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Food and restaurants in Bristol

Top restaurants

Bar
“Tapas-style dishes served in a cosy cafe-bar with quirky vintage decor and live music nights.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Falafel Restaurant
“Delicious Middle Eastern and North African food made with locally sourced ingredients”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bar
“ short stroll down the path to the river. As the name suggests, bar on a boat ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Pub
“Light-filled gastropub with stripped floors and a beer garden, for British food and small plates.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Restaurant and bar with river views and Modern European menu in a converted dockside police station.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“North St. Standard is an Independent Bar & Kitchen serving great cocktails.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“ I spend far too much money in here. In my Kitchen you'll find some Thali Cafe tiffin boxes, take these in with you when you're ordering takeaway and you'll access their same delicious menu but a bit cheaper. The Thali is a Bristol institution and I'm so lucky to have it next door. Make sure you try their Samosas! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Good beer, good food, nice environment with a fabulous outdoor seating area, which gets the evening sun. Waterside pub only a few hundred yards away.”
  • 14 locals recommend

Cafes

Café
“Ashton Court is a country park and mansion house with 850 acres of woodland and grassland to explore. Rolling countryside and well maintained paths make it perfect for a longer stroll. Definitely worth a visit for deer spotting and beautiful views of the city. Best accessed by car, only 15 mins drive from Paintworks.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
“Tapas-style dishes served in a cosy cafe-bar with quirky vintage decor and live music nights.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Bakery
“Oh my gosh!!!!! Laura Hart is a bit of a hero in our book. She has created a very special bakery under a Victorian railway arch at Temple Meads station, just down the road from Paintworks. You can watch the bakers at work as you tuck into a mountain of their freshly baked sourdough toasties, pastries and cakes and perfectly brewed coffee. Bristolians love it and your trip is not complete without a look in! IT IS AWESOME. It does get busy but it's usually not to long a wait for a table. Availability and menu changes daily but the mushroom sausage roll and ginger cake are our all time faves. Get there as early as possible! It's either a 5 mins drive or a 20 minute walk from Paintworks (100% worth the walk).”
  • 22 locals recommend
Lounge
“Cosy cafe, serving all-day brunch, and lounge bar with reclaimed chairs and pews in former bank.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bakery
“Great cafe and bakers. Just 2 minutes walk from the front door. You’ll come back loaded with goodies we guarantee it. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“North St. Standard is an Independent Bar & Kitchen serving great cocktails.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Theatre
“A fantastic theatre with talks and local events, a cafe, bar, restaurant and market on weekends”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
“All-day menu served in a large neighbourhood cafe-bar with reclaimed furniture and vintage photos.”
  • 8 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“Oh my gosh!!!!! Laura Hart is a bit of a hero in our book. She has created a very special bakery under a Victorian railway arch at Temple Meads station, just down the road from Paintworks. You can watch the bakers at work as you tuck into a mountain of their freshly baked sourdough toasties, pastries and cakes and perfectly brewed coffee. Bristolians love it and your trip is not complete without a look in! IT IS AWESOME. It does get busy but it's usually not to long a wait for a table. Availability and menu changes daily but the mushroom sausage roll and ginger cake are our all time faves. Get there as early as possible! It's either a 5 mins drive or a 20 minute walk from Paintworks (100% worth the walk).”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bakery
“Great cafe and bakers. Just 2 minutes walk from the front door. You’ll come back loaded with goodies we guarantee it. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bakery
“A great vegetarian restaurant that sums up all that's best of Totterdown. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
“The finest bagels in Bedminster. Check out their vegan menu - they serve beer, wine and some absolutely banging bagels. Pretty trendy.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“ Bristol's latest bakery providing the highest quality artisan bread and sourdough to Totterdown and the rest of Bristol.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
“A relative newcomer to Bristol, Hobbs is going down a storm on North Street. They sell fresh breads and pastries to takeaway but you can also sit in with a coffee and breakfast roll (if you can get a table). We love their sourdough loaf to bring home.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
“94-96 St John's Ln, Bristol BS3 5AQ This is a local bakery which is close to our nearest bus stop into the city centre. It sells sandwiches, salads and pastries like sausage rolls and pasties. It also does a good selection of cakes and bread. There are 2 small convenience stores very close by for newspapers, confectionary and drinks. One of these has a small post office at the back. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends