Restaurants in Bristol

Bristol is a food lover's dream. Wherever you are in the city you’ll find something delicious just waiting to be devoured, whatever your tastes and budget. 

If nothing less than award-winning will do, you can take your pick from many amazing Bristol restaurants. The South West produces some of the top chefs in the country and many cook with locally-sourced ingredients - just one of the ways Bristol is striving a more sustainable future. The city is also packed with exciting independent restaurants which you'll only find here, to make sure to book early!

Celebrating or hosting an event? Bristol has plenty of private dining options and large group-friendly restaurants. If you want to make the most of the sunshine, enjoy some outdoor dining on a restaurant terrace, or a nab a table by the water's edge.

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Family-friendly restaurants in Bristol are never far from the main attractions, including Brunel’s SS Great BritainWe The Curious and M Shed. Plenty of restaurants welcome little ones such as Watershed Café Bar, and have just the facilities you need, such as highchairs or a kids menu, and at some restaurants children eat free with a paying adult. You’re bound to find just the right place for you and your crew.

When it comes to romantic places to eat in Bristol, there are some stand-out options to make your guest feel super special. The intimate feel of The Ox is perfect for date nights, or the grand interior of Bar 44 is sure to impress. 

Come and join the food revolution in Bristol and whether you find yourself in Stokes Croft or on the bustling Harbourside, we know you won't be disappointed. As well as the amazing Bristol restaurants listed here, be sure to take a look at our other Food & Drink pages for even more ideas, or browse our latest special offers to find set menus, early-bird and pre-theatre deals, plus a range of seasonal discounts.

Fine dining and award-winning restaurants

For Michelin-starred meals, check out Bulrush in Cotham (One Michelin Star) or Wilsons in Redland (Michelin Green Star).

Plenty of other restaurants across the city have received awards and national recognition, including Harbour House on the Harbourside, The Lido Restaurant in Clifton and COR in Bedminster.

Restaurants in hotels

If you want to combine your stay with a great meal, there are several great hotels for foodies in Central Bristol awarded with an AA Rosette, from the epic wine selections and rustic French dishes at the AA Rosette Hotel du Vin & Bistro to the fresh, seasonal dishes at No.4 Clifton Village.

Just outside Bristol, the menu at The Curious Kitchen at Aztec Hotel and Spa in South Gloucestershire draws on flavours from around the globe while using produce from their own garden, while the 3 AA Rosette restaurant at the 16th-century Thornbury Castle sits within the same walls that once hosted King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, as well as Sophia Lauren and Laurence Olivier.

Many of Bristol’s top hotels have restaurants if you want to keep things as convenient as possible after a busy day of travelling or sightseeing. The Kiln Restaurant close to Temple Meads is housed in a 17th Century glass kiln, the glass-fronted The River Grille offers waterfront dining in the Floating Harbour, Goram & Vincent has stunning views of the Avon Gorge and Clifton Suspension Bridge, and Mollie’s Motel & Diner brings a slice of American-style retro to Cribbs Causeway.

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