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. The Mint Room restaurant in Bristol 12-16 Clifton Rd - BS8
WELCOME TO THE MINT ROOM, BRISTOL
REDEFINING INDIAN CUISINE
OPENING HOURS (MONDAY–SUNDAY)
LUNCH: 12 NOON - 2.00PM
DINNER: 5.30PM - 11.00PM...
3. 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 ...
4. Wallfish Bistro British, Modern restaurant in Bristol 112 Princess Victoria St - BS8
On a site once known to foodies as Keith Floyd’s first restaurant, a bistro that’s especially strong on fish; it’s a “romantic” little spot, and one that’s well-rated all-round.
5. The Pony & Trap British, Traditional restaurant in Chew Magna Chew Magna - BS40
“The backdrop of Somerset’s rolling hills is breathtaking”, at this “outstanding” gastropub, which provides “the perfect combination of expertly sourced produce skilfully prepared and a warm, relaxed but highly professional approach, with charming and quietly slick staff”.
6. Bravas Mediterranean restaurant in Bristol 7 Cotham Hill - BS6
“Bravas has found its feet” in its new post pop-up form, and serves “wondrous” tapas – “more adventurous than the usual staples” with many “new twists on old-favourite dishes”. It occupies a “cosy” and “fun” space, which “does an excellent job of making you think you are actually in Spain” (quite a coup in Cotham Hill!)
7. Birch British, Modern restaurant in Bristol 47 Raleigh Rd - BS3
“Simple, understated and excellent value” – the virtues of Sam Leach and Beccy Massey’s small, white-walled shop-conversion in Southville, where engaging staff provide “a limited, daily changing menu, using locally grown produce” (much of it from their own allotment). “Everything is to a very high standard, and the best dishes are divine!”
8. Bosco Pizzeria Pizza restaurant in Bristol 96 Whiteladies Rd - BS8
“A new addition to Bristol’s burgeoning pizza scene, but what an addition!” – a “stylish” Soho-chic one-year-old where “Neapolitan pizzas are the main attraction”, but where “steak, fish and poultry dishes sing with authenticity” too.
9. Lido Mediterranean restaurant in Bristol Oakfield Pl - BS8
“Eating in a Victorian lido watching people swim is a lovely experience” and seals the “romantic” appeal (“slightly depending on the pool’s clientele that day”) of this “very unusual” venture. The Mediterranean/North African food from an ex-Moro chef is “reliably very good” too (“and the downstairs café is also a very good option – the tapas selection is first-class”). Top Menu Tip – “gorgeous ice cream”.
10. riverstation British, Modern restaurant in Bristol The Grove - BS1
On a sunny lunchtime, the city has few more “delightful” places to eat than this striking-looking venue – a former river police station, in the historic dockside area. Sceptics say “the location overcomes the average food”, but on most accounts it’s a “safe” bet, in particular for a “perfect brunch”.
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