Gloucester Restaurants: Best places to eat out, city, Docks & Quays

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 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 The Best Greek Restaurant in Gloucester

Large restaurant table

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.

Greek Mixed Grill

A standout item on their menu is the seafood platter to share, which has fish and shellfish. I’ve also enjoyed the calamari and souvlaki when dining out here. Greek on The Docks is one of my favourite restaurants in Gloucester.

Anatolian Palace A Turkish Restaurant

Anatolian Palace Gloucester Beer

Another of the fantastic restaurants in Gloucester is Anatolian Palace, a Turkish restaurant. You can find Anatolian Palace near Gloucester Quays. they have a lovely restaurant that is clean and nicely decorated. The vibe inside is fun and they love to make diners welcome. They have some good drink options including Efes a tasty Turkish beer.

Anatolian Palace Gloucester Meze

They have a big food menu with lots of Turkish options to choose from, including lots of grilled meats. We opted for their meze sharing platter, followed by the gilled meat platter. Both were delicious and well presented and we left very full. Overall, a great addition of the Gloucester restaurant scene.

Tigers Eye in the City Centre

Tigers Eye Restaurant Gloucester

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.

Ye Olde Restaurant & Fish Shoppe

Another fantastic place to eat out in Gloucester city centre is Ye Olde Restaurant & Fish Shoppe. They are primarily a fish and chip shop, however, they also have a dining area to the rear. Their dining room is cosy and the service we got was good.

Ye Olde Restaurant & Fish Shoppe Food

They have various options for food, including cod and chips, which we enjoyed. We opted for curry sauce and mushy peas with our meal out, which was delicious. They also have good drink options, including soft drinks and beers. Overall, I was impressed with my meal out at Ye Olde Restaurant & Fish Shoppe.

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 Gloucester Dining Room

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.

Cafe Rene in Gloucester

They also serve a fantastic burger which is great for lunch out. Cafe Rene also has a wonderful selection of drinks to choose from, including beers and ciders. Overall, Cafe Rene is a great place to dine out in the city centre.

Bill’s at Gloucester Quays

Bill's Christmas Menu Burger

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

Inside Brewhouse Bar and Kitchen

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.

Draught Lager Pumps

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.

Moroccan Lamb Stew

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

Coal Grill Gloucester

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.

The Comfy Pew

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

Queens Head Pudding

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

Topolys Italian Restaurant

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. Overall, a great place to eat out if you enjoy Italian cuisine.

Toby Carvery

The Toby Carvery is located just outside the city near Highnam. 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. They also have other food options on their menu, which is table service. The Toby Carvery has options for seating including in the restaurant, outside or in their bar area. Overall, a excellent place if you enjoy roast dinners.

The Tall Ship in The Docks

The Tall Ship for seafood in Gloucester

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

Queens Fish Bar Restaurant Gloucester
Queens Fish Bar Restaurant Gloucester

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. Overall, a nice place if you enjoy fish and chips.

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.

Cote Gloucester

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. I’ve enjoyed a few steaks and beers at Cote and found it a fantastic place for a meal out.