Fishers Restaurant

4.4
210 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 210 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.3
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4.1
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4.1
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JohnG
Bristol
7 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

On one of the last nights before restaurants were forced to close again we were lucky enough to get a table here. Service was excellent and very attentive, and the wine was great. Starters and crab offerings were superb. Main courses were a little diappointing - both a fish dish and the lobster which was over-cooked and quite tough. Still one of our favouites though.

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alieng
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, very good value. Good covid precautions in place . Friendly staff

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JaxM
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Booked as soon as our lockdown restrictions lifted but never having been before. The food was really good, well cooked and tasty - great choices for all courses. Good wine choices too. Nice relaxed restaurant. Excellent value.

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Neal
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great ambience as always, and still family friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We celebrated our engagement on Saturday 19th December, the food was delicious. it was the first day of opening since the second lock down and the service a little muddled, we were offered a discount as compensation which was a nice gesture. We both love Fishers and would like to join them for New Year’s Eve if possible!

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PaulC
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always, expecting these strange times, felt very safe yet unhurried and well looked after.
Food stunning of course... but that’s a given!

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MaxT
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was close, opentable is not updated

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SueO
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fishers -lovely service, wonderful fish dishes, fabulous!!

JA
JANED
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great fresh mackerel. COVID safe and good atmosphere.

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Howard
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Unfortunately many dishes were unavailable and the overall meal was not up to their usual standard. Disappointing.

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AustinH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place for excellent food and service. Easy to book a table and very welcoming , which made our evening complete. Thanks for all your care and help. Small but perfect for my wife and I.

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JohnD
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely evening out with friends. Food was great, as was the wine.

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PamelaM
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely beautiful lunch, where staff went above and beyond with providing a memorable experience for everyone.
I couldn’t recommend higher, they even accommodate for the non-fish eaters!!

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DavidG
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

As a regular visitor over many years is it without doubt the best fish restaurant in
Bristol.
Though the staff continually changes Alison is always a constant. Given all that is happening she is remarkably upbeat

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AnitaY
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our evening here was absolutely perfect. The food was so well cooked and tasted amazing. But the part that made it for us was the impeccable service and warm hospitality. We shall definitely be coming back! Thank you!

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FrancescaS
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious 😋 food as per usual and equally as wonderful service!

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RoseP
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious presentation was great. My only criticism might be was that there wasn’t a lot of choice. Sign of the times perhaps but would definitely go again

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AvelynF
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A delicious lunch with friendly and helpful service. Bit of a wait for my Eton Mess pud, but definitely worth it!

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Anonymous
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely staff and an all round great experience.

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Seniorsurfer74
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning fish restaurant with fabulous cooking and service. Can’t recommend highly enough.

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SophieT
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Staff were so so attentive. Would definitely recommend and will definitely return soon!

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Clare
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The food was tasty but service took forever and our orders got mixed up and noted incorrectly.

JK
JamesK
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service, lovely atmosphere on one of Bristol’s prettiest streets.

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FinnC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fish is always fantastic here. Tables a bit close to each other though

JB
JonnyB
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Something must have gone badly wrong as the service was really poor. We arrived at 7.30, but it was 8.10 before our order was taken and I’d had to ask. On every course we chose, something was out. However, the food, once it came, was very good. Service continued to be slow and our mains were cleared at 9.40. Had to decline the offer of desert as there was no way we would have been done by the 10.00 curfew. The poor service was acknowledged by them not charging for some of our drinks but we left feeling very disappointed

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SueT
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

really great food and friendly staff. Would definitely recommend.

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MelanieD
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic meal! We were sat upstairs and we had a lovely gentlemen serve us, couldn’t of thanked him more! We wanted to tip but had no cash and there was no option when we paid to tip! Fantastic though, will be back!

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MorrisW
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered mussels, oyster and scallop, and the mussels was brilliant, we had a great time! thank you

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theshaws
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely food, lovely people. All gluten free so excellent for coeliacs.

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely waitress Milica made our night, she was so sweet and welcoming. Food was amazing, we did enjoy rose too :))

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Pinay
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

From the Open Table booking, the Early dining set menu was still available but we were disappointed when we were told otherwise when we arrived. We could have booked for a later time to dine if we were not given a wrong information. There was actually no advantage to booking via Open Table!

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MatthewB
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just super, lovely service, cannot remember the owners name but she was so kind and informative and the food and wine was superb

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Nikolas
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Looking for seafood restaurants in Bristol, we chose Fishers because if their high ratings. We sat outside and with the very pleasant weather it was nice. We wanted oysters for starter and fresh fish for main. The oysters were poor quality and overpriced at £3 each. Although they displayed wild fish on the menu, they had none ( only farmed) and we ordered plaice, sole and salmon. The plaice was very average and the dover sole piece rather small, never been served sole like this. On the positive side the cook cooked the fish well and the fish meal could have been very enjoyable if it was fresh.

Overall it was a great disappointment and would not recommend this restaurant. We made amends by treating ourselves to Rick Stein's seafood restaurant in Marlborough and that was a totally superior experience. Whilst the oysters were slightly more expensive at £3.5 each, they were out of this world.

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juliar
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Kept my jumper on as was a bit chilly with the window open, but in the circumstances, I’m happier and safer that way! 👍

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StevenF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food with lovely staff. Always a special place to dine.

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NikkiH
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely charming. Dine here a lot. Staff are friendly and courteous and attentive. Covid friendly. Food is exquisite.

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Lawyerjase
London
7 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and drink was lovely.

Ambience was not the best because of only six people but it was nice having chance to chat without too much noise.

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RobT
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Excellent meal, and very good "social distancing" measures - albeit totally weather-dependent. Friendly service made for a very enjoyable evening.
My only criticisms are - the lack of access to toilets and excessive noise generated by a few insensitive drivers who seemed to delight in using the adjacent street as a race track.

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StephenW
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fishers is a fantastic restaurant. The menu constantly changes according to what us the freshest and highest quality. The service is great and they are always accommodating. I could not decide between the calamari and the tiger prawns for the starter. They suggested some of each. Problem solved.

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Howard
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

I very enjoyable evening out with friendly staff and good food.

FAQs

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

Fishers Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 210 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.