Eleanor Potter and Belinda George take a look at some of the most popular eateries in town.


Catch a ferry to the Cottage and chill out with a cider and some traditional English pub grub on a sunny afternoon. There’s never any seats left, so just sit on the wall or steps and perch your plate on your lap like everyone else. There are great views over the harbour and always an entertaining spectacle of capsizing boaters.

For gluten free normality arrange a night with friends at Atomic Burger on Gloucester Road. It has a buzzing atmosphere, friendly staff and juicy triple layered burgers available, completely gluten free. For something in the city centre, The Stable on Bristol Harbourside serves gluten free pizzas- and they’re delicious.

Capture the Caribbean island vibe at Turtle Bay with authentic dishes and 2-4-1 cocktails. It’s an environment inspired by laid back living and a menu packed with flavours from the Caribbean- try jerk ribs with sweet potato fries and spicy slaw. And they don’t need meat to dish up a tasty dinner- they have delicious vegan-friendly starters, mains and puds.

Situated in the heart of Fishponds, just 3 miles away from the bustling city of Bristol, Porto Lounge is the perfect hangout venue. Its rustic and cosy interior is welcoming, while the bookshelves stacked with board games provides a relaxing form of entertainment. The cafe/bar regularly holds reasonably priced quiz and tapas nights, and boasts gluten free, vegan and kids menus. There really is something for everyone.

With breathtaking, panoramic views of Clifton Suspension Bridge, The White Lion Bar Terrace is one of the most beautiful places to relax with a glass of wine in Bristol. The bar does fantastic meals, coffees, cakes and £2 student pints while also screening live sports. They even have a modern day Jukebox which uses an app called the ‘Secret DJ’ and allows users to choose what tunes they want playing in the bar area right from their own phones.

By Belinda George and Eleanor Potter