Where to Eat and Drink in Bristol this September

The YTL Arena team roundup their favourite Bristol restaurants, cafés and bars for you to try in September.

Where To Eat And Drink In Bristol

Savour the last of the great British summer and enjoy a meal out at one of the many restaurants, cafés and bars recommended by the YTL Arena team. Whether you’re looking for a pint in the centre, an experimental tasting menu on Gloucester Road or a traditional English breakfast in South Bristol, you’ll be sure to find something you fancy below.

City Centre

Seven Lucky Gods, Wapping Wharf

This Asian-inspired restaurant takes its name, Seven Lucky Gods, from Japanese mythology, and replicates the izakaya bars of Japan – relaxed pub-like venues serving drinks and small plates. We recommend the softshell crab firecracker roll and an ice-cold Asahi.


Cargo, 2 Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 4RW

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Mugshot, St Nicolas Street

Mugshot recreates the glitz and glamour of the 1920s dining experience, with its rich, wooden interior and plush velvet furniture. You’ll discover the juiciest, mouth-wateringly delicious steaks which pair perfectly with their extensive range of whiskeys.


18 St Nicholas Street, Bristol, BS1 1UB

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Salt and Malt, Wapping Wharf

When you’re looking for a little mid-week treat, you can’t go wrong with fish and chips, which is why our team love Salt and Malt. This compact bar serves up a menu of fish and chip staples, all made with gluten free batter. We suggest opting for takeaway rather than sit in, so you can stroll over to a quiet spot on the Harbourside (we take no responsibility for seagull strikes!)


Cargo 2, Gaol Ferry Steps, Bristol, BS1 6WD

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East Bristol

The Orchard Coffee & Co, St George

The definition of a lazy Sunday is one spent sipping cappuccinos while slowly working your way through an indulgent slice of cake at The Orchard Coffee & Co.


Clouds Hill, St George, Bristol, BS5 7LA

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The Greenbank, Easton

The Greenbank is an award-winning community pub in the heart of Easton, owned by Zazu’s Pub Company, a Bristol-born and Bristol-based independent company. As we begin to get ourselves into the Autumn mindset, make sure you book a table for one of Greenbank’s hearty roasts and specialist ales.


57 Belle Vue Road, Easton, BS5 6DP

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South Bristol

Bristol Beer Factory Tap Room, North Street

Enjoy a refreshing pint of beer, only metres away from where  it was originally brewed at the Bristol Beer Factory Taproom. For the hyper-local experience, try their North Street cider.


291 North Street, Southville, Bristol, BS3 1JP

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Lockside Café Restaurant, Cumberland Basin

Lockside is a waterfront cafe offering casual dining on the edge of the Avon Gorge, with great views of the Clifton Suspension Bridge. It is also known for being Sid's Cafe in the vintage comedy show 'Only Fools & Horses'! Expect British classics, including a traditional, full English breakfast or their Legendary Lockside sausage buttie.


No.1 Brunel Lock Road, Cumberland Basin, Bristol, BS1 6XS, UK

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West Bristol

Jamaica Street Stores

Jamaica Street Stores serves a local, seasonal and sustainably sourced menu, housed in the grade 2 listed 19c Carriageworks. It is also a space for creatives and local businesses to display their work, so make sure to check out the local art when you’re there.


37 - 39 Jamaica Street, Bristol BS2 8JP

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Breaking Bread, Clifton Downs

Breaking Bread is a socially distanced pop-up food experience, hosted by West Country venues such as The Pony & Trap, Pasta Loco & Pasta Ripiena, The Love Inn, and The Pipe & Slippers. Rain or shine, Breaking Bread is well equipped to deal with a typical English summer, so you can soak up the last of the sunshine or shelter under one of their giant tepees. Make sure to get your bookings in early as tables soon get snapped up!


Stoke Road, Bristol BS9 1FG

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Lido Spa & Restaurant

Bristol Lido, originally opened in 1850, is a restored Victorian swimming pool and spa with a buzzing restaurant on the viewing gallery. Experience their mediterranean inspired menu and enjoy the relaxing pool views – you’ll feel transported to warmer, sunnier climes.


Oakfield Place, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2B

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North Bristol & South Gloucestershire

Zankys Italian, Horfield

Zankys is an authentic Italian, family run restaurant serving freshly made, Sardinian recipes. This is perfect for those looking for a relaxed and romantic environment for their next date night.


26 Filton Road, Bristol, BS7 0PA

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The Wave, Easter Compton

The Wave is the UK’s first surf lake, powered by Wavegarden Cove technology. Whether you’ve got a surf session booked or you’d just like to watch, the café is open to all. A cup of their freshly ground Clifton Coffee Roasters is sure to keep you energised.


The Wave, Main Road, Easter Compton, Bristol BS35 5RE

Food and drink at The Wave

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