Bristol restaurants are some of the UK's most varied and include Mexican, Indian, French, British, Italian, Chinese and American restaurants, as well as an abundance of fast food places. Pubs serving food offer a great alternative to luxury restaurants, and you're sure to find other cultural dining establishments, too. Enjoy a seafood dish on a boat restaurant as you watch the lively harbour, or visit your favourite chain for meals you know and trust. Also popular are the famous Pie Minister cafe, and Jamie's Italian, owned by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.
Bristol's art and culture spaces offer great restaurants, bars and cafes to enjoy. Take a trip to Paintworks and visit Bocabar or the completely unique Tube Diner on-board an airstream, or go to the Tobacco Factory in Bedminster and dine at the Factory Cafe Bar. Other favourites include Cafe Maitreya, voted Top Vegetarian Restaurant in the UK by the National Vegetarian Society, and 194 Fahrenheit - a family-friendly coffee shop with toys for the kids.
Bristol offers traditional pubs with live entertainment, harbour-side bars serving cocktails to drink al fresco and historic pubs include the Hatchet Inn, said to have a door made from human skin, and the Hole in the Wall which overlooks the harbour and is said to have been the inspiration for the Spy-Glass Tavern in the novel Treasure Island. Book Bristol accommodation, and give yourself plenty of time to explore the city's delicacies, drinking establishments and eateries.