The forecast is looking great for the bank holiday so what better time to sit in the sunshine and have a catch-up meal with family and friends.
We have rounded up some of the Bristol’s best restaurants with stunning alfresco dining areas.
From waterside spots with great views of the floating harbour to tucked away places in neighbourhood areas, there are plenty of options.
Here are ten of the best, but if we’ve missed your favourite alfresco dining venue, do let us know so we can update the list over the coming weeks.
1. Browns, Queens Road
Once the university refectory, Browns brasserie is located next to the museum and the small number of outdoor tables are highly prized by alfresco diners in summer.
2. Gambas, Cargo 2, Museum Street, Wapping Wharf
An authentic and buzzy Spanish tapas bar specialising in seafood and fish, Gambas has a fantastic terrace overlooking the harbour.
3. Harbour House, The Grove
In a former boat shed designed by Brunel, this relaxed restaurant and bar has a sunny terrace overlooking the water. It makes for a great spot to enjoy pub classics such as fish and chips, ploughman’s lunches, fresh fish from Cornwall and steaks.
4. Primrose Cafe, Boyces Avenue, Clifton
Next to the Victorian arcade, Primrose Cafe has been run by the same family for 30 years and remains the number one daytime alfresco spot for breakfast, brunch, lunch or fantastic cakes in Clifton Village. (Photo by Jason Ingram)