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Top food and drink experiences in Bristol

  1. The Ox

Serving top-notch British fayre, The Ox is considered Bristol’s best steak and cocktail restaurant. In addition to the original Ox in the city centre, a new branch opened in the neighbourhood of Clifton in 2015.


  1. Casamia

See the seasons change in the menu and even the décor of this fantastic Michelin-starred Bristol restaurant. Expect locally sourced set menus that showcase seasonal, local produce, with quality meat and fish.


  1. Maitreya Social

Maitreya Social in Bristol’s bustling cultural quarter was one of the first on the city’s now well-established vegetarian restaurant scene. This cosy space mixes hearty, contemporary vegetarian food with live music and local art exhibitions – catering for body, mind and soul!


  1. St Nicholas Market

There’s a market to satisfy every taste at St Nicks, as it is affectionately known to the locals. Home to a huge array of independent retailers, it also hosts a farmers’ market, street food market and night market. Enjoy Algerian falafels at Eat a Pitta, English sausages at Bristol Sausage Shop, Caribbean jerk wraps and heavenly pastel de nata (custard tarts) at Portuguese Taste.


  1. River Cottage Canteen Bristol

One of four River Cottage canteens around south-west England, the restaurant is uniquely situated inside a listed 19th-century church within the leafy neighbourhood Clifton. All food is sourced from surrounding areas: the menu depends on what’s available, but might include saddleback pork, creamed parsnip, peppered apples, crispy skin and Scrumpy cider sauce.


  1. The Milk Thistle

From the outside, it’s hard to believe the Milk Thistle could possibly contain four floors; enter and be amazed. The décor is kooky, the atmosphere fun, but it’s the drinks that steal the show. Expect twists on classics and unique inventions.

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