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Best independent restaurants and cafes in Bristol


Located in Bristol’s new harbourside development, Wapping Warf, Wokyko is a small Asian diner set up in one of the shipping containers that make up Cargo. The restaurant was set up by MasterChef finalist Larkin Cen. You can enjoy fresh meals that embody the flavours and spirit of Asian cuisine, such as bao (steamed rice buns), Korean rice cakes, spring rolls, kimchi fried rice, noodles and more.



This cafe, located on Park Street, has been voted one of the top 25 bakeries in the U.K. by the Sunday Times. Pinkmans bakes all their produce on site for extra-freshness. They offer a huge selection of home-made salads, sandwiches, tagines, soups, and more by the plate full – perfect for mixing and matching to get exactly what you feel like.



This quirky venue is actually a bicycle repair shop downstairs and a spacious, plant-filled restaurant upstairs offering dishes like risotto, burgers, polenta chips, which are sure to warm you up while you cycle around the city.



At the top of Gloucester Road sits a little yellow gem of a cafe that offers delicious brunches, cakes, coffees and more. Next time you are wandering down this eclectic street make sure to pop in for a slice of their banana bread and a cappuccino!



One of Bristol’s finest vegetarian and vegan restaurants, 1847, offers all the quality of a Michelin star restaurant. They are a small chain located in Manchester, Birmingham, and Brighton as well. The owner, Damien, wants to push the boundaries of meat-free cuisine with dishes such as sage and lentil croquettes with a celeriac puree; pressed potato with red pepper mousse, chocolate and ale cake, and many more creative dishes.



A classically Bristol cafe, Chance & Counters doesn’t just offer up delicious cakes and other grub, but also over 500 board games that you can play while you enjoy your food. The staff are very friendly and will happily show you how to play any game f you fancy branching out from the Monopoly, Pictionary, Scrabble routine. But they still have all the classics if that’s what you fancy over a cold pint.

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