When choosing to eat out in Bristol, it can sometimes be a struggle. There are SO many foodie hotspot areas teaming with fantastic bars and restaurants, that we are truly spoilt for choice.
We’ve decided to create our Foozie area guides to help when it comes to making such decisions. Our guides are broken down into sections, so depending on what you are looking for, we should be able to give you some inspiration.
Address: 59 Apsley Rd, Bristol BS8 2SW
Souk Kitchen is undoubtedly one of the best brunch spots in the whole of Bristol, let alone Clifton. Serving up incredible Middle Eastern dishes that are as beautiful as they are tasty. It’s difficult to pick a favourite from their brunch menu, but their shakshuka with Merguez sausage is incredible.
Address: 1 Boyce’s Ave, Bristol BS8 4AA
Primrose Cafe is one of Bristol’s longest standing cafes and serves a huge selection of breakfast and brunch. It has to be either the bubble and squeak or nasal-spiced scrambled eggs.
Brace & Browns
Address: 43 Whiteladies Rd, Bristol BS8 2LS
Bottomless Brunch is big news nowadays, so it didn’t seem right to not include Brace & Browns. These guys kick-started the craze in Bristol and still provide the best bang for your buck in the area. There is a reason why it is one of the most popular.
New Moon Tapas
Address: 9 The Mall, Bristol BS8 4DP
Formerly situated in Gloucester Road, New Moon Tapas is a lovely spot to lunch in Clifton Village. It’s a lovely little restaurant with a menu that takes inspiration from many cuisines and cultures. Their patatas bravas with sun-dried tomato sauce is ridic’!
Address: 7 Portland St, Bristol BS8 4JA
The Clifton Sausage is a true Bristol legend and an icon of Clifton. These guys have been serving some of Bristol’s best lunch dishes for over 15 years, so you know they’re doing something right.
Address: 9 Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6 6LD
This tiny little Japanese Restaurant is as cute as it is delicious. The sushi is some of the best in Bristol and the Katsu curry is as good as I’ve had anywhere.
Address: 3 Regent St, Bristol BS8 4HW
The menu at Shop3 Bistro is inspired by the amazing produce the owners can find and forage as locally as possible. Everything here is seasonal, including the cocktails and craft beers, which makes it a great place to re-visit as the seasons change.
Address: 10 The Mall, Bristol BS8 4DR
Not only is this our favourite Indian restaurant in Bristol but the whole Nutmeg team are some of our favourite people. Everything about dining at Nutmeg is special and the monthly regional tasting menu is especially worth a visit for alone.
Address: 59 Apsley Rd, Bristol BS8 2SW
Yes, Souk Kitchen is making another appearance, but rightly so. The dinner menu is so good that we had to feature them again.
Address: 7 Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6 6LD
Bravas is possibly the most consistently busy restaurant in the city. It’s no wonder, because even if you are sat at the window overlooking the busy Cotham Hill, it’s easy to forget that you’re in Bristol. The bar stools, window seats and late service all help to provide a really European and intimate experience. Plus, aubergine molasses. Hello.
Address: Oakfield Place, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2BJ
With a restaurant headed up by Freddy Bird, The Lido is a perfect spot to take any date. Whether it’s a first date or a couple’s date night, the menu and setting is sure to impress.
Address: 89 Whiteladies Rd, Bristol BS8 2NT
Bar Humbug is one of the longest-standing bars on Whiteladies road and for good reason – it’s really fun! They have a lovely terrace at the front of the bar with lights, music and blankets that is great in the summer.
Address: 168 Whiteladies Rd, Avon, Bristol BS8 2XZ
The Kings Arms is set over three floors and is one of the only pubs with a rooftop areas in Clifton. Friday’s and Saturdays are always really lively.
Address: Whiteladies Rd, Bristol BS8 2PH
Winner of The Best Bar in the Foozie Awards 2016, HMSS is one of our favourite places to drink in Bristol. The menu is as quirky as it is clever and the bar is dark, buzzing and full of character.
Address: 109 Whiteladies Rd, Bristol BS8 2PB
Flipside Cocktail Club is a funky bar with lots of nooks and even more charm. Evenings at FCC are loud, busy and lively with lots funk, soul and cocktails.
Address: 10 King’s Rd, Clifton, Bristol BS8 4AB
Amoeba is tiny craft beer and cocktail bar in Clifton Village, but what it lacks in size it totally makes up for in character and atmosphere. The bar comes alive at the weekends with great DJs and lively staff.
Address: 85 Whiteladies Rd, Bristol BS8 2NT
Rosa is a new kid on the block but has made a big impact in a short time. The Sunday lunch might not be the cheapest, but it sure is good. The vanilla roasted parsnips is a particular highlight, but theres nothing on the plate that will disappoint.
The Ox, Clifton
Address: 96a Whiteladies Rd, Bristol BS8 2QX
As it’s a steak restaurant by day, The Ox is unsurprisingly one of the best places in Bristol for a beef roast. The gravy is the best I’ve ever had and worth going for that alone.
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The White Lion
Address: Avon Gorge Hotel, Sion Hill, Bristol BS8 4LD
A list of Clifton favourites wouldn’t be complete with featuring one of the most icon bars and restaurants in Bristol; The White Lion. Overlooking the Clifton Gorge and Brunel’s suspension bridge, the huge terrace is one of the best places to take parents and guests visiting Bristol. You simply can’t beat it!
The Ivy Clifton Brasserie
If you really want to wow the parents, then it has to be The Ivy. The beautiful decor and attentive staff will have mum and dad feeling like celebrities, and ordering the chocolate bomb dessert is worth it for the Instagram content alone.