Quirky Restaurants in Bristol

Up there with the coolest city's in the UK, Bristol is never one to disappoint, especially when it comes to its dining scene. Whether you're looking for a memorable date night spot or somewhere a little different to catch up with mates, you'll find it here. Just see for yourself with our pick of the best poolside eateries, Mexican cantinas, bottomless burger joints and other quirky restaurants in Bristol that are sure to leave a lasting impression. 

Last updated on 17th February 2020




The Florist Bristol

297 user reviews 4

From the flower wall to the themed food, this quirky restaurant in Bristol has had a buzz since it opened. Honing in on the latest floral trend, the former Grade-II bakery has been transformed into a plant-lovers paradise, whipping up picturesque meals that contend with the interiors on the looks stakes.

The Lost & Found Bristol

27 user reviews 3

Inspired by a mythical professor, The Lost and Found is chock full of gorgeous design features as industrial meets fauna. Add this spot to your list of places to try if you fancy stunning cocktails, grill plates, exsquisite brunch dishes and decor worthy of your Instagram.

The Bristol Stable

511 user reviews 4

Located in a chic refurbished warehouse along the Harbourside is The Bristol Stable, a cider-loving pizzeria. The open kitchen knocks out a range of signature sourdough slices, with toppings such as slow-roasted lamb shoulder, Sriracha chicken and BBQ jackfruit. 

Can't decide between an Indian or Chinese for dinner? Rock Salt is offering you the best of both at their innovative Cotham Hill restaurant. Alternate between spring rolls and samosas, stir fries and curries whilst sipping on rose negronis, cinnamon brambles and other signature cocktails 

Take a step back in time to the roaring twenties with a trip to this Old City steakhouse. Kitted out with plush booths, wooden walls and chandeliers, Mugshot also brings the theatrics with their locally-sourced cuts served on sizzling hot stones.

A restaurant, bar and live music venue all in one, The Canteen also boasts a beer garden and its own Banksy mural. Swing round the effortlessly cool Stokes Croft eatery for a night of live music, craft brews and tasty nosh from its ethically-sourced food menu, before dancing till the early hours to live DJ sets at the weekend. 

Spend your night quaffing from a range of mezcal-infused cocktails and noshing on unusual Mexican-inspired dishes at Masa + Mezcal. Fire-grilled sweet potato tostadas, fish tacos and chicken skin chilaquiles all feature on the cantinas main menu, whilst the brunch menu will have you coming back for more.

From popular pop-up to epic restaurant, Burger Theory is renowned for a belly-busting dinner. Head to the maestros for your patty fix or put your endurance to the test at one of their monthly Bottomless Burger Club evenings, offering two hours of unlimited sliders, wings, fries and sides alongside free-flowing booze.  

There's quirky restaurants in Bristol and then there's downright wacky; Steak of the Art is the latter, combining delicious food with an actual art gallery. This surreal dining experience is offering you the chance to sit surrounded by incredible pieces or even perch on some beautifully-crafted furniture as you tuck into your fare.

From the location down to the plates, the fittingly named Lido is serving up some serious quirky vibes. With views over a swimming pool and an impressive menu of traditional dishes and wines, this award-winning restaurant is well worth a visit with your mates of for your next date night. 

Pata Negra

1 user review 4

Pata Negra is taking you away from Bristol for a night of Spanish-themed fun as soon as you step through its front door. Eclectic interiors, scrumptious tapas and a cracking wine menu make this intimate Corn Street venue a great choice for your next date night.