Bristol’s food scene is incredible. With cuisine from the four corners of the world to choose from, you’ll just have to decide what you want – from street eats to a spot of fine-dining. Honestly, it’s a delicious dilemma but we’ll try our best to help you eat your way around the city with our top picks of the best restaurants in Bristol.
Poco is as good a place as any to start. It started life as a touring street-food company, feeding hungry festival-goers across the UK. Their sublime food quickly built quite a reputation, so much so that they set up shop in their now-permanent home in Bristol’s Stokes Croft. Make your way down and try as much as you can from their seasonal British tapas menu, which changes every month. The belly pork and oyster plates are a couple of crowd-pleasers. It’s also a great place to go for lunch or brunch. Don’t just take our word for it; Poco has won heaps of awards both for their food and their restaurant’s ethical approach to sourcing local ingredients.
Staying in Stokes Croft, Café Kino definitely needs a mention, particularly for the healthy eaters out there. It’s a vegan café that serves great food from breakfast through to the evening. Their burgers are brilliant, their falafel fantastic and the prices pleasing. The café also serves as an events space, so it’s always lively and has a great, friendly atmosphere. If you’re just looking for a casual place to grab something to eat, then Café Kino should definitely make your shortlist.
While we’re on the topic of vegan restaurants, there are a couple more that definitely deserve mentioning. Flow offers nice, stylish surroundings, a good atmosphere and a refined menu of delicious vegan small plates, which changes from month to month. The temptation is to try everything, but be warned – that’s when it can get it a bit pricey.
If you’re looking for a more everyday eating option, then Eat a Pitta has four locations across the city – St. Nicholas Market, Broadmead, Gloucester Road and on the Clifton Triangle. Their falafel recipe has been honed for well over 70 years and is a family secret. You don’t have to be vegan to appreciate their delicious, healthy fast food.