Wondering where you can grab an al fresco pint or bite to eat in Bristol? Find out which restaurants, cafés, pubs and bars across the city have outdoor seating.

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Enjoy cracking views over the city centre with cocktails and Mediterranean-inspired dishes from the Bambalan terrace.

Three cocktails on an outdoor table on Bambalan's terrace

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The Milk Thistle

Sip on expertly crafted cocktails on The Milk Thistle's outdoor seating in the city centre.

Brozen Bar

For cocktails like no other, visit Bristol’s only liquid nitrogen cocktail bar, which is now taking outdoor seating bookings.

Frozen cocktail at Brozen Bar Bristol

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Undershed is the brand new outside bar outside Watershed, which has its own menu of tasty vegetarian and vegan bar snacks as well as hot and cold drinks, beers and wines.

Undershed bar terrace in Bristol
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Toto's By The River

This waterfront bar in Redcliffe reopens from with food and drink available on their riverside terrace. Booking is recommended but not essential.


City centre

King Street Brew House

King Street Brew House have 22 outdoor tables outside on the cobbles of King Street.

Entrance to King Street Brew House Bristol

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The Hole in the Wall

The historic pub just off Queen Square has a suntrap of a beer garden. 

Small Bar

King Street's Small Bar has several tables outside for you to watch the world go by.

Left Handed Giant Brewpub

Snag an outdoor seat in the courtyard by Castle Bridge, overlooking the river. 


The Apple

Beloved cider boat The Apple has a large sunny terrace and outdoor bar. 

The Pump House

Waterside gastropub The Pump House accepts walk-ins or bookings for its outside tables. 

The Ostrich

Tables in the Harbourside pub's large waterside terrace are available on a first come, first served basis. 

Wild Beer Co.

The buzzing patio at craft beer bar Wild Beer Co. in Wapping Wharf is open for walk-ins. 

Gloucester Road

The Gallimaufry

The Galli’s outdoor seating is a great spot for people-watching on Gloucester Road. 

The Grace

The Grace on Gloucester Road is a popular choice for its large beer garden.

The Bristol Flyer

The Flyer on Gloucester Road has a large back garden and smaller front terrace, with bookable spaces and walk-ins welcomed too. 

The Royal Oak

Reserve tables in The Royal Oak multi-tiered beer garden on Gloucester Road, complete with an area for kids. 


The White Lion

The White Lion's huge outdoor terrace is perfect for al fresco drinks and an unbeatable view of Clifton Suspension Bridge

The Mall

Al fresco dining and drinks in this Clifton pub’s secluded garden are a popular choice for locals.

The Hope & Anchor

The Hope & Anchor in Clifton has a multi-level, secluded and leafy beer garden. 

St Werburghs

The Farm

Outdoor tables in The Farm’s spacious garden is available on a first come, first served basis.


The Highbury Vaults

You can book tables in the walled garden at The Highbury Vaults on St Michael's Hill and enjoy some of their comforting pub grub.


The Victoria Park Pub & Kitchen 

The Victoria Park in Windmill Hill has great views of the hills on the outskirts of the city.

The Spotted Cow

There's plenty of room in The Spotted Cow's large beer garden in Bedminster.


The Cadbury 

Al fresco food and drinks are back at local's favourite The Cadbury. 


The Star

Enjoy the beer garden at this Fishponds Road pub as well as regular live music. 


Bar and Café at Bristol Old Vic

Spot the theatre's colourful huts on King Street. Each hut is themed around a past Bristol Old Vic production. They're available on a first come, first served basis. 

Bristol Old Vic Cabins
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Harbourside Kitchen at Brunel's SS Great Britain

Enjoy fish and chips on the Harbourside Kitchen's outdoor tables, with stunning views across the harbour. They also have cakes and cream teas as well as takeaway drinks, snacks and ice creams available too. 

Arnolfini Harbourside Bar

Favourite Harbourside hangout Arnolfini will be bringing their outside bar back, with unbeatable harbour views.

People sitting on the Harbourside wall outside Arnolfini, Bristol

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Quay Street Diner

Quay Street Diner have outdoor seating on Nelson Street, with a selection of diner classics available from 12pm Monday - Friday, plus all-day brunch and bottomless brunch from 9am on weekends. Booking is recommended.

St George's Bristol Cafe Bar

Visit St George's Bristol Cafe Bar for an afternoon treat. Think coffee, delicious fresh-out-of-the-oven baked savouries and a spot of elderflower pressé. Open Tuesday to Friday, 12-6.30pm. 

Al fresco lunch dishes at St George's Bristol Cafe

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Mud Dock Café

The Mud Dock's deck overlooks the harbour and is a top spot for al fresco dining. 



Racks Pavilion

At Clifton restaurant and bar Racks, you can dine al fresco in the cosy setting of covered and heated pop-up The Pavilion. 

People holding drinks sat around an outdoor table at Racks

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The Secret Garden at The Square Club

The Square Club is home to The Secret Garden, a premium al fresco drinking and dining space that’s fully heated and covered.

The Lido Restaurant

Imagine you’re on holiday with Mediterranean-style dishes on The Lido’s poolside terrace. 

Dining table looking out over the pool at Bristol Lido

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Brace & Browns

Head for pizza on the patio on the covered and heated terrace at Brace & Browns on Whiteladies Road.  

The Burger Joint

Build your own burgers with your choice of patty, toppings and sides at this Whiteladies Road restaurant with its large front terrace.

City centre 


Tuck into classic German dishes and creative cocktails on the terrace at Klosterhaus in Quakers Friars. They recommend pre-booking.  


Enjoy a Boca pizza on the outdoor seating at both the Finzels Reach and Paintworks restaurants. 

Outdoor seating at Bocabar Finzels Reach

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Cathay Rendezvous

Visit the longest-running Chinese restaurant in Bristol on King Street, where they have outdoor seating in their courtyard. 


The beer garden and balcony at Zerodegrees on Colston Street is a top choice for drinks with a view of the city. 


Shore Café Bar at The Bristol

Outdoor seating at The Bristol Hotel’s waterside Shore Bar is available throughout the year.


Join Riverstation on the spacious al fresco terrace for superb seasonal food and unbeatable Harbourside views.

Tables and chairs on Riverstation's terrace overlooking the Harbour and a row of colourful houses

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Savour Spanish-inspired dishes on the outdoor terrace at Wapping Wharf seafood restaurant Gambas.

Cargo Cantina

Get your fix of tacos and margaritas on the terrace at fellow Wapping Wharf restaurant.

Woky Ko: CARGO

The original Woky Ko restaurant is in the midst of the fun in Wapping Wharf. 

Seven Lucky Gods

The outdoor terrace at this Japanese-style bar and restaurant is always buzzing, no matter the weather. 

Broken Dock

Based in Brunel Quay, head to Broken Dock for delicious brunches, dinners and roasts on their waterside terrace.

Aqua, Welsh Back

Dine al fresco on the Welsh Back terrace at Aqua as well as at their Portishead and Clifton restaurants. 

Steak of the Art

Get yourself a quality steak dinner at Steak of the Art - they take bookings for their outdoor seating if you prefer. 

Three Brothers Burgers

Dine inside or out for your burger fix at the bustling Three Brothers Burgers on Welsh Back. 


Recess at Hilton Garden Inn

Book a table on the terrace overlooking Temple Gardens at Recess for fantastic food, coffee, cocktails and everything in between.


Steakhouse Pasture in Redcliffe has several outside tables for you to enjoy dinner and drinks.

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