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Bristol Harbourside Restaurants You’ll Love | Dine During Bristol Harbour Festival 2018

Our Favourite Bristol Harbourside Restaurants

The Bristol Harbour Festival is nearly upon us, set to take place from 20 – 22 July. This annual festival features performances, concerts, food and other fun right along the waterfront. An event for the entire family, The Bristol Harbour Festival offers a way to see the city in a new light. And, Bristol Harbourside Restaurants are gearing up for a big turnout with special menus and drinks.

However, it can be tough to know which places are worth your time. So, after taking in the sights and sounds of the festival, be sure to fuel up at one of our favourite Bristol Harbourside restaurants. Whether you’re in the mood for Thai, pizza or tapas, there’s some delicious food in store for you. Take a look at some of our favourites below, and enjoy your time at The Bristol Harbour Festival!

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Siam Harbourside

Inside Siam Bristol Harbourside
Siam Harbourside. Source: Siam Harbourside’s website

Next time you’re craving Thai food that’s fresh, flavourful and spicy, put Siam Harbourside at the top of your list. This Hotwell Road restaurant features service with a smile and a waterfront location to die for. Close to Mardyke Ferry, Siam’s is perfect for a tasty meal after you take in the Bristol Harbour Festival.

Offering plenty of meat-free options, vegetarians will be more than catered for at Siam Harbourside. And if you like seafood, you’re in for a treat — dishes like pla neung manow (steamed whole sea bass with chilli, garlic, lemon and coriander) and pla meuk phad prig sod (stir-fried squid with sweet basil and chilli) are showstoppers. One of the most instagrammable restaurants in Bristol Harbourside, you’ll want to have your smartphone ready.

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The Cuban

Mural at The Cuban
Mural inside of The Cuban. Source: Restaurant website

If you’re in town for the Bristol Harbourside Festival, a booking at The Cuban is well worth your time. This Canon’s Marsh restaurant serves authentic Cuban dishes and features a well-stocked bar with spirits from across the Caribbean – including over 150 rums!  

When dining here, we recommend starting your meal with crispy cassava chips or some pulpo a la vinagreta, tender octopus that’s been slow-cooked to perfection. Pork is king in Cuban cuisine, so we recommend ordering the Trio of Pork for your main course. This meaty platter of goodness includes 36-hour cooked pork belly, 9-hour-braised pig cheeks and a pork fillet medallion, served with caramelised onions, garlic, sage mash potato and cider sauce. Believe us, you won’t forget a feast at The Cuban.

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The Stable

Pizza and cider at the Stable, Bristol Harbourside
Pizza and cider at The Stable. Source: The Stable’s Facebook page

There’s nothing wrong with stuffing your face with pizza from time to time. And when the craving strikes, head to The Stable. This Bristol Harbourside restaurant serves pizzas, salads, pies and sharing platters that go down a treat with a pint or two of craft beer or cider.   

The Stable’s ample waterfront dining offers plenty of room to relax while taking in the sights of the harbour. Did we mention the pizzas? Made with a sourdough crust, it has a flavour and texture that pleases both adventurous foodies and traditionalists alike. The Stable is also crazy about cider offering tastings to prove just how well cider and pizza go together.

Don’t settle for festival food…

We hope you’ll take the time to relax and dine at one (or all) of the above restaurants. After so much festival fun, nothing feels better than a slow, delicious meal on the waterfront.

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Under the Stars

Inside Under the Stars - Bristol Harbourside
Inside Under the Stars. Source: Under the Stars’ Facebook page.

If unique is what you’re looking for, check out Under the Stars. After all, what’s better than dining on a boat? Not much as far as we’re concerned. Besides an adventurous menu, Under the Stars sometimes features live entertainment to immerse you in your maritime dining experience.

For those who like a tipple, you simply can’t go wrong with the cocktails at Under the Stars. The Lady in the Tub is one-of-a-kind – made from Bathtub gin (hence the name), Creme de Peche, sugar, lemon juice and egg white, this drink is in a league of its own. As for food, the pizzas are exceptional. Try the Matador topped with chorizo, fresh chilli and red onion, or keep it veg-friendly with The Vegan.

Sara Strickland

Sara Strickland

After studying history in Florida, Sara moved to Berlin to follow her dream of living in Germany. She enjoys long walks with a beer in hand, learning new things and the sport of dogspotting.

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