On a quest to find a perfectly cooked medium-rare steak and the best peppercorn sauce in this fair city? Here is Bristol’s epic selection of steakhouses. 

The Ox

Hidden away in the basement of a bank vault under Corn Street The Ox is a class act. Their steaks are dry aged for at least 35 days and cooked on a charcoal-fired Josper oven, giving the meat a real depth of flavour. The roast bone marrow, parmesan, caramelised onions and sourdough toast is a starter not to be missed.

Their earlybird offer is outstanding value: Enjoy a 6oz rump steak, chips and sauce or butter, and a glass of wine or soft drink for just £19. Available Monday-Thursday between 12-2pm and 5-7pm, and Friday-Saturday between 12-7pm.

Steak, sauce and chips
Image - The Ox

The Cow & Sow

This modern chophouse has two sites in the city, one on the corner of the beautiful Queen Square, and the other on Whiteladies Road in Clifton, both serving up top sharing T-bone or Picanha steaks with a good selection of cocktails and local beers as well as an appealing wine menu.

Looking for something different? There’s a tasty pork chop on the menu, or chicken breast with a crispy leg lollipop, both of which come highly recommended. If you're looking for a filling lunch or early dinner, you can enjoy two courses for £17 or three courses for £20 from 12 - 6pm, Monday to Friday. 

Steak being seared on grill
Image - The Cow & Sow

Steak of the Art

If you're after slightly snazzier surroundings, Steak of the Art is the antithesis of your typical steakhouse. The restaurant describes itself as a 'live gallery', with many of the tables and booths being the artworks themselves.

Bright bar interior with arch
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Miller & Carter Steakhouse

This opulent restaurant is a fine addition to the 150-year-old Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, with displays of vintage wines and Champagne adding to the sumtuous decor. All of their steaks are aged for at least 50 days, with cuts including ribeye, sirloin, T-bone, tomahawk and chateaubriand.

There are limited edition deals throughout the month, or head along for the Fixed-Price Lunch, with two courses from £16.95 or three courses from £19.95.

Glamorous restaurant interior
Source - Miller & Carter

Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill

Located in the Doubletree by Hilton Cadbury House hotel just outside Bristol, this glamourous steakhouse boasts beautiful views of the surrounding countryside (with the option to dine alfresco in warmer months), as well as impressive wine and cocktail menus.

As well as the usual cuts, their signature steaks include Fillet Steak Au Poivre (fricassée of woodland mushrooms, toasted sourdough, buttered leaf spinach, peppercorn sauce) and Fillet Steak with Garlic King Prawns and Béarnaise sauce.

Steak and chips on plate
Image - Marco Pierre White Steakhouse


The new kids on the block, Mugshot know how to look after their meat. Try your hand at searing it to your liking with their hot stone dining experience and choose from a selection of flavoured butters to get things sizzling.

It would be criminal not to mention that Mugshot also serve a pretty mean pizza, our pick is the ‘Red’, a spicy chorizo, picante, egg and rosemary creation that might leave you needing a sip of one of Mugshot’s equally punchy cocktails. 


Pasture brings a bit of theatre to the table, showing you a platter of prime cuts that you can order to size, before then watching the chefs in action in the open kitchen. With a sizeable downstairs bar, front terrace and regular live music, there's plenty to enjoy at Pasture.