Best restaurants to go on a date in Bristol

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Best restaurants to go on a date in Bristol


John Simmons shares the Bristol restaurants he chooses when looking for somewhere for date night…


If you’re heading out on a date in the near future, then naturally, you want to impress. Thankfully, Bristol has much to discover, providing you and that special someone with plenty of unique locations to choose from when getting to know each other.

With that in mind, this article explores some of Bristol’s best restaurants to visit when you’re looking to make a good impression.


This lively yet romantic bar/restaurant is an excellent place to go on a date. With an Italian/Mediterranean theme, Veeno offers a wide selection of food, including vegetarian options, in an atmospheric setting in the heart of Bristol.

Veeno Bristol

This can also be an ideal starting point, as the bar area is open and welcoming for passers-byy who want to pop in for a drink or two before heading elsewhere.

Rainbow Casino

Despite the fact that the rise of online casino sites continues to gather apace, land-based casinos remain hugely popular too.

Rainbow Casino Bristol

Casino visits in the UK has been rising quickly since the late 2000s, with an increase of more than 3.7 million visitors to live casinos in just four years.

According to the Gambling Commission, the proportion of those surveyed who had gambled in a live casino rose from 84% in 2013 to 98% in 2015.

While the UK continues to be home to some of the world’s most luxurious and popular land-based casino sites, the world of online gambling is transforming quite rapidly, in a bid to simulate brick and mortar casinos as accurately as possible.

What’s more, there are plenty of casino offers which you can take advantage of, which can provide hours of fun for you and your date.

Bristol’s Rainbow Casino is not only an excellent venue for date night, it also boasts a good restaurant with a large menu, which includes excellent burgers, steaks, and pasta dishes.


Zizzi is one of the more upmarket chain restaurants out there, specialising in Italian food with vegetarian options also available.

Zizzi Bristol

Bristol’s Cabot Circus branch offers a relaxed yet lively atmosphere and an excellent dining experience, with a fine array of drinks on offer to compliment your meal, such as premium Italian wines and beers.

Zizzi continues to be a hugely popular restaurant choice despite the stiff competition provided by other chains, with several branches in most major cities up and down the UK – providing familiarity without compromising on quality.


If you’re looking for something slightly different, Fujiyama is a great option. This authentic Japanese restaurant specialises in sushi dishes – so be sure to check that your date is a fan of seafood, as it’s not to everyone’s taste!

Fujiyama Bristol

That said, if you are a seafood lover, you’re in for a treat if you visit Fujiyama, with a large menu of tasty sushi dishes sure to satisfy.

Old India

Who doesn’t love a good curry? Bristol’s Old India restaurant represents an inspired choice and is one of the finest restaurants of its kind in the city.

Old India Bristol

The menu contains all the traditional Indian dishes as well as some unique ‘chef’s specials’, served in the classy setting of a converted former stock exchange building.

The Ox

Despite its location beneath a Wetherspoons pub, The Ox is a stylish steakhouse in the heart of the city, and is very popular with the locals.

They also offer early evening deals for diners throughout the week and on Saturdays.


Where’s your favourite date night restaurant in Bristol?


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