It would not be Christmas without copious amounts of going out and eating, so throughout Blogmas there will be not one, but three new additions to my Foodie Finds series! Kicking it off, will be a review of my meal at Pigsty Bristol. If you haven’t caught my Foodie Finds series before, I review restaurants from the perspective of your average person who simply loves food. In these reviews, I evaluate:
- Their story
- What I ate/drank
- Stand out features (If any)
- Likelihood of me returning
Who are Pigsty?
Pigsty are a restaurant founded by 3 brothers Olly, Josh and Max. They started with their main project, The Jolly Hog, when Olly’s wife gave him a sausage making machine when he was injured, and from their business was born. They specialise in all things pork and locally sourced, with things such as burgers, sausages and runny scotch eggs.
Their restaurant, Pigsty, is located on Gloucester road in Bristol and is relatively new. The interior is warm and inviting, with lots of wood and cute booths as well as an oh so seasonal Christmas tree at the moment. The staff are super friendly and the prices are reasonable, so it’s a nice place to have a relaxed meal with some friends.
What I ate
I was lucky enough to be treated to* a main, side and drink from Pigsty. Having been out the night before, I was particularly hungry and a little bit drained, so it was great to have a meaty pick me up. I was spoilt for choice with their menu, as it literally consisted of all things meaty and pork related. However, I was impressed to see that they also had a salad or two and a fully vegan burger, so no one is left out.
My eyes were drawn to their “Pigs in Buns” (burgers), so I ended up going for their ‘Pig Mac’. I hate to be dramatic, but it was the best decision I could have made. The Pig Mac consisted of:
- A seasoned pork burger
- Slow roasted BBQ pulled pork
- Smoked cheddar
- Onion jam
- and Baconnaise
All in a brioche bun. Honestly, I’m drooling all over again just listing it.
Usually I hate over-filled burgers, because the burger ends up falling apart and they’re hard to eat and it’s all a big mess. However, the ratio of this one was great. The flavours also worked really well together, so I was overall very satisfied. I probably could have gone without the fries though, as I had to leave some of the burger, it was very filling.
The Standout Features
It sounds really silly, but the stand out feature for me was the patty. I don’t know if I’ve ever had a pork burger before, but one bite in and I was impressed by the meatiness of it. Obviously it’s a burger, so it’s going to be meaty. However, the choice of using a pork patty made a big difference. I guess for a place that centres themselves around their pork, I should have expected it.
Would I return?
Yes. Definitely. I don’t actually eat out much as a student (Except for blog stuff), so I scrutinise prices and worth whenever I do. £9 for an incredibly filling, homely feeling burger is definitely worth it in my book. I think it would be a great place to meet a friend for lunch and have a catch up, and I can’t say that that burger hasn’t crossed my mind a few times since my last visit.
Also, they’re on Deliveroo… I could see myself ordering one in a moment of weakness, I won’t lie.
Thank you so much to Socialight and Pigsty for having me try your menu! I had an amazing time, and if you’re ever in the area you should check it out for sure!
15 days til Christmas!
*DISCLAIMER* This post was not sponsored, but the meal was provided free of charge by Socialight and Pigsty. However, this does not affect the integrity of my review. I always keep my reviews honest and unbiased. If you want to read more about my brand deals, you can do so here.