In the rather lovely Bristol suburb of Clifton, on the regally named Princess Victoria Street, you’ll find Fishers – a seafood restaurant that has been a local neighbourhood favourite since 2001.
With daily fish deliveries straight from the south coast, expect to see a lot of Cornish hake, plaice and other fresh fish on the menu, which changes daily to make the most of what’s in season. There’s plenty of choice of dishes and most have a British and Mediterranean feel. For a treat, why not splash out on a shellfish platter to share between two, including langoustines and Cornish scallops?
What makes Fishers special is its dedication to sourcing produce locally and the team works hard to keep the food miles as low as possible. You can see a full list of suppliers on Fishers’ website should you want to know exactly where your fish, coffee or even your carrots came from. Plus, this restaurant is able to accommodate all dietary requirements – 95% of the menu is already gluten-free.
Expect friendly service in a bright and airy dining room with touches of maritime decor without it feeling overly themed. Accolades include mentions in the Hardens and Michelin guides and inclusion in The Times’ top 10 fish restaurants in the UK. It’s perfect for birthdays and special occasions or just a Tuesday night when you deserve a treat.
By Alex Ryder, Bristol & Bath editor
Free upgrade package for Great Food Club members – olives and bread on arrival, £16.50 for any bottle of wine (up to the value of £26.50) and unlimited teas and coffees.