Bristol Restaurant Reviews

IMPORTANT: The Bottlenose team are now long gone from Bristol and are living in Edinburgh. The Bristol reviews should now be regarded as being purely of historical interest and, to be fair to the many new restaurants which have appeared and to those which have improved, they are no longer hosted here.

If you're still curious to see what we wrote, try an archived copy from 2005, or earlier at the Wayback Machine internet archive.

Having said that, we were recently (Spring 2010) back in Bristol. Our prescription for the perfect foodie day out:

  • Brekkie/brunch in St Nicholas Market. Feast on a chunky bacon sarnie on proper bread at Bakery Agnes, perhaps topped off with a pastel de nata and more coffee at Potugese Taste.
  • Lunch/mid-afternoon snack on a freshy made falafel wrap, or share some delicious mezze, at Lebanese restaurant Biblos. (A little off the beaten track, but terrific value).
  • A leisurely dinner at Culinaria, where Bristol restaurant legends Stephen and Judy Markwick continue to serve up fantastic food in a relaxed atmosphere.

Other sources of Bristol restaurant info

  • Venue (the local weekly listings magazine) publishes the Eating Out West guide, covering Bristol and Bath.
  • The Evening Post's website used to have restaurant reviews in the Leisure section, but such things seem to have now moved to Crackerjack.
  • The Bristol page at EatOut should be worth a look (site launched September 2008).
  • There is a Bristol page in the ChefMoz open directory.
  • What's on Bristol only seems to have basic listings now.
  • There used to be something called Trencherman's Guide listing many of the best restaurants in the South West. Hardcopies could be found in those restaurants and in tourist information offices in the region. I don't know if it still exists; googling for it now turns up various inferior imitations and sites freeloading on the name.
  • Use to find websites in/about Bristol.