Bristol’s Top 5 Quirky Places to Eat

Quirky places to eat in Bristol


There are so many places to eat in Bristol, we’ve narrowed it down to our top 5 unusual places for you to try out and enjoy.

Poolside Relaxation

Clifton Lido

Clifton LidoJust minutes away from Bristol’s bustling city centre lies the hidden gem of the Clifton Lido. The restored Victorian swimming pool offers a relaxing poolside bar and dining experience, perfect for lazy Sunday morning brunches or entertaining evenings with friends.

If you’re looking for a treat, you can purchase one of their fantastic packages such as Swim and Eat starting at £35 or Spa Packages including a Foot Massage, Facials or a Hot Stone Massage. Book a meal for you and your friends and enjoy poolside dining all year round, just a short walk into Clifton.

All Day Breakfast

Bristol Porridge Project Bristol Porridge Project

Porridge isn’t just for breakfast. It’s the perfect meal anytime of day!  The Bristol Porridge Project serves up homemade porridge in many, many delicious flavours – dark chocolate, cherry compote, fresh banana, hazelnuts, and more!

With a 5-star rating on Trip Advisor, you know it’s worth visiting Stokes Croft for a £4 bowl of goodness.

Tea in the Toilet

The Cloakroom Café 

The Cloakroom CafeA café…in a toilet…you got it. The Cloakroom Café is a unique converted Edwardian public toilet that has scrubbed up well to serve speciality coffees, freshly made lunches and scrummy cakes.

The café maintains many original features of the cloakroom, with classic tiling and a wall-mounted sink made into a table!


Railroad Pitstop

Warmley Waiting RoomWarmley Waiting Room

If you fancy a trip out of the city centre, the Warmley Waiting Room sits halfway between Bristol and Bath on the railway path in the original waiting room.

The perfect place for a pit stop on a bike ride, the café offers breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and ice cream to fuel you for your ongoing ride. Plus, they have a toilet inside Doctor Who’s Tardis.

Eyes on the Pies


Pieminister BristolPies! Mash! Yes! If you’re looking for hearty pie and mash with a contemporary twist, then Bristol’s original pie shop is your go-to spot! Pieminister became so popular they opened 3 restaurants just in Bristol and more across the entire UK!

A wide range of unique flavours isn’t just all you’ll see, they even spent time thinking up clever names for their pies – Chicken of Aragon, Moolin Rouge, Kate and Sidney, Fandango.

Bonus Banquette

Jason Donervan jason donervan

Okay, not a fancy restaurant or charming café, but no night out in Bristol would be complete without a trip to the infamous Jason Donervan. Usually found on the Triangle, you can pick up your cheesy chips and doner kebab before heading home.


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