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. 

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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.

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The Cow & Sow

This modern chophouse sits on the corner of the beautiful Queen Square, 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.

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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. 

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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.

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.  

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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.

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The Ox Corn Street steak

The Ox is a bastion of simple, top notch, British fayre. Situated in the heart of the Old City, you’ll find a menu packed with the choicest cuts of prime steak and tasty, meaty morsels.

Miller & Carter Steakhouse
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Miller & Carter Steakhouse opened their flagship restaurant inside the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel in December 2018 offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and more recently Afternoon Tea, as well as an extensive bar list.