Poor old Bristol Dads. Despite the fact that Father’s Day this year is expected to be twice as busy as a normal Sunday, it’s still not as popular as Mother’s Day. Bristol Mums are a third more likely to be taken for dinner than Dads and are much more likely to be treated to a slap up dinner.

So at ResDiary, we’re campaigning for the Fathers. We want to even up the stakes and sort Dads out with some delicious grub for a great Bristol Father’s Day. We’ve come up with a list of places that we think he’ll love and you will too. Go on, spoil him!


Bristol Father's Day

The Ethicurean

If you haven’t spotted this restaurant on your TV screen at some point, you’ve probably been living under an early-evening telly rock. Famous for artisan food, grown on the restaurant’s own land, the Ethicurean has appeared on Michel Roux Jnr programmes and many a local news spot.
It’s one of our favourite Father’s Day restaurants in Bristol as it’s hidden within a walled garden and is the perfect tranquil spot to treat your old Pops. They try to be as sustainable as possible and they even have their own cookbook if you want to get a Father’s Day gift to remember.

Book The Ethicurean here ->
Bristol Father's Day


An absolute gem of a restaurant, Bulrush is claimed to be an inspiration for many of the amazing venues popping up in the area. The owner, George, has worked with some of the biggest names in the business; St John, Michel Roux and L’Enclume to name a few and he knows his stuff. It’s a pretty small venue so we recommend you secure a Father’s Day table fast. Oh, and splash out for pre-dinner cocktails, we hear there’s an old fashioned with “Dad” written all over it.

Book Bulrush here ->
Bristol Father's Day

Thali Cafe Montpelier

We absolutely hate to play on a cliche, but show us a Dad that doesn’t like curry and we’ll…..we don’t know what we’d do but we’d be at least mildly surprised. The Thali Cafe is popular for its ethical values and delicious Tiffin. Most of their menu is gluten free and they have the biggest desert selection we’ve ever seen in an Indian restaurant so there’s something to suit even the fussiest Dad. We’ve focused on Montpelier but there’s a few others dotted around the area.

Book The Thali Cafe Montpelier here ->
Bristol Father's Day

Spoke and Stringer

Although not technically a Bristol restaurant, Spoke and Stringer does some of the tastiest food around. It’s actually a cafe attached to an escapism shop (think surfing, biking, canoeing) and it does the city’s best breakfast according to the Bristol Awards 2016. Situated right by the water, drag your old man out of bed early, get fed and have a gorgeous walk afterwards. That way you’ll even have time for a quick afternoon beer.

Book Spoke & Stringer here ->


Bristol Father's Day

The Clifton Sausage

So this is a sausage restaurant. A flipping SAUSAGE restaurant. Have you ever heard anything more fantastically British? Obviously it needed adding to the list of Father’s Day restaurants in Bristol. Serving lots of tasty, classic dishes alongside the biggest sausage selection we’ve ever seen, the team here aim to “show that when British food is done well, it can compete with the best food in the world for taste and satisfaction.” Take the short trip along the road to Clifton and make sure you do the driving, it’s Dad’s day today!

Book The Clifton Sausage here ->