For the biggest selection of eating-out options in Bristol, head to retail mecca, Cabot Circus. Under Cabot's glass sails and on European-style piazza Quakers Friars you'll find you can eat your way around the globe, stop for a simple snack or grab a quick coffee as you take that much-needed break from shopping heaven. Whether you're hitting the shops, visiting the Showcase Cinema de Lux, or your visit is purely about the food, Cabot Circus has something to suit and satisfy.
Appropriately for a thoroughly modern mall, Cabot Circus provides ample opportunity to enjoy American-style cuisine: Frankie & Benny's serves up everything from burgers and steaks to pizza and salad, while Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is a great spot for a sweet treat and some coffee. Burgers are well represented with the likes of Five Guys and Gourmet Burger Kitchen, and for a Tex-Mex flavour head to Chimichanga with your amigos. Get a taste of the Orient with wagamama's nutritious Japanese-inspired dishes or dine at Giraffe, which rolls all cuisines into one, with a global themed menu and relaxing world music.
Over in Quakers Friars the choice continues, with a number of restaurants for that leisurely special treat. Chic enough to match its famous fashion home, the Second Floor Restaurant at Harvey Nichols provides all-day dining and an impressive selection of over 400 wines, while Brasserie Blanc offers classic French cuisine the Raymond Blanc way – dine in the sophisticated interior of the former Quaker meeting house, take a seat outside for a spot of alfresco dining in the Bristol sunshine, or hold your special event in the medieval Cutlers or Bakers Hall.
Head over the piazza and discover Carluccio's; sample the simple Italian fare, executed with flair, and visit the food shop to stock your larder with delicious Italian treats. Piccolino tackles Italian cuisine the contemporary way; atmospheric lighting and uber sleek furnishings, a great bar with superb cocktail list and an excellent menu of classic and modern Italian dishes make this the perfect option for a night out.
For something a little different try CUPP – this converted shipping container in Quakers Friars sells tasty noodles, cupcakes and quirky bubble tea that just has to be tried. And with numerous coffee shops and fast-food options throughout the centre, Cabot Circus has got every eating-out possibility covered, in true Bristol fashion.