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 16th September 2021

The Bristol Stable

633 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.

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.

Veeno Bristol

388 user reviews 5

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...


443 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.

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.

White Harte

15 user reviews 5

A cool pub serving delicious and wallet-friendly food, The White Harte specialises in American-style comfort food for vegans and carnivores alike. From buffalo chicken and sharing nachos to pancake stacks and jackfruit fries, there's sure to be something for everyone here.

Laid-back and friendly, Brewhouse Bar & Kitchen is a stalwart on the pub scene and a great shout if you're wondering where to eat in Bristol. Along with 50 types of craft beer on tap, the restaurant's also known for its mouthwatering burgers and 'beer can chicken'. 

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.

Get those lips around some succulent sushi and wash it down with sake and signature cocktails at KIBOU Clifton. If you're craving a Japanese feast of soft shell crab and tobiko spider rolls, sashimi bites and California rolls, then this is one of the best meals out in Bristol.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.