Bristol's Hullabaloos becomes second Big Bang restaurant

10 October 2007 by
Bristol's Hullabaloos becomes second Big Bang restaurant

Bristol restaurant Hullabaloos has been sold to Max Mason, founder of Oxford's award-winning bangers-and-mash restaurant The Big Bang.

Hullabaloos, at 46 Whiteladies Road in Clifton Village, has been a landmark restaurant in Bristol for more than 10 years and was one of the first to introduce the Antipodean "bring your own wine" concept to the city.

The chain grew to eight venues before BYO Restaurants fell into administration and former BYO managing director and chef, David Wheadon, regained the Whiteladies site in 2003 along with the Musets restaurant in Clifton, which he has retained.

The 130-seat restaurant with rear courtyard is spread across the ground floor, lower ground floor and first-floor mezzanine levels of a large Regency property in one of the city's top leisure locations.

It has been converted into a second Big Bang restaurant selling locally-sourced gourmet sausages, homemade pies and mash, and local beers.

The first Big Bang opened in Oxford in 2004 and the following year was voted third Best Place in Britain to Eat for Under £50 by the Independent newspaper.

The Bristol office of Christie + Co sold the leasehold (which runs to 2019) off a guide price of £250,000. Rent is currently £46,000 per annum.

By Angela Frewin

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