For hundreds of years, the historical city of Bristol has been a jumping-off point for enterprising adventurers and a resting place for the weary traveler.
Both groups tend to have one thing in common: They get hungry! Thankfully, Bristol has food for every mood. Get yourself on a train to Bristol Temple Meads, and work up that appetite.
Best Breakfast at Bristol Temple Meads
Situated a stone’s throw from the station on Lower Approach Rd, Hart’s Bakery offers a delicious selection of freshly made cakes and pastries that’ll leave you happy, satisfied and ready to take on the world. For a truly energising start, why not pair a steaming cup of artisan coffee with an indulgent french butter croissant? They even offer more substantial savoury brunch options such as sausage rolls, tarts and pasties, so there’s no reason to start your day on an empty stomach.
Best Working Lunch Near Bristol Temple Meads Station
The award-winning City Cafe at Hilton Garden Inn, roughly a five minute walk from Temple Meads, is the perfect venue for entertaining clients as a part of a business lunch or taking a break from your work day to grab a quick bite to eat. You won’t find weird and wonderful molecular gastronomy on show here; rather, the chefs focus on contemporary classics, executed to perfection. Who could ask for more than that?
Fine Dining Around Bristol Temple Meads
A brisk ten minute walk brings us to the Rummer Hotel and its atmospheric Cellar Dining Room, which offers modern British fine dining, resulting in an unforgettable eating experience. Enjoy truly tasty and interesting choices such as raw scallop with charcoal mayo, cucumber and dill, or crispy hake with soused mussels, lobster sauce and lumpfish roe, as you are soothed by the smooth sound of live jazz.
Romantic Meal Near Bristol Temple Meads Station
I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Italian food is the most romantic food there is! Something about the heady mix of fragrant herbs, the zing of fresh tomatoes and sumptuous red wine, all enjoyed by candlelight with that ‘special someone’, creates a fool-proof recipe for romance. Don Giovanni’s isn’t posh, it isn’t pretentious; it simply serves delicious Italian cuisine, prepared with love.
Quick Drinks Near Bristol Temple Meads
The Cornubia describes itself as Bristol’s ‘best kept secret’, and with good reason, as this little gem of a pub is tucked down a little side-street, a short distance from the station. It’s well worth seeking out as, being Bristol, they have a tremendous (also tremendously strong, in some cases) selection of ciders. Not only that, but they also boast 12 real ales, including their very own bespoke ‘Cornubia’ beer.
Contributors: Ryan Magee, Chris Lomas