Eat and Drink in Bristol
Bristol is alive with restaurants that welcome families and young children so wherever you go, you can all relax and enjoy a great family dining experience. You won’t need to spend long in Bristol before you experience exceptionally good, hearty, local food and drink. Yes, you will find the all the family-favourite/orientated, high street classics (Cabot Circus or Millenium Square is a good starting point) but Bristol is fiercely proud of its independent restaurants, bars and cafes that serve the finest local produce.
There are excellent ethnic restaurants that trade on the city’s overseas connections, a burgeoning number of high-end gastro-pubs that serve seasonal food made with the freshest local produce, and lots of other local eateries that have something more than just food at their heart, whether it’s Olde-English cuisine, Thai kitsch or just straight-up Spanish and Moroccan tapas.
Bristol’s dining scene is really all about the quirky and individual; restaurants based in the local community and venues to meet at with friends rather than foodie destinations in their own right. And the city is all the better for it. As for pubs, there is all the variety and authenticity you would expect from this old port, with plenty of places serving the best West Country cider and putting on a regular programme of live music.