Al Fresco Dining in Bristol

  1. Terrace at Harbour House

    From harbourside eateries to stunning roof terraces, we've picked out some of the best places to eat al fresco in Bristol when the sun is shining...

  2. Bristol's best pub gardens

    When the sun is shining, there are few nicer places to be than a pub garden or terrace. Here are a few of our favourites around Bristol...

  3. 10 rooftop bars for summer in Bristol

    It’s hard to beat a rooftop watering hole for an awesome view and glass of something chilled in summer...

  4. Bristol’s best picnic spots

    Warm summer weather calls for al fresco eating at some of Bristol's best picnic spots...

  5. Bristol restaurants, pubs and bars with outdoor seating

    Find out which restaurants, cafés, pubs and bars have outdoor seating for you to enjoy sunnier days in Bristol.

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  1. Add Mud Dock Cycleworks and Cafe to your Itinerary

    Mud Dock Cycleworks and Cafe


    Over the last 25 years, Mud Dock Café has evolved to become one of Bristol’s most successful independent restaurants.

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  2. Add Chequers Inn to your Itinerary

    Chequers Inn


    With riverside views, Chequers Inn is all about the good things in life - the best cask ales and craft beer, fine wines from around the world, an exceptional collection of gins and delicious seasonal menus using only the best of British ingredients.

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  3. Add The Railway Inn to your Itinerary

    The Railway Inn

    North Somerset & the Mendips

    The Railway Inn has been at the heart of Sandford village for over 140 years. Our beautifully restored traditional country pub is the ideal escape for expertly crafted food and cider pairings.

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  4. Add Highbury Vaults to your Itinerary

    Highbury Vaults

    St Michael's Hill

    Highbury Vaults is a traditional, historic pub in the heart of the city, with a beautiful hidden walled garden where you can enjoy your favourite tipple, or a bite to eat in the sunshine.

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  5. Add Racks Bar & Kitchen to your Itinerary

    Racks Bar & Kitchen


    Racks Bar and Kitchen, one of Clifton’s best venues, is the perfect place to visit if you’re looking for a restaurant with excellent table service and a delicious array of breakfast, lunch and evening meals.

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  6. Add The Rising Sun to your Itinerary

    The Rising Sun

    North Somerset & the Mendips

    A beautifully refurbished pub with 6 ensuite bedrooms. We're passionate about great food and drink, with an all-day food offer focused on seasonal, locally sourced produce and hearty pub classics.

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  7. Add St George's Bristol Cafe Bar to your Itinerary

    St George's Bristol Cafe Bar

    West End

    St George's beautiful grounds with patio seating and serene surroundings makes the perfect place for their alfresco Café Bar.

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  8. Add Junction to your Itinerary



    Discover Bristol Beer Factory in the city centre. Expect a proper pub; ploughman’s lunches and Sunday roasts. BBF champion independent producers through locally sourced food, drinks, and guest Bristol beers.

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  9. Add Goram & Vincent at The Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin to your Itinerary

    Goram & Vincent at The Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin


    Imagine a gritty, earthy smoke house with open kitchen for fire, smoke and theatre, coal fired grills, a smoker and bespoke clay ovens

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  10. Add Bocabar Paintworks to your Itinerary

    Bocabar Paintworks

    East Bristol

    Bocabar is a quirky loft style warehouse with lounge/bar and dining room. Most favoured for extensive Boca Pizza menu, locally sourced specials, cocktails, craft beers and fresh deli bar.

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  11. Add Harbour House to your Itinerary

    Harbour House


    Harbour House is an all day venue, for every occasion, with quality at its core. A waterfront restaurant, bar and terrace.

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  12. Add The Courtyard Cafe to your Itinerary

    The Courtyard Cafe

    Bristol & Bath

    Housed within the stables of historic Ashton Court Mansion, the Courtyard Cafe is the perfect start or end to your adventure through the woods and grasslands on the estate.

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  13. Add Temple Quay Market to your Itinerary

    Temple Quay Market


    One of Bristol's longest running midweek markets, with an exciting range of international street food styles, and located in the heart of the city's business district at Temple Quay.

  14. Add Yeo Valley Canteen to your Itinerary

    Yeo Valley Canteen


    Enjoy a coffee and a bacon sandwich, or lunch in the award-winning Canteen.

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  15. Add 1853 Restaurant & Bar at Tortworth Court to your Itinerary

    1853 Restaurant & Bar at Tortworth Court


    Restaurant located in the original library of a Grade II Listed Victorian Mansion house serving locally inspired food made with the finest English produce.

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  16. Add Harbourside Kitchen to your Itinerary

    Harbourside Kitchen


    Located alongside Brunel’s SS Great Britain, the Harbourside Kitchen offers superb views of the ship as across Bristol’s historic floating harbour.

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  17. Add The Square Club to your Itinerary

    The Square Club


    Located in Clifton, The Square Kitchen is a fantastic fine-dining restaurant using locally sourced ingredients. Come for the food, stay for the lower-deck cocktail bar, where the bartenders will wow you with their vast repertoire of cocktails!

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  18. Add Riverstation to your Itinerary


    Central Bristol

    Located on Bristol’s iconic harbourside, Riverstation is the perfect place to enjoy lunch or dinner all year round. With it’s stunning terrace, balcony and unrivalled views of the river, it can only be described as one of the best alfresco dining…

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  19. Add Magari Pasta to your Itinerary

    Magari Pasta

    If you are in the mood for some authentic Italian pasta, look no further than Magari, a sustainably British restaurant located in Bristol's Wapping Wharf.

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  20. Add Chew Valley Distillery to your Itinerary

    Chew Valley Distillery

    Chew Valley

    Chew Valley Distillery Is a multi award-winning gin distillery located on the borders of Bristol and Bath. Now open to the public for events, onsite drinks and shopping.

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