Birch is the sustainable, Bristolian restaurant that serves organic food straight from the owners allotment. Situated only 15 minutes from the centre of Bristol, in the Southville neighbourhood of the city.
The organic restaurant is owned by husband and wife team Sam Leach and Beccy Massey, who have dreamed of opening a restaurant just like Birch, since they met at Leeds University. The pair had a shared allotment and held supper clubs for up to 16 people at home in Bristol, before heading off to work in restaurants in London for over two years, to cut their teeth in the industry.
Now three years old, Birch shares many of the same values of their early allotment and supper club days. One of the main focuses of Birch is on the sustainability of the food it serves, with much of it being sourced from their own garden. Food that can’t be grown is purchased locally from the region; direct from the farmers – all organic – and the menu is changed daily to respond to exciting new produce as it arrives.
Bristol: Did you know?
- Bristol is the largest city in the south west of England
- A thriving port city referred to as the ‘Birthplace of America’
- Bristol is a multicultural university city of 400,000 residents
- Bristol was the European Green Capital 2015 – the first UK city to have held the title
- Over 25% of the world’s natural history films are made in Bristol
- Bristol ranks high as one of the happiest places to live
Co-founder and foodie Beccy Massey, shares with us some of her favourite local eats and her thoughts on Bristol’s best beers:
Birch, Bristol: www.birchbristol.co