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Romantic restaurants in Bristol for Valentine’s Day

It’s that time of year again where we share a day with the person we love and show them how much we care about them. This year, why not take advantage of the wonderful dining experiences that are offered around the city of Bristol and take that special someone out for a dinner they’ll never forget. Here at GWR, we’ve always got our eyes on ways you can travel and spend these special days with people you care about. So book a train to Bristol and check out our list of great romantic restaurants where you can eat this Valentine’s Day.

The River Grille

The River Grille, located just a 15-minute walk from Bristol Temple Meads station. Is one of the most sophisticated dining experiences in Bristol. With its wonderful ambience and floor-to-ceiling windows offering a truly stunning view over the Harbourside, this restaurant is a great place for a romantic meal for you and your partner. Pair the atmosphere with food highlights ranging from fresh fish and seafood to scrumptious tender steaks made from 28 days aged West Country Beef. This wonderful Modern British fare is great for Valentine’s Day.


Located just a minute walk away from Clifton Down train station on Cotham Hill, Bravas is a unique Tapas eatery in Bristol. With its warm ambient lighting and an open kitchen, you can see as well as smell your meal being created, providing something special for your romantic rendezvous. Combine that with an authentic and lively atmosphere with a stupendous array of cured meats, seafood, cheese, and other tapas staples, Bravas is a great option for your Valentine’s Day meal.

The Ox

Situated just over a 15-minute walk away from Bristol Temple Meads station on Corn Street. Located in the heart of the Old City in a basement below the Commercial Rooms, The Ox gives you a menu filled with some of choice cuts of prime steak, along with other fantastic meaty options and a range of vegetarian and vegan options too. Combine this with its low ceilings and wood panelling, The Ox is a great place to consider for your romantic night on the town this Valentine’s.


Klosterhaus can be found 15 minutes’ walk away from Bristol Temple Meads station. Located in the Grade 1 listed Friary Building in Quakers Friars, this sophisticated German Bar and Restaurant provides a beautiful interior for your Valentine’s Day meal, with its grand staircases and beautifully appointed central bar. The wonderful food is inspired by classic German and Central European dishes, along with the finest of local and German beers. Klosterhaus is a great place for you to have your perfect Valentines date.

San Carlo

A 15-minute walk away from Bristol Temple Meads station on Corn Street. One of Bristol’s longest-running Italian restaurants, offering a range of dishes that originate from multiple regions of Italy. It is a chic experience for you to drink in on Valentine’s. With their mirrored walls, marble tables and blue lighting, San Carlo provides a wonderful ambience for your evening, along with their delectable selection of pasta, pizza, and a stacked grill selection, you won’t be wanting in terms of food either. Located just a 5-minute walk away from the Bristol Hippodrome, this could be great for a night out.

Adelina Yard

A 12-minute walk away from Bristol Temple Meads station. With a fantastic location on the waterside of Queens Quay, this venue provides a cool and easy feeling for your meal with its stunning décor. The food here is the real pull factor though, with its foundation in the classics with a unique twist served to you in a relaxed environment. Plenty of their food is made in house, including their bread, butter, and cured meats. Adelina Yard provides a truly one-of-a-kind experience for you to experience. With a recommendation from the Michelin Guide, this is a great romantic restaurant in Bristol.

Things to consider

Why not check out some of our other top destinations to see what catches your eye for your next night out, as well as having a look at some of our top travel inspiration to see what’s going on in the areas. We hope you have a great Valentine’s Day and a fantastic night out.