Tsukemono is back in the Hood

The contemporary Japanese pop-up has returned to a popular Bristol boozer for another residency

contemporary Japanese food by Tsukemono in Bristol

If you fancy a change from your typical bag of pork scratchings with your pint, make your way to Cotham as The Robin Hood once again welcomes Tsukemono for a kitchen takeover.

The Japanese-inspired pop-up, the brainchild of local chefs Iris Hable and Adam Hartshorne, first appeared at The Robin Hood two years ago and proved quite the hit. Now, after successful stints elsewhere, they’re back for another residency at the St Michael’s Hill pub.

Expect to see Japanese fried chicken, katsu curry, spicy Korean tofu and okonomiyaki on the menu, as well as the duo’s signature dirty fries, topped with vegan banana blossom or spicy Korean brisket. Locals will also be pleased to see the return of Tsukemono’s kimchi fried rice Scotch eggs but this time on the bar, rather than as a menu staple.

“We attempt to keep our food waste minimal,” explains Iris. “It heavily influences how we design our dishes. Kimchi fried rice Scotch eggs are made from leftover rice that doesn’t get shifted during service and we intend to keep it that way. Think of it as a super sustainable bar snack.”


The pop-up will run until 24 April and is serving dinner 5.30pm-9pm Tuesdays to Saturdays, and lunch on Fridays (12pm-2pm).

Contemporary Japanese food by Tsukemono in Bristol