In the eternal quest to find both a perfectly cooked medium-rare steak and the best peppercorn sauce in this fair city, Dan Izzard, online editor at Crumbs Magazine has no beef with Bristol’s epic selection of steakhouses. 

The Cowshed

In prime position on Whiteladies road, The Cowshed is the only steak restaurant we know of that has its very own butcher next door at Ruby and White.

In the restaurant you'll find all the usual suspects on the menu, as well as a whopping 900g T-Bone available for sharing. You can even add some surf to your turf with pan-fried scallop, prawns or half a lobster. 

Their early bird deal is great value too - choose from a rump steak or burger with chips and wine or beer for just £12.50 from Monday to Thursday, 6-6:30pm.

Cowshed steak
Source - The Cowshed

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.

The early bird offer of a 6oz rump steak, fries, sauce and a glass of house wine for £15 remains unbeaten for value in Bristol (available 5-7pm, Monday to Friday at The Ox Bristol, or Tuesday to Saturday at The Ox Clifton).

The Ox early bird
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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.

Luckily the food doesn't play second fiddle to the decor, and their Menu Rapide (£7.95) provides excellent value for lunchtimes.

Steak of the Art Bristol
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Graze Bar & Chophouse

One of the Bath Ales fold, Graze has been inspired by the chophouses and bars of New York and London. Smart, but comfy – like a good suit. The restaurant sits on the corner of the beautiful Queen Square, serving up top T-bones with a good selection of traditional ales including our favourite, a nice pint of Gem.

Looking for something different? There’s a tasty bacon chop on the menu that comes with a fried egg and pineapple salsa.

Graze Chophouse Bristol
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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. As well as a fixed price menu, they also do a special three-course Date Night Menu every Thursday for just £26.95 per person. 

Miller and Carter Steakhouse Bristol
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Mugshot

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

Pasture brings a bit of theatre to the table, showing you a platter of prime cuts that you can order to size.

With a sizeable downstairs bar and regular live music, the carnivorous cavern is also firm favourite for its other inventive menu items, which include gin-cured trout and miso-glazed aubergine.  

Pasture Bristol
Source - Pasture

Chomp

Beef and bourbon is the aim of the game at Chomp. A more relaxed vibe and a menu that caters for both. We defy you not to order the black pudding beignets to start.  

The Chomp house brew is a very tasty beer, produced specially for the restaurant by popular Bristol brewery Wiper and True, and makes a winning combination with one of Chomp burgers. Go off menu and add another patty to your burger for a few extra coins, but don’t tell them we told you so! 

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