Fine dining in Bristol: our favourite spots

It’s the birthplace of the elusive Banksy and the world’s biggest manufacturer of hot air balloons, but did you know Bristol is also brimming with some of the country’s finest dining spots?  If you’re struggling to decide on where to dine in the city, keep on reading for our picks of the best fine dining in Bristol.  

Bulrush

Located in the Cotham/Kingsdown area, Bulrush started life as a supper club in London but has grown into a fine dining marvel loved by many.  Chef/Proprietor George Livesy has trained with top chefs including the Roux brothers, so it’s clear he knows his stuff, serving up modern British cuisine at it’s very best. Diners can expect dishes such as Aylesbury duck breast, baby beetroot with smoked beetroot puree.  
Or go for our recommendation the set weekday lunch which gets you 3 courses for £20, served Thursdays and Fridays.

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fine dining in Bristol
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Adelina Yard

If you’re looking for relaxed fine dining in Bristol,  look no further than Adelina Yard. Tucked away near the waterfront, this place specialises in modern European food where almost everything is created under the Adelina Yard roof.  From the freshly baked breads to the cured meats you know that you’ll be getting something that has been prepared to perfection.
Chefs Jamie Randall and Olivia Barry have worked in their fair share of fine dining establishments and together they create beautiful dishes with a real focus on carefully-sourced local ingredients.   

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Aqua

The next stop on our fine dining tour of Bristol is the impeccable Aqua.  Founded in Bristol in 1998, Aqua is an independant local Italian restaurant which claims a focus on ‘healthy, tasty and beautifully presented Italian cuisine’, with produce sourced locally. The menus are diverse and diners can choose anything from oysters to burgers and we can’t forget to mention the amazing offers they have going. Pop by on a Sunday where you can enjoy a traditional Sunday roast for just £11.95 or try the fixed price menus where you can treat yourself to three courses for £12.95.

 

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Somerset House

Created by the Iconic Bar Company, their warm hospitality & delicious food won Star Pubs & Bars ‘Best Food Pub of the Year 2014’. With seasonally changing menus based on locally sourced produce, as well as the very best in service & eclectic surroundings, this place has everything from delicious swordfish steak with nicoise salad (£14.95) to a mega 42oz Tomahawk steak (to share) triple cooked chips, pepper sauce & salad (£55).  Also if you are looking for some gin-spiration, grab a friend or three and head along to their next gin tasting.

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Pasta Loco

We are family!  Pasta Loco set up by cousins Ben Harvey and Dom Borel is a pasta restaurant that has a real homely vibe which can be seen with the several family photos adorning the walls.
Find some of the best pasta in the city and try everything from the linguini salsiccia carbonara, pork belly and a pancetta wrapped poached egg (£15) to our personal favourite gnocchi with cavolo nero and courgette in a rosemary and tomato sauce (£8.50).  Tasty pasta with friendly people in a buzzing environment, it’s one of the best places for fine dining in Bristol.

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Pata Negra

Literally meaning, ‘Black Hoof’ the name of this restaurant refers to the finest Jamon Iberico.  At Pata Negra you’ll find a regually changing menu of seasonal tapas, fresh seafood and a sweet dessert menu. They’re also quite big on sherry at Pata Negra,  from bone dry Manzanilla to sweet and unctuous Pedro Ximenez, there’s a sherry to match your mood, and your food.

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