Restaurants in Bristol

From super swanky eateries for a celebratory spread to laid-back basement bars for a weekend snack, this city's burgeoning dining scene is as varied as it is delicious. But that's hardly a surprise considering the number of top chefs roaming these streets and the focus on local produce taken by many kitchens. Farm-to-fork fajitas? No problem. A poolside Mediterranean feast? You've got it. Check out our list of restaurants in Bristol for a selection that will more than satisfy any hunger pang.

Last updated on 24th April 2020




Racks Bar and Kitchen

59 user reviews 4

As well as being a sports hangout, Racks Bar And Kitchen is also an intimate restaurant. Take a pew in their dining area where rustic chic comes in the form of bare bulbs and exposed brick, whilst their food menu is full of classics such as pizzas, pies, and of course, a hearty Sunday roast.

The Bristol Stable

511 user reviews 4

The Bristol Stable is your go-to for an evening of craft brews and stone-baked pizza, cooked before your eyes in the open kitchen. But these aren't any bog-standard slices. Quirky toppings include slow-roasted lamb shoulder, pulled ham hock, BBQ jackfruit and hot smoked salmon.

No.4 Clifton Village

35 user reviews 4

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 a secret garden to a relaxed bar area. Hungry? The kitchen will have you in food nirvana with seasonal menus ensuring you get the freshest produce around.

Honest Burgers Bristol

29 user reviews 5

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 succulent, meaty bites, beers and beautifully simple cocktails.

One of Bristol's more unique restaurants, Steak Of The Art combines first-class cuts with incredible artwork. Check out a temporary exhibition before sitting down amongst the modern pieces and working your way through a meat-fuelled meal.

Taking inspiration from New York and London, this swish Queen Square restaurant is perfectly suited for celebratory dinners. Graze Bar and Chophouse is an intimate, leather booth-clad joint that will fill you up with steak and fresh seafood.

As one of Bristol's most popular vegetarian restaurants, 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.

With the Bristol Old Vic as its backdrop, 1766 Bar & Kitchen is giving new meaning to the term 'dinner with a view'. Open seven days a week, the eatery has an array of menus available, with everything from breakfast to Sunday lunch and pre-theatre menus to evening cocktails.

A haven for indecisive diners, Rock Salt is bringing some of the most iconic dishes from Indian and Chinese cuisine to Cotham Hill. Plating up dim sum and sweet and sour chicken alongside samosas and Kashmiri lamb, this innovative restaurant's got to be one of the most unusual places to eat in Bristol.

When it comes to the 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 toppings such as bacon jam, jalapeno ketchup and smoked cheddar. 

Pata Negra

1 user review 4

It isn't hard to see why Pata Negra's one of the city's most popular tapas and wine bars. A great date night choice, the intimate spot offers a range of Spanish wines, highball drinks and beers, accompanied by Rioja-braised ox cheeks, Basque fish stew and more.

Located along Stokes Croft is Masa + Mezcal, a Mexican gem serving up authentic farm-to-fork small plates. Grab a table in their charming restaurant and treat your tastebuds to shredded pork tacos, spring pea tostadas and seabass ceviche.