Bristol has always been an outward looking city, an attitude that resulted from centuries of send out voyages to distant continents, when the city functioned as the UK's biggest port. In the 19th century, the city regularly hosted Indian reformers, while it welcomed thousands of Indian and Chinese migrants in the mid 20th century. What does this mean for gourmet food fans? Well, Bristol's heritage has encouraged a diverse dining scene, with plenty of excellent Asian restaurants in Bristol for food fans to discover. Whether you love Szechuan chicken or Thai green curries, Bristol's Asian restaurants are among the best in Britain.