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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Theatre
“Well worth a visit, even to have some food or a drink. It has just been sympathetically refurbished, and is one of the country's oldest theatres. It's refurbishment has won awards. See a show, even better!”
  • 28 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“The Milk Thistle is the big brother of Bristol’s hippest prohibition bar, Hyde & Co. Housed over four floors in one of the finest historic buildings in the city, The Milk Thistle incorporates a cocktail bar, lounge & private function rooms.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Pub
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“Light-filled gastropub with stripped floors and a beer garden, for British food and small plates.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“If cider is a West Country institution, then the Apple is its spiritual home. Come the summer and its outside seating area is invariably packed. Come the winter and hunker down for the night with a drink of mulled cider in hand under a heater or a blanket. If you think the floor beneath your feet is moving, it might not just be the cider talking – the Apple is located on a former Dutch barge now moored permanently at the end of King Street. It's fermented apple juice all the way, and what a selection. With names like Tractor Fuel, you’d be wise to line your stomach.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
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“Live music and European dishes made with locally sourced ingredients in a massive waterside space.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Restaurant and bar with river views and Modern European menu in a converted dockside police station.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Delicious pizzeria in the evening (with Bring Your Own drinks) and a lovely cafe during the day. Voted Bristols best independant pizzeria!! ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Ox has quickly become a Bristol institution and has another sister restaurant up on whiteladies road. If you’re a lover is steak and Mac&Cheese, well this place is hevan on earth. We'd recommend trying to get a seat in the original restaurant (on Corn street), located in an intimate basement. Get the salty garlic butter and chips with your rib eye washed down with a big glass of Pinot. We love it. The Sunday lunch with a bloody Mary is a winning combo too .”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“North St. Standard is an Independent Bar & Kitchen serving great cocktails.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
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“ I spend far too much money in here. In my Kitchen you'll find some Thali Cafe tiffin boxes, take these in with you when you're ordering takeaway and you'll access their same delicious menu but a bit cheaper. The Thali is a Bristol institution and I'm so lucky to have it next door. Make sure you try their Samosas! ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“These guys have just everything from Asian, English, American, Mexican, Italian, you name it. Depends on the day you choose to go though - simply a FANTASTIC PLACE for everyone.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Still one of the best burgers in town. Expect hipster service and beer choices and rather good food. It gets busy so you may have to wait for a table and enjoy a drink on King St, but it is worth it.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“This stylish, 17th-century townhouse pub with stripped floors offers craft beers and gastropub food.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“French cuisine finely cooked, staff very polite and prices medium-high but considering the location and food quality, I think they are fair. Bristol gin&tonic was delicious. Fresh fish well cooked and nice selection of cheeses...”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Let your competitive spirit take over at Kongs. If vintage arcade games such as stone-cold classics Street Fighter II or PacMan aren’t your style, give your wrists a workout on the table football table or don your coolest headband on the table tennis table where a ricocheting shot could end up behind the bar. Lagers are not frowned upon here with an international selection that includes Sierra Nevada from the USA, Affligem from Belgium and Birra Moretti from Italy. Ciders on tap are Thatchers Gold and Symonds.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“wine bar really with food. Amazing wine, a lot of natural wine if you're into that kinda thing”
  • 6 locals recommend