The Bristol Food Tour

Various locations around the city
The Bristol Food Tour


***Please note: Visit Bristol are in the process of updating our pages with the most up to date information, as and when businesses reopen. Please see individual websites and social media for the most up to date information before you plan a visit.***

Bristol is home to a wide range of fantastic independent eateries, and the tBFT team's expert guides are excited to guide you through Bristol's vibrant streets, stopping to sample and share the best of what they have to offer.

tBFT believes that going on a food tour is one of the best ways to get a real sense for the culture of a city - especially such an exciting and ever expanding foodie city like Bristol. And they love showing off the best of what our city has to offer to locals and visitors alike!

Many restaurants, cafes and producers are passionate about using ethical, seasonal and locally-sourced ingredients, and work tirelessly to offer some incredible food.

tBFT provides a totally unique opportunity to experience Bristol’s best independent businesses, tell their stories, and share historical and cultural information along the way. They will take you on a culinary adventure that will leave you full of inspiration, knowledge and, most importantly, delicious food!

The tours visit several different venues over the course of about three hours, either stopping by to take away a tasty treat or sitting in to rest your feet. And they love to celebrate independent producers from all over Bristol - so expect a quick pit stop for a taste of something special.

tBFT's friendly, laid back and personal tours include insider information about our culinary stop-offs, cultural and historic tidbits about the local area, and lots of different and mouthwatering foods from a host of places over about three hours.

They can organise bespoke private group tours, too, and can accommodate most dietary requirements.

tBFT currently hosts a range of distinct tours showcasing and celebrating our favourite independent food venues in different parts of the city, in addition to organising private and bespoke tours for parties and corporate events.

The Stokes Croft Tour route is a true celebration of our favourite independents in Bristol and currently takes place down Cheltenham Road and through the bustling hub of Stokes Croft.

The South of the River Tour also features a range of excellent independents in Bristol, and includes stop-offs in the new Wapping Wharf development and explores some great food and drink venues South of the River in Southville.

The East to West Tour visits the Old market area, and the city centre. They'll lead you through St Nicholas Market and take you to some off beat choices in the heart of Bristol for a scrummy variety of foods.

Everyone at tBFT love Bristol’s food culture - reckoning it's one of the best in the country - and they're excited to share with you their favourite places to eat!

Visit for more info, or email to enquire and book!

Book Tickets

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
The above times should be used as an indicator during the recovery phase from the global pandemic.

Please double-check details by visiting the website via the link above before you visit



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

5 of 5 stars
  • Travelers Choice 2020
  • Excellent
  • Very Good
  • Average
  • Poor
  • Terrible

Recent Reviews:

  • daisydday
    Had a lovely time at the South of the River tour
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 5th March 2020
    Having been to the Stokes Croft before, I've always wanted to come back to try other routes. Our guide was lovely and knowledgeable of the local area. My favourites were the pizza and the chocolate... Read full review
  • MollyScott
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    South of the review tour- amazing foodie experience
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 8th March 2020
    We went on the South of the river tour yesterday and it was fabulous! It was a great day with lots of like minded foodies. Being an avid foodie and being from Bristol I thought I would of visited... Read full review
  • HarryW1348
    Chippenham, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Bristol food offerings at their best
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 31st October 2020
    A wonderful insight into some of the culinary offerings of Bristol. A knowledgeable and entertaining host offering insight into the venues and Bristol's history. We sampled a large range of... Read full review

What's Nearby


Downloads & links

Discover More