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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Shopping Centre
“Situated in the centre of beautiful historic Bristol - all the stores, lots of independents, some areas undercover.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Bar
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“Canteen-style bar and terrace next to a Banksy mural with free live music and locally sourced food.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Bar
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“Rustic cafe/bar serving global tapas with an ethical spin, made using local and organic ingredients.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Spa
“This makes an evening in Bristol. It’s also a delight in the day, incredible food that doesn’t cost the earth, the swim + eat packages are v good. ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“Extremely popular and lively tapas bar. Very small. Booking highly recommended although they do have no rez bar stools if you feel cosy! ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“The One-Stop Thali is a trendy award-winning restaurant with a tasty and small menu of Indian food, including veggie and vegan options. It has a café/coffee-shop vibe and is popular with mums with pre-school kids in the morning and at lunchtime, and couples and groups of friends in the evening. They also have a small range of beer and wine, although it's not really a place to go for just a drink.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is bristol’s no.1 plush place to eat, one fun option could be afternoon tea with a walk to the Suspension Bridge before or after. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Theatre
“Well worth a visit, even to have some food or a drink. It has just been sympathetically refurbished, and is one of the country's oldest theatres. It's refurbishment has won awards. See a show, even better!”
  • 28 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Award-winning restaurant in converted houses offering open kitchen with small plates of beautifully cooked food. Great wine list. Record player playing 70's tunes. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Indian Restaurant
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“This is a brilliant Indian restaurant serving up tasty curries. They have an option to sit in or take-away in their tiffins! With a variety of craft beers available to wash it down, they have some great cooking techniques similar to ones used in India for true authentic taste Walking time - 10 minutes ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bar
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“Tapas-style dishes served in a cosy cafe-bar with quirky vintage decor and live music nights.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Bar
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“Famous Gloucester Rd gastropub. Live music every night and a lot of local jazz. Very much the Bristol music scene. Great food and wide selection of ales and wines. Booking recommended for food”
  • 20 locals recommend
Café
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“if you like your coffee strong ask for a double expresso as they serve coffee in a large mug... great breakfast spot ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Falafel Restaurant
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“Delicious Middle Eastern and North African food with locally sourced ingredients - delicious tapas and a great brunch spot.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bar
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“ short stroll down the path to the river. As the name suggests, bar on a boat ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“The Milk Thistle is the big brother of Bristol’s hippest prohibition bar, Hyde & Co. Housed over four floors in one of the finest historic buildings in the city, The Milk Thistle incorporates a cocktail bar, lounge & private function rooms.”
  • 23 locals recommend