The ULTIMATE guide to eating out in North Somerset

The ULTIMATE guide to eating out in North Somerset

The ULTIMATE guide to eating out in North Somerset - Credit: Archant

From Michelin-recommended restaurants and mouth-watering cream teas to delectable breakfasts – we share the secrets to North Somerset’s tastiest food

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The small county of North Somerset is a veritable foodie heaven with locally sourced produce and specialities top of the list at many of its culinary establishments. Set amongst the rolling Somerset countryside, or nestled within vibrant North Somerset towns, bistros, pubs, cafes and takeaways wait to be discovered. From the much-talked about restaurants, to some hidden gems, we uncover the best places to eat in the area and break it all down into bite-size chunks.

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1. Breakfast in North Somerset: 5 of the best places to go

Reportedly the most important meal of the day, we headed to Nailsea, Clevedon and Weston to track down the best breakfasts. From full English fry-ups and continental breakfasts to a healthy way to start the day – find out our 5 favourite locations. Read more…

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2. North Somerset cream tea: 7 of the best places to eat

‘Eating clean’ and ‘raw food’ may be the diets of the moment, but where’s the fun in that? If tucking into something sweet, elegant and indulgent is your idea of a fabulously British (and delicious) afternoon, then the tearooms and hotels of North Somerset are here to help. We tested our sweet tooth to find the top spots to eat scones, jam and clotted cream with a lovely cup of tea. Read more…

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3. 5 top places to eat fish and chips in North Somerset

Whether eaten from Weston’s Grand Pier against the seaside backdrop or from the comfort of the armchair on a Friday night – fish and chips have become a part of English culinary culture. From cod and chips to mushy peas, we pick 5 of the best places to enjoy a traditional fish supper from Weston to Congresbury. Read more…

Venga, Portishead.

Venga, Portishead. - Credit: Archant


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4. Restaurants in Portishead: 9 of the best places to eat

Top-notch tapas, gastro pub grub and even vegan fare – this coastal town has it all. Not far from the hubbub of Bristol, beautiful Portishead boasts some of the best restaurants in North Somerset – from Italian and Spanish food to a good pub lunch – we pick 9 places worth a visit. Read more…

One of the meals on the menu at The Ashton.

One of the meals on the menu at The Ashton. - Credit: Archant

5. Restaurants in Long Ashton and Failand: 5 top places to eat

You can find Michelin recommended food, modern Indian cuisine and traditional pub grub in this area of North Somerset - all a stones throw from Long Ashton Golf Course and Ashton Court. Read more…

The Pony and Trap has held a Michelin Star since 2011 © Jon Craig

The Pony and Trap has held a Michelin Star since 2011 © Jon Craig - Credit: Archant

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6. 5 Michelin recommended restaurants in North Somerset

For over 100 years Michelin and gastronomy have gone hand in hand – and North Somerset is no stranger to the revered standard makers of gourmet food. Find out which 5 of North Somerset’s restaurants made it into the Michelin Guide, including one with a coveted star. Read more…

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7. 7 of the best burgers in North Somerset

If you’re looking for a great laidback meal, then you’ve come to the right place. The burger bar is a top place to catch up with friends over a chargrilled feast – and North Somerset boasts some winners – whether you prefer an American BBQ smokehouse or a traditional burger diner to take the kids, we’ve got it covered. Read more…

Where is the best bakery in North Somerset?

Where is the best bakery in North Somerset? - Credit: Archant

8. 5 of the best North Somerset bakeries

If you’ve ever fancied hosting a dinner party or an afternoon tea party at home, chances are that tracking down the most delicious and beautifully presented cakes and pastries is pretty high on your list. Whether you’re looking for a spectacular occasion cake or just a quick fix of baked goods at lunchtime, we pick five of the best North Somerset bakeries. Read more…

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9. 5 of the best pizzas in North Somerset

Whilst the specifics of this Italian invention can be divisive at times (thick crust or thin crust? Ham and pineapple?!), pizza has become a universally loved meal. Whether its pepperoni, a traditional margherita or even gluten-free – we pick 6 of the top pizza restaurants and delivery services from Portishead to Weston. Read more…

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10. 5 of the best Chinese restaurants in North Somerset

From tucking in to a chicken chow mien to devouring crispy duck and pancakes, choosing a favourite Chinese restaurant is a tough call. We checked out the competition in Nailsea, Clevedon, Worle and Cheddar, to shortlist five of the best restaurants and takeaways where you can get your fix of Chinese food in North Somerset. Read more…

P.S. Here at North Somerset Times we love your feedback. If there is a cuisine or area you would like to see featured in one of our guides then make sure to tweet us @NSomTimes or just comment below.

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