Top 5 places for a quick business lunch in Bristol

One of Bristol’s top lunch spots, Pigsty


Known as the “Home of the hog” – Pigsty, as you may have guessed, provides customers with an array of pork delights.

The restaurant evolved from an argument between three brothers – a rugby player, a ship broker and a cabinet maker over their favourite pork sausage. The only way they could resolve the issue was to create their own menu.

Greg Rhodes, General Manager summarised their £6 lunch option: “The PLT Sarnie is a great option for lunch during the week.”


With an open kitchen to create a sense of culinary drama, Aquila is a modern Italian restaurant located a short distance from the harbourside and city centre.

General manager Cinzia Porcedda comments: “We run our business lunch from 12pm to 3pm and it includes seven dishes, each available for £6.95. We have four different pasta dishes and 3 different pizzas.

“At the end of the meal the chef and manager come out and kiss and thank the customer because they are so happy to have them.”

Three Brothers Burgers

Part of the city’s edgy food scene, The Three Brother’s Burger restaurant is located on a picturesque boat between Queen’s Square and Castle Park, overlooking King Street.

Named after the three masts aboard the ship, they provide a relaxed setting and cheaper alternative to other lunch locations, yet still deliver on quality burgers and offer an extensive range of craft beers and ciders.

The £5 lunch deal offers a simple classic burger and fries that can be ready in minutes and is available seven days a week until 5pm.


The Glassboat was salvaged from the River Severn 30 years ago and offers stunning views of the floating harbour and Bristol Bridge.

Originally intended as a floating botanical garden, the restaurant now offers a classic French menu served alongside a carefully chosen selection of wine. The ‘Prix Fixe’ set menu offers two courses for £12 and three for £15 from Monday to Saturday. 

Mud Dock 

Mud Dock is a quirky bike shop and café converted from a red-brick harbourside warehouse offering a rooftop view of the city. Its business lunch menu offers various British and multi-national dishes for less than £15. All meals are prepared daily using fresh and locally sourced ingredients.

Anna Trejner, café manager said: “We’ve been an independent part of the harbourside for 23 years with the same owners. We offer a large outside space overlooking the water and we get a lot of people sitting outside on sunny days.”

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