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...

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    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. Bristol’s best picnic spots

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

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  1. Add Cabot Circus to your Itinerary

    Cabot Circus

    Bristol Shopping Quarter

    Enjoy brunch, lunch or dinner at Cabot Circus with flavours from around the world. From the ultimate dining experience at Harvey Nichols, to authentic Italian at Piccolino.

  2. 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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  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 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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  5. Add Thornbury Castle Restaurant to your Itinerary

    Thornbury Castle Restaurant

    S Gloucestershire & the S Cotswolds

    The restaurant at Thornbury Castle offers plenty of modern, British inspired dishes, as well as some traditional favourites. All dishes on the dinner menu use only the finest and freshest ingredients, many grown in the castle's kitchen garden and…

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  6. Add Noah's to your Itinerary


    Central Bristol

    Proudly independent and family-run by husband-and-wife team Dan & Joie Rosser, Noah’s is a relaxed riverside restaurant that’s passionate about showcasing the finest fish & chips and best of British seafood.

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  7. 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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  8. Add The Langford to your Itinerary

    The Langford

    North Somerset & the Mendips

    Located in the heart of Lower Langford, on the edge of the Mendip Hills AONB, The Langford is a historic village pub dating back to the 17th century, with 7 boutique bedrooms.

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Add Brozen Bar to your Itinerary

    Brozen Bar

    Central Bristol

    A cutting edge, young, vibrant liquid nitrogen cocktail bar, always putting innovation and memorable experiences ahead of everything they do.

  12. Add Bocabar Finzels Reach to your Itinerary

    Bocabar Finzels Reach

    Central Bristol

    Open seven days a week, Bocabar offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday roasts , looking to being a busy social, drinking and dining hub. 

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  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 Cargo Cantina to your Itinerary

    Cargo Cantina

    Central Bristol

    Cargo Cantina is a bustling Mexican restaurant on the harbourside. Serving high quality tacos and margaritas, guests are encouraged to let loose, relax and enjoy the fun Mexican experience.

  19. 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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  20. 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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