The Cuban Bristol – #BBCuban

A couple of weeks ago I finished work and made my way to The Cuban Bristol for the #BBCuban event. After struggling to get into Bristol during rush hour as usual, and forgetting it was “Bank Holiday Thursday” so I couldn’t find a parking space anywhere. I ended up running into the event 15 minutes late. Luckily I hadn’t missed anything. The #BBCuban event was to celebrate the launch of The Cuban Bristol’s new menus and was organised by Bristol Bloggers in collaboration with Socialight.

The Cuban Bristol Cocktails

The Cuban Bristol

The event started with a Mojito Masterclass which was interesting to watch, along with a demonstration of how to make a few other cocktails including this Te Veo Mañana served with a flaming Rum shot. As I don’t drink alcohol, I was treated to a Virgin Mojito made with apple juice which I thoroughly enjoyed. I also ordered a “Virgin Daiquari” and a “Safe Sex on the Beach” over the course of the evening – I love their Mocktail menu and the play on names.

The Cuban Bristol Nachos

The Cuban Bristol Paella

After the Masterclass it was time to find our table and order our food. The Cuban Bristol had some fabulous dishes on offer, from both their “Main Menu” and the “Tapas Menu”. I ordered a starter of Nachos (as always) topped with Mediterranean Vegetables from the Tapas Menu. These were HUGE. The picture really doesn’t do them justice. There would have been enough for 4 of us, yet all four of us had ordered a separate portion of Nachos – oops. I really enjoyed these though, they were probably the highlight of the evening. Aside from that White Chocolate Panna Cotta which I’ll mention later.

I went for the Vegetarian Paella for my main course. I probably didn’t think that one though as I had a huge portion of Nachos topped with Vegetables, followed by a huge portion of rice topped with vegetables. But I love carbs and I love vegetables so who am I to complain? I know I’m repeating myself here but the portions were so generous – the Paella was only £10 too.

The Cuban Bristol Desserts

It was then on to Dessert, my favourite part of any meal. Especially when there’s a delicious White Chocolate Panna Cotta involved. We tried a selection of their different desserts. A Lemon Sorbet, Panna Cotta, a passionfruit mousse and a Poached Pear in Red Wine sauce which was interesting. Obviously my favourite was the Panna Cotta – this tasted like melted Milkybar chocolate and I would go back to The Cuban Bristol just for that.

All of this gorgeous food was accompanied by live music by Noche and Cubanna, a local Spanish band that perform at The Cuban on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. The Cuban Bristol is located at Bristol Harbourside, near @Bristol.

Have you visited The Cuban Bristol before?

Until next time,

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38 Comments

  1. 16th April 2018 / 10:08 am

    Those virgin drink names are cute! I would enjoy learning how to make a mojito. In general, I just love trying new foods!

    • Ami
      Author
      17th July 2018 / 5:56 pm

      I loved them too!

      Ami xxx

  2. 16th April 2018 / 12:41 pm

    Ive never been here and I don’t live too far away! It looks great! I am googling for veggie options as I type aha

    • Ami
      Author
      17th July 2018 / 5:55 pm

      They had SO many veggie options to choose from. I want to go back and try them all.

      Ami xxx

  3. 16th April 2018 / 2:01 pm

    Wow, it looks cool. but way out of my budget. So I will do one thing, just keep look at those images, but hey good job on this,

    • Ami
      Author
      17th July 2018 / 5:55 pm

      I thought it was really cheap, you can’t usually get a two course meal of this size for less than £20.

      Ami xxx

  4. 17th April 2018 / 12:06 am

    Aha your mocktail ‘safe sex on the beach’ did make me giggle because I am childish like that but I love the look of your veggie paella. The fact that it was only £10 for such a huge portion is such a bargain as well, but the dessert definitely stole my heart.

    • Ami
      Author
      17th July 2018 / 5:54 pm

      Haha yep I’m just as childish! Crazy isn’t it!

      Ami xxx

  5. 17th April 2018 / 3:20 am

    Sounds amazing and it’s nice to be able to sample their drinks and their food! Everything looks great and I’m sure you had a great time as well. I love that they have mocktails for people who doesn’t drink alcohol.

    • Ami
      Author
      17th July 2018 / 5:53 pm

      We had a lovely time thank you. Yes it’s so refreshing to see such a large “non alcoholic” menu.

      Ami xxx

  6. 17th April 2018 / 3:40 am

    Wow the cocktail above looks incredible! Sounds like you had such an amazing time! The paella was definitely a bargain!

    • Ami
      Author
      17th July 2018 / 5:52 pm

      All of the cocktails were fab! I know, I couldn’t believe the price!

      Ami xxx

  7. 17th April 2018 / 3:55 am

    Those nachos and paella look so appetizing. And I am hungry now because it’s nearing lunchtime! Uggh…Gotta cook paella soon. Craving for some.

    • Ami
      Author
      17th July 2018 / 5:52 pm

      Oh yes the Nachos were a dream!

      Ami xxx

  8. Geraline Batarra
    17th April 2018 / 5:22 am

    That food looks so good and delicious it really makes me hungry and that drinks names are so cute!

    • Ami
      Author
      17th July 2018 / 5:51 pm

      Me too! Yeah so original aren’t they!

      Ami xxx

  9. 17th April 2018 / 6:07 pm

    Oh wow this all looks AMAZING! I’m not a fan of paella but I do love a cocktail! Looks like fun!

    • Ami
      Author
      17th July 2018 / 5:51 pm

      I didn’t think I liked Paella because I always thought it contained seafood haha! Loved this one.

      Ami xxx

  10. 17th April 2018 / 8:16 pm

    The event started with a Mojito Masterclass …. I need that in my life as I am a Mojito fan forever. Oh, and the sweets look so scrumptious.

    • Ami
      Author
      17th July 2018 / 5:50 pm

      I had a Virgin Mojito which was delicious!

      Ami xxx

  11. 17th April 2018 / 8:39 pm

    I am on a diet and reading about white chocolate makes me drool! Everything looks amazing!!!

    • Ami
      Author
      17th July 2018 / 5:50 pm

      Oopsie sorry!

      Ami xxx

  12. 17th April 2018 / 9:31 pm

    Everything looks incredibly delicious! That dessert looks divine and that Mojito Masterclass sounds absolute fun! All your pictures speak for itself how wonderful everything was there!

    • Ami
      Author
      17th July 2018 / 5:50 pm

      Thank you. We had a wonderful evening.

      Ami xxx

  13. 18th April 2018 / 12:55 pm

    yum, the food the drinks everything looks great, plus you’ve now made me hungry lol! I’ve never had Cuban food before, but can imagine that it is delicious.

    • Ami
      Author
      17th July 2018 / 5:49 pm

      I’m always making myself hungry writing about these places, it seems like a dream calling this “work”!

      Ami xxx

  14. Autumn Murray
    18th April 2018 / 5:23 pm

    The Cuban Bristol looks a great place for dinner and drinks! I would love to try the vegetarian Paella.

    • Ami
      Author
      17th July 2018 / 5:49 pm

      It was lovely. There was so many veggie things on the menu I wanted to try.

      Ami xxx

  15. 18th April 2018 / 8:20 pm

    I really have to find a class like this out here for me. It looks like it must have been amazing. It would be fun if more restaurants would have their chefs do like this from time to time. I think it would build more brand loyalty in all honesty.

    • Ami
      Author
      17th July 2018 / 5:48 pm

      Looks fab doesn’t it! You really don’t realise how much goes into cocktail making do you.

      Ami xxx

  16. 18th April 2018 / 10:18 pm

    Sounds like an eventful and flavourful event! I’m not into alcohol but these dishes could come any time, I’m here to try them :):):)

    • Ami
      Author
      17th July 2018 / 5:48 pm

      I don’t drink either, I was on the “No Sex On The Beach” hehe.

      Ami xxx

  17. 19th April 2018 / 11:44 pm

    The food looks delicious and the drinks, I have had Cuban food before, very similar to the food I grew up eating, so it is right up my alley! From the pictures, it looks like it was a great time!

    • Ami
      Author
      17th July 2018 / 5:47 pm

      We had a lovely evening. I haven’t been back yet but we’re planning to next month.

      Ami xxx

  18. Blair villanueva
    21st April 2018 / 10:39 am

    Omg these drinks names are so hot and sexy, which makes the drinks more interesting. If the names willbe translate into reality with my boyfriend, that will be more awesome, *wink *wink.

    • Ami
      Author
      17th July 2018 / 5:47 pm

      Haha love it!

      Ami xxx

  19. 25th April 2018 / 11:22 am

    Nice! This seems like it would be amazing to see.

    • Ami
      Author
      17th July 2018 / 5:47 pm

      It was such a lovely place.

      Ami xxx