Hardens Guide to the Best Restaurants in Bristol
Hardens guides have spent 15 years compiling reviews of the best Bristol restaurants. On Hardens.com you'll find details and reviews of 159 restaurants in Bristol and our unique survey based approach to rating and reviewing Bristol restaurants gives you the best insight into the top restaurants in every area and of every type of cuisine.
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1. Clifton Sausage restaurant in Bristol 7 Portland St - BS8
At the Clifton Sausage, our aim is to show that when British food is done well, it can compete with the best food in the world for taste and satisfaction. Situated in the heart of Clifton Village and furnished with pine tables, candles, warm yellow and sky blue walls, comfort and...
2. Souk Kitchen Middle Eastern restaurant in Bristol 277 North St - BS3
Soukitchen is a bustling restaurant in south Bristol, directly opposite the popular Tobacco factory theatre. We offer a menu inspired by the foods of the Eastern Mediterranean, North Africa and in fact much of the ex- Ottoman empire. Using the best local and seasonal ingredients ...
3. The Mint Room restaurant in Bristol 12-16 Clifton Rd - BS8
WELCOME TO THE MINT ROOM, BRISTOL
REDEFINING INDIAN CUISINE
OPENING HOURS (MONDAYâSUNDAY)
LUNCH: 12 NOON - 2.00PM
DINNER: 5.30PM - 11.00PM...
4. Casamia, The General British, Modern restaurant in Bristol Guinea St - BS1
Casamia has moved with aplomb to a dramatic and beautifully designed dining room beneath the old General Hospital building in the heart of Bristol, and the new location clearly confirms it as the citys top culinary destination. Its cuisine (featuring multi-course tasting menus) is every bit as epic as it was in its former premises a carefully constructed, gorgeously presented, technically skilful and, above all, thoroughly flavoursome journey through a series of seasonal ingredients. It couldnt have been any better, especially more so considering the challenges they have gone through in the last year (namely the loss of co-proprietor Jonray Sanchez-Iglesias, brother of chef Peter Sanchez-Iglesias).
5. Bell’s Diner And Bar Rooms British, Modern restaurant in Bristol 1 York Rd - BS6
A local gem; this beloved Montpelier veteran once a greengrocers, but operating (under several owners) as a ramshackle haunt since the 70s is on sparkling form currently, serving up a short menu of reliably superb and vibrant small plates prepared by an ex-Moro chef. A jovial sibling, Bellita, arrived in Cotham Hill in 2015.
6. Lido Mediterranean restaurant in Bristol Oakfield Pl - BS8
A firmly established Bristol classic part of a beautiful old Victorian lido where the Mediterranean/North African tapas-style food, by ex-Moro chef Freddie Bird, is more than good enough (indeed, for some fans, its remarkable). Eating upstairs whilst watching others swim is the real pleasure (like being on holiday!).
7. Bravas Mediterranean restaurant in Bristol 7 Cotham Hill - BS6
A total gem!; all the essentials of a cosy, fun meal are to be had at this former pop-up now a buzzy Cotham Hill bar: authentic dishes (the closest to real tapas we have had in the UK, said our Spanish friend), a great gin menu and a perfect vibe.
8. Wilks British, Modern restaurant in Bristol 1 Chandos Rd - BS6
James Wilkins is one of the best chefs in Bristol and his backstreet Redland haunt goes from strength to strength. The site is a modest one ambience-wise, but pepped up by its superb service (welcoming, courteous, knowledgeable, efficient, discreet!) and his cuisine is exceptional, both in presentation and combination of flavours.
9. riverstation British, Modern restaurant in Bristol The Grove - BS1
This striking-looking dockside landmark a former river-police station achieved solid feedback this year. Its most ardent fans say that it has been constantly over-performing for over 20 years, but the general verdict is that its more of a good standby for perfectly acceptable and good value food. Top tip? a table on the terrace overlooking the river is a delight on a warm day.
10. The Pump House restaurant in Bristol Merchants Rd - BS8
Pub downstairs, and high-end restaurant upstairs, this imposing waterside venue as per the name, an old Victorian pumping house, by the docks wins raves for its amazing and good-value tasting menu: bargain!
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