Outdoor Dining In Bristol

Fancy dining alfresco? Personally, we're all for it. Not only do they provide picture-perfect settings for long-awaited catch-ups, but these stunners offer you the chance to top up your tan while tucking into tasty bites. To help you find the very best outdoor restaurants in Bristol, we've rounded up the ultimate beer gardens and outside terraces in one neatly packaged guide.

Last updated on 5th July 2022

The Lock Keeper

2444 user reviews 5

Just a 10 minute drive from Bristol, The Lock Keeper is a prime location for alfresco dining. Along with picturesque riverside views, the restaurant dishes out delicious eats on its spring menu - we're talking smoked mackerel paté, seared salmon and plant-based burgers.

Green House Bristol

92 user reviews 4

A fun and social sports bar and kitchen, The Green House is serving up wallet-friendly meals and drinks deals. Grab one of its streetside tables and spend an afternoon soaking in the rays while sipping on brews or head out here for a mid-game breather.

Mall Clifton Bristol

160 user reviews 4

With a three-tiered patio and summertime BBQs, The Mall Clifton is without a doubt one of Bristol's best beer gardens. Meet your mates here for a relaxing afternoon in the sunshine and be sure to try out some of the artisanal spirits.

Pairing classic pub grub with craft ales and an impressive range of whisky, rum and gin, The Spotted Cow is definitely delivering on the drinks front. Add in its lush garden seating and cool mural and you've got yourself a top alfresco spot.

The Hole in the Wall

5 user reviews 5

Nestled within Queen Square, you'll find The Hole in the Wall, one of Bristol's finest places to eat. With a lush garden and a food menu suitable for veggies, vegans and carnivores alike, this pub is a great choice during summer.

The Bristol Stable

633 user reviews 4

The Stable is a top harbourside place to eat, bringing freshly baked pizza and fun vibes whatever the weather. Nab a table outside to knock back a few craft sips before delving into drool-worthy sourdough slices topped with lamb shoulder, chicken and jackfruit.

Racks Bar & Kitchen

67 user reviews 4

Racks Bar & Kitchen is providing you with the best restaurant for outside dining in Bristol. Along with a menu of British classics, the venue also hosts regular BBQs in the summer months, meaning you can get your fix of burgers without having to deal with all the cleaning up afterward.

Flyer Bristol

13 user reviews 4

The Flyer is a good old classic pub with a cracking outdoor courtyard. Get yourself a few brews from the bar before heading out back where a number of tables, cute fairy lights and colourful murals are on hand to make your drinking session that little bit sweeter.

Lido is hands down one of the quirkiest restaurants in the city. Located metres away from an outdoor swimming pool, the award-winning spot offers guests the opportunity to take a quick dip before dining on wholesome breakfasts and tapas-style dishes, with plenty of vino to wash it all down. 

A place where paintings and fine cuts come together, Steak of the Art houses a small outdoor seating area at the front of their restaurant. Take a break from gawking at impressive designs to munch on some ribeye, pork shoulder or a chestnut loaf for the non-meat eaters.