Latin Sounds on The Harbourside

Summer is here and  we don’t summer makes us yearn for some Latin heat!
To celebrate harbour fest we’ve got some fantastic bands lined up to get your dancing the night away!

Aji Pa Ti from Colombia

Brazilian Samba Band “Bloco Sujos”

1-3pm Ramon Vallejo & His Conjunto

Flamenco Loco

As well as music you can enjoy fresh oysters from our oyster bar and a range of summer-tastic drinks to get you into the party spirit.

So all this means you have to make No.1 Harbourside one of your stops this Harbour festival.

Huge thanks to Zubieta for her poster design.

Calling All Bristol Artists!

We’re passionate about supporting local artists and with a prominent location on the Bristol Harbourside we have the perfect space for you to relax with a coffee or a glass of a little something and appreciate what the Bristol art scene has to offer.

With our recent renovation we made sure to create a space that complimented art works perfectly and being located on the Harbourside, it’s the perfect central location for artists works to be seen.

We offer 0% commission for artists and will also provide our space for your own private view too.

If you are interested in displaying your work at No.1 Harbourside, please email us on: with 5 high res pictures if your work and an artists statement.

JON5 | DIAMONDS – An Exhibition

Opening night for the show of a collection of patterned drawings a made in JON5’s studio last year.

At the end of 2016 one of these drawings was used by Bristol based producer ‘SIMIAH’ as the cover for the 7″ vinyl release of his track ‘Diamonds’ (peep the link!!) so he’s coming along for the opening night and showcasing some of his music.
To round it off we have Amie Nowlan of ‘CUTFILM’ creating a showreel for the night also.

A real collective effort from independent artists all based in Bristol.

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Tis the season

It’s the end of November, it has been horribly wet and cold…let’s start celebrating the end of 2016!

We may not have a Christmas menu at No.1 but we aren’t completely bah humbug!
This week we’ve added some comforting Hot Toddy’s to our drinks offering and our mulled cider made from Piton strong cider will get you feeling festive from the inside out!

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As well as being your perfect ‘winter warming’ drinks spot we will have our menu full of   seasonal dishes that will act as a refreshing change from dry turkey and potatoes on those days where you just want something a bit different.

As well as what we have going on in the bar our friends at Harbourside Market are launching their Christmas Markets on the 1st December with an exhibition by  Andrew Burns-Colwill. For one night only the covered walkway at Bristol’s harbour will transform into a fairylight-lit, outdoor dockside gallery.

Then from the 3rd December you can enjoy  the perfect alternative Christmas Market, full of Bristol’s independent spirit, with the best makers, creators, and street food whizzes. They’ll have games, drinks, food, art, entertainment, and much, much more at their various events

We’ll have a line up of amazing bands from Weds-Saturday and you can let loose and work out all the stresses of the season at our usual dance nights on a Sunday.

To keep up to date with all these events head on over to our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter.

Harvest Festival and Healthy City Week

The nights are arriving earlier, you’ve unpacked all your winter warmers and your ready to hibernate but wait! We’ve got just the thing to keep you out and about this October.

Next week we have a whole week of Harvest delights lined up.


As well as an expertly crafted musical line up (if we do say so ourselves), we’ve got our Healthy Harvest Bowl on the menu, specially created for healthy city week. Packed with a bevvy of local suppliers ingredients and designed to be delicious and give you all the good stuff you need for a long autumnal day.

On Saturday bring the kids along for a special harvest craft day where the little ones can enjoy making scarecrows and masks from 12-pm, while you relax with a drink.


Through out the week we are also offering a shot of Da Mhile seaweed gin paired with a fresh oyster for the fantastic price of £4, this will serve to wet your appetite for the great  spirits event we are hosting with Da Mhile on Sunday 23rd  between 5 and 6. Find out how they make their delicious gin’s and organic whiskey, more about their story and have a cheeky taste of each at this FREE event.

On Saturday 22nd you can also visit our sister site Old Market Assembly, where they will be having one big family fun day with a children’s craft table, best in show competition (where if you bring along your home grown vegetables  you will have a chance to win a meal for two and a bottle of wine), apple bobbing and the launch of the Assembly bakery, who will be wowing with one HUGE loaf! In the evening , stay for one big Cèilidh with the Pond Hoppers. Find out more about that event here. 

So this October make your way to the Harbourside!

Action Against Hunger at No.1 Harbourside

We’re really chuffed to be  joining 100’s of restaurants across the UK  throughout September to raise vital funds for Action Against Hunger .


25p from every main meal we sell in September will go to projects providing clean water & good nutrition to malnourished children in over 50 countries worldwide. It’s a great cause and one we really want to shout about it, so next time you’re in take a look at the leaflets and posters that are dotted around the bar or for more information visit their website.  

Glass of wine and a cycle?


Looking for something a little different to do this summer? Cycle the city runs from No1. Harbourside and as well as hiring bikes daily they do tours around the city, but these aren’t just any tours, these are tours with wine!


Saddle up and join their expert guide on a journey through Bristol to find our what is so exciting about English wines. The tours start from No.1 Harbourside where you can enjoy a glass of our organic English wines and carry on through the city with expert notes and plenty of chances to taste.

Cycle the City also do alcohol free tours that you can find out more about here.


Tour Info

Tour length: 2.5 hours approx.

Ability / Age: All abilities, 18+

When / where: Tours start from No.1 Harbourside, next door to the Tourist Information Centre.

Price: £29.50 (Including wine).

For more information email or phone 07873 387167

Harbour nights and Swingathon at Bristol Harbour Festival.

It’s that time of year again where thousands of people descend on the Harbourside to watch great music and chill out in the (fingers crossed) sun. As well as delicious food and drink being served throughout the harbour festival days, we have a stellar line up of incredible bands and Djs to keep you dancing until 2am on Friday and Saturday. If you are still raring to go on Sunday join us for our Swingathon, where we have a whole afternoon of stomping live music that is guaranteed to keep you hopping.

Here’s what you can expect from our line up:
Fri 15 Harbour Festival Ft. Ziriguidum & Dj Alex Scott
– Massive Brazilian-style carnival drum band in the contemporary Monobloco style, complete with authentic Brazilian singers and even (on occasion) dazzlingly becostumed dancers. It’s a big noise they make and the urge to dance is irresistible.

Alex Scott is currently settled in Bristol and working at the ever on-point Futureboogie Recordings, Alex is holding down residencies for the fast rising Shambarber crew.

Camo Clave

Sat 16 Harbou
r Festival Ft. Camo Clavé & Dj Ruben Robinson
Their sun-drenched music will fill you full of summer from the inside out in an infectious mix of Afro Latin, Cumbia, Rumba and Reggae with hints of Dub and Electro for extra measure. Spanish Singer Marta fronts up their fresh, live sound, supported by joy-filled brass and playful percussion. Did you bring a spare shirt? Shame, they WILL whip you up into a sweat-soaked frenzy!

Ru Robinson is recognized for smiley, exciting and original DJ sets satisfying a wide range of bills across the UK.

Sun 17 Harbour Festival: Swingathon Ft. Rhythm Pencils & Bartoune
– The doors to No.1 Harbourside will swing open for a whole afternoon of hoppin’, stompin’ live music and dance. Jive along or just sit and soak up the atmosphere.


12pm: Bartoune
Spinning off from the irrepressible Zen Hussies this lot build a uniquely jaunty swing sound around Charlotte Ostafew’s baritone sax, Seb Gutiez’ guitar, Tom Allen’s bass and John Blakeley’s all-important swing-beat drumming. Blending originality with a fine sense of musical heritage the results are great entertainment.

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3:30pm: Rhythm Pencils
You generally expect a trad jazz band to be somewhat advanced in years so it’s a very pleasant shock to see this bunch of whippersnappers cutting a Dixieland rug with the kind of energetic sincerity that’ll bring a smile to your face and a tap to your toes.
Sophie Sheldrake of Swing Dance Bristol will lead the dancing, coaxing out those swing steps to keep No.1 hoppin’ on a Sunday afternoon!


Pride on the Harbourside and beyond

Pride week in Bristol starts this Friday and there are some brilliant events on each day all around the city.
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On Saturday 9th July we welcome DJ Admin to our stage. He will be playing the best in funk, soul and disco that will get you dancing until the early hours of Sunday. You can also enjoy our rainbow salad bowl throughout the day. Made with smokey hummus, pickled bromham beetroot, rainbow radish, toasted herby quinoa, roast courgette, heirloom tomato, basil and walnut and served with with flatbreads & created specially for Pride by head chef Jonny Byles. Not only does it pair perfectly with a gin and tonic, it is certain to be a feel good energy booster.

But it’s not just Saturday, there is so much going on throughout the week.
To help you decide which events you want to go to, here are a few of our picks:

This Saturday the cutest event of all Pride returns. Expect to see pampered pooches strut their stuff at the Bristol Pride dog show. 

The Watershed is showing some great films throughout the day this Sunday including the frankly awesome ‘Dyke Hard’. 


Next Wednesday you can enjoy some specially created pieces at the Wardrobe theatre.

Friday, the always awesome ‘Don’t tell your Mother’ DJs  will be at the Old Market Assembly,  playing pop, R&B and indie until the wee hours, getting you ready for Pride day.

Saturday is the main event. You can join the Parade which goes from Castle Park at 11am. The theme this year is Celebrating Our Diversity, come as yourself and celebrate the L, G, B, T, + in everything.  Find more about the route and theme here.

Wherever you end up, have a great one!

City Ideas with The Architecture Centre – powered by PechaKucha at No1. Harbourside

Join us next week for a week long series of informal breakfast talks as part of Big Green Week hosted by The Architecture Centre, and powered by PechaKucha.


Each morning a Big Green Week theme will be introduced and explored in a series of short, fun, provocative presentations.


Saturday 11 June, 09:45-10:30am: COMMUNITIES

Featuring: Ben Barker (Bedminster Community Partnership), Alice Ferguson (Playing Out), Gaby Solly (Streets Alive)

Sunday 12 June, 09:45-10:30am: NATURE

Featuring: Sam Thomson (UWE, Bristol Parkhive, Bristol Parks Forum), Paul Wilson (Bristol is Open), Chris Roberts (One Planet Living)

Monday 13 June, 08:45-09:30am: HOME

Featuring: Tony Crofts (Abolish Empty Office Buildings), Jackson Moulding (Ecomotive), Melissa Mean (Redcliffe Forum)

Tuesday 14 June, 08:45-09:30am: WASTE & RESOURCES

Featuring: Ben Moss (Bristol Wood Recycling Project, Bristol Re-Use Network), Dermot O’Reagan (Grow Bristol), Jude Sherry (Re-Distributed Manufacturing), Sarah Jackson (Schumacher College, CoResist)

Wednesday 15 June, 08:45-09:30am ECONOMY & MONEY

Featuring: Tom Beal (Co-Exist), Ben Moss (Bristol Wood Recycling Project), Ruby Szarowicz (Bristol Pound)

Thursday 16 June, 08:45-09:30am: ENERGY

Featuring: Innes Johnston (Max Fordham), Mareike Schmidt (Bristol City Council), Dan Weisselberg (Bristol Green Doors)

Friday 17 June, 08:45-09:30am: TRAVEL & TRANSPORT

Featuring: Adam Crowther (Bristol City Council), Suzanne Audrey (Bristol University & Bristol Walking Alliance), Ross Porter (Voyage Vert), Jon Usher (Sustrans)

Saturday 18 June, 09:45-10:30am: HEALTH & WELLBEING

Featuring: Happy City

Sunday 19 June, 09:45-10:30am: FOOD

Featuring: Alice Marie Archer (The Bristol Fish Project), Robert Delius (Stride Treglown), Sara Venn (Incredible Edible Bristol)


You can join in on Twitter using hashtags #BGW2016 and #SmartLiving

If you haven’t had time for breakfast we will have pastries and extract coffee and as well as a range of teas to give you the energy to get going with the rest of your day.


Find out more about the talks and the rest of the events happening for Big Green Week.