Look out for new Biblos on the Hill

February 02 2015

THOSE already acquainted with the infamous Biblos wrap will be delighted to know that founders Ariel Czaczkes and Will Clarke are launching a new, casual dining restaurant in the heart of Bishopston.

THOSE already acquainted with the infamous Biblos wrap will be delighted to know that founders Ariel Czaczkes and Will Clarke are launching a new, casual dining restaurant in the heart of Bishopston.

'Biblos on the Hill' - the name chosen because of its prime location on Gloucester Road's Pigsty Hill, in place of the former Zazu's Kitchen - will be the third venue exclusive to Bristol and is set to open its doors during the second week of February.

St Werburghs was the first area to have its very own Biblos cafe, which launched in 2011, with Stokes Croft following suit shortly after.

Unlike the two cafes, which have proved popular with local Bristol folk, Biblos on the Hill

will offer more than just its wraps, salads and mezze plates - 'delight bites', side dishes, and a selection of wines, rum cocktails and Brazilian beers will also be added to the menu.

Breads are to be produced on site and meats will be deliciously marinated and grilled. In addition, a 'Biblers' children's menu will be available, offering mini mezze platters and halloumi pizza.

Will, a Bishopston dad of three, said: “We are in the process of putting our own stamp on the old Zazu's space, working with a local upholsterer and designer to make a few small changes.

"We are very fortunate that very little has to be done to the interior as Zazu’s had already carried out works to a very high standard.

"Ariel and I are very keen on upcycling and using recycled materials as much as we can. We have very talented friends working in this area who we have roped in to help us with the project."

The pair are also in the process of refining their original menu, which fuses Caribbean and Middle Eastern flavours, to reflect the change in direction of Biblos on the Hill.

Ariel said: “Our signature wraps are well known - fresh flat bread filled with fillings like jerk chicken or falafel with fresh salad, home-made sauces and pickles cannot be found anywhere else.

"The flavours are all still there, it's now about refining the process and stages of cooking so our chefs can replicate it perfectly each time."  

Delight bites
Biblos on the Hill will be launching the new 'delight bites'