The Best Fine-Dining Restaurants in Bristol, UK

Adelina Yard
Adelina Yard | © Photo courtesy of Adelina Yard
Colette Earley

There’s definitely no shortage of wonderful places to eat in the city of Bristol, from the best of British cuisine to tastes that have been brought from all over the world. Here, we round up the best restaurants to visit for a fine-dining experience.

1. The Ox

Restaurant, British, Steakhouse, Gluten-free

Hidden away under busy Corn Street, beneath local drinking spot The Commercial Rooms, lies The Ox, a restaurant offering the best in British cuisine. Providing everything from the best steaks to exquisite cocktails, this is truly a dining experience not to be missed. The exclusive atmosphere and quirky cool décor further adds to the ambience.

2. Greens Restaurant

Restaurant, British, Contemporary, Vegan, Vegetarian, European

Attention to detail is where Greens Restaurant truly excels. From their buttery smooth chicken-liver parfait to their mouth-watering roasted cod with fennel, everything is served beautifully and prepared to perfection. With cleanly designed interiors and a team of well-educated chefs, you’re going to have a near life-changing meal here. And given the level of service and food served here, this place is excellent value for money — there are deals available for two or three course meals.

3. The Rummer Hotel

Market, Pub, Restaurant, British, Cocktails, Beer, Wine

The Rummer a historic public house/bar/restaurant in St.Nicholas Market, Bristol, UK. Image shot 2016. Exact date unknown.
© christopher jones / Alamy Stock Photo

What was once a historic inn has been revamped into a cocktail bar and fine-dining restaurant. The Rummer is an independently run establishment located next to the famous St Nick’s market, originally built in 1200s. The interior still holds on to many of its original characteristics, and has an old-world charm to it. The award-winning kitchen offers up steaks, Sunday lunches and more, along with a vast offering of cocktails — they even have a craft distillery in the cellars!

4. Bordeaux Quay

Restaurant, Brasserie, British, European, Wine, Beer, Cocktails

Located on Bristol’s iconic harbourside, Bordeaux Quay is a fine-dining restaurant housed in a converted warehouse. Offering the very best in seasonal and locally-sourced food and drink, this is one dining experience not to be missed. The restaurant is actually located on the first floor of the building, offering up incredible views of the surrounding waterside. While the offering is incredibly sophisticated, the focus is truly on providing a delicious British dining experience. The extensive wine list is changed frequently so that you can match your courses with the best bottle.

5. Adelina Yard

Restaurant, British, European, Vegetarian, Vegan

Having only opened its doors in 2016, Adelina Yard has quickly established itself as a hotspot among Bristol foodies. Opened by chefs Jamie Randall and Olivia Barry, who moved to the South West from London, the menu is exquisitely put together and somewhat pared-back, choosing quality over pretentiousness: expect classic dishes with a modern twist, and service that is second to none. They even bake their own bread and churn their own butter!

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