Bowl of Plenty launches at Folk House

A third Bowl of Plenty caféis launching to kick start events as part of Bristol Food Connections festival at Bristol Folk House on 12thJune.

The Cooking Company, run by Liz Haughton, is behind the Bowl of Plenty concept, which successfully launched at Colston Hall in 2018. The food offering is hearty, nutritious food served in bowls. They also run the caféat Spike Island, which relaunched as Bowl of Plenty early May.

Bristol Folk House is a 99-year-old institution offering a fantastic range of wonderful courses as well as being a music venue, and The Cooking Company have been successfully running the café for over 13 years. A real hidden treasure on Park Street, it has established its reputation for providing freshly prepared, honest food, serving breakfast, lunch and coffee and cakes. It’s a favourite meeting place for students and the local community alike.

The Bowl of Plenty concept has an emphasis on hearty bowl food; delicious and nutritious soups, chilies, salads, stews and breakfast bowls, and also toasties, homemade cakes, a selection of hot drinks as well as refreshing and healthy soft drinks.


The Cooking Company is a Soil Association accredited “Organic Served Here” 3-star Award holder, which means that they spend between 50 - 75% on organic produce.

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Liz Haughton, founder of the Cooking Company said: “Following the launch of Bowl of Plenty at Colston Hall and Spike Island, we are excited to align our three cafés and streamline our menus, whilst allowingchef’s creativity to shine through in specials. 

As an independent trader, we are committed to being ethical in how we source organic and local produce for our dishes. It’s a no brainer in this day and age, and is simply what we do. We care about where our food is from, how it is produced, how we cook it and who eats it. Our focus is to build welcoming spaces for the community.”

The launch takes place alongside the events taking place across Bristol as part of the Food Connections festival, kicking off on Tuesday 12thJune, with Colston Hall also hosting the majority of foodie-related events. 

Bowl of Plenty at Folk House is open Monday -Thursday from 9am-8.30pm and Friday & Saturday from 9am-4pm.

Bowl of Plenty also caters for meetings, parties, weddings and all kinds of foodie events. Please email for menu details or to discuss your event.  

Liz Haughton