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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in Bristol

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in Bristol? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Koocha Mezze Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1335)
£25 and under
Persian
Bristol
About the restaurant
We are located at 203 B Cheltenham Rd The Arches Bristol BS6 5QX

Koocha was founded in 2018 as Bristol’s first totally vegan restaurant – a plant pioneer, we’ve led the way for animal-free cuisine across the city.

What really sets us apart though is the big, unexpected and delicious spices and flavours from Persia and the Middle East that infuse every dish in our bountiful menu.

Our food is as fresh as it comes, sourced locally and sustainably, everything is made from scratch by our talented team. And whether you’re vegan or not, we pride ourselves on our seductive fare – even the most devout meat eaters have declared their love after a meal at one of our tables.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Brilliant food as always. We were upstairs so perhaps ambience not super but still very good. Service was very good but a little slow at times.
A photo of Buenasado - Bristol restaurant
4.6
4.6 (397)
£26 to £40
Argentinean
Bristol
About the restaurant
At Buenasado Argentine Steakhouse experience a unique combination of top quality beef from grass-fed cattle, reared in the fertile lowlands of Las Pampas, and superb world-famous Argentinian wine.
Top review
RogerD
Dined on Jun 12, 2024
1st visit, not the last. Absolutely fantastic food, great staff 😊
A photo of Paco Tapas restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2010)
£26 to £40
Tapas / Small Plates
Bristol
About the restaurant
With jamón ready to carve, padrón peppers roasting over the wood fire & sherry straight from the barrel let us transport you to Andalusia.

Our ever changing menu combines traditional tapas with personal interpretations from Michelin starred Chef Peter Sanchez-Iglesias, whilst staying true to the vibrant and comforting flavours of his heritage.

No tapas bar is worth its salt without a carefully crafted sherry list - just ask Paco! So, we've handpicked ours, and offer them by the glass, bottle or shaken into the finest cocktails.

Thanks to all our amazing suppliers & team we are realising another Sanchez Brothers dream - A modern tapas bar bringing a taste of Andalusia to Bristol. Whether you're coming para picar, for a glass of sherry or a tapas feast we can't wait to see you!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Amazing food. Only negative was every drinks order was processed very slowly and it took ages to get drinks, so we were often waiting 10+ mins when we’d ordered another glass of wine. And it was only two of us ordering simple glasses of wine etc. Food came v quickly though!
A photo of The Hollybush restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1318)
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
Bristol
About the restaurant
Located on the Bath and Bristol border, the Hollybush is everything a great country pub should be.

We have two comfortable and modern spaces for dining and a large bar area for drinking. Whether you are in the mood to put your feet up and enjoy a freshly prepared bar snack, treat the family to an excellent dining experience or grab a refreshing pint in our wonderful garden, we look forward to seeing you soon.

We are proud to serve the best local ales, an extensive range of up to 40 gins and the finest wines. Our experienced chefs prepare a wide range of dishes using fresh, local produce.

Our desserts are to die for! We regularly receive fantastic reviews, especially for our cheesecake which customers have been know to travel from afar to experience.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Excellent service, and loved the food. Some very nice, and original nibbles.
A photo of Casa restaurant
4.7
4.7 (368)
£26 to £40
Italian
Bristol
About the restaurant
Reimagining their much-loved restaurant, Casa will offer a contemporary, accessible, yet refined take on traditional Italian dining, acting as a sibling to Peter’s Michelin-starred Spanish institution Paco Tapas next door. The 66-cover restaurant will offer a similarly relaxed environment in which to enjoy a dynamic menu created by Peter and Executive Chef Joel Breakwell.

Dishes will be made using high quality ingredients from the very best Italian and British producers, working with many of the same local suppliers that the team have partnered with for years. As a nod to the original Casamia
Top review
DebsN
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
Fantastic overall experience! Delicious, cannot wait to go again! Thank you ☺️
A photo of Côte Brasserie - Bristol Clifton restaurant
4.6
4.6 (63)
£25 and under
French
Clifton
About the restaurant
Cote is inspired by the brasseries of Paris, serving authentic French dishes all day in our classically designed restaurants. We are committed to producing authentic French classics, freshly cooked to order, from the highest quality sourced ingredients.
Top review
Dazhun
Dined 7 days ago
The quality of the meal was good, however the service was ‘patchy’, some people were very good and others not so, we felt this was perhaps a training issue around how to serve the food to the table.
A photo of Cappadocia Restaurant, Bristol restaurant
4.6
4.6 (63)
£25 and under
Turkish
Bristol
About the restaurant
We invite you to drink and dine with us in our bright and lively restaurant, redolent with the aroma of delicious, authentic Turkish dishes grilled over charcoal, or slow cooked until tender. The décor is vibrant, the chairs comfortable, the atmosphere convivial and the cocktails made with fresh ingredients.
We offer a lovely lunch menu from 12-4pm Monday to Friday and a generous Cappa 4 course set menu which gives you the chance to sample the best that Türkiye has to offer.
Come along and be taken on a journey!
Top review
JanF
Dined 2 days ago
Out 2 nd visit to the restaurant and we had the are menu with a bit of everything! Great price and choices, not rushed so spent two hours enjoying out meal for my friends birthday.
A photo of Ivy Clifton Brasserie restaurant
4.5
4.5 (10187)
£26 to £40
Contemporary British
Clifton
About the restaurant
The Ivy Clifton Brasserie is located on the corner of Caledonia Place and The Mall, overlooking The Mall Gardens.
Top review
JeanetteF
Dined 3 days ago
Very good service with wonderful surroundings the staff were very attentive without be overwhelming.There was plenty of cake and the small sandwiches were very tasty.There was plenty of tea fresh and served in a very nice silver pot keep it nice and warm
A photo of Milk Bun, Bristol restaurant
4.6
4.6 (466)
£26 to £40
Burgers
Bridgeyate
About the restaurant
Our Story

Milk Bun. brings you both the finest ingredients and atmosphere, for a truly unforgettable experience.
Founded in 2018, Milk Bun. was born from two brothers with a passion for good food & good times. Both brothers share the same ethos, utilising only the freshest of locally sourced ingredients; all whilst providing the perfect place to enjoy them.

We take great pride in our hand-made, gourmet burgers; sourcing only the finest grass-fed aged meat, perfectly complemented by our secret signature bun recipe.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 10, 2024
Absolutely amazing meal, the buns are fantastic as is everything else. Will definitely be returning.
A photo of Pho Bristol restaurant
4.4
4.4 (277)
£25 and under
Vietnamese
Bristol
About the restaurant
Pho is a healthy Vietnamese restaurant that specialise in pho noodle soup, the national dish of Vietnam. Aside from pho, you can also expect to find amazing sharing starters, healthy salads, hearty rice bowls and decadent curries. They have a range of freshly made juices and also Vietnamese beers and a large wine and cocktail list. Pho’s menu is 40% vegan and nearly entirely gluten-free too. They also have an accessible kids’ menu where children can get a meal and a drink for £5.50.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Booked a table for two on 18 June. Had a great table by the window. Our lovely Singaporean waitress was sweet and very helpful with menu choices. Of particular note were the two young men who delivered our food to the table, as the were so polite and friendly. Food was authentic and super tasty. Will definitely be returning soon.
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