Best Restaurants In Bristol

From Michelin-starred places for a celebratory spread to laid-back cafes for a weekend brunch, this city's dining scene is as varied as it is delicious. But that's hardly a surprise considering the number of fab chefs roaming these streets. Top-notch dishes in Clifton? Chic dining in the city centre? A poolside Mediterranean feast? You've got it. Check out our list of the best restaurants in Bristol for a selection that will more than satisfy any hunger pang.

Last updated on 13th December 2022

Honest Burgers Bristol

66 user reviews 5

Whether you're a plant-based eater or a fully-fledged carnivore, Honest Burgers have got the patty for you. Situated along Clare Street, these bun pros are loved up and down the country for their succulent chomps, local beers and beautifully simple cocktails.

Piccolino - Bristol

22 user reviews 4

Situated in the heart of the city centre, Piccolino is the ideal spot for Italian grub. Head to this venue, where you'll be met with an all-year-round alfresco dining space, alongside a pretty inside area flaunting an open kitchen. As for the food? You'll certainly want to check out its risottos.

The Bristol Stable

633 user reviews 4

The Bristol Stable is your go-to for an evening of craft brews and stone-baked pizza, cooked before your eyes in the open kitchen. But these aren't any bog-standard slices. Quirky toppings include slow-roasted lamb shoulder, pulled ham hock, BBQ jackfruit and hot smoked salmon.

A haven for indecisive diners, Rock Salt is serving some of the most iconic dishes from Indian and Chinese cuisine. Plating dim sum and sweet and sour chicken alongside samosas and Kashmiri lamb, this innovative restaurant's got to be up there with the top places to eat in Bristol.

Specialising in unique eats, Steak of the Art combines first-class cuts with incredible artwork. Get a look at an impressive temporary exhibition before sitting down among the creative pieces and working your way through a meat-fuelled meal.

When it comes to comfort food classics, Burger Theory know a thing or two about whipping up a delicious patty. Choose between their drool-worthy selection of beef, chicken, lamb and veggie options, touting bacon jam, jalapeno ketchup and smoked cheddar. 

High up on our list is this stunning waterside spot. Located within a swimming pool complex, Lido's dining room has some of the city's most unusual views and outdoor seating, while the kitchen has created a Mediterranean and Moorish-inspired menu. 

Championing hearty brunches and rustic lunches, Rosemarino is an award-winning Italian restaurant in Bristol. Head here for a leisurely morning of steaming coffees, poached egg-topped focaccia, ricotta pancakes and 'nduja toast.

COSMO Bristol

932 user reviews 4

Are you in need of a buffet in Bristol? Then COSMO is just the place. This all-you-can-eat offering from around the world spans the likes of duck pancakes, pasta, curries and more for a set price per person.

After the best places for fine dining in Bristol? From the minds behind Hyde & Co and The Milk Thistle comes The Ox, a stylish basement restaurant pairing steak with crafted cocktails. Perfect for intimate date nights and meat-lovers, this Corn Street beauty has gained a name for its incredible cuts.