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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.
Pub
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“Great neighbourhood pub. Good wood fired pizzas and they often have events on in the evening”
  • 40 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
Meal Delivery
“Loved by Bristolians, the Bristol Sweet Mart is an independently owned, cultural supermarket on St Mark’s Road. It’s been an Easton landmark since 1978, and its family-friendly service is some of the best in the city. Alongside staple ingredients and produce, there are over 1000 types of herbs on the shelves, fruit and vegetables from all over the world and a deli which sells freshly-made snacks, homemade curries and Indian sweets.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Café
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“Amazing cafe. open Wed-Sun. GREAT coffee. Delicious food throughout the day. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Park
“Great for a walk in the park or nice to take the children to the play area or feed the ducks ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Café
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“Lovely little cafe, great for kids too lots of books to read and things to keep them amused!”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bistro
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“Established in 2016, The Lock Up is a local, family-run restaurant & bar in Redfield.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
“The pub serves excellent beers including Arbor Ales and Purity to name just 2. The beer is well conditioned and drinks perfectly. We went outside into the beer garden area and the atmosphere was friendly, vibrant and alive. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
English Restaurant
“Dela means ‘share’ in Swedish, and this is a key part of the café’s ethos. Tucked away in Mivart Studios, a stone’s throw away from St Marks Road, this little place is really something special with great brunches, sharing plates and drinks.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
“This is about 20 mins walk away, its a great pub for reggae music and opens until very late, good food too, especially the Sunday roasts on offer. Check out the smoker friendly beer garden too.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bakery
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“These guys don't sell many pastries but what they do is awesome. By far the best croissant style cinnamon swirl bun i've ever eaten. They only sell them Thursday to Saturday and you'll have to get there early before they sell out! The bakery is found on St Mark's Road in Easton which is well worth a visit - great food shops, cafe's, friendly pub and restaurants.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Park
“Our nearest large park, about five minutes walk away past the cemetery, BS5 6XA. There's not much in the way of sights, although the lakes at the bottom and the old lido are worth a look, and there is a decent playground. There are occasional festivals held there in the summer, but the park is most popular with runners because there is a one mile route marked around it. It's also possible to walk all the way out to the countryside by going from the bottom of Eastville park and following the Frome River through Snuff Mills up to Frenchay Common and on into the countryside. Alternatively you can turn off before Snuff Mills and explore Stoke Park instead, with nice views over the M32 and beyond.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Café
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“Lovely Brazilian café open for breakfast and lunch (some evenings in the summer). Lovely outside space. Don't miss the amazing hot chocolate made with shaved chocolate.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
“Local cafe serving fabulous breakfast tapas and pizza . With in 5 mins walk of Brinswick House ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Low cost supermarket with special offers and a wide range. 5 minutes walk away. From Sherbourne Street go down the hill to Church Road, turn left then continue to the traffic lights. Aldi is on the corner opposite the Park entrance.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“The Farm pub has garden space and at night it hosts DJs. A Bristol hideaway”
  • 10 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Indian Restaurant
“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
Bistro
“Established in 2016, The Lock Up is a local, family-run restaurant & bar in Redfield.”
  • 21 locals recommend
English Restaurant
“Dela means ‘share’ in Swedish, and this is a key part of the café’s ethos. Tucked away in Mivart Studios, a stone’s throw away from St Marks Road, this little place is really something special with great brunches, sharing plates and drinks.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Café
“Lovely Brazilian café open for breakfast and lunch (some evenings in the summer). Lovely outside space. Don't miss the amazing hot chocolate made with shaved chocolate.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
“Local cafe serving fabulous breakfast tapas and pizza . With in 5 mins walk of Brinswick House ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you're looking for a rather swanky meal in St Werburghs look no further then the incredible Cauldron (great review in the Guardian). Absolutely divine food!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“The Dark Horse has a rustic 'country pub in town' feel. Dog friendly (and next to St George's park), chatty knowledgeable happy staff.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“The Old Stillage, award winning beers, great local venue for live music DJs and events. The pub has a garden, pool table and beautiful cafe space. ”
  • 7 locals recommend

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