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 29th October 2021

The Bristol Stable

633 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. 

The Lost & Found Bristol

293 user reviews 4

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 Florist Bristol

299 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.

KIBOU Clifton

341 user reviews 4

For a more quirky restaurant in Bristol, head to KIBOU for their wide selection of Japanese eats and drinks. Eat up on endless nigiri, ramen and bao buns, while sipping back on bespoke cocktails and delicious sake.

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. 

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.  

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. 

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.

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