Wil’s Where to Eat in Bristol 2017 Update.

This is my 2017 update on my 2015 Wil’s where to eat in Bristol list. Hopefully you’ll find it helpful and enjoy some great food. Suggestions / comments welcome.

Not really organised in too specific a way, however the rough split is:

  • Up near me* (20min walk max):
  • Modern:
  • Small Plates / Tapas:
  • Don’t forget:
  • Interesting Places, worth trying:
  • Pizza:
  • Around the Globe:
  • Brunch / Breakfast:
  • Places that do alcohol and some that also do food:

Usual caveats about as going to email this list was accurate, and just be aware chefs / places might change. I will keep a version of this on my blog at wilbevan.wordpress.com

Feedback really welcome

Happy Eating


* (Start of Filton Avenue)

Up near me (20min walk max):


Kimchi Kims (good Korean. Go Saturday night, and get the BBQ special (need to book, but worth it so much. Cheap. Excellent food. BYO. Can ring on Wednesday & order the BBQ for Friday). Romesco – (Neighborhood Italian. Had promising start)
Raj Pavilions  (Near Horfield Swimming Pool.) Zankys (Near Horfield Swimming Pool. Italian)
Tinto Lounge Royal Oak
The Wellington Inn on the Green



Lido (could even swim and dine…) Adelina Yard ( Welshback)
Camisa ( Centre, 1*) Bulrush (Cotham, one to watch
Wilks (1*) The Caldron (St Werburgs)
Harvey Nicks Second Floor Pasta Loco (Cotham)
Box-E (Whapping Wharf) Wilsons (Redland way, short seasonal menu. Shoots own game / pigeons.)
Wall fish Bistro Flow (Bearpit, veggie)
Birch. ( great hyper local food, have allotment, and just great flavours) Sky Kong Kong (Pan Asian. Amazing flavours / food. £12.50 tea. Great lunch deals when open)
Shop 3 Bistro (Clifton) Greens
The Lock up (Redfield) Glass boat (sadly not a glass floor, but nice food. Bit £)
The Ethercurian (1*) Cau
The Pony and Trap (1*) Spiny Lobster
The Ox Bells Diner & Bar Rooms ( Montpelier, Institution)


Small Plates / Tapas:

Paco Tapas (Centre) Bravas (Cotham)
Belita (Cotham – Jambon crockets are brill. Apparently does 10yr old dairy steak for 2 !) Pata Negra (town. V v good)
Poco ( very environmentally friendly, sustainable food)


Don’t forget:

Riverstation – classic Bristol. Good set menu Cote – now in the centre and Clifton. Great set menu, v v v good value. & great good.
Biblos – can’t beat a wrap from them, or something a little more substantial. Chilli Daddy (St Nicks Market, Baldwin Street). Some good stuff.
Zazu’s Kitchen The Ivy (Clifton)
Chomp (St Nick’s Market) Burger Therory – at the Golden Lion Pub ( Gloucester Road)
No Mans Grace (chandos road) Matina – in St Nicks Market. Lunchtime only. Sooo good.
Eat a Pitta Giggling Squid (Clifton)
Swoon Gelato The Old Bookshop
The Burger Joint Yurt Lush ( Temple Meads. Good Sunday roast. Do midweek as well)
Fi Real ( Vegan / Veggie, Old Market) The Pump house ( lots of gin too)
Maiterya Social Souk Kitchen ( North Street)
Three Brother Burgers


Interesting Places, worth trying:

Owees Dinner ( Picton Street Great dirty fries and burgers. Take out really. Cash only. Worth a trip). Eatchu – (Amazing Gyoza in St Nick’s Market, worth looking for. Very good.)
Café Ronak (Gloucester Road) C & T Licata & Son Ltd – great deli. (Picton Street)
Pho Hannoi. ( Gloucester Road. Looks dingy. Good great. Fairly close to the real thing Spitfire Barbecue ( Hannover Quay)




Bertha’s Pizza Pi Shop
Flour and Ash Bosco Pizzeria

Around the Globe:

Raj Pavilions ( by Horfield Swimming Pool) dev’s kerala ( On Gloucester road, heard mixed things
Mayflower – Bearpit Souk Kitchen
Thali Water Sky Restaurant ( Near IKEA, / on top of Chinese supermarket)


Brunch / Breakfast:

Bakers & Co (good luck trying to get a table. Little ££. V nice. Apparently also does evening food) Katie & Kims (great food, communal dining. Chorizo Sandwich is awesome)
Heart’s Bakery ( Under the approach to Temple Meads. If you walk towards the police section, there are steps down to save you going round. Pastries excellent, though pricy. Bread good. Also do a lunch deal)




Places that do alcohol and some that also do food:

The Library ( Gloucester Road) The Gloucester Road Ale House ( Gloucester Road)
The Wild Beer Co ( Whapping Wharf) Drapers Arms ( Gloucester Road)
Chums (Chandos Road) Left handed Giant tap room ( St Philips)
Psychopomp (also distil gin!) Bar Buvette ( Baldwin Street)
Turtle Bay (Gloucester Road) Urban Standard (Gloucester Road)
Milkthistle Prince Of wales ( great Pub Lunch last time as LC+ went)
Hobgoblin ( Gloucester Road) The Royal Navy Volunteer – ( behind cabot circus, not near the Old vic
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