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Full time approx. 40 hours a week. Monday to Friday 8am – 4pm

To start in early October 2019


We are looking for an experienced chef to join our small kitchen team. You will help to devise a daily lunch menu and produce exceptional savoury goods that complement the Hart’s Bakery repertoire.


With a unique location at Temple Meads we are consistently busy with a large number of regular and new customers every day. As well as meeting the demand and quality required for our regular savoury products, we welcome new ideas and are continually looking to improve and expand our offering.


Sharing a kitchen space with our bakers and working alongside our front of house team, an ability to work well with others is essential.


With plenty of room for creative input, sociable hours and customer interaction this role would suit someone with at least 5 years’ experience of a restaurant or café kitchen looking for a new challenge.


There is also opportunity to be involved in some our events such as supper evenings, private bookings and workshops.


Please apply in writing including your CV and covering letter to laura



Hart’s Bakery is an independent bakery and café in a railway arch at Temple Meads Station. With bakery, kitchen, shop and café in one space, it is a fast paced and fun place to work. Started in 2012, we have grown steadily and are proud to be part of the flourishing food scene in Bristol. Specialising in sourdough and handmade baked goods, we also offer a range of savouries, lunch options and great coffee. The space is also regularly used for our own and outside events including private parties, workshops and pop up restaurants.


We offer attractive working hours, training, competitive pay and as a small team, plenty of opportunity to learn and make your mark on a growing business.



This event is a collaboration between Sonali Tailor, Sam Ellis from Full Court Press and Hart’s Bakery. Working in hospitality is exciting and rewarding but like many jobs often very demanding. We want to promote healthier workplaces, strong support systems and open conversations around mental health.


The evening will start with a coffee cupping at 6pm. There will be coffees from a number of local roasteries to try as well as nibbles from the bakery.


This will be followed by a discussion about the rewards and challenges of working in hospitality led by a panel of people from a variety of backgrounds. There will be ample opportunity for questions and input from everyone. This is designed to be a safe space to talk openly about issues affecting mental health and how we can support ourselves and each other.


To attend please go to our Eventbrite page and donate whatever you can. All funds raised will go to Papyrus  who are working to prevent suicide in young people. Spaces are limited


Thursday 5th September, 6pm, Hart’s Bakery



The Syrian Supper Club was started in 2012 by a group of friends in London wanting to do something positive in response to the humanitarian crisis in Syria and show that friends they had met there had not been forgotten. Since then suppers have taken place all over the world with more than £300,000 raised for the Hands up Foundation which focuses on funding sustainable projects in and around Syria. These projects deliver vital health and education services while simultaneously providing livelihoods and strengthening the stability of local communities. For more information, please see


We’re very excited to be hosting the next Bristol supper on Thursday 12th September. Cooked by renowned Chef Ruth Quinlan, it will be a generous feast of Syrian inspired dishes. Ruth has cooked for prime ministers and pop stars as well as many years at E5 Bakehouse in Hackney – if you’ve ever been there you might notice some inspirations that have influenced our bakery!


The event will be BYO and will include a welcome cocktail on arrival.

For more details and bookings please click here.




Summer holidays should be an exciting time for school children, however with thousands of children in Bristol relying on free school meals the long break can be really tough. The extra strain of added food costs, activities and child care can mean hard-working parents struggle to provide nutritious meals for their children. As a result, children in Bristol face going hungry this summer.


When we heard about the campaign between Feeding Bristol and FareShare Southwest to supply and fund over 40,000 meals we knew we had to help. In such a prosperous and food rich city the idea that children (and their parents) may go hungry is unthinkable.


We will open for lunch on Monday 29th July (just this once – we are normally closed on Mondays!) and ask people to donate at least what they would normally spend on lunch. Our chefs will be cooking up one delicious dish (v/vg/gf options) plus a drink served canteen-style from noon until its gone so bring your friends, colleagues, neighbours and get there early!


Cash and card donations welcomed. Every penny will go to help make sure that no child goes hungry this summer




Tsukemono have been delighting Bristol diners with their Japanese inspired street food at market stalls and pop ups for a couple of years. Founders Iris and Adam have been looking for an opportunity to share even more of their love of Japanese cuisine and culture with a series of more elaborate and intimate events. We are delighted to be hosting them at the bakery on the following dates;


Summer: Sunday 2nd June 2019 – FULLY BOOKED

Autumn: Sunday 8th September 2019

Winter: Sunday 8th December 2019

Spring: Sunday 29th March 2020


The supper club’s summer edition will feature a multicourse menu designed to satisfy all hot weather cravings, catering for ethical omnivores and vegans alike.


Highlights include the ultimate summer treat Kakigori, a Japanese shaved ice dessert flavoured with an exciting range of syrups and Kushikatsu, a deep-fried delight on a skewer and staple of Osaka’s street-food scene. The menu also boasts mackerel sashimi along with a vegan sashimi consisting of seaweed cured heritage carrot.


But it doesn’t stop with the food. Tsukemono’s Adam Hartshorne is a trained printmaker and has created a series of limited edition prints that diners will be able to take away as a keepsake.


Adam says “I’ve always been fascinated by the rich history of Japanese printmaking. The prints, like the food, are inspired by the seasons. Both are really transient experiences and we hope we can provide people with something memorable.”
Diners that make it to all four supper clubs will have a little seasonal print collection of your own.


For more information and bookings please visit click here.






Organic vegetables don’t come much more local than this – Leigh Court Farm has been supplying households in Bristol with produce grown within 5 miles of Bristol for 20 years. They deliver vegetable boxes direct to homes or local collection points as well as trading at The Bristol Farmers Market and Whiteladies Road Market.


We’re delighted to have Carol from the farm joining us with a stall in front of the bakery stacked with the best of the seasons produce as well as halloumi and ricotta from their neighbours at Abbots Leigh Dairy.


This is a great opportunity to stock up for the weekend or get set up on their vegetable box scheme just as the very best of the summer produce is being harvested. Find out more about what they offer here.


Leigh Court Farm recently faced difficult changes to their tenancy from The National Trust and thanks to lobbying from local people The National Trust have been forced to reconsider. This is great news and means they can continue growing amazing organic produce right on our doorstep.


Saturday 18th May 8am – noon

The bakery will be open as usual from 7am to 3pm

Barista / Front of House Vacancy

This position has now been filled. Please get in touch if you would like to be considered for future vacancies



Part time Barista / FOH vacancy

We are looking for a new member for our Front of House team.  Exceptional customer service is our priority, therefore experience in a busy café or hospitality environment is essential.  We have a big group of lovely regulars as well of plenty of new customers every day, so you need to be welcoming, friendly and able to build rapport quickly. We are a busy bakery, which means we work at a fast pace, so energy and efficiency are a must!


3 to 4 shifts per week (up to 32 hours)
Mixture of opening and closing shifts between the hours of 6.30am and 4:00pm
Must be able to work on Saturdays
To start in early May


Barista experience is desirable.  Great coffee is a big part of what we offer, with rotating house espressos from Extract coffee roasters and high-end equipment.


The role also includes some food preparation, taking orders for hot food, answering calls, taking customer pre-orders and day-to-day upkeep of the café space.


Open from 7am – 3pm Tuesday to Saturday we offer attractive working hours, training, competitive pay, generous perks and as a small and friendly team, there is plenty of opportunity to learn and make your mark on a growing business.


To apply please email a CV and covering letter to

Experienced Baker Required

This vacancy has now been filled but please contact us if you would like to be considered for future positions

Full time 40-45 hours a week
5 days a week including Saturdays, earliest start time 4.30am
To start April/May 2019


We are looking for an experienced baker to join our small team.  We make a range of sourdough, viennoiserie and cakes.  Using a slow overnight retard for all our bread and pastries we have developed a rhythm that allows for sociable working hours, products fresh from the oven when we open and a connection with customers as they are able to see the whole process.


You should have experience in a similar role with a knowledge and passion for baking artisan bread, pastries and cakes.  You will be familiar with mixing, shaping and baking a range of breads and experience with laminated products.  As a team of just 3 full time bakers, roles are shared and rotated meaning plenty of variety and scope to bring new ideas.


As part of a small team you will need to be able to work independently, efficiently and share responsibility for the smooth running of the bakery.  Quality is at the heart of what we do – you should have great attention to detail and be always striving to improve products and processes.  There will be ample opportunity for your creative input in developing new products.


The bakery is a fun and fast-paced place to work.  You will be joining a friendly team of passionate people, who also inspire and help to create regular events around food, art, community and business.


Salary dependent on experience

Please send a CV and covering letter to

Pottery Workshop with Liz Vidal

SOLD OUT! Please contact Liz for future workshops



Come and join Bristol based potter and ceramicist Liz Vidal for a hand building workshop in the bakery


Try your hand at making a mug, jug, planter and more. In this 3-hour workshop we will be exploring various hand-building techniques, alongside surface decoration using stamps, tools or natural objects. All abilities are welcome – for those with experience it is an opportunity to expand your skills.


Coffee and bakery treats are included!


All work will be fired and glazed for you to collect within 3 weeks of the class date. (There will be various glaze options for you to choose from on the day.)


Sunday 17th March, 10am to 1pm, £55

To book please visit

Christmas Market Saturday 15th December

On Saturday 15th December we will be holding our Christmas market outside the bakery, and we’ve invited a selection of our favourite independents from across Bristol. Thanks to Martha Anne for our wonderful poster!


We’ve got the festive feasting and drinking covered with wine, cider, cheese, flowers and coffee. Billings and Briggs will have a selection of organic, biodynamic and natural wines with free tastings so you can try before you buy. We are also very excited to have Ingrid from Dunleavy Vineyards with her award winning 2017 pinot noir rose and a very exclusive sparking white wine – only 500 bottles produced and already over 50% sold so don’t miss out!


Cider, apple juice, vegetables and cheese from Wildings Cider, Raw cacao hot chocolate with handmade marshmallows from Broma and amazing chilli sauces from Loba Makossa will help fill up your festive larder. Flowers and wreaths from Lily Violet May


For extra special handmade gifts you’ll find Old Market Plants, TE Pottery, Pipistrelle Design, Larch Jewellery and more to be confirmed!


Saturday 15th December. 8am-2pm


The bakery will be open as usual from 7am – 3pm with mince pies and other festive treats