Restaurants

Top Choice British in City Centre

Riverstation

Riverstation's waterside location is hard to beat, with a view over the Floating Harbour, but it's the classical food that truly shines, from confit duck leg with quince and port jus, to pan fried turbot with squid …
Top Choice Cafe in Clifton

Primrose

The Primrose richly deserves its status as a Clifton institution, thanks to decades of serving towering home-made cakes and imaginative lunches, such as halloumi and courgette burgers, and slow-cooked pheasant. Pave…
Cafe in Bristol

Canteen

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

Pieminister

This Bristol-born chain of pie shops has become a local institution. Choose from Deer Stalker (venison and cured bacon), Heidi (goat's cheese and spinach) and Moo and Blue (yes: beef and Stilton). All are drowned in…
Steak in City Centre

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…
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, slow-braised lamb, pork belly, plus the pièce de résistance, 'steak on stone', served sizzling on…
Indian in Clifton

Thali Café

In Thali, something of the makeshift exuberance of Indian street food comes to Clifton's hills. Richly flavoured dishes infused with spices include the eponymous thalis (multicourse meals), showcasing different curr…
Seafood in Clifton

Fishers

Bristol's top choice for fish dishes rustles up everything from garlicky pan-fried bream with pesto, to succulent grilled whole lobster. The hot shellfish platter (£46 for two people) is memorable. The simple settin…
Middle Eastern in Bristol

Soukitchen

Middle Eastern market food is the stock-in-trade at this friendly diner in Southville, with characteristic dishes such as borek (filo pies stuffed with meat or vegetables), mix-and-match mezze platters and flame-gri…
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, local live music – along with a dedication to Bristolian sup…