Best Restaurants to celebrate Graduation in Bristol

Best Restaurants to celebrate Graduation in Bristol

Posted on: 12 Jul 2018

For both Universities in Bristol; UWE and UOB, the big day is fast approaching. College Green will be filled with young students completing the last leg of their journey. For them and their parents, it is a momentous occasion that no-doubt deserves a hefty celebration!


If you’re wondering where to undertake such a celebration, there are many great restaurants in the centre to consider. See below for our top picks:



Aquila in Bristol

Award winning Aquila on Baldwin Street specialises in contemporary Italian dining. As well as having vegan and gluten free options on the menu, they also offer bottomless prosecco lunches. Situated in Bristol’s beautiful city centre, the restaurant boasts great views from their two floors with wall-to-ceiling windows.


The Rummer

The Rummer in Bristol

The Rummer has been welcoming discerning guests since the 1200s, and can count heads of state, politicians and many historical figures among their patrons. They are a very fiercely independent bar and restaurant with a passion for quality and a love of local produce. Their multi award winning kitchen serves traditional British dishes and contemporary tasting menus in the cellar dining room. They have a growing reputation for embracing the unusual, and regularly feature dishes on the menu like squirrel and pickled periwinkles. 


The Mint Room

The Mint Room in Bristol

The Mint Room on Clifton Road in Bristol raises the bar of fine dining Indian cuisine to a whole new culinary level in the City. Opened in December 2014 its been the best Indian restaurant in the city since then, bringing not only its unique brand but also its very special Indian fine dining ethos, sophistication and flavours to the city. Combining both traditional and modern Indian cuisine, they use British ingredients to create distinctive dishes with a difference and deliciously contemporary twist. 


Loch Fyne

Loch Fyne in Bristol

The story of Loch Fyne began back on the west coast of Scotland when owners, Johnny and Andy would sell their oysters out of a small shack. Now boasting 29 restaurants up and down the country, their empire is ever-growing and it’s no wonder why. Serving high quality, fresh and sustainably sourced seafood dishes (much of which is from the loch itself), their seafood platters are legendary and an absolute must try!


The Pump House

The Pump House in Bristol

Situated in a prime waterside location close to where the city docks meet the River Avon, this unique gastropub is housed in a former Victorian pumping station. Serving predominantly British food with continental influences, everything is prepared on site, from bread to ice-cream. Fish, meats and vegetables are locally sourced and of impeccable quality. The menus are tailored to the seasons and ever-changing meaning that every dish is special.  


San Carlo

San Carlo in Bristol

San Carlo on Corn Street is easily one of Bristol’s best restaurants and is much-beloved by many of the city’s residents. They serve up Italian dishes with the elegance of a fine dining restaurant combined with the flavour of a rustic Italian kitchen. The extensive menu includes carefully selected dishes to create an explosion of culinary tastes.


The Ivy

The Ivy in Bristol

The Ivy Clifton Brasserie recently opened in the heart of Clifton Village. Offering a mouth-watering menu, synonymous with The Ivy’s classic style, it is a wonderful place for a special occasion.


For all those graduating this year congratulations and we wish you every success for the future.


Article by:

Hannah Moll

Hannah recently graduated with a degree in English with Writing. She is an avid writer, freelancer and creative. She is currently writing her first full-length novel and a collection of poetry. Always out and about in Bristol's music scene, she attends music events on a weekly basis.