Explore Top Bristol Restaurants - A Foodie's Dream!

So, you’ve got your night out sorted and your daytime activities down to a tee but now you need think about food. There’s plenty of choices when it comes to dining out but when you’re planning a Bristol wekeend to remember, a standard dinner reservation isn’t going to live up to the rest of your plans.

From waterfront eateries to hidden local bistros, this city caters to all palates. In this guide, we're unveiling the must-visit Bristol restaurants that define the city'sculinary landscape.

To help you find something special, we’ve rounded up some of the best dining experiences in and around the city.

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Gourmet Adventures at the Best Bristol Restaurants

In the historic quarters, you'll find a mix of traditional British cuisine and international flavors. The Old City, known for its cobbled streets and picturesque buildings, houses some of the best restaurants in Bristol. Here, you can savor authentic British dishes, perfected over generations.

Bristol's culinary scene isn't just about tradition. It's a hotspot for contemporary dining, where innovative chefs are redefining British cuisine. Modern eateries dotted around the Harbourside area showcase creative menus, blending local ingredients with global influences.

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Racks, Clifton

The ever-popular Racks is often touted as ‘Clifton's best party destination’ and there’s plenty of reasons why. It could be the free venue hire, the bar stacked with some of the best gins in England or the mouth-watering menus.

We think that it’s a combination of all three. Racks can cater for up to 200 people although the venue is split into a variety of spaces, each with its own character and original features.

Fancy trying some of those fine gins? Make the evening extra special and take part in one of their tasting masterclasses. Gin not your tipple of choice? They offer an ale tasting session too.

Either can be booked as part of a dining package or separately, take it from us, Racks is one of our favorite Bristol Restaurants.

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No.4 Clifton Village, Clifton

No.4 is set in the heart of Clifton Village and we guarantee the bride-to-be will love this stylish Bristol Restaurants. It’s the perfect venue for a sophisticated evening soiree.

With two fantastic rooms available, the venue is ideal for hosting either smaller, intimate parties or larger groups and if you’re planning a summer hen weekend, their idyllic gardens are perfect for dining al fresco.

They’ll also serve you the best Pimm’s you’ve ever had (take our word for it). Their menus will leave you spoilt for choice and, with a team dedicated to helping you plan your party, what you’re going to eat is the only choice you’ll have to worry about.

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Hotel Du Vin & Bistro, City Centre

If you’re looking for nothing short of luxury when it comes to Bristol restaurants dining then Hotel du Vin should be top of your list.

With a variety of rooms available to hire, they each exude a unique sense of charm and character. This venue has an extra special treat in store for smaller parties too at the Sommelier’s table.

Start your evening with champagne and canapés upon your arrival before being treated to a sumptuous five course menu with wines matched to each.

There’s even an expert to talk you through each one. It’s not just dinner, it’s a truly is a unique dining experience and an evening you’ll never forget.

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The Albion, Clifton Village

In the heart of the village lies The Albion, a historic venue that first opened its doors in the 19th century and has become a firm favourite.

It’s a perfect blend of classic and contemporary and the menu, as well as the venue itself, pays homage to its history with a nod to the new.

The dining room on the first floor can host up to 30 people and the menu has something that everyone will love. From the freshest fish, the finest cuts of meat to desserts that are to die for, The Albion is guaranteed to provide you with good food, good wine and a good time.

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The Jetty, Corn Street, City Centre

With architecture to leave you awestruck and a lively yet relaxed atmosphere that makes everyone feel at home, The Jetty will leave any bride-to-be feeling like a princess.

The multi-award-winning restaurant boasts a Sansovino inspired banking hall for those looking to host large parties (it seats up to 300) as well as several more modestly sized dining rooms for occasions that are a little more low-key but just as special.

Before the day, the restaurant team will work with you to create a bespoke menu which will be complimented by their selection of fine wines and eclectic cocktail list. All you’ll need to do is sit back, relax and have the time of your lives.

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Riverstation, City Centre

Set down by Bristol's beautiful harbourside, Riverstation is one of the great Bristol restaurants, a great venue for a group meal out with a view. Chance your arm with a balcony table or hire their private room which seats up to 30 people.

They serve a seasonal set menu which is a fabulous special treat for a celebratory dinner.

The cocktails here are great too so don't forget to add a few of those to your order!

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The Ivy Clifton Brasserie, Clifton

The Ivy Brasserie situated in the upmarket area of Clifton is the perfect spot for a swanky dinner with your favourite people.

When you're celebrating a special occasion, they have two fantastic dining rooms to choose from, seating either 12 or 16 people.

Both rooms are as stunningly decorated as the rest of the restaurant and, of course, you can add your own finishing touches if you like!

Book Ahead

We know that dinner can be a bit of an afterthought when you’ve already put together an exciting itinerary but it’s definitely something that you need to plan.

Why not use it as an excuse to plan something special for the bride-to-be? Private dining can be a formal affair or a casual gathering. Either way, it’ll turn an unforgettable weekend into an extra special occasion. After all, you are celebrating.


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