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Bristol's best late-night take-aways

In the first of a series of posts, Evie Steen and a team of early-hours connoisseurs bring you the definitive guide to how to satisfy ferocious hunger after a few too many pints…

Grecian Kebab House

Where to find it: 2 Cromwell Road, St Andrews, Bristol, BS6 5AA, just up from the arches.

What to expect: Established in 1971, the Grecian is almost as well-known as the Suspension Bridge and is far more useful at 3am. Whether it’s the wide selection of £5 pizzas or a classic doner kebab in pitta bread, this buzzing shop is the place to be after a night out. You’ll meet the wackiest of characters, locals and students on their ways home from a night in the boho Stokes Croft.

House Speciality: Pizza. It’s hard to go wrong with a choice of 24 different combinations of toppings. From the no.1 cheese and tomato for the classic yet boring experience to their no.17 – ham, egg, courgette and aubergine – a selection of toppings more insulting than pineapple.

Opening Times:
Monday-Thursday: 5pm- 3am
Friday-Saturday: 4pm-5am
Sunday: 3pm-2am

Taka Taka

Where to find it: 3 Queens Road, Triangle South, Bristol BS8 1EZ

What to expect: A rite of passage for University of Bristol students, based in the heart of their territory, the Clifton Triangle. Taka Taka is bold, luminous and in your face. It’s rare for a kebab to taste the same before the pints or vodka lemonades kick in but this place is popular day and night, taking after-club food to a whole new level.

House speciality: The Magic Roll. Chips in a kebab? Why not.

Opening times:
Monday – Saturday: 11am – 4am
Sunday: 12pm-12am

 Jason Donervan

Where to find it: Queens Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1QU

What to expect: A kebab is always more enjoyable with a pun on the side. Located right on the top of the Triangle surrounded by the likes of Gravity (previously Analog, 78, Bunker, and so on), Mbargos and Lizard Lounge, you won’t be short of whining drunk girls, barefoot with their heels in their hands flirting, asking for free chicken nuggets with their cheesy chips. Staff are good humoured. They have to be.

House Speciality: Can’t go wrong with anything but you have to try their doner kebab for the sake of the name.

Quigleys

Where to find it: 5 St Augustine's Parade, Bristol BS1 4XG.

What to expect: It’s extremely popular because it’s right in the centre of town located just off the harbour and the bottom of Park Street within a clutter of kebab and pizza places. Don’t be put off by the queues, they move quickly. Very friendly staff who are probably funnier than the mate you came with.

House Speciality: Hands down the best gravy in central Bristol to soak up your cheesy chips.

Opening times:
Sunday- Monday: 11am–3am
Tuesday- Wednesday: 11am–2am
Thursday- Friday: 11am- 4am
Saturday: 11am- 5am

Miss Millie’s

Where to find it: 91 Gloucester Road, Bristol BS7 8AT. (Six more shops in various locations around Bristol)

What to expect: After walking into my house after work I found my flat mate, drunk, crying in the bathroom. Was it something serious? No, she’d fallen off the meat wagon. After four years of not ingesting an animal, from what I could make out through the sobbing and mumbling, she was telling me that this was the best chicken burger she’d ever eaten. Of course I had to try it now.

House Speciality: Not often will you find me stray away from my regular chips with gravy or curry sauce but take it from the vegetarian and me, their chicken burger is definitely a winner.

Opening times:
Sunday – Thursday: 11am- 2am
Friday – Saturday: 11am- 3am

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