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 top chefs roaming these streets. The best dishes in Clifton? Fine 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 16th September 2021

Honest Burgers Bristol

29 user reviews 5

Whether you're a plant-based eater or a fully-fledged carnivore, Honest Burgers have got the patty for you. Situated along Clare Street, these bun pros are loved up and down the country for their succulent chomps, local beers and beautifully simple cocktails.


524 user reviews 5

With stunning views over the water and a mouthwatering menu taking you from breakfast to dinner, it's not hard to see why Riverstation is up there with the best restaurants in Bristol Harbourside. Head here for everything from first dates to family meals and leisurely brunches.

YO! Bristol Cabot Circus

19 user reviews 4

Featuring modern interiors and a futuristic conveyor belt loaded with sushi, Yo! is adding some theatrical fun to your meals out in Bristol. Perfect for a quick lunchtime bite, plates here range from vegan maki and prawn katsu to beef teriyaki and chicken curry ramen.

KIBOU Clifton

78 user reviews 4

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

The Lost & Found Bristol

231 user reviews 4

Step through the doors and back in time at The Lost & Found. A Victorian-themed bar and restaurant, this gem is filled with fabulous old school furnishings, while its menus will have you sipping on botanical cocktails and eating incredible brunches, lunches and dinners.

Racks Bar & Kitchen

67 user reviews 4

As well as being a top sports hangout, Racks Bar & Kitchen is also a fun place to eat with mates. Grab a table in the rustically chic dining area or on its heated outdoor terrace and tuck into a range of meaty, vegan and gluten-free burgers, pizzas and pub classics. 

No.4 Clifton Village

35 user reviews 4

No.4 Clifton Village is ticking all the boxes when it comes to eating out in Bristol. Not only does it house a secret garden and a relaxed bar area, but the former Georgian manor also offers a number of seasonal menus, ensuring you get the freshest produce around.

When it comes to the restaurants in Bristol with a view, this waterside spot is up there. 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. 

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.

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.

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.

Among the best restaurants in Bristol you need to try, The Cowshed are widely recognised as one of Bristol's finest for their timeless decor and delicious menu. Food doesn't get much fresher as they source their meat from the butcher next door, only using cuts that can be traced back to the farm and breed of cow.

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.

Arguably Bristol's top vegetarian restaurant, Flow might be small but it certainly is mighty. The place is only open from Wednesday to Saturday and uses unique ingredients to shape their menu, from foraged plants through to homegrown veggies.

One of the most popular Michelin-starred restaurants 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 twenty courses.

After the best places to eat 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.