New Openings This Summer on Park Street & Queen’s Rd

There are new businesses popping up all over Bristol on an almost daily basis – so much so that it can be hard to keep up! To make things easy we’ve rounded up all of the new faces that have opened their doors on Park Street and Queens Road in recent months, and also thrown in a few that we’ve got to look forward to…

CowBee opened earlier this month and joins a whole roster of sweet and confectionary-based establishments on Park Street leading us to (un)officially declare it the dessert centre of the city! The name comes from the owners focus on keeping things as fresh, local and sustainably sourced as possible, from the milk from local cows to the honey from their very own bees, and also brings with it a contender for the cutest business logo ever!

Quietly opening earlier this year, Moltobuono! is an Italian restaurant that lets the food speak for itself. With multiple generations running the floor and kitchen this truly is a family affair, and even the delicious dough recipe has been passed down throughout the years. With a lot of competition for pizzarias along Park Street, Moltobuono! stands out for its cheap and cheerful approach and authentic Italian menu.

Backyard Chicken
Headed up by Simon Blagden, former executive chef of Jamie’s Italian, this massive 120-cover establishment offers fried chicken in all its glorious forms. The huge menu can be ordered from the comfort of your table via iPad, although front of house staff are on hand should you need a little guidance, and it’s got a decent selection of vegetarian and vegan options alongside the chicken choices, too.

IQOS provides two choice alternatives to smoking, both designed with sophisticated heating technology that heats tobacco as opposed to burning it like traditional cigarettes. With a sleek design and multiple tobacco strengths and flavours to choose from, IQOS want to provide a smoke-free alternative to those who wouldn’t otherwise consider quitting cigarettes. You can find out more and give them a try at their new Queens Road shop.

One Pot Creative Tea
The second bubble tea shop to open in the area, One Pot Creative Tea has taken a much quieter approach to launching than its competitor – big London chain Bubbleology – with little to no online presence to be seen. This means you’ll have to visit the shop to see, and try, their delicious Asian staple of bubble tea!

Five Guys
No stranger to Bristol, Five Guys has been successfully serving up American diner style burgers, dogs and shakes from its Cabot Circus joint since 2014, but now they’ve set their sights on Park Street. There’s no confirmed opening date just yet, however, so you’ll have to watch this space!

The Bristol & Bath Rum Distillery
Another one to keep your eye out for when it opens – this café, bar and restaurant with its own onsite rum micro-distillery will be taking over the former Jamie’s Italian site that has been empty for over a year. There’s a long way to go before this one opens its doors, however, with interior alterations needing to be made to the listed building before its fit for purpose. The ambitious venture will also offer industry training and rum-centric customer workshops.

Shipping Container Accommodation
You may have noticed earlier this month that Park Street was closed for a few days. This was so that shipping containers could be craned into the shell of a former nightclub which will serve as purpose-built student accommodation. The nine tiny homes were built and fitted out in Southampton before being transported to Bristol and lifted into place over three days in August.