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10 Best Places To Eat In Bristol, UK

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There are a lot of places to eat in Bristol but some of them are so much better than others. None of the following places will leave you hungry or unsatisfied, so be sure to check them out when visiting the Bristol area.

1. Bulrush

New year, new menu. Forced rhubarb parfait, goat's milk yogurt, hibiscus meringue. So pretty in pink.

Posted by Bulrush on Saturday, 21 January 2017

Our amuse bouches at the moment...

Posted by Bulrush on Thursday, 6 October 2016

Salt marsh lamb, faggot, wild garlic, chicory, ricotta. We have availability tonight so call us on 0117 329 0990 or click here to book

Posted by Bulrush on Friday, 15 April 2016

This place may seem a little fancy when visitors first walk in and their dishes appear to be the same, but there isn’t anything on the menu that will upset the taste buds. They have such a unique selection of dishes, it’s no wonder they are busy almost all times of the day. Customers will get the Bristol food tour here in this restaurant.


Address: 21 Cotham Road, South Bristol UK

Website: Bulrush

2. The Lock Up

Posted by Wayne England on Sunday, 12 February 2017

Why not join us for a delicious Sunday Roast tomorrow? Give us a call on 0117 3290707 or email us to book your table. Hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine this weekend 😎

Posted by The Lock Up on Saturday, 14 May 2016

The food at The Lock Up in Bristol is great. An elegant bar and grill amidst the city of Bristol, they have a lot of yummy food to try. Although there is a unique type of menu here, everyone can manage to find something that won’t disappoint. Sunday seems to be the most popular day to go as they have a delicious roast beef dinner that will make any beef lover moan. Booking is recommended for those that wish to visit the restaurant as it can get pretty busy when they are open.

The Lock Up

Address: 182 Church Road, Redfield, Bristol UK

Website: The Lock Up

3. Mezze Palace Lebanese Restaurant

Posted by Mezze Palace lebanese Restaurant Bristol on Sunday, 20 November 2016

A Lebanese restaurant in Bristol, this is a great place to experience food from a different culture. They have a lot of different lamb dishes as well as fishes, salads and desserts. The unique thing about this place is that it is actually a set meal with different courses. So there could be a course of salad, lamb meatballs, salmon and dessert. They are relatively small dishes but when placed altogether there is no way any customer will leave here still hungry.

Mezze Palace Lebanese Restaurant

Address: 13A Small St, Bristol UK

Website: Mezze Palace Lebanese Restaurant

4. Ironworks Supply Company

Meatballs with a kick on freshly made foccacia and a crispy chicken and bacon burger washed down with a cold one 👊

Posted by Ironworks Supply Co on Friday, 12 May 2017

New year, new flavours! Come down and escape the cold with our delightful mug of Chai Amaretti Rooibos, a blend of chai spices and Amaretti red bush tea @ironworks_co @dilorenzocaffe #bristol #bristollife

Posted by Ironworks Supply Co on Friday, 6 January 2017

This little food joint is just about everything anyone could ask for. Eggs and coffee for breakfast, little sandwiches and tea and lunch with bigger meals and beer or wine for dinner. They make everything in the restaurant, so no store-bought food here. The history of the little place is that the owners originally lived in Australia for over seven years and decided to bring those food traditions back to the UK with them. After getting a dead end in London, they went to visit family in Bristol and decided to set up shop there. They have been there since July 2015, making customers happy and enjoying their business. The best thing about this place is that they are an inexpensive treat to travelers and they welcome children!

Ironworks Supply Company

Address: 51 Broad St, Bristol UK

Website: Ironworks Supply Company

5. Riverstation

New on the menu in our wonderful bar+kitchen a salad of laverstock farm buffalo mozzarella, asparagus, prosciutto, orange + saffron dressing

Posted by Riverstation, Bristol on Thursday, 28 April 2016

Locally made Farro pastries are now available in the bar + kitchen on Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings for your enjoyment

Posted by Riverstation, Bristol on Saturday, 29 August 2015

Autumn brings a new menu to the waterside bar + kitchen. Bucatini pasta, ling, mussels, prawns, tomato + garlic to kick off this evening

Posted by Riverstation, Bristol on Thursday, 18 September 2014

This is a bar with some great tasting food and unique tasting drinks. Be sure to dry some of those drinks with dinner when visiting the Riverstation in Bristol. From wine to beer and liquor, these guys know their different adult beverages. That doesn’t mean this place isn’t suitable for kids though. Children are welcome with their parents and they have a nice little menu for kids to try out too.


Address: The Grove, Bristol UK

Website: Riverstation

6. Casamia

Posted by Francesco Trombelli on Saturday, 6 February 2016

Posted by Francesco Trombelli on Saturday, 6 February 2016

This is a little Italian restaurant located in Bristol. They have normal spaghetti dishes but they also serve more authentic Italian dishes that people may not be used to. It’s definitely something new to try and most likely customers will not be disappointed with whatever they may decide to order. And before the meal even starts, customers get a taste of real homemade bread and butter that tastes so good, they won’t be able to stop eating it.


Address: 36 High St, Bristol, UK

Website: Casamia

7. Aquila

‪'#Vegan spaghetti to die for', a great review and photo over on our Instagram! #veganfood #italianfood #food #bristol‬

Posted by Aquila on Thursday, 11 May 2017

Who could eat our 'Spaghetti arrabiata' for lunch today? #italianfood #food #Bristol

Posted by Aquila on Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Our strawberry cheesecake caught on camera looking delicious! #bristolfood #dessert

Posted by Aquila on Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Another Italian restaurant among the streets of Bristol, Aquila was named one of the top three Italian restaurants in Bristol and it was a title rightly given! They have vegan dishes, seafood dishes and even pizza with a dough that is homemade. Customers always say “one more bite” but then they feel too full to move after leaving here. And with true Italian desserts to finish off the meal, no one will leave here feeling unsatisfied!


Address: 30-34 Baldwin St, Bristol UK

Website: Aquila

8. Pasta Loco

So @chef.ben.harvey just decided to pop atlantic #mackerel with #linguini #olive #borlotti beans in #pommodoro on the menu. oh yes. #pastalocobristol #benharvey #bristolfood #pasta #bianchicousins

Posted by Pasta Loco Bristol on Thursday, 22 September 2016

When @chef.ben.harvey & @dominicborel1 were younger they sometines spent early mornings in #tasties in #stpauls enjoying...

Posted by Pasta Loco Bristol on Monday, 19 September 2016

10 hour #sousvide #onglet over #pickled #mushroom #shallotpuree & #pancetta #parmesan crisp. Boom. #pastalocobristol #benharvey #bristolfood #bianchicousins #nofilter

Posted by Pasta Loco Bristol on Thursday, 8 September 2016

Crazy for pasta? This is definitely the place for you! They have all kinds of pasta dishes that will make any pasta lover swoon. The best part about this pasta restaurant is that the pasta is all homemade. And as much work as it is to make homemade pasta everyday, it’s well worth the reactions that people have when they bite into these dishes. Pasta isn’t the only thing they serve though. They also have different beef and chicken dishes, as well as seafood dishes like crab, shrimp and lobster. No one will leave hungry from this restaurant.

Pasta Loco

Address: 37a Cotham Hill, Bristol UK

Website: Pasta Loco

9. Giggling Squid Clifton

Posted by Bristol Bites on Monday, 30 March 2015

This is a Thai food restaurant and as odd as it may seem to have such a restaurant in Bristol, the owners chose a good place to set up shop. There really aren’t many Thai restaurants in Bristol so they get a lot of business and happy customers. Their menu is pretty big, but customers can narrow it down to what they are really in the mood for. They could choose a Thai noodle dish, Thai pork dumplings, honey duck, beef salad or even salt and pepper squid. Whatever customers may choose, they won’t leave here disappointed.

Giggling Squid Clifton

Address: 354 Princess Victoria St, Clifton, Bristol UK

Website: Giggling Squid Clifton

10. Bosco Pizzeria

Una pizza quasi decente!

Posted by Leopoldo Amoruso on Wednesday, 1 July 2015

We tried Bosco Pizzeria's funghi pizza for dinner this evening. Caramelised mushrooms, mascarpone, white truffle oil and...

Posted by Bristol Food Porn on Thursday, 7 April 2016

Obviously known for their pizza, they have some amazing creations here. The dough is all homemade and the ingredients taste as if they picked them just this morning. The staff is very accommodating and will do whatever is necessary to make the customer happy. If pizza is on the brain, this is definitely the place to try out.

Bosco Pizzeria

Address: 96 Whiteladies Rd, Clifton, Bristol UK

Website: Bosco Pizzeria

Eating well in Bristol

Main Street in Bristol - England
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Adam63 used under CC BY-SA 3.0

There is no way that anyone will go hungry when they are in Bristol. Be sure to check out some of these restaurants as none of them will leave customers hungry or unsatisfied. And the best part about all of these places is that they aren’t very expensive. When on a trip but also on a bit of a budget, it can be hard finding good food for lower prices, but these places definitely have some good food for some great prices. Enjoy the food in Bristol!

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