Outdoor Restaurants 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 13th April 2021

The Bristol Stable

633 user reviews 4

The Stable is a top harbourside restaurant in Bristol, 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.

Flyer Bristol

13 user reviews 4

The Flyer is a good old Bristol 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.

Mall Clifton Bristol

65 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.

No.4 Clifton Village

35 user reviews 4

Places to eat outdoors in Bristol? No.4 Clifton Village is coming in strong with an expansive secret garden that's sure to make catch-ups even more special. As for food, the kitchen here dishes up an à la carte menu of seasonal and organic British produce.

Racks Bar & Kitchen

67 user reviews 4

Racks Bar & Kitchen are providing you with some of the best outdoor meals in Bristol. Along with their menu of British classics, they also host regular BBQs in the summer months, meaning you can get your fix of burgers without having to deal with all the cleaning up afterwards.

Green House Bristol

6 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.


253 user reviews 5

When it comes to restaurants with outdoor seating in Bristol, there are few places as pretty as Riverstation. Choose between its waterside terrace space or upstairs balcony for a gorgeous backdrop as you make your way through the menu of classic British eats.

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.

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

Lido is hands down one of the quirkiest restaurants in town. 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. 

With a new bigger and better outside area, King St Brewhouse is a no-brainer for outdoor dining in Bristol. If that wasn't enough, the microbrewery's also home to the freshest pints around and a mouthwatering menu of comfort food classics.

A late-night pub and live music venue, No.51 Stokes Croft also has a brilliant beer garden for when temperatures rise. Handmade burgers, delicious salads and wood-fired pizzas are the order of the day, while an impressive array of beverages are available to quench your thirst.

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