With stunning views over the river and a mouthwatering menu taking you from breakfast to dinner, Riverstation is a top pick for eating out in Bristol. Head to the waterside spot for everything from first dates to family meals and tasty eats.
Restaurants in Bristol
From super swanky to laid-back, Bristol's restaurant scene is as varied as it is delicious. With a burgeoning food scene, top chefs and a focus on local West Country produce, Bristol's best restaurants will whip up a delicious fare for any occasion. Feeling peckish yet? Check out our list of restaurants in Bristol for a selection that will more than satisfy any hunger pang.
No 4 Clifton Village is ticking all sorts of boxes when it comes to eating out in Bristol. The former Georgian manor offers a range of dining choices, from out in the secret garden to in a more relaxed bar area.
As well as being a sports bar, Racks Bar and Kitchen is also an intimate restaurant. Head to their eating area for undone chic as their decor includes bare bulbs and exposed brick, while the food menu is full of classics such as burgers, pies, and of course, a hearty Sunday Roast.
Whether you're a plant-based eater or a fully-fledged carnivore, make your way to Honest Burgers for an impressive meal that'll keep you fed and watered. Think burgers, beers and beautifully simple cocktails.
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It only takes two things to make this little spot great; stone-baked pizza and craft beer. The Stable is a fail-safe Bristol restaurant that offers freshly cooked pizza, topped with local ingredients, alongside craft beers and ciders; what's not to love?
If you're looking for a low-key dinner out in Bristol, then Workhouse Kitchen is a good bet. The Christmas Steps spot works with a largely plant-based menu to create fresh vegetarian dishes. Up early? Try their brunch offerings along with coffee sourced from Clifton Coffee.
From Sunday roasts through to a dedicated gin bar, The Somerset House is a favourite in Bristol for its cosy and homely vibes. Grab all the gang and head to this restaurant in Bristol for a relaxed meal in chic surroundings which include polished wooden floors, leather booths and stripped back interiors.
Taking inspiration from New York and London, this Bristol restaurant is swish and modern. Graze Bar and Chophouse is an intimate, leather-booth-clad, spot on Queen Square that will fill you up with steak dinners and fresh seafood.
Along with a beer garden and cosy fire places, The Spotted Cow makes for a great place to eat out in Bristol. The food focuses on the hearty and the local with traditional roasts and fuss-free specials, while drinks are a great selection of craft beers.
As one of Bristol's most popular vegetarian restaurants, Flow might be small but it certainly is mighty. The spot is only open Wednesday - Saturday and uses unique ingredients to shape their menu, from foraged plants through to homegrown veggies.
For a Bristol restaurant with a difference, check out Lido. Located as part of the swimming pool complex, the restaurant has some of the city's most unusual views. The kitchen is run by Freddy Bird who has created a menu with Mediterranean and Moorish influences.
The Cowshed is widely recognised as one of Bristol's best restaurants with its timeless decor and utterly delicious menu. Food doesn't get much fresher as the restaurant sources their meat from the butcher next door, only using cuts that can be traced back to farm and breed of cow.
One of Bristol's more unique restaurants, Steak of the Art combines art gallery with diner. Sit amongst the modern pieces, which even encompass furniture, and work your way through one of their steaks.