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The Mews Loves Clifton

Planning to visit our lovely Bristol studio? Spend the day out in Clifton, perusing the shops and treating yourself after finding your perfect dress! Here are our recommendations for a Mews day out and all the hot spots to visit, whether you’re looking for a pre-appointment brunch, shopping spree or a suave dining experience!

For Brunch – Eden

Eden is a touch of calm in Clifton – colorful dishes full of flavor with fresh, local ingredients that will leave you feeling energized and ready for your bridal appointment! Their menu will appeal to the many and they even offer a beautiful afternoon tea if you’re looking for something more indulgent.

Shopping – Grace & Mabel, Maze, Belle de Jour and Sky

Have a wander around the village and enjoy our many independent shops. For a statement Summer dress head to Grace & Mabel. Maze has a fantastic selection of homewares for the minimalist. Belle de Jour is our local French florist with whimsical bouquets, candles and glassware. Finish off in Sky, having a giggle at their quirky range of greetings cards and stock up so you’re never caught out when an important birthday comes around!

Bridal Scent – Shy Mimosa 

Perfume is the perfect way to create a long term memory and joyous flashback to your special day, long after it’s happened and can sometimes be overlooked. Hop over the street from The Mews to Shy Mimosa where they skillfully pair the perfect scent with your personality from their carefully selected perfumes and unique brands. Anchoring a memory to a scent is something that will follow you through your marriage and can make a lovely anniversary gift.

For Lunch – The Lido

The poolside restaurant at The Lido is a little haven and a local’s favourite, tucked away on a residential Clifton street. Sit by the floor to ceiling window in their restaurant and enjoy stunning Mediterranean inspired dishes with a crisp glass of wine, while you take in the serene atmosphere of the venue. The pool side bar offers a fantastic tapas menu if you are a little indecisive and prefer to sample all the dishes! It’s the perfect place to fuel up on some award winning food and debrief with your family and friends after your dress appointment. 

Pamper – The Nail House 

Now that there’s a diamond on your hand, take this chance to freshen up your manicure at The Nail House so you are always ready to show off your engagement ring with pride! The team is super friendly and you can even enjoy a glass of bubbles while getting pampered – such fun! Now just to decide on a colour, classic red or keep it French?

The Nail House – Photo by Paris Penny Photography

Celebratory Drinks – The Ivy Clifton Brasserie

Have you just chosen your perfect Mews dress and need to celebrate? Head to The Ivy for a cocktail and toast to the fabulous bride! They offer a fantastic range of the classics, some Ivy specials and delicious mocktails too. Once a bank, this grand space is decorated in the lavish art deco style with bright velvet cushions and artwork, paired with a sophisticated atmosphere. We couldn’t think of a better place to mark this big moment in your wedding journey!