Whilst these top 5 lists are not in any particular order, these Vegetarian 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…
Address: Bristol BS1
Flow has a fine reputation in Bristol for offering a contemporary approach to vegetarian cuisine. Showcasing the best in locally produced and foraged ingredients, the small team here aims to provide interesting, delicious and diverse plant based plates in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. The small plates mean the dining experience here is casual and not forgetting the unique cocktail list which you must sample. Flow is a wonderful example of innovative vegetarian cooking done incredibly well and is a perfect place for a simple catch up with friends, a special occasion, a lovely dinner date and a place for those who love fantastic food.
Eat A Pitta
Address: various locations
You often smell Eat a Pitta before you see it, with the subtle wafts of their moreish falafels hanging in the air. You only have to see the queues outside of their stalls in Broadmead and St. Nicks market to realise this independent group of restaurants are here to please. The huge bowls of fresh, colourful salads and cous cous are full of deliciousness (and it’s super healthy!) and easy on the eye whilst the falafels are just addictive – have them in a box or a pitta, and add a dollop of houmous for good measure.
Address: Cargo, Wapping wharf
A newcomer to Bristol after morphing from Chicken Shed to Root overnight – this new Cargo crate restaurant has had everyone talking; all good things of course. Root has a vegetable led menu (with some meat dishes on as sides) and has been wowing diners with its thoughtful and beautifully presented plates. Head chef Rob Howell has the ability to transform simple, honest produce into a standout main ingredient without much fuss. The end result has seen Root offer an array of exciting choices, all primarily vegetarian based.
Gopal’s Curry Shack
Address: Cargo 2, Wapping Wharf, Bristol
We have watched Gopal’s success grow wth much joy in Bristol, from popping up in various kitchens, to touring the Bristol street food scene, when they announced they were setting up shop down a Cargo we were over the moon for them, because we truly love the food these ladies rustle up for the vegans and vegetarians amongst us. Heather and Mel make creative, vibrant dishes using local, seasonal produce and combine it with the flavours and spices of India and the menu is full of wonderful filling and flavoursome options. If it is on the menu, we highly recommend trying their pakora’s – winning!
Address: Canon’s Way, Harbourside
Although not completely vegetarian, No.1 Harbourside does offer mainly vegetarian dishes on the menu – wanting to show off Bristol’s proximity to fresh vegetables and fish that are on the doorstep. The beetroot houmous with sourdough is a perfect snack if popping in during a lunch break or in the afternoon. The servings here are impressive and would not be out of place in a high-end restaurant, but fit the bill in No.1’s relaxed atmosphere and pretty views across the water.