The money-saving, treasure-finding and all things independent Wriggle announced the news last week of their ‘Bristol Big Treasure Hunt’, a virtual foodie hunt for the finest of Bristol’s goods. If you’re into eating out without breaking the bank, the Wriggle team are giving you the chance to bag some seriously decent deals, with tasty thin prices to match.
Wriggle is a website and app founded in Bristol back in 2014 by Rob, an ex-Bristol University student. The Wriggle app connects hundreds of people with local restaurants, bars, pubs and cafes, with hundreds of food & drinks offers every day from across the city map (think Groupon but cooler, younger, and tastier).
On an average day on the app, you’ll find steals from well-known joints such as Burger Theory, Biblos and Falafel King. They also work closely with local businesses to host a range of food-focused events, such as Steam’s ‘Bottomless Prosecco Brunch’ and Burger Theory’s ‘Bottomless Burger & Booze Club’.
The hunt will run for four weeks, and promises to feature a glittering selection of food jewels from the finest of the city’s gems, including the notable Michelin Star ‘Wilks’ in Redland.
Head of Content and Social Media, Charlie Harding believes the hunt will be a great opportunity for people to get to know the Bristol food scene, “We’re really excited about making lots of noise about our wonderful partners, as well as giving the Bristol food scene something to buzz about!”
Judging from the first release of treasures, Wriggle have handpicked only the finest indie eateries to offer, with deals ranging from 50p gourmet burgers, £2 pizza and 50p pancakes – talk about bang for your buck! If you’re speedy enough to pillage the prize, the prize is to be found and consumed within the most credited of Bristol bars, restaurants and cafes, featuring top-notch hideouts such as Prince’s Pantry, Steam, Bakesmiths and more.
Last Friday saw the launch of the first string of deals, including the oh-so-impressive £1 Wilks 5 course tasting menu for two. The newsflash naturally crashed the website, breaking the internet and leaving hundreds of fanatic foodies missing out on claiming the prize. Due to the technical error, Wriggle have promised a second release for the desired gem, which is set to go live next Monday at 3pm.
To enter the hunt, all you need to do is sign up with your email via the Wriggle Bristol Treasure Hunt page. Once you’re in, keeps your eyes peeled and your wits about you, as flash sales and secret deals will be hidden away in Wriggle’s emails, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter posts.
Treasure has never looked so tasty!