What are the best restaurants in Bristol? It’s a subject of conversation that I seem to have on an almost weekly basis, and normally my choice of favourites is different every time. Here is my pick of the best restaurants in Bristol according to what I am feeling like today.

1) Flinty Red, Cotham – “absolutely delightful… sensational”

2) Culinaria, Redland – “a restaurant run by one of the best and most celebrated names in the business, quietly and consistently cooking seriously amazing food”

3) The Olive Shed, Harbourside - “simplicity in a cracking location… a real treat”

4) El Puerto, city centre – “nothing can recreate the authentic Spanish tapas bar experience, but El Puerto comes close”

5) A Taste of Poland, Horfield – “hearty food, with big portions for big-eaters”

6) The Lido, Clifton – “the food in the upstairs restaurant has always been amazing whenever I have eaten there”

7) Mud Dock, city centre – “if I was to create my perfect place, Mud Dock would certainly bear a striking resemblance”

8 ) Zazu’s Kitchen, Stokes Croft – “Zazu’s is at the heart of the regeneration of Stokes Croft”

9) The Folk House Cafe, Clifton - “if you haven’t already discovered the little alleyway off Park Street that leads to the Folk House, go and discover it now”

10) Pieminister, St Nicholas Market – “a proper job Bristol institution”

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