If you’re planning a break to Bristol, you might have noticed that the city is home to some utterly fantastic restaurants. It would be practically impossible to provide a list of everywhere you should eat while you’re here –we suspect that nobody could get through it all. What we have done is put together our own little list of Bristol’s best restaurants.
This is a Michelin-star restaurant, so you already know it’s going to be something special. It’s a family-run establishment that sets just nine tables, so getting a booking isn’t something to leave to the last minute. If you are lucky enough to snag a table, you’ll be treated to a multi-course tasting menu that uses food driven by the changing seasons. That Casamia recommends around 3.5 hours to enjoy the experience speaks volumes.
Box-E is another restaurant that’s on the smaller side. The reason? It’s built into a shipping container. You shouldn’t let that put you off – many restaurants all over the world do this nowadays with the help of people like BMarko to bring their shipping container visions to life. There are plenty of delicious little treats to be had at Box-E, including some excellent veggie options. If you go for the chef’s table experience, you’ll have four seats right at the bar.
- Adelina Yard
A relative newbie on the Bristol restaurant scene, Adelina Yard has quickly made an impression. Focused on serving traditional food with a fantastic modern twist, it’s perfect if you want something familiar done differently. They even cure their own meat, churn their own butter, and bake their own bread.
- The Ox
The Ox is where you go if you understand the difference between good meat and bad. You’ll have a tough time finding a steak anywhere in the city that can match the cuts selected and prepared by The Ox, and there’s a nice range of cocktails to give the place a little edge.
Chef George Livesey has trained with the Roux brothers, so you can expect delightfully elegant meals and subtle flavours. If you want something relatively simple, try the three-course weekday lunch. For the true foodies, there’s an eight-course tasting menu.