Bristol has an enviable selection of romantic and intimate restaurants for those looking to indulge a loved one for dinner on Valentine’s Day.

Here are a few suggestions for an extra special evening to remember.

Romantic restaurants in Bristol

The GLASSBOAT, Harbourside, BS1 4SB

Tucked away on Welsh Back in Bristol’s historic floating harbour is the unique and elegant Glassboat.

The restaurant opened 30 years ago, having been lovingly restored in the early 1980s.

Tables look out to the water through large, restored wooden windows, with views around the harbourside and to the city.

The menu is classic French, served alongside a carefully-chosen selection of wine.

The special set 3 course menu for Valentines night includes sharing elements for a truly romantic evening starting with a glass of fizz for £50 per person.

Book in advance to avoid disappointment. Further details can be found at: Glassboat

CASAMIA, The General, Lower Guinea Street, BS1 6SY

For some of the most creative and imaginative Italian food anywhere in the country, head to Michelin-starred Casamia.

Brothers Jonray and Peter Sanchez-Iglesias, took over the family business in 2006, and were named Gordon Ramsey’s Restaurant of the Year in 2010.

The set menu changes with each season and the dining experience has been compared to that of Heston Blumenthal’s work at the Fat Duck.

Book a table at Casamia if you are seriously looking to impress your date. Further details can be found at: Casamia

No.4 CLIFTON VILLAGE, The Rodney Hotel, BS8 4HY

An award winning restaurant serving fabulous French-inspired dishes in a beautiful setting.

Situated just a stone’s throw away from the idyllic Clifton Suspension Bridge, No.4 is a boutique restaurant perfect for an intimate Valentine’s Day dinner.

Featuring a hand-picked selection of new world and classic wines to complement the carefully selected Valentine’s Menu.

Further details can be found at: No.4 Clifton Village


For fine dining in a grand setting infused with romance and history, Thornbury Castle is well worth the short drive from Bristol.

Serving a delectable range of traditional fare and more contemporary cuisine with an international flavour.

The expert sommelier can help you select exclusive vintages from the cellars or the finest of New World wines to compliment your meal.

Further details can be found at: Thornbury Castle

Whatever your plans for Valentines Day, it doesn’t have to be about fine dining and splashing out. Bristol has something for everyone and every budget.


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