Little Hollows: Michelin recognition for neighbourhood Bristol restaurant open for a year

Little Hollows in Redland started life as a market stall and home delivery service

A Bristol restaurant that marks its first birthday this weekend is celebrating the fact it has been recognised in the prestigious Michelin Guide.

Little Hollows in Redland opened in September 2021 after the pandemic, and started life as a local market stall and delivery business selling handmade pasta.

And now the restaurant and deli run by Chris Davis, which seats just 30 diners inside and 20 outside, has been named by the Michelin Guide inspectors as one of their favourite new additions to this year’s Great Britain & Ireland Guide.

The inspectors said: “This lovely little bistro-cum-deli is named after the first pasta shape chef-owner Chris learned to make many years ago; glance in the window as you enter, and you’ll see the handmade pasta hung out to dry.

“The best idea is to ignore the menu and just go with the team’s suggestions: you can’t go wrong with any one of the honest Italian dishes, which are authentic, fresh and full of flavour.

“Make sure you try one of the classic desserts – and don’t forget to grab something from the deli to take home with you!”

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A fresh truffle pasta dish at Little Hollows

Chris said: “It was a complete surprise this morning, but such good timing as we turn one on Sunday. It’s a great boost for our team here, as everyone works so hard.

“Getting in the guide has never been a consideration for me, I just wanted to serve honest food, support other small businesses and be part of Bristol’s amazing scene.

“I guess that’s ticked some boxes for Michelin, and we’re really proud to be included next to Bristol’s best restaurants.”

Self-taught chef Chris started out making pasta in his Bedminster flat and he delivered fresh pasta boxes to people’s homes during the pandemic.

The feedback was so positive that he decided to open his first Bristol restaurant on Chandos Road in Redland, close to top restaurant Wilson’s, in 2021.

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