Fishers Restaurant

4.5
307 reviews
£25 and under
Seafood
Fishers Restaurant serves the freshest fish and seafood just landed by fishermen across the South Coast. The breadth of Fishers daily changing menu includes influences from the Med, Asia and good old blighty, as well as the classics of shellfish platters, fish & chips and our famous fishcakes.

Fishers combines the intimacy of a neighbourhood restaurant, with a polished menu and attentive, personal service. The entire menu is sourced seasonally, sensibly and ethically.

Fishers Restaurant is located in the heart of Clifton Village, Bristol a beautiful Georgian shopping quarter featuring a plethora of independent boutiques, hotels, shops, delis and jewellers… Just a stroll away from Brunel’s Suspension Bridge, Royal York Crescent, the Zoological gardens and Durdham Downs, Fishers is the perfect place for a lunch interlude or a destination dinner.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 307 People Are Saying
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DanielleG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The food was delicious as always. The staff seemed a little flustered even though it wasn’t busy. Drinks order wasn’t quite right and we had to ask for things that should come automatically when ordering lobster. We were seated in a small corner that was already full whilst the rest of the room was empty - perhaps spread people out so not sat on each other’s laps and so conversations can be more private. Food was great though and would go back. A little resentful of the 10% service charge added to the bill as I’d rather tip myself than it be assumed especially when the service wasn’t as good as it perhaps could have been.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love coming here for causal but special dining. The food is always great- fresh seafood and lovely service. Good wine too!

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Tedcom
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delighted to be able to return to this lovely restaurant. Great choice of fresh fish and shellfish on the menu, beautifully cooked and very tasty. Wonderful welcoming and friendly service, looking forward to our next visit.

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Cbdiner
Caribbean
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and friendly service

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HelenA
Mid Wales
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

fab to find a new regular restaurant! unpretentious .. friendly.. professional.. attentive & really good food. Fair and reasonable prices - 2 course meal for two with wine £75

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JohnM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!! Really fresh, delicious fish and great service.

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ScooterW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and outstanding food. We will definitely be returning.

DM
DavidM
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience2

Enjoyable and fair, (if not brilliant), value.

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RevisitingOldHaunts
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall, we were disappointed. We could see that they were very busy, but the service was very slow, although friendly. Before the pandemic, we were ‘regalars’; the welcome was as good as before, but the food was not as good. The TigerPrawns were rubbery. The steak was good. The Sea Bass was good, but the portion size quite small. The Sticky toffee pud was excellent. The banana fritters (2) were no bigger than my thumb! …. and took 20 minutes to arrive! It is a shame the fixed menu before 7 pm is no longer on iffer, as it used to be very good value.

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vipJake
London
23 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Absolutely amazing Sea Bass with a superb kedgeree. Top class. Only let down by overdoing the lovely scallops. A really great fish restaurant. Highly recommended.

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Nemo
London
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent fish and seafood. Good service ………………………

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Tavski
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor space. Good choice of well cooked and presented food. Friendly efficient service. We love Fishers!

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MBBristol
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice restaurant with excellent food. We had the seafood platter and it was delicious.

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ZinaW
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent overall, we very much enjoyed our evening

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HilaryF
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous fresh fish. Innovative recipes. Friendly helpful staff.

MI
MINNOWMAND
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed it and we were made to feel like valued guests. Only niggle was it took ages to get our starters delivered but that’s a minor quibble.

JC
JaneC
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Good service and quality of food. Nice to see things getting back to normal with groundfloor seating back!

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LorraineL
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Always liked this restaurant. Halibut was delicious but slightly overcooked and plate would have benefitted from some colour as pale fish, pale dauphinoise and mushrooms looked very beige. However experience would not deter me from returning.

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BrianK
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice to see Clifton back to life again Fishers provided and excellent evening with delicious food. Not the greatest but certainly worth a visit my wife and I will definitely go again and again I recommend you do as well.

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AdeleB
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great table on ground floor street side, very attentive staff, could choose from menu or fish counter which was a nice touch, very enjoyable

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Bristolvillan
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Service and menu choice not up to their pre-pandemic high standards. Hopefully this is just temporary!

CM
ChristineM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, really nice, good service, good wines. We had a great lunch.

MG
MarieG
Bath
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Quiet, intimate little venue.
Food was outstanding and would definitely recommend and return regularly.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience3

Food delicious, and nicely presented but unfortunately service was a huge let down. Specially seeing the other tables not happy about it too. Hopefully it was just one of those days 🤷🏼‍♀️. Menu felt a bit limited.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Hard to choose from the great selection of main courses. Delicious food and a lovely atmosphere upstairs.

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Toby
London
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We ate upstairs, and were a little forgotten but apart from that it was very good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very nice food, service was a little slow and had tan out of a few things but the restaurant did make sure w

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BridgetJ
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food Fish generally good and service too but very disappointed with the desserts I’m afraid not worth the money

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RogerF
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

An improvement for us would have been more fish dishes without a sauce.

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EstherW
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood ever for a restaurant not on the coast!

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LorettaW
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went off the main menu and asked for lobster. When it came it was a really good size cooked in garlic and butter and tasted fantastic. It was reasonably priced too.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful meal. Excellent service.

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davidg
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Haven’t been to restaurant for a few weeks, but the quality of food was good despite spinach being served cold
Wine list restricted only rose being available at £29 !!!
Despite the staff changing frequently it was ok
Good position for fish counter

PB
PaulB
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely fish - what more can you say! Service good and all very relaxed.

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Browste
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was a return visit to Fishers for my sister's birthday. We had a very good meal and the atmosphere was lively and congenial. There was one problem, which a member of staff resolved very quickly to our satisfaction. If you like fish, I would recommend wholeheartedly.

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johnt
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Great service in a nice restaurant.Mussels were sublime.Large and fresh and perfectly cooked with a subtely tasty sauce.Squid was just basic battered rings and prawns were tough and not very tasty and skate wing was overcooked and drowned in the beurre noisette

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TerenceD
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

my first visit for a year or so,for obvious reasons, food as good as ever. Still the best sticky toffee pudding ever!
We sat out side which was great ,a super new addition. the noise was a problem due to an irresponsible dog owner allowing his charge to run riot!
Not a customer of Fishers I hasten to add.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Waitress was totally disinterested , walked away three times while speaking with her to order , appeared to simply not be bothered ? Food good , service so bad that the meal was spoilt ! 10% automatic gratuity is really cheeky unless you know service is that poor ?

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RobW
London
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little homely restaurant with lovely food and great service

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Dizz
Derbyshire
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Friendly and unpretentious with fantastic fresh seafood

FAQs

Fishers Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0117 974 7044.

Fishers Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 307 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.