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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.