- Suggest a tip top restaurant in Bristol
What kind of food and where in Bristol?
Casamia in Westbury is some of the best, and swankiest food you will get in Bristol. It’s very nouveau cuisine though, so if you are not in the mood for a tasting menu and some slightly pretentious food, I would stay away.
Othereise, down nearer the centre, these are some of my favourites at the moment:
I would also agree with Wrecker, although the service at Bordeaux quay was appalling last time I was there, but the food was good.
They all have different atmospheres, some smaller and cosy, some large and bright, all depends what you want, and of course what kind of food.Posted 6 years ago
Type of food probably French/modern British cuisine. Would prefer small personal type of atmosphere rather than large and slick although if the food is outstanding then large is OK. We’ll be staying in the centre of Bristol but am happy to get a taxi is somewhere is worth the trip.Posted 6 years ago
Casamia in Westbury is some of the best, and swankiest food you will get in Bristol
Really?? Has it had a make over – last time I was there (several years ago, I admit) it was nowt special. Villagers, round the corner, is small, personal and rustic, but a bit variable.
Riverstation, Glassboat and Bells Diner have been very good for me in the past.Posted 6 years agorichcMember
Clifton Kitchen is very, very good; but you need to ask for a table upstairs.
More puby posh food, then the Clifton Sausage is good.
For Chinese, if you can get over the 80’s decor the New Emperor court is very good.
and for Curries, that taste of curry, then the Brunel Raj is excellent
Further out of CLifton Village, Sands (Moroccan) is worth a look, as is the Lido for posh food in a great atmosphere.
Prosecco- The Mall in clifton. Great small family run Italian. Close to some great Pubs. They were on the F word. The Venison is Gert-Lush as we say round here. Book up though, as they fill up quickly especially at thet time of year.
Really? last time I went in there is was absolutely awful, and some friends who went 6 months ago walked out it was so bad.Posted 6 years agomattjngSubscriber
bristolbikes, Casamia has a Michelin star, and the few times I have been there I would definitely say it deserves it. The last tasting menu I had there was one of the finest meals I have ever eaten, really amazing. So I guess quite a makeover.
If you want small, atmosphere and something quirky, definitely Bells. They seem to have stopped the Tandoori ice cream a few years ago, but its always been god when I have beenPosted 6 years agopetefromearthMember
Places I would not recommend
Picture house east
That is all.
used to be good but the kitchen was recently taken over by the owner who is serving some dreadful stuff, the kitchen is truly disgusting, I mean the worst smell ever. I had the misfortune to go in their walk-in fridge last week!
Their old chef now works at the robin hood on glos rd, which is definately worth a look
My current favourite restaurants:
Devs on glos rd (south Indian)
Rosamarino in clifton
Runciple spoon in stokes croft
At the risk of sounding like a ponce, bells diner is not exactly cutting edge anymore, kinda old news these daysPosted 6 years ago
If you end up doing lunch too then check out the Cowshed on Whiteladies. They have just opened a butchers next door too which is excellent – a really original reinvention of a butchers with the prep area open to see what they do and a glass doored walk in fridge. They had rabbits hanging up the other day when I stopped by for a sausage roll off the BBQ they have out front. 🙂 Not sure what the evening menu is like – but if the lunch is anything to go by it should be very good.
Not really been out for a good meal in Bristol in a long time but some of my old favourites are:
Hotel du Vin
Sands (lebanese in Clifton which has always been excellent and great for a large group as well as a couple)
Glass Boat – used to eat there a lot
Harvey Nichols is also very good, I was put off as I prefer small individual places but it is very good and impeccable service.
For Italian you can’t go wrong with San Carlo (been going there since I first went to Bristol in 1999) and I have heard good things about Prosecco in Clifton.
I can’t recommend Aqua on Whiteladies – only restaurant I have ever walked out of. Shame as I had some good meals in the original one down opposite Glass Boat. Maybe we were unlucky that night. Maybe not.
The Masa Masa Japanese on Baldwin street is very good and I have heard good things about the smaller place opposite. Keep meaning to visit the little Japanese in Clifton.
Loch Fyne also opposite the Glass Boat is also very good but again a chain. Obviously good for fish but San Carlo is also very good for fish and there is a fish place in Clifton and an expensive but very good one on Whiteladies/Blackboy Hill.
For Asian I would say definitely the restaurant above the Chinese Supermarket behind Ikea – ended up in there by accident on their opening night a few years back and have been back since with some Chinese colleagues. The Thai on the bus route from the fountains towards Queens square is also supposed to be very good and always full.
On Welshback Severn Shed is good and Riverstation and the other boat next to Glass Boat is supposed to be okay. Probably more of a place to go when out with friends for music/theatre etc. Talking of which the Old Duke is very good for live music.Posted 6 years ago
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