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There is an abundance of bars, cafes and restaurants in Bristol. Small Bar on King Street is one of them. Photo: Mauro Rongione
There is an abundance of bars, cafes and restaurants in Bristol. Small Bar on King Street is one of them. Photo: Mauro Rongione

Food & Drink

Great places to eat and drink in Bristol

Bristol’s hard to beat for local craft beer, cider and food. Here is where to go to this summer.

King Street

A centrally located street, lined with pubs dedicated to local beer and cider. Start by sampling the cloudy ciders at the Apple. Continue down King Street and catch a live jazz gig at local favorite The Old Duke. Let the staff guide you through the craft beer selection at Small Bar, Beer Emporium and the Famous Royal Navy Volunteer, then enjoy a game of Donkey Kong at aptly named Kong. End your night like the locals do, with a pizza at Renato’s and mingle with the thespians from the nearby Bristol Old Vic theatre.

King Street, Old City 

Day turns to night on Bristol's King Street. Here at The Apple. Photo: Mauro Rongione.


Former trattoria, now a Michelin-starred restaurant in leafy Westbury-on-Trym outside Bristol. Run by creative brothers Sanchez-Iglesias, this is where you go to get awed by fine, yet playful dining.

38 High St, Westbury on Trym


An institution when it comes to pies, with shops in Stokes Croft (where it all started) and St. Nicholas Market. Go for the mouthwatering “Mothership”, which includes your choice of pie, mash, gravy, mushy peas, cheddar and shallots. Carb coma guaranteed!

24 Stokes Croft

The Lido

One of the oldest surviving Lido’s in the UK, The Lido is the place to enjoy sun streaked in a sophisticated fashion. Retreat to the viewing gallery restaurant after an invigorating swim in the open air pool.

Oakfield place, Clifton

The Ox

Hidden in a cellar on centrally located Corn Street, this restaurant is known for its quality steaks and cocktails. It is owned by the same bar emporium that runs cocktail bars Hyde & Co and Milkthistle.

The Basement, 43 Corn Street


With a menu that changes with the seasons, Poco is serving up brunch and tapas to hungry Stokes Croft-dwellers. Rustic and sustainable are key words for this ethically minded eatery.

45 Jamaica Street

Poco in Stokes Croft focuses on ethical food. Photo: Mauro Rongione.

Small Street Espresso

Speciality coffee shop and café, opened by a coffee connoisseur.

23 Small Street

Flinty Red

Winner of "Best Wine List" and "Best Modern European" at the Bristol Good Food Awards last year, this informal restaurant has got a daily changing menu with small and large plates, to share or devour by yourself.

34 Cotham Hill

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