Bristol is home to five Michelin starred restaurants. Here's the full list of restaurants that have been given an award in the city...

Bib Gourmand

This Michelin accolade goes to restaurants which provide "exceptionally good food at moderate prices". Bristol had three Bib Gourmand for the 2020 edition of the guide.


A compact 14-cover restaurant located on the top floor of Cargo 1, which is popular with locals and critics alike. Cargo is a collection of converted shipping containers in Bristol's trendy Wapping Wharf development, overlooking the harbour.

The Michelin Guide says: 'Dishes are rustic, assured and flavour-packed; for the tasting menu, book the 4-seater kitchen counter. The panna cotta is a must!'

Box-E Bristol
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Located next door to Box-E, it really goes to show the standard of dining available in Wapping Wharf. Veggies are the star of the show here, with a couple of delicious meatier dishes too - the problem will be deciding which dishes to order...

The Michelin Guide says: 'Well-priced small plates have their focus on vegetables, with meat and fish taking a back seat. Produce from small local suppliers is used in simple yet flavour-packed combinations.'

Root Bristol

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Another modest restaurant in the Cargo shipping containers, Tare has a modest but memorable tasting menu. One to try out if you're looking for something more sophisticated and special, without breaking the bank.

The Michelin Guide says: 'The menu is concise and the creative, flavourful dishes are attractively presented.'

Tare Bristol

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Michelin Star


The latest of Bristol's restaurants to receive a coveted Michelin star, Bulrush has been making waves in the city for its dazzling dishes ever since it opened in the leafy suburb of Kingsdown in late 2015.

The Michelin Guide says: 'Seasonal ingredients are foraged or organic, and preserving and pickling play a key role. The imaginative, well-balanced and deftly prepared tasting menus are a popular choice.'

Bulrush Bristol

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Retaining their Michelin star since 2009, Casamia continues to push boundaries and impress diners from across the world. A move from the outskirts of the city into a prime Harbourside location and plenty of exciting collaborations throughout the year has only spurred the team on to bigger and better things. The restaurant was also rated 8th in the UK in The Good Food Guide in 2018. 

The Michelin Guide says: 'The team are charming and the passionate chefs personally deliver the skilfully prepared, highly creative, seasonal dishes.'

Casamia Bristol

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Paco Tapas

Located next door to Casamia, Paco Tapas is another venture from the talented Sanchez family. Pop in for a luxurious light lunch of gambas al ajillo, olives and patatas bravas, or go in the evening and work your way through as much of the menu as you can. It's hard to imagine tapas getting any better than this.

The Michelin Guide says: 'Authentic, skilfully prepared dishes are packed with flavour; try the "Chef's Menu" for a best-of-the-best tour of Spain.'

Paco Tapas Bristol

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The Pony and Trap

From slick city centre restaurants to a traditional country pub, The Pony and Trap may look quite unassuming from the outside, but the standard of the food here is first rate. Whether you opt for their tasting menu or their much-loved Sunday roast, you're in for a treat.

The Michelin Guide says: 'The daily menu sees herbs and fruits from the garden come together with West Country meats and fish. Precisely prepared dishes range from appealing snacks to more refined main courses.'

The Pony and Trap Bristol

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An elegant French restaurant without too much fuss, wilks is still full of surprises. Located just outside the city centre in the pretty suburb of Redland, it's well worth a detour.

The Michelin Guide says: 'The experienced chef is well-travelled and skilfully balances different textures with flavours from around the globe. French and British ingredients jostle with one another on the menu and all of the fish is wild.'

Wilks Bristol

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Further afield

Just a short drive or bus ride from Bristol, you'll find a wealth of other award-winning restaurants, often in historic buildings with beautiful countryside views. Well worth a day trip if you're in Bristol for a longer visit!

  • Olive Tree, Bath
  • Restaurant Hywel Jones by Lucknam Park, Bath
  • Bybrook, Castle Combe in Wiltshire
  • Le Champignon Sauvage, Cheltenham
  • Red Lion Freehouse, Wiltshire
  • The Dining Room, Wiltshire


Chef at Casamia

Michelin star restaurant Casamia, brings you a dining experience that is truly seasonal. Not only the delicious tasting menu but the very décor of this intimate restaurant change throughout the year.

Paco Tapas
Paco Tapas

With jamón ready to carve, padrón peppers roasting over the wood fire and sherry straight from the barrel let them transport you to Andalusia.