Best restaurants in Bristol for a business dinner which is bound to impress your client

Bristol is a wonderful city with a vast array of amazing restaurants, so every taste can be catered for. If you’re planning a business trip to the city and need somewhere extra special to wine and dine your clients, look no further. We’ve found the crème de la crème of Bristol’s restaurants that will tick every box – they offer incredible food in unique settings.  

Whichever you choose, your client is bound to be impressed… 

This everyday fine dining restaurant uses ingredients sourced from Bristol and the surrounding area. Their dishes are modern twists on British classics, inspired by classic French and international cuisines. It’s a restaurant that caters for all, with plenty of vegan and vegetarian options on the menu. 

This restaurant is extra special so will leave a lasting impression. Food critic Mark Taylor wrote in his review for Crumbs magazine: “A memorable meal with a touch of understated luxury… some serious talent in the kitchen.” 

Their Steak menu includes 8oz Sirloin, 8oz Rib-eye and 7oz Fillets which are 28 day dry aged. They come with garlic butter, hand-cut chips and a side salad. Visit for lunch and you’ll get 20% off their Steak menu.  

A small and intimate Indian restaurant, Chai Shai will make you feel like you’re eating in a friend’s lounge. It’s the best place in Bristol to eat authentic Indian street food. The food is exceptional, with plenty of dishes that you won’t have tried before. We recommend the Achari Chicken, Seasonal Sabji and Fish Khata. 

For great Italian food at a reasonable price, head to Sergio’s. It’s the perfect place for a low key lunch. It’s cosy and relaxed. Every dish is homemade and the menu changes daily so you’ll have to check out the chalk boards dotted around the place to decide what you’d like.  

There is a lunchtime 2 course set menu for £8.75 that comes ‘highly recommended’ by the Independent. The set menu changes weekly but can include dishes such as Spaghetti aglio e olio with tiger prawns, Creamy squash and sweetcorn soup, and Sauteed mushrooms in a butter and blue cheese sauce, garnished with crispy pancetta. 

Arguably the best Mediterranean restaurant in Bristol, Souk Kitchen also serves Middle Eastern and North African dishes. Opt for a corner table if you want privacy for your business meeting. Every dish that comes from the kitchen is so stunning, so vibrant. They use local sourced ingredients too, so you can enjoy bread from Mark’s Bread on North Street and Gloucester sausages. The Anatolian sweet and sour lamb yahni, Tunisian mechouia and Persian Love Cake are must-tries.  

This unique restaurant-on-a-boat is situated on the harbourside. Hop aboard and get ready to step back in time. The décor is 1920s, the tapas is super tasty, and the cocktails are some of the best Bristol has to offer. Your client will enjoy choosing from the extensive menu which is travel inspired. We love the Beef tagine, Patatas bravas and Charcuterie platter. 

We hope our guide has left you feeling inspired to get exploring Bristol’s food scene next time you’re in the city. Whether it’s for business or pleasure, Bristol is a great place to visit.  
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