Restaurants In Bristol City Centre

Bristol city centre is absolutely bursting with all types of restaurant and cuisine - steakhouses, pizza joints, burger spots and curry houses to name just a few. From the Shopping Quarter to Harbourside, Hippodrome to the Old Vic, we've picked a selection of our favourite restaurants for the next time you're looking for somewhere to eat in Brizzle city centre. You're welcome me babbers.




Honest Burgers Bristol

29 user reviews 5

Honestly, who doesn't love an Honest Burgers? The meat is always great-quality, the burgers are delicious and their rosemary salted chips never disappoint. They also offer a 30% student discount across their entire menu from 11:30-17:30 every day.

The Bristol Stable

538 user reviews 4

Located along Harbourside, these self-proclaimed cider-loving pizza makers are renowned for their signature sourdough pizzas. Unusual offerings include The Big Jerk, comprising of harissa jerk chicken, smoked bacon, black eyed peas and caramelised onion and The Bristol Baa Baa with lamb kofta, feta, cucumber ribbons, honey and mint yoghurt.

This Thai street food-inspired restaurant and takeaway serves popular classics including chicken katsu curry and Thai red curry alongside a selection of bibimbaps. They also cater to veggies and vegans with dishes such as Korean kimchi pancakes and pumpkin croquette.

Set in a stunning Grade II-listed building, this award-winning restaurant uses the dum pukth cooking method - a slow-cooking method from the Moghul empire - to create delicious plates such as lamb sagwala, crab massala and paneer butter masala.

This burger joint is flipping good, serving up delicious and refreshingly quirky offerings such as the Burger Mi comprised of Vietnamese chicken, pickled red onion, cucumber, mint, miso mayo and a brioche bun. They also hold a bottomless burger club every month that gives you free reign to 2 hours of unlimited beer and burgers. Hell yes.

This family run business stands out for its diverse variety of doughs, created in-house by specialist artisans from Puglia. With 13 different doughs available, including seaweed, turmeric, kamut and gluten-free purple corn, Dough is a fun and unusual spot to enjoy contemporary takes on authentic Italian pizzas. 

Located in Old City, Mugshot steakhouse is a stylish 1920's-inspired steakhouse, complete with crystal chandeliers, wood-panelled walls and a selection of pizzas, steaks and nibbles. A lava hot stone experience is also available, letting you cook your cut of choice on a 325 degree hot stone.

Named after the date of the iconic Old Vic that it's housed within, 1766 wins our vote for the most beautiful restaurant in Bristol. With the theatre's facade as its backdrop, the contemporary eatery has a variety of menus on offer, all serving a mix of European-inspired dishes.

Pata Negra

1 user review 4

One of the most talked about spots in Bristol, Pata Negra is popular for its fabulous selection of Iberian wine and frequently changing tapas menu. The restaurant also offers a tapas sharing feast and daily lunchtime tostadas and sandwiches from £5.

Bar + Block is one hell of a steakhouse, sourcing all their cuts from the South American Pampas. However, their diverse menu also features a number of other meat, fish, poultry and veggie options - head to the restaurant for their express lunchtime menu to get a cheap meal and drink for £10.

Aluna Bristol

238 user reviews 4

Facing the Cascade Steps fountain, Aluna is a super Insta-worthy spot and the perfect place to catch up with your girls over bubbling bevvies and a few plates from the Pan-Asian-inspired menu. Highlights include an edamame and kale pancake with smoked avocado ratatouille and chicken with cashew nut, spring onion and jasmine rice.

Inspired by New York chophouses, Graze Bar and Chophouse has an extensive menu to please both carnivores and herbivores alike - steaks, grills and burgers are all featured alongside veggie offerings such as indulgent truffle mac & cheese, butternut squash risotto and vegan bean burger.

If craft beer, pub grub classics and cool, indie venues are your kind of thing then you can't go wrong with The Beer Emporium. The unique underground cavern, located in the heart of Old Town, has a selection of 24 draught lines and dishes such as steak and chips and ham, egg and chips available.