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Top Choice Bridge in Clifton

Clifton Suspension Bridge

Clifton's most famous (and photographed) landmark is the 76m-high Clifton Suspension Bridge, which spans the Avon Gorge. It was designed by master engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel with construction beginning in 1836…
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…
Top Choice Craft Beer in Clifton

Amoeba

Sixty-five craft beers, 60 cocktails (£8 to £9) and a hundred-and-something (who's counting?) spirits draw style-conscious drinkers to this chilled out wine bar, where they sit on bench seats smothered in cushions a…
Observatory in Clifton

Clifton Observatory & Camera Obscura

Set in a striking 18th-century windmill, Clifton Observatory features a viewing platform, a rare camera obscura and the cliff-side Giant's Cave. Together they offer incredible views of the suspension bridge, the plu…
Area in Clifton

Clifton

During the 18th and 19th centuries, wealthy Bristol merchants transformed the former spa resort of Clifton into an elegant hilltop suburb packed with impressive Georgian mansions. Some of the finest examples can be …
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…
Bistro in Clifton

Shop 3

It's a bit like heading into a French neighbourhood bistro when you step through the door at Shop 3 to encounter the rich aromas of rustic food. The focus is firmly on local and foraged – expect delicate presentatio…
British in Clifton

Clifton Sausage

One for Brits to go all misty-eyed over: a cool eatery that places the much-beloved sausage on a culinary pedestal. The varieties on offer here include Gloucester pork, Cotswold lamb, and beef and Butcombe ale – all…
Pub in Clifton

Coronation Tap

As they love to tell you at the Cori, the pub is older than the Clifton Suspension Bridge. These days it's a lively spot beloved by students with an impressive range of ciders on tap, including their exclusive tippl…