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For his second Poco tapas bar, ex-River Cottage chef and author Tom Hunt has looked beyond Bristol to London's trendiest thoroughfare, Broadway Market. This all-day venue by the canal is a casual and inviting space, thanks to an open kitchen, communal tables and cratefuls of fresh produce from a local network including Growing Communities and E5 Bakehouse. Hunt chooses tasty over tarted-up every time, which makes for rustic brunch dishes such as pork belly sourdough sarnie and papas a la pobre (a Portuguese hash topped with fried egg) – all of which look and taste homemade. Meanwhile, the monthly tapas menu offers small plates, perhaps deep-fried oysters with kelp aïoli or lamb neck with anchovies, caperberries and chard. Come early for coffee and churros; otherwise spend the evening over seasonal cocktails, Poco's own Elderflower Saison beer
or try the decidedly addictive kombucha tea (from Bristol's Pioneer).