Cheap Places in Bristol

Dining out doesn’t have to break the bank!

Wael Makki | Date posted - 16 Nov 2018
Dining out doesn’t have to break the bank! Bristol is home to plenty of restaurants offering yummy food and drinks on a budget. Whether you’re looking for low-price lunch options or good value eateries, there’s an affordable restaurant to satisfy every craving. We’ve picked five of our favourite cheap places in Bristol and listed them below. Be ready to get your mind blown - and not your budget!


Indian food in Bristol doesn’t come better than Thali. It’s said that this spot reflects the heart and soul of India, the land, the people, and the cuisine; a truly authentic experience. This award-winning restaurant has multiple branches across Bristol, from Easton and Montpelier to Southville, Clifton, and Totterdown. They’re renowned for producing simple food full of exotic flavours, aaaand… all at amazing prices. Order yourself a punjabi dish, a keralaan nandan chicken bowl, or any other main, you won’t be spending more than £12 in here. Note: these guys can gather all dietary and allergies requirements!


Fresh and healthy cuisine, a lip-smacking drinks menu, and breathtaking views over the city centre, that’s what awaits you at Bambalan. This spot offers something for everyone, expect mezzes, grilled meats, burgers, and other exciting Mediterranean plates for a very moderate price. Their lunch specials are available from Monday to Friday and only cost £6.5. And to all the parents out there: kids eat for free during the weekdays from 12pm to 5pm.

Turtle Bay

Caribbean eating and drinking for a cheap price, what else do you need? Turtle Bay serves authentic  Caribbean food from Aruba to Saint Lucia. Expect fresh starters, deliciously grilled meat cuts, tasty salads, and all sorts of exotic dishes that’ll tantalise those taste buds of yours. Their prices range from £6 to £15. Come for a delicious meal or a yummy drink. Their fantastic rum-based cocktails will leave you breathless (literally). This one’s one of our top picks for a cheap place in Bristol, experience it yourself!

The Kensington Arms

Award-winning restaurant doesn’t necessarily mean expensive! Located in the heart of Redland, this little gem serves tasty British food and afternoon teas for a price that won’t make you want to jump off a cliff. From honey mustard glazed ham and crispy mushrooms with chickpeas to rare onglet and beer battered cod, expect to spend between £12 and £16 for your main dish. This is a dog-friendly spot, so don’t hesitate to bring your fluffy one for a (free) treat, he deserves it too!

BOSCO Pizzeria

If you’re on a budget and looking for a cheap place in Bristol, try BOSCO Pizzeria. This family-run restaurant serves traditional Neapolitan style pizzas that are cooked from their wood-fired oven. Yeah, it does makes a big difference. Their plates of pasta range from £10 to £14 and their pizzas from £9 to £12. These guys also serve vegetables, salads, and mouthwatering desserts. Buon Appetito!

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