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Restaurants in Bristol

Looking for the best places to dine in Bristol? From light bites to hearty meals our food experts select their top 10 favourite places to dine in Bristol.

Whatever cuisine whets your appetite you can find a restaurant to tickle your taste buds below...

Aqua

Aqua

Location: Clifton

Cuisine: Italian

About: Bringing the best of Italian cuisine to Bristol, Aqua boasts an impressive a la carte menu featuring a number of Italian classics. Housed in a beautifully refurbished Grade 2 listed property, the restaurant has been designed with warm walnut floors, bespoke chandeliers and a glazed south facing frontage, reminiscent of Rome. Book a table here!

Address: Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 2RF

Telephone: 0117 973 3314

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The Lido Poolside Bar

The Lido Poolside Bar

Location: Clifton

Cuisine: Spanish

About: The Lido is a critically-acclaimed restaurant overlooking a historic swimming pool in Clifton. The Poolside Bar serves a daily changing tapas menu with a variety of hot and cold small plates including patatas bravas, charcuterie and marinated olives. 

Address: Oakfield Place, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2BJ

Telephone: 0117 933 9530

Glassboat Brasserie

Glassboat Brasserie

Location: Harbourside

Cuisine: European

About: Situated on the floating harbour in Central Bristol, Glassboat boasts a unique dining experience with spectacular views of the city. Diners can enjoy a mix of sophisticated bistro classics inspired by the very best of British and French cuisine. 

Address: Welsh Back, Bristol, BS1 4SB

Telephone: 0117 929 0704

Casamia

Casamia

Location: Westbury-on-Trym

Cuisine: British

About: Casamia is an award winning British restaurant which celebrates the changing seasons. Their menus hope to evoke childhood memories and remind diners of trips they've taken and people they've meet. All dishes are beautifully crafted using only the best British produce available. 

Address: 38 High Street, Westbury Village, Bristol, BS9 3DZ

Telephone: 0117 959 2884 

Bell's Diner and Bar Rooms

Bell's Diner and Bar Rooms

Location: Montpelier

Cuisine: Mediterranean

About: Bell's Diner and Bar Rooms is the latest incarnation of Bristol's much loved Bell's Diner. All of their Modern Mediterranean dishes are inspired by the robust, flavoursome cooking of Spain, North Africa, Italy and France. Top quality ingredients are put together simply in clever combinations.

Address: 1-3 York Road, Montpelier, Bristol, BS6 5QB

Telephone: 0117 924 0357

Wilks Restaurant

Wilks Restaurant

Location: Redland

Cuisine: British

About: Wilks is a modern, vibrant michelin star restaurant on Chandos Road in Redland. Their focus is on clean flavours and seasonal ingredients, with vegetables, fruits, herbs, cereals and aromatic spices playing key roles. Wherever possible they use wild foods from the UK, in particular the West Country.

Address: 1-3 Chandos Road, Redland, Bristol, BS6 6PG

Telephone: 0117 973 7999

The River Grille

The River Grille

Location: Harbourside

Cuisine: British

About: Not only is it the delicious, high quality modern British dishes that makes The River Grille such a superb, attractive restaurant, but also the stunning riverside views. In the heart of the city and overlooking Bristol Harbour, it means you can enjoy your tasty meal whilst looking out on to passing boats on the River Avon. 

Address: The Bristol Hotel, Prince Street, Bristol BS1 4QF

Telephone: 0117 923 0333

The Square Kitchen

The Square Kitchen

Location: Clifton/Berkeley 

Cuisine: British

About: The award-winning Square Kitchen is regarded by many as one of the best restaurants in Clifton as well as the wider Bristol area: serving forward thinking, delicious food and offering first class service in stylish surroundings, The Square Kitchen delivers on every level. We recommend the Sunday Lunch - it's absolutely divine!

Address: 15 Berkeley Square, Bristol BS8 1HB

Telephone: 0117 921 0455

San Carlo

San Carlo

Location: Central Bristol

Cuisine: Italian

About: San Carlo is an award-winning Italian restaurant renowned for its authentic Italian cuisine and modern take on Italian cooking. San Carlo is a must for people who appreciate delicious Italian food, friendly service, comfortable surroundings and great value for money.

Address: 44 Corn Street, Bristol, BS1 1HQ

Telephone: 0117 922 6586

The Cowshed

The Cowshed

Location: Clifton

Cuisine: British

About: The Cowshed aim bring the taste of the countryside to the city. Their emphasis is on good, simple, British food, in a relaxed environment, using only quality local produce. 

Address: 46 Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 2NH

Telephone: 0117 973 3550

The Clifton Sausage

The Clifton Sausage

Location: Clifton

Cuisine: British

About:  Situated in the heart of Clifton Village, the ‘Sausage’ specialises in traditional and classic British dishes alongside an array of delicious sausages. Seasonal favourites on the menu include steamed mussels in cider, new season lamb, local game and for those with a sweet tooth; sticky toffee pudding and chocolate fondant. 

Address: 7 Portland Street, Bristol, BS8 4JA 

Telephone: 0117 973 1192

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