Whilst these top 5 lists are not in any particular order, these restaurants are some firm favourites of Foozie and we think them deserving of a shout out! If you are looking for inspiration for your next meal then have a scroll…
Jamaica Street Stores
Address: 37-39 Jamaica Street, Bristol BS2
Jamaica Street stores has proved to be quite the hit in Stokes Croft since opening. The refurbished artists space has taken on a modern yet industrial look which has created a unique restaurant within Bristol’s cultural quarter. The food and menus are innovative and high end but the prices aren’t too harmful (especially the weekly lunch menu which see’s two dishes and a side for just £10!) we’d highly recommend the fried chicken dish with kimchi or visit here for a Sunday roast.
Address: 26-28 Gloucester Road, Bristol BS7
If there was anywhere that has nailed casual dining then we have to hand it to the The Gallimaufry. We couldn’t think of anywhere more cosy than to enjoy some small plates with friends or make a bigger dinner of it. With The Galli’s dim lighting and relaxed atmosphere, it is a lovely venue to sit uninterrupted and catch up over some delicious dishes.
Address: Cotham Hill, Bristol BS6
We could rave about Pasta Loco until the cows come home but it’s because it is that effing brilliant. Yes, this restaurant is a great pick for special occasions but it’s also a winner for an early dinner or lunch with pals. The set lunch menu is scandalously great value and the team here go out of their way to make you feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible whilst you are there.
Address: Mivart Street, Bristol BS5
Dela’s ethos is centered around bringing people together to eat. Long benches and tables are specifically the layout for groups to sit with each other and the menu reflects a sharing way of dining; choose from a selection of sharing boards, bowls and sides. We’ve heard lots of great things about the Hassleback potatoes whilst the cockle popcorn with smoked aioli has got us intrigued.
Address: Various locations, Bristol
Vibrant and glorious tasting Mediterranean cooking is the staple for Souk and the reason it has proved so popular in this city for a while. The restaurants are colourful and simple but provide a lovely backdrop for a quite bite or dinner/brunch when it takes your fancy. The prices are reasonable and the food is delicious.