Restaurants

Top Choice British in Bristol

Riverstation

Riverstation is one of Bristol's original dining-out destinations, and still leads the pack. The waterside location is hard to beat, with a view over the Floating Harbour, but it's the food that keeps the punters co…
Seafood in Bristol

Fishers

Bristol's top choice for fish dishes rustles up everything from pan-fried sea bass with chorizo to succulent grilled whole lobster. The hot shellfish platter (£46 for two people) is made for sharing. The simple sett…
Cafe in Bristol

Canteen

Occupying the ground floor of an old office block, this community-run cafe sums up Bristol's alternative character: it's all about slow food, local suppliers and fair prices, whether you pop in for a bacon butty, ve…
British in Bristol

Gallimaufry

The very definition of a locals' cafe, favoured by a resident cool crowd. All the elements are there – upcycled furniture, quirky artworks, scruffy decor – along with a dedication to Bristolian suppliers. The food c…
Market in Bristol

St Nicholas Market

The city's lively street market has a bevy of food stalls selling everything from mezze platters to pulled-pork rolls from barbecue specialists Grillstock. Lines can be long at lunchtime, but it's worth the wait. Lo…
Bistro in Bristol

Primrose Café

A Clifton classic, as perfect for morning coffee as for a proper sit-down dinner. With its pavement tables and wooden interior, it feels like a Bristolian version of a Parisian street cafe. It's particularly choice …
British in Bristol

Cowshed

Country food with a modern twist is served at the Cowshed. The focus is on quality, locally sourced meat – aged beef, wild rabbit, pork belly, plus the pièce de résistance, 'steak on stone', served sizzling on a hot…
British in Bristol

Ox

Gorgeous, highly polished wood, glinting brass, low lighting and cool jazz ensure this sleek eatery resembles a posh Pullman dining car that's somehow been bestowed with some Pre-Raphaelite murals. The food is aimed…
Pies in Bristol

Pieminister

A Bristol institution where gourmet pies have quirky names: Tipsy Chic (chicken and cider), Heidi (goat's cheese) and Moo and Blue (yes: beef and Stilton). All are drowned in lashings of gravy (meat-free if you wish…
Indian in Bristol

Thali Café

This long-standing Indian canteen now has four outlets, including this one in Clifton. It specialises in thalis (multicourse Indian meals), showcasing different curry styles from across India. It's licensed too; per…