I absolutely love treating myself to a meal out, whether it’s a Sunday brunch, a quick bite to eat at lunch or a fancy dinner. Of course, I always like to look for good deals when going out but until recently I found that if you want a two course meal for a bargain price you usually have to turn to chain restaurants with deals on apps such as Voucher Cloud or Voucher Codes.

I don’t have anything against chain restaurants but I am a big fan of supporting local businesses and I find from personal experience that dining in independent restaurants is a lot more accommodating and the food generally tastes better!  That’s why I was so excited when I found out about Wriggle, a website and app covering Bristol restaurants with deals on independents based on your real-time location.

Liam and I decided to put Wriggle to the test last week as we spotted a deal at Spoke & Stringer, a bar/restaurant just below our flat. Instead of paying £14.50 each for a main and a glass of wine, the deal through Wriggle was only £9.50 – meaning a night out was on the cards for less than £20 – and we barely had to leave our sofa!

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I selected the deal that morning and purchased through the app where it generated a code for me to show to Spoke & Stringer during ‘the window of opportunity’. Our deal ran from 5.30pm-8.45pm meaning that we had plenty of time to decide when we wanted to rock up. Once there, we simply showed our Wriggle code to the waitress, who then brought over our food! It was really that easy.

Our meal was lovely, we went for the Moroccan Lamb, which came with hummus and pomegranate, fennel slaw and a flatbread. It was fairly quiet as it was a Monday evening but we had a great time looking out on to the Harbourside tucking into our food with a live musician playing in the background. The staff were lovely and it’s made me want to go back to check out the rest of their menu!

I’m really looking forward to using Wriggle again, especially as there are so many great lunch deals that will save me going for my standard Boots meal deal. I’ve already noted the newly opened Bambalan, Burger Theory @ Kongs and Pizza Workshop.

Have you tried Wriggle? What Bristol restaurants have you discovered?

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