Bell's Diner and Bar Rooms

0117 924 0357

Bell's Diner and Bar Rooms - Entrance


Bell's Diner and Bar Rooms - staff


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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.

2016 marks Bell’s 40th birthday, and the third year of us being at the helm in this very special building, so we’re planning a special anniversary event in the autumn. Drop us a line by email to be added to our mailing list and we'll keep you posted.

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


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

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

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

Good Food Guide 2014Good Food Guide 2015 

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


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