The Michelin Guide for Great Britain & Ireland 2023 is in. And although there are no new winners for Bristol, we’re happy to reveal Bristol’s Michelin restaurants have retained their stars for 2023. Both Bulrush in Cotham and Paco Tapas, found Harbourside way, have one Michelin star each.
Technically, Bristol had three Michelin star restaurants in 2022. But seeing as Casamia chose to close last year and reinvent itself as the stylish Italian Casa in November, this is no ones fault. We have high hopes for plenty more of Bristol restaurants to bring the A-game this year and add more Michelin stars in 2024.
That’s not to sat there were no new winners this year! The Bib Gourmand distinction – named after Bibendum, the official name of the Michelin Man – is given to restaurants “offering great quality, great value cooking.” The Michelin Guide handed out 20 this year, including three in Bristol. The Mediterranean-style Marmo, Bedminster’s newest restaurant COR, and traditional village pub The Blaise Inn were all given the nod.
Wilsons also mainlined its Michelin Green Star for its commitment to sustainable practices.
Who are Bristol’s Michelin star restaurants?
The neighbourhood-style restaurant offers a “relaxed, cosy feel,” says the Michelin Guide. With a focus on foraged and organic ingredients, the menu takes maximum advantage of its seasonal ingredients. Preserving and pickling also play a key role in blending Anglo-French cuisine with Japanese and Scandinavian influences. Bulrush’s tasting menu is £75 and an extra £60 for accompanying wines.
21 Cotham Rd S, Cotham, Bristol BS6 5TZ
2. Paco Tapas
While Peter Sanchez-Iglesias’ Casa has been taking all the headlines recently, it is his other restaurant taking all the glory it seems. Paco Tapas deserves it too. The Spanish restaurant offers tapas-style dining like you’ve never had before. Everything from jamon croquetas to patatas bravas, duroc pork ribs to presa iberica will leave you stunned with every bite.
3, The General, Lower Guinea St, Redcliffe, Bristol BS1 6FU
To see the full the Michelin Guide to Great Britain & Ireland 2023 head here.