Gloucester Restaurants, our guide to the best places to eat out in Gloucester, including in the city centre, docks and Quays. there are options for some good local food and many international food options.
The @aboutglos guide to meals out in Gloucester. We hope to help you choose the best eatery to suit your tastes. Maybe you are…
- Looking for a nice tasty or healthy lunch.
- A posh restaurant for a special occasion or date.
- A quiet, traditional pub.
- Vegetarian or vegan meals.
- Some international cuisine like Italian, Asian and more.
- Brunch or breakfast.
- Or something different.
- Fancy eating out at a pet-friendly establishment.
The Best Restaurants in Gloucester
Gloucester Restaurants Including The Docks & Quays. Since the Quays’ development, the entire area around Gloucester Docks has become more vibrant and has created its own night-time economy. There are new bars, pubs and restaurants for you to visit and enjoy some nice food with friends or a civilised drink with friends or colleagues.
Greek on the Docks
This is a very nice and posh Greek restaurant on the dockside, with indoor and outdoor seating. Greek on the Docks, serve some excellent quality, authentic and traditional food. They also have an impressive wine list to accompany your meal.
Tigers Eye in the City Centre
Tigers Eye is the first Hot Rock Grill restaurant in the city occupying the two floors of The Old Bell, a listed inn dating back to the 17th Century. They serve a selection of great foods, including a variety of meats and fish served in a hot stone to finish cooking as you like it.
Cafe Rene in Gloucester City Centre
In a fantastic location near St Mary De Crypt Church, is the fantastic Cafe Rene. Primarily a pub and entertainment venue, but is also a place to eat wonderful food out. Cafe Rene is a great place to eat out. It has a dedicated dining room and outdoor seating for some alfresco sustenance.
Cafe Rene’s menu contains hearty meals at a very reasonable price. Their varied menu gives you plenty of food options to choose from. Cafe Rene is primarily a steak house who prides themselves on expertly grilled prime cuts of steak.
Bill’s at Gloucester Quays
In Gloucester Quays is Bill’s, a contemporary European chain eatery that serves separate breakfast, afternoon tea, lunch and dinner menus. They have a superb choice of healthy and seasonal food to choose from. They also have a special Christmas menu each year which is full of treats. Bill’s also has a decent drinks menu including some excellent wines and beers. On my visits to Bills, the food and service were both great.
Brewhouse & Kitchen on The Waterfront
Brewhouse & Kitchen is a waterfront restaurant on the banks of the Gloucester-Sharpness canal near to The Quays. They have an excellent variety of beer types on offer, some of which are very special. They made us very welcome for our meal out at Brewhouse and Kitchen. Brewhouse & Kitchen also made the dog very welcome, including bringing him a fresh bowl of water to keep him refreshed.
This place is a very nice eatery that is also a microbrewery. The decor theme is all about brewing, which they did tastefully. There was seating over 2 floors and also outside seating with heating for a nice waterfront place to eat or drink. There was an excellent choice of drinks, including both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. I opted for their ginger beer on this visit, but in the past have enjoyed an array of lagers. My favourite drink I have had here is Tongerlo, a Belgian lager, which is very strong.
For dinner, the pork rib was a delicious starter, followed by their Moroccan Lamb stew. Both were delicious and cannot wait to return. The menu also includes a wonderful choice of meal options.
Coal Bar & Grill in The Docks
In the old Pillar & Lucy Warehouse at the docks, Coal Bar & Grill is a marvellous place to go out to eat. The interior is very nice to look at, with exposed brickwork, timber beams and low ceilings. They also have outside seating for sunny days.
Coal Bar & Grill love to use fresh ingredients, in their selection of grills, pizzas, pasta and salads. They are also veggie-friendly and have a great cocktail menu. The restaurant specialises in barbecue food straight from the grill including chicken, steaks, rack of ribs and beef brisket. @aboutglos have enjoyed a few meals here, and they cooked the food nicely, especially their steaks.
The Comfy Pew in Gloucester City Centre
Near to the main gate of Gloucester Cathedral is The Comfy Pew. The Comfy Pew is a licenced restaurant and coffee shop that calls a Tudor listed building home.
They serve some great homemade food, including soup with crusty bread or a ploughman’s platter. They have some interesting deserts, including some traditional classics.
The Queens Head in Longford
In Longford, just outside of Gloucester city centre, is The Queens Head, a quaint traditional country pub and eatery. They have a nice rustic dining area with some great local pictures on the walls. The Queens Head serves delicious tasty home cooked food, the highlight being their lamb, mashed potato and mint gravy. They have other pleasant options on their menu too, including pork belly, steak or some vegetarian options.
Topoly’s Italian Restaurant in Gloucester
One Southgate Street in Gloucester is Topoly’s an Italian Restaurant. They are an independent Italian eatery that serves authentic and delicious food. their menu includes Italian staples like pasta, pizza and meats.
The Toby Carvery is located just outside the city. It was formerly The Dog at Over, a family-friendly restaurant and pub that serves food value food. They specialise in serving roast dinners all day every day at their carvery.
The Tall Ship in The Docks
At Gloucester docks is The Tall Ship, a pub/restaurant specialising in fish and seafood. Beer, wine, and seafood are the eateries’ main offerings and delivered well. You can dine out in their nice dining area or garden. The Tall Ship also has a special board for diners to enjoy something unique. Cuisine on the menu includes delights like freshly dressed crab, sardines or salmon, to name a few.
Queens Fish Bar in Longlevens
In Longlevens, just outside the city centre, is Queens Fish Bar, a posh fish and chip restaurant. They serve some great quality food to eat in their nice dining room or for takeaway.
Côte Brasserie at Gloucester Quays
At The Quays on Merchants Road is Côte Brasserie, a French eatery. Cote is a modern French brasserie chain restaurant that serves excellent food all day long. Their menu has French regional specialities and traditional classic dishes from France.
The Cote menu includes some great starters, including the French onion soup, calamari and Baked Goats Cheese from the Loire Valley. For the main course, there are choices like Bretton Fish Stew, mussels with white wine and many meat options. They also serve a fantastic chateaubriand for sharing, an ideal dish for date night.