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Where to eat in Bristol

Discover our pick of the city’s best AA-Rosette restaurants

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Bristol’s vibrant and diverse food scene is world class, and visitors to this culinary hub will find themselves spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing somewhere to eat.

From top-rated tapas to sumptuous steak – we’ve selected ten of our favourite restaurants, all of which have been awarded at least one AA Rosette.

Adelina Yard

Located on the water’s edge in the city’s revitalised harbourside area, Adelina Yard serves Modern European Food in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Jamie Randall and Olivia Barry head up the team, bringing their extensive culinary skills, expertise and experience to the kitchen.

Berwick Lodge

Berwick Lodge’s smart boutique restaurant, Hattua, is the perfect setting for creative modern dishes which look as good as they taste. The restaurant has been designed to create a unique, luxury dining experience with a friendly atmosphere and first-class service.

Casamia Restaurant

Situated in a converted hospital, Casamia boasts a sleek, subtly modern interior with an open kitchen. Dining here is an unforgettable experience with the menu always on the move – expect around twenty courses, lasting about three and a half hours in total, accompanied with music and flashing lights.


Housed on a well-known converted Dutch barge on Welsh Back, Fish is an appealing restaurant that serves up sustainably sourced fish, seafood and shellfish. Enjoy traditional beer-battered fish and chips as well as dishes including scallops grilled in garlic butter, and Cornish lobster.

Paco Tapas

This bustling family-run tapas bar combines traditional tapas with personal interpretations from the chef’s Andalusian home. Sample the hand-picked sherry list and enjoy a feast created with produce that is mostly sourced directly from the region.


Root is the restaurant venture of Eat Drink Bristol Fashion, and is stationed on the historic dockside at Wapping Wharf. Specialising in small plates, Roots celebrates vegetables and serves meat on the side, delivering globally influenced cooking with plenty of attitude.

Second Floor Restaurant

Situated on the top floor of Harvey Nichols, the Second Floor Restaurant offers a relaxing oasis in the centre of the city where you can experience the best in modern dining while admiring the views from the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Tare Restaurant

Tare is an 18-cover restaurant that cooks delicious food with skill and care, using top-class produce. Operating out of a converted shipping container at Wapping Wharf, they serve a 5-course menu and a set 5-course vegetarian menu with dishes changing seasonally throughout the year.

The Ox

A one-time bank vault, The Ox is now a bastion of excellent food and drink with steak at their heart. The menu comprises prime cuts of steak all cooked to perfection in the famous Josper oven. Go on a Sunday to indulge in their popular Sunday roast.

The Pump House

Nestled in the shadows of the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the Pump House is a buzzy gastro pub located in a Victorian former hydraulic pumping station with many of the original features maintained. Choose between pub classics and an array of small plates as you take in the atmospheric surroundings.

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