild boar burger and Lewis ordered a kangaroo steak. We thought that since we were dining in an Australian restaurant we may as well give the Australian food a go! This was the first time that I've ever had wild boar, so I was a little apprehensive but had absolutely no reason to be - it was delicious! The burger was huge and the wild boar was cooked so well - prime and juicy but not at all greasy. I ordered sweet potato fries to go with mine which were also lovely. Lewis's kangaroo steak was also fantastic; I've also never tried kangaroo before so this was another big one for me! It tasted lovely and was cooked the perfect amount - not too rare and not too well done. Although it was a tiny bit chewy, Lewis explained that kangaroo meat does tend to be a bit more on the chewy side. Lewis ordered spicy fries to accompany his steak which were also a massive hit with him. We also ordered onion rings on the side (we're little piggies I know!) which were lovely - proper crispy batter with thick slices of onion inside. We both cleared our plates!! 

For dessert we ordered the dessert platter, which had several different desserts included in it. There was brownie, cheesecake and ice cream just to name a few! To say they were delicious would literally be an understatement. Despite being very full, I could not help but tuck into each dessert and try some of each. The brownie was especially lovely - it's gooey chocolatey warmness combined with the smooth cold ice cream was unreal. There was lots of fruit sprinkled over the platter too (mostly raspberries and strawberries) which was really refreshing and sort of justified all the desserts we were cramming into our mouths (right?). If you are a massive dessert person, this is the place to go.

We finished our lovely evening with two cocktails - and two of the best cocktails I have ever tasted (absolutely no exaggeration). I ordered a Mojito and Lewis ordered an Australian Spring Punch - vodka, midori and sparkling wine mixed with the tropical flavours of mango and passionfruit. Both cocktails were fresh, super tasty and served in pretty little jar glasses (which have inspired me to find some of my own to make cocktails in!).  I will definitely be heading back to Walkabout for some more cocktails soon!

The service was really good at Walkabout; all staff were efficient, super friendly and helpful, and our food always came out on time and super hot. If you are looking for somewhere in Bristol to kick back and watch sport with a few cocktails, or somewhere to go and have a proper three course meal, I can highly recommend Bristol's Walkabout. The food and drink were very impressive, and the lively, friendly atmosphere of the restaurant added to the experience perfectly. I will be returning very very soon! 


  1. Looks like a fantastic place for a meal! Great atmosphere :)

  2. This looks like such a lovely place to enjoy a meal and that dessert platter looks amazing!!!

  3. Looks like I need to take a trip lol. Your pics are top notch! XOXO

  4. This looks simply amazing! And your description of food made me very hungry, haha. Those photos add to the feeling as well. It sounds like such a great place to eat and just spend time with maybe couple of friends watching basketball or football games (that, I would enjoy a lot! ).

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  5. Love these photos, the good looks amazing. Looks like a fun, chill spot.

    Kayla xo // Kayla's Vibration

  6. Wow that place looks amazing! And that food! Looks delicious!

  7. I love our local walkabout it's the perfect place to go to keep the other half amused while we have yummy food


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