Places to Eat in Bristol

Whether you're feeling a little peckish or could eat a horse, this city's not short of amazing places to dine and drink. From Clifton to Harbourside, the streets are packed with a rich and diverse range of restaurants, bars and pubs serving up farm-to-fork Mexican tapas, authentic Italian dishes and a whole host of other cuisines. So whatever you're looking for, take a look at our recommendations of places to eat in Bristol.

Last updated on 19th March 2020




No.4 Clifton Village

35 user reviews 4

With an AA Rosette under its belt, dreamy interiors and a secluded garden, No.4 Clifton Village is a prime choice for a memorable night of drinking and dining. Head to the beautiful townhouse for some seasonally-changing nosh and a large range of gin.

Revolution Bristol

1 user review 4

When looking for places to eat in Bristol, Revolution might not be the first spot that springs to mind - but you'd be missing out if you didn't give it a try. The vodka bar has an affordable menu of patties, bites and sharing platters, such as Cajun popcorn shrimp, sticky seitan bites and blackened chicken burgers.

Honest Burgers Bristol

29 user reviews 5

Looking for a fun place to eat in Bristol? Keep things low-key with a visit to Honest Burgers on Clare Street. Not only does the charming haunt tout drool-worthy burgers, but also tempting sides and drinks like local brews, homemade mint lemonade and a signature G&T made with a gin distilled just for them.

Riverstation

21 user reviews 5

Nestled on the waterfront, Riverstation offers up sweet-on-the-eyes views alongside British favourites, including sausage and mash with onion gravy and seasonal risotto. Grab a seat on the Harbourside balcony for optimum table-side scenery and tuck into a leisurely brunch, washed down with an afternoon drink or two.

The Bristol Stable

511 user reviews 4

The Bristol Stable is no ordinary pizzeria. Whilst sourdough bases may make for a solid foundation, toppings are anything but, with BBQ jackfruit, ham hock, sweet potato and smoked salmon being just some of the weird and wonderful additions on offer.

Veeno Bristol

204 user reviews 4

As well as an amazing list of Italian wines and views of the River Avon, Veeno also has a delectable selection of charcuterie and cheese boards to accompany your after-work drinks. Not to forget the sharing plates that are good enough to scoff alone...

If you love burgers, then you were no doubt thrilled when Burger Theory announced they were finding a permanent home. The restaurant is just as delicious as the pop-up; grab a Blue Cow, which comes with crispy bacon and blue cheese, and thank us later.

A haven amongst meat-lovers, Mugshot is a gorgeous 1920's-inspired steakhouse located in the Old City. Serving up top-quality cuts on a sizzling hot stone, this is a top spot for a theatrical and tasty meal.  

Marmo is an exquisite Italian restaurant in Bristol cooking up authentic grub from various regions throughout the country. An evening at this Old City gem will have you sipping from an extensive wine list whilst feasting on classics like ricotta and artichoke ravioli.

Rock Salt is getting rid of the age-old dinnertime quandary of Indian or Chinese by offering you both. One of the most unusual places to eat in Bristol, this hang-out will see you switching between samosas and stir-fries, spring rolls and curries. 

When it comes to dining in Bristol, this vegetarian restaurant is up there with the best of them. Known for its innovative eats and cosy interiors, Flow often sees guests come from far and wide to try their seasonal creations and biodynamic wines.

Combining artwork with award-winning meat, Steak of the Art is definitely one of the quirkiest restaurants in Bristol. As well as a number of decorated areas and table installations to choose from, they've also got all your steak needs sorted, offering everything from ribeye to T-Bone.

This Queens Road eatery is dishing up delicious food with a hefty helping of attitude. Factory-chic decor gives way to laid-back vibes as you find yourself quaffing on a signature CBD cocktail and chowing down on some of the best chicken around.

Considering it's located within the Bristol Old Vic, 1766 Bar & Kitchen is surprisingly modern. High ceilings and wooden interiors provide a bright and airy feel whilst the theatre's stone wall makes for a gawp-worthy backdrop. Peckish? The kitchen knocks out breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week alongside a daily happy hour.

Looking for a light bite? Or maybe something of a smorgasbord? Masa + Mescal is sure to have something up your street with a range of refreshing farm-to-fork tacos, tostadas and ceviche. The Mexican street food pros have even got brunch and vegan-friendly options so you're sorted for all times of the day.