Bell's Diner and Bar Rooms

0117 924 0357

Bell's Diner and Bar Rooms - Entrance


Bell's Diner and Bar Rooms - view along the street



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About us


Bell's Diner and Bar Rooms is the latest incarnation of Bristol's beloved Bell's Diner, which first opened in 1976 and has remained one of Bristol’s best-loved restaurants ever since. We are proud to have continued flying the Bell’s flag since we took over in May 2013 with a team which has its roots in Rocinantes and Quartier Vert and brings to Bell's the same relaxed enthusiasm for getting knees under a table to eat, drink and have a good time.

Bell’s has three different rooms that are available to hire for private parties, meetings, product launches, tastings and other events.

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We’re really thrilled to be counted among Marina O’Loughlin’s 50 Favourite UK restaurants in the Guardian

and we're even more delighted to be voted Number 26 in Restaurant Magazine's 2016 National Restaurant Awards Top 100.

We have a vinyl-only music policy and we play our records on a Bush Dansette. All our vinyl is available to buy via our resident DJ Mont’s Mosaic. Contact Mont directly via Twitter @montsmosaic

Our sister restaurant Bellita, a jolly bar with food and gorgeous drinks, is open at 34 Cotham Hill

We are delighted to have been awarded a Bib Gourmand, highlighting that we serve high quality food at a reasonable price.

michelin guide 2018


See other reviews here:

The Guardian

Financial Times

Mail on Sunday

Crumbs magazine

and we're really honoured to be in the Observer's Top 40 Restaurants in Britain, as chosen by 40 brilliant chefs

Observer Food Monthly Awards - Runner Up 2015 Best Restaurant

OFM Awards Runner up 2013 OFM Awards Runner up 2014

Michelin 2014Michelin 2015
michelin 2016 Michelin 2017

Good Food Guide 2015 Imbibe - Wine List Of The Year 2014


Our website was designed and is maintained by the ever-fragrant Daniel Penfold.




Open Hours

Tuesday to Thursday 6pm til 10pm
Friday and Saturday 12pm til 3pm
then 6pm til 10pm
  For seasonal holiday hours please call the restaurant.

We are available for private hire
on Sundays, Mondays and throughout the week.