Cheap Places to Eat in Bristol

Bristol is a vibrant city in the southwest of England with a bustling food scene. While there are plenty of high-end restaurants and trendy cafes to choose from, dining out in Bristol doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, the city is home to a variety of cheap eats that are both delicious and budget-friendly.

From traditional British grub to international cuisine, there’s something for everyone. We’ll explore some of the best cheap places to eat in Bristol, so you can satisfy your hunger without emptying your wallet.

Eat A Pitta

Eat A Pitta are sat directly opposite the city’s main museum, and serve up Bristol’s best falafel, loaded pittas, stuffed salad boxes, and uber indulgent humous. They’re known for offering delicious colourful food and massive portion sizes at a reasonable price. For a healthy but incredibly tasty lunch, head on over to Eat a Pitta.

Must Try: Falafel & Halloumi Combo Sandwich.

Taste of Napoli

Bringing authentic Italian food to the centre of Bristol is a Taste of Napoli. They import the best quality ingredients all the way from Italy. Serving a selection of mouthwatering pizza, calzone, paninis and an array of coffee and pastries that will knock your socks off. Whether breakfast, lunch, dinner or you’re in the mood for some sweet treats, Taste of Napoli has you covered. 

Must Try: Focaccia Sandwich with Mortadella Ham, Pesto & Mozzarella.


Fancy some next level Japanese street food? Look no further. Voted Best Street Food in Bristol, Eatchu in St Nicks Market have queues lining up to taste their beautiful gyoza dumplings every day. They are more than worth the wait, sharing locally sourced ingredients, with chicken, pork, and vegan friendly dumplings right on the high street. With portions starting from around £6, they’re a super affordable bite, perfect for your lunches.

Must Try:  Broccoli, Pea and Edamame Gyoza.

Chance & Counters

Calling all board game lovers, Chance and Counters serves up a selection of pub grub alongside chill vibes and a range of board games to keep you entertained – anything from Monopoly to Catan. This place aims to be unlike other board game cafés, and offer a food and drink menu on offer to include more than your basic bar snacks, and to be able to compete with local pubs and restaurants.

They pair over 850 board games with seasonal homemade and hearty food and local beer, and it’s taken the city by storm! Just remember, this place is super popular and can be booked up weeks in advance, so make sure you get a reservation in early.

Must Try: Buffalo Chicken Burger, Halloumi Fries, and a side of Scrabble.

The Toast Room

Bringing a taste of European cafe culture to the streets of Bristol is The Toast Room. Whilst travelling Europe, the founders noticed most countries had their version of a ‘staple on toast’, tartines in France, tostadas in Spain, bruschettas in Italy, francesinha in Portugal, zapiekanka in Poland.. need we go on? We know, you’re only used to cheesey beans on toast. But sometimes, it’s okay to switch things up and try something new. You won’t regret it, we promise you that.

Must Try: Goats Cheese & Mixed Pepper Sourdough Toastie.

Tips & Tricks for Saving Money on Food

Bristol has so many amazing restaurants, so when you’re there, you know you definitely won’t fall short of options and you will, without a doubt, be able to find a restaurant that will suit your needs! These are just a few of a whole host of restaurants that are affordable to eat at, so you’ll never go hungry again. If you’re looking for other ways to life life for less, check out our Save Money Hub.