Top 5 date night restaurants


By Imogen Rogers, third year History student

Visit these snazzy restaurants around campus the next time you can't decide where to go for date night. Whether it's for the views, food, or bevs, Bristol has it all!

For the Instagram… The Florist, Park Street

A must-visit for any Instagram lover, The Florist on Park Street is the perfect dinner date restaurant. The food is both beautiful and delicious and they cater for a wide range of dietary requirements. They have an impressive cocktail menu, as well as a separate bar downstairs if you only want to go for drinks. But must importantly there is an amazing flower wall which is the perfect backdrop for those valentine’s day candids.

For the cocktails… Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Whiteladies Road

Bristol is full of some great cocktail bars, but this Valentine’s why not shake it up and head to Her Majesty’s Secret Service for a MI6 themed evening? The menu is an artwork in itself, a travel guide to the British Isles with the cocktails taking inspiration from places around the UK. But beware, this hidden bar is not easy to find…

For the views… Bambalan, Coston Street

Having recently revealed their brand new roof terrace, which is now covered and heated, dining outside no longer ends with summer. Bambalan boasts unrivalled views over the centre of Bristol and a large selection of fresh and healthy meals. They have a happy hour (Two cocktails for £10) between 4-9pm, offer a 20% reduction on food if you have been to the O2, Hippodrome, Colston Hall or the Old Vic that day, and also give 10% discount for NUS card holders.

For the price… Pinkmans, Park Street

A favourite here at Epigram Food; Pinkman’s offers an affordable and most importantly, delicious, range of foods. For just £10 you can get a pizza and a drink (including alcohol) of your choice, or £12 for pizza, a drink and ice-cream and thus it’s the perfect place for Valentines on a budget. Although we do recommended splashing a little more and treating yourself to one of their incredible cakes for dessert.

For Galentines… Atomic Burger, Gloucester Road

This comic-covered restaurant is far from romantic, but for those celebrating Galentines it’s the perfect fit. They serve – arguably- the best vegetarian burgers in Bristol (and offer meat options too) with a huge variety of toppings and sides, from onion bhajis to hash browns. The portions are large and messy, and you will leave hugely bloated and with ketchup down your top - but hey, you’re single.

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Imogen Rogers

Third Year History Student