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Your guide to the best food & drink independents in Bristol & Bath

It’s hard to imagine a more vibrant hotspot for food and drink independents than the Bristol and Bath region. This area has it all, with mouthwatering street-food traders, award-winning seafood restaurants, creative craft breweries, laid-back foodie pubs, plus delis, cookery schools and bakeries. We’re just starting out in Bristol and Bath under the watchful eye and educated tastebuds of our editor and proud Brizzle resident Alex, but the places she’s uncovered so far are excellent. Expect more recommendations soon.

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  • Be guided to great independents, from street-food stalls to stylish restaurants
  • Up to 25% off with your membership card

Recommended businesses in Bristol & Bath

Here are the food and drink independents we love in this region and their member offers, with more coming soon…

  • Backwell House

    Backwell House near Bristol has Georgian ‘English country house’ charm by the bucket load and serves very pretty, fine-dining style food…

  • Better Food St Werburghs

    Better Food in Bristol is like your local supermarket but with the community and sustainability at its heart. Its St Werburghs store – one of three – is its largest and the original…

  • Better Food Wapping Wharf

    Better Food Wapping Wharf is the third and newest addition to the Better Food family. Like the others it is proudly independent, fair trade, organic and manned by friendly, knowledgeable staff…

  • BOX-E

    BOX-E is a tiny fine-dining restaurant upstairs at Cargo 1 on Bristol’s Wapping Wharf. It’s been showered with praise from critics all over the South West and rightly so!

  • Eatchu

    Delicious handmade Japanese gyoza – mouthwatering street food served up at Bristol’s St Nick’s market…

  • Fishers Restaurant

    A friendly seafood restaurant in Clifton Village that keeps the food miles low and the quality high…

  • Good Sixty

    Good Sixty in Bristol is a website designed to help people shop online for great-quality food directly from their local independent shops, producers and cafés…

  • No Man’s Grace

    Award-winning Bristol restaurant serving British and French inspired small-plate dishes with a modern twist…

  • Nutmeg

    A modern, local-sourcing Indian restaurant in Clifton, Bristol, where you’ll find unusual dishes alongside the classics…

  • Pizzarova

    Exceptional handmade sourdough and gluten-free pizzas served from a crate on Wapping Wharf in Bristol…

  • Psychopomp Micro Distillery

    Don’t let the walk up St Michaels Hill put you off visiting Psychopomp Micro Distillery & Bar in Bristol. Their astoundingly good gins are worth the effort…

  • Society Cafe

    Society Cafe on The Corridor in Bath offers a cool, calm space to relax with superior coffee, delicious cake, fresh sandwiches and more…

  • Society Cafe

    Society Cafe in Bath’s Kingsmead Square offers a cool, calm space to relax with superior coffee, delicious cake, fresh sandwiches and more…

  • Society Cafe

    Society Cafe on Narrow Quay in Bristol offers a cool, calm space to relax with superior coffee, delicious cake, fresh sandwiches and more…

  • Spoke & Stringer

    A Bristol cafe, bar and shop devoted to adventure and ride culture – whether it’s bikes, motorbikes or surfboards…

  • The Bristol Food Tour

    Three-hour walking tours that give you the chance explore Bristol’s thriving independent food scene…

  • The Cauldron

    The Cauldron in Bristol’s bohemian St Werburghs neighbourhood is really quite special. The chefs cook everything in a kitchen fuelled totally off grid…

  • The Clifton Sausage, Bath

    It started life in Bristol, now it’s arrived in Bath. Expect amazing sausages and good quality, comforting British classics served in a lovely environment…

  • The Clifton Sausage, Bristol

    A restaurant serving superior sausages and really good, comforting British classics, with service and ambience to match…

  • The Gallimaufry

    The Galli in Bristol ticks so many boxes – it’s not just a restaurant, it’s also a bar, a music venue, arts space and all-round champion for everything local…

  • The Inn at Freshford

    The Inn at Freshford sits in a sun-baked spot at the bottom of the narrow high street, near the water meadows of the River Avon…

  • The Kensington Arms

    A great example of a laid-back dining pub in Bristol. Excellent cooking, local ingredients, interesting menus…

  • The Little Kitchen

    The Little Kitchen is a small, friendly cookery school in the Brislington area of Bristol. It was started by friends Claire and Madeline and offers a whole range of cookery classes…

  • The Little Taquero

    Authentic homemade Mexican street food served from a 1978 vintage Renault van…

  • Three Brothers Burgers

    Bristol’s Three Brothers will sate the biggest burger cravings – 28-day-aged Herefordshire beef cooked perfectly and served in brioche buns with plenty of options to choose from…

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