Valentine’s Day 2023: Top 5 romantic restaurants to visit with your beau in Bristol, according to TripAdvisor

If food is the way to your partner’s heart, you don’t have to look far to find a cosy spot in which to enjoy a romantic meal in Bristol - here are five of the best.

Valentine’s Day provides the perfect excuse to go above and beyond. For some that might mean a last minute getaway or a thoughtful gift - but if you’re planning to impress your other half with a delicious dinner, you don’t have to look far to find a cosy spot in which to enjoy a romantic meal in Bristol.

Whether you want to woo your partner with some fine dining, enjoy a bottle of wine by the river or prefer laid-back tapas to share, there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets across the city’s vibrant food scene. And if you’re single, why not treat a friend, family member or whisk yourself out on the town for date night?

Here are five of the best restaurants in Bristol to visit on Valentine’s Day, according to TripAdvisor.


“The food was simply amazing, the flavour combinations complimented each other perfectly and the wine pairings worked really, really well. It was just sublime. You must experience this.”

In a nutshell: Harbourside Michelin restaurant in a converted shipping container, featuring small plates and drinks.

Where: 14 Museum Street, Wapping Wharf, Bristol BS1 6ZA

Best for: Those who want to impress


“Great food and lovely wines. My partner and I shared the antipasti sharing platter and everything was fresh and delicious.. The negroni was also fabulous.”

In a nutshell: Authentic Italian wine bar boasting tempting food and quality wines from the family vineyard in Sicily.

Where:  1 Glass Wharf, Bristol BS2 0EL

Best for: Cosying up with a sharing board

The River Grille

“We had a river view table, lit by warm candle light, which was ever so romantic. We chose a seafood option for our mains, which was simply delicious. The perfect balance of richness and delicacy of flavour.”

In a nutshell: Modern British dishes made with local ingredients in a vast restaurant with waterside views.

Where: The Bristol Hotel, Prince Street, Bristol BS1 4QF

Best for: A feast by the water

Per & Kor

“The food is carefully cooked with love, and its taste is proof, we loved it. Must try the Persian olives with pomegranate, coriander and walnuts, the combo is remarkable, but you can’t go wrong with all the rest.”

In a nutshell: Ambient eaterie offering a mix of authentic Persian and Korean dishes.

Where: 362 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol BS7 8TP

Best for: Something spicy


“Braised beef shin was other-worldly good, the fig and feta especially insane, and even the bread was absurdly tasty. Service immaculate. Vibe perfect. Fantastic, fantastic, fantastic. Go here.”

In a nutshell: Intimate spot for brunch and Galician-inspired tapas, plus wine, beer and cocktails.

Where: 32 Cotham Hill, Redland, Bristol BS6 6LA

Best for: Chilled eats to share