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Things to do in Bristol City

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Boat or Ferry
“The Matthew - replica of John Cabot's ship that sailed to America Look out for the "Fish and Ships" nights and other special sailings ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“A must see when visiting Bristol city centre. A hub of bars, restaurants, We the Curious (science museum) with solar observatory too!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Modern European Restaurant
“A few miles into town (Approx 6-7 minutes by taxi) is Tare, one of our favorite restaurants in town. We’ve been six times over the last year with friends and family and have never been disappointed. Always amazing food, seasonal menu changes and great informal service all with a very reasonable price tag makes this little gem of a restaurant one of our ‘must go’ suggestions. It’s even based in a grate little shipping container. Booking ahead is a must. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
“Bordeaux Quay is down by the Harbourside in Bristol, it has its own cookery school and is highly recommended - good green credentials and geared towards local sustainable food. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Pub
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“V Shed has the benefit of Wetherspoons prices but with the location on the waterfront. It is a good stop to go to before heading out in town, or to go in the afternoon and enjoy a drink sat by the waterfront looking at the boats! ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“This place is uniquely Bristol. Check out their cookery courses and in restaurant "market"”
  • 3 locals recommend
Toy / Game Store
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Meat! Bustling restaurant by the river. Great for groups and anyone else who loves good burgers, steaks and ribs.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“The food is fantastic and tasty vegetarian and vegan curry - it's brilliantly placed if you are sight seeing around the docks.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant
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“Lots to do and see in one of Bristol’s Harbourside’s key parts. @Bristol, in the square, is great for science/life interactive exhibitions and around the square there’s lots to do. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Perfect little supermarket 1 min walk from the flat. Open every day until 11PM”
  • 1 local recommends
Parking
“Used tobe a car park but now a public square with great water features, sculptures, displays and events. Science museum and aquarium nearby plus pavement restaurants. Walk through to the Watershed.”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Modern European Restaurant
“A few miles into town (Approx 6-7 minutes by taxi) is Tare, one of our favorite restaurants in town. We’ve been six times over the last year with friends and family and have never been disappointed. Always amazing food, seasonal menu changes and great informal service all with a very reasonable price tag makes this little gem of a restaurant one of our ‘must go’ suggestions. It’s even based in a grate little shipping container. Booking ahead is a must. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This place is uniquely Bristol. Check out their cookery courses and in restaurant "market"”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Meat! Bustling restaurant by the river. Great for groups and anyone else who loves good burgers, steaks and ribs.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“The food is fantastic and tasty vegetarian and vegan curry - it's brilliantly placed if you are sight seeing around the docks.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Greek Restaurant

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