Favourite Independent Restaurants in Bristol

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Bristol is well known for its exciting restaurants and bars, with new venues and cuisines opening regularly. There is a setting to suit every occasion and every taste. Here are just a few of our favourite and unique restaurants in Bristol to support now and post-lockdown.

The Ox

Corn Street, Bristol

One of our favourite restaurants in Bristol for beautiful food and a unique atmosphere.  A hidden gem in the old bank vaults in the historic city centre is the Ox restaurant. The delicious menu is complimented by carefully crafted cocktails and hand-picked wines. For a lockdown date night you can still enjoy their range of pre prepared, cook at home meals delivered straight to your doorstep.

Cargo Cantina

Whapping Wharf, Bristol

Authentic Mexican cuisine at its best, this fantastic restaurant is located at the lively hub of Whapping wharf on the Bristol harbourside. Delicious street style food which oozes flavour and spice whilst using free range and organic ingredients. Perfect for a leisurely lunch with friends, it will be top of the list post lockdown for a meal with a view.

Koocha Mezze

Zetland Road, Bristol

Not just loved by vegans, but these fresh and flavoursome plant-based mezze dishes are for everyone to enjoy. Koocha Mezze offers the best in Persian and Middle-Eastern food providing a sociable and unique meal in the heart of Bristol.

Pasture

Redcliffe, Bristol

This vibrant steak house and bar showcases incredible local ingredients providing an excellent dining experience. The chic and trendy setting never disappoints on ambience or delicious cuisine.  For those that want to enhance their culinary skills, Pasture are currently offering a Cook-a-long live experience to recreate the fine-dining menu from the comfort of your own home.

Best Restaurants in Bristol Lockside

Lockside

Cumberland Basin, Bristol

Concealed only by location this popular Bristol restaurant is tucked away in the Cumberland Basin of Bristol overlooking the water. This is our absolute favourite restaurant for brunch with an extensive menu served all day. This is a Bristol institution, with one of the most friendly and welcoming atmospheres to dine in the city.  

The Mint Room

Clifton, Bristol

This luxurious Indian restaurant offers a beautiful combination of traditional and modern Indian dishes. Every plate is pact full of flavours with a refined fine-dinning twist. This is our favourite Bristol restaurant for an evening of elegance with a tasty yet adventurous curry with a difference.