Southern Enterprise Awards 2023

Established in 2018, Koocha Mezze Bar was Bristol’s first fully vegan restaurant, pioneering the market for animal-free cuisine across the city. Through its colourful, fresh, and creative dishes, crafted from plant-based ingredients, it showcases the best of Persian and Middle Eastern cookery. Vegans and non-vegans alike love to dine at Koocha; even the most devout meat eaters have fallen in love with its flavourful menu. Best Vegan Restaurant 2023 - South West Having gained valuable experience in the kitchen of her father’s restaurant, Noda Marvani, Creator and Head Chef at Koocha, took over the family business to transform it into the south west’s first Persian, plant-based paradise. Having grown up with the delights of Persian cuisine, Noda was inspired to share her childhood memories with the world, starting in Bristol. Over the years, Noda has drawn inspiration from recipes that have been passed down in her family for generations, revamping and rebooting them to create modern dishes that are rooted in tradition. The dishes created at Koocha every day are the result of a lifetime of experimentation and have truly been perfected to deliver the best culinary experience. Today, Koocha boasts an innovative menu that features an extensive range of dishes, each of which delivers bold, unexpected, and mouthwatering spices and flavours from Persia and the Middle East. Whether they tuck into a main dish like the seitan donner or a mezze plate like the oyster mushroom wings, guests can rest assured that they will experience an unparalleled combination of flavours and textures that will leave them wanting to come back for more. Every plate is as fresh as it can be, made from scratch by Koocha’s talented kitchen team using locally and sustainably sourced ingredients. The restaurant understands how important it is to know exactly where all of its produce comes from and welcomes questions from any curious customers. Koocha prides itself on the fact that those with specific dietary requirements do not have to worry about the presence of any mystery ingredients in their food. Instead, they can focus on enjoying their meal and spending time with their friends and family. Alongside its culinary offerings, Koocha is proud to offer an extensive menu of drinks, which features beautiful cocktails and mocktails with Middle Eastern inspiration, signature gins served with tonic or lemonade, wines, soft drinks, and a range of beers and ciders. Open from noon until late evening, guests can visit Koocha for a boozy brunch, lunch, or dinner to enjoy eating, drinking, and socialising to their heart’s content. As a result of its excellent menus and the hard work of its well-trained, dedicated staff members, Koocha has received a plethora of positive feedback on review platforms like TripAdvisor. For example, one explains, “We visited Koocha on Sunday evening and had a window table on the first floor. What a brilliant dining experience! The menu had a great selection; my wife is a vegetarian and was spoilt for choice. The food arrived in a very timely manner and was hot, fresh, colourful, and amazingly tasty. We could not fault it in any way. The waiting staff were friendly, attentive, and helpful with the menu selection and made us feel very welcome. We enjoyed the entire dining experience and watched the Bristol world go by on a sunny Sunday evening.” In light of this glowing praise, it is no surprise that Koocha Mezze Bar has been awarded the title of Best Vegan Restaurant, South West, in the Southern Enterprise Awards 2023. Whilst the bustling city of Bristol is its home, Koocha has exciting plans for the future as it works towards its vision of bringing a slice of Persia to more locations across the country. We wish Noda and her team the best of luck in all their endeavours. Contact: Koocha Mezze Bar Company: Noda Marvani Web Address: