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 4th April 2022




The Bristol Stable

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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.

KIBOU Clifton

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Craving Japanese food? Discover a taste of Tokyo in the heart of the city when you dine at KIBOU. Chow down on some of the finest sushi, gyoza and bao buns under the soft glow of neon signage and colourful street art.

Get your fill of plant-based slices at Purezza, the country's first vegan pizzeria. The originally Brighton-based dough slingers are creating sourdough chomps from their Gloucester Road abode, laden with BBQ porketta, wild forest mushrooms, smoked beetroot carpaccio and more.

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.

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. 

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.

A popular Michelin star restaurant in Bristol, Casamia is an absolute must for foodies. Menus are constantly changing to tie in with the ingredients of the season, but you can expect an unforgettable three and a half hour experience of around 20 courses.

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. 

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.

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.