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Food and restaurants in City of Bristol

Top restaurants

Shopping Centre
“Situated in the centre of beautiful historic Bristol - all the stores, lots of independents, some areas undercover.”
  • 64 locals recommend
Bar
“Canteen-style bar and terrace next to a Banksy mural with free live music and locally sourced food.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Bar
“Great tapas.. en route to Cabot Circus. Plenty of local street work to admire.”
  • 40 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
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
Tapas Restaurant
“Extremely popular and lively tapas bar. Very small. Booking highly recommended although they do have no rez bar stools if you feel cosy! ”
  • 32 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
Bar
“Tapas-style dishes served in a cosy cafe-bar with quirky vintage decor and live music nights.”
  • 33 locals recommend

Cafes

History Museum
“An unmissable FREE visit. An eclectic collection of fossils, artwork, Ancient worlds and the famous Bristol Zoo's Alfred the Gorilla.. and a gypsy caravan!”
  • 70 locals recommend
Indie Cinema
“Buzzing multi-arts venue with an arthouse cinema and cafe bar in a warehouse overlooking the water.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Bar
“Canteen-style bar and terrace next to a Banksy mural with free live music and locally sourced food.”
  • 60 locals recommend
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
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
Bar
“Tapas-style dishes served in a cosy cafe-bar with quirky vintage decor and live music nights.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Café
“It's also an excellent coffee shop. Organic food, sunny with outside space.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Café
“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

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
Bar
“As well as great ale, theatre and music, The Old Market Assembly serve great food. Check their menu online and book at popular times to avoid disappointment. Old Market is also an interesting place to visit with curio shops, bars, tapas and live music venues. Recommended as a starting point for a night out in Bristol, buses run regularly here and it is a main junction point for bus routes throughout the city, as well as close proximity to Temple Meads train station.”
  • 10 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
“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.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bakery
“After going here I came to realise that I don't have a sweet tooth, I have sweat teeth. That's how much my sweet intake has increased. I blame their donuts for that. oh.. .their donuts.. They have a special flavour every month! See their instagram for the donut of the month and other special updates !”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bakery
“Excellent award winning sourdough bread and baked goods. Lovely cafe and excellent coffee.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bakery
“Coffee....cakes....bread...homemade....next to you...bakery quality and standards....breakfast...brunch..or just cake..or pastries... I am getting hungry here, just go and see for yourselves the treats they have!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bakery
“Bristol's best dessert, cake and macaroon cafe. Very good coffee and selection of teas.”
  • 7 locals recommend