The Best Bristol Restaurants

I’ve made my way around quite a few of the Bristol’s restaurants and from steakhouses to pizza pitstops – here are some of my fave eateries to try in the city…

Best Bristol restaurants:

Under The Stars

There’s nothing more Bristolian than eating dinner on a boat and Under The Stars is the perfect spot. Just steps along the harbour from the main city centre it’s easy to find and serves up delicious tapas.

Clifton Sausage

A winner for bangers and mash! For starters, the pigs in blankets are a must-try. An array of different flavoured sausages are available for mains (as well as other non-sausage items like burgers and chicken). And although I visited here whilst sporting a birthday hangover, I still managed to enjoy the deliciousness to the max.

Bertha’s Pizza

Wapping Wharf is a waterside area in Bristol that is home to a really cool collection of converted shipping containers. They have been transformed into cafes, bars, restaurants and shops and if it is your first visit to Bristol, I would highly recommend playing this place a visit – particularly come summertime. I’ve visited a few of the restaurants here but one of the stand out places (just off from the shipping containers) is Bertha’s Pizza. I mean, I’m a total pizza obsessive so that was a huge factor, but it was honest really tasty. 

BEST STEAK RESTAURANTS IN BRISTOL

The Ivy

Following its London success, there are now Ivy haunts all over the UK and the Bristol one has quickly become a firm favourite in the Brizz dining scene. Whether you’re looking for a nice brunch with a glass of fizz or a special dinner out, this is ideal. Located in Clifton, there are plenty of bars nearby, should you require a post-dinner bevvy.

Fishers

Calling all seafood lovers! Fishers restaurant is an icon when it comes to seafood dining in Bristol. A few doors down from Giggling Squid (another fishy fave), Fishers is an authentic, relaxed location where a fresh fish dish and fine wine go down far too well. Top tip, order a side of bread to mop up any sauces if you want the full on dining experience. 

Klosterhaus

A swanky location just steps from Cabot Circus, this dining hotspot is an ideal place to head after a day of spending. It has a lovely vibe and the German-style menu is super-tasty. Definitely save room for a cocktail (or two) as they are divine.

Read my full Klosterhaus review

Lost & Found

I have only ever visited for their iconic bottomless brunch, but the Instagrammable decor and bustling atmosphere bring a lot to the table. Located near the famous ‘triangle’ of Bristol where partygoers congregate, this could be a great venue for a pre-night-out bite to eat.  

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I love a good steak house but this one takes top spot for theatrics. Your steak is served to you after its seared and then you cook it yourself on a 350 degree hot stone. The service was charming, the atmosphere was cute and the food was top notch. I visited for my 30th birthday and it was a really special evening.

Aluna

I knew this place killed it on the cocktail front but I was pretty surprised to discover how lovely their food was. I had a rainbow bagel during a bottomless brunch here and it was so nice – and I promise that isn’t just the prosecco talking!

Three Brothers Burgers

This used to be a regular payday lunch treat when I worked in Bristol’s city centre – this boat serves up burgers that are so tasty and there’s a really cool atmosphere. Recommended for a casual lunch date followed by a stroll along the waterfront.

R x

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