About Birch

We are a local South Bristol restaurant serving fresh and delicious seasonal food.

Our aim is simple, to use local seasonal produce to create stunning small plates to be enjoyed in a relaxed environment. Birch is a small British restaurant set in the picturesque Southville in South Bristol. Birch’s menu is made up of small plates created by our Head Chef Lee using seasonal ingredients from local South West suppliers. With dishes changing weekly we aim to use the best ingredients the South West has to offer all year round. Book a Table.

Ali and Tom, Birch Bristol - Local South Bristol restaurant serving fresh and delicious seasonal food

Tom & Ali

From a very young age Tom and Ali have had a passion for good food and drink regularly cooking the Sunday lunches and experimenting on their family. This passion turned into a career for Tom when he worked as a restaurant manager throughout Bristol over the last 6 years. He started his hospitality career at The Albion in Clifton before moving to Blagdon to open the Seymour Arms. Toms dream was realised when he purchased the Birch with his twin brother Ali. Tom and Ali look forward to welcoming you to the Birch and becoming part of the thriving food scene in Bristol.

Lee, Birch Bristol - Local South Bristol restaurant serving fresh and delicious seasonal food


Lee started working as a chef in London learning his trade at Bibendum in Chelsea and continued his development at Lutyens on Fleet Street over a 15-year period. Lee decided on a change of scenery and moved to the South West where he opened the Seymour Arms with Tom before moving to Munio for the last year. His local, seasonal approach to cooking makes him the perfect chef to take over the Birch. When creating his menu Lee has focused on supporting local suppliers and using seasonal produce to create simple small plates.


Extract Coffee Logo

Our coffee is freshly roasted by Extract Coffee Roasters, a team with one simple mission; to make coffee better. Better for farmers, better for roasters. Better for baristas, better for drinkers. They travel the world sourcing the best coffee and roast on hand-restored vintage roasters in St Werburgh’s Bristol. Ethically sourced Perfect crafted.

S & J Fisheries

S&J Fisheries are a family owned business that has been supplying fresh and frozen fish and seafood since 1985. They pride themselves on sourcing the best quality fish from a wide list of trusted suppliers. Their large selection of fish and seafood is all sourced in a traceable and responsible manner.

Crook and Churn Dairy

Crook and Churn were established in 1983 and are suppliers of quality dairy produce from the West Country. We also work very closely with Ivy House dairy, suppliers of ethical and organic Jersey cow’s milk products.

Meat Hook

Meat Hook are a third generation butchers with a difference. From humble beginnings in 1960’s in our family run traditional butchers shop on Gloucester road to our present day purpose built FSA accredited factory.We have a well established partnership with our suppliers providing Ashdale Beef from Somerset, Wiltshire Lamb, and Pork from Gloucestershire.

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Contact Birch

Local South Bristol restaurant serving fresh and delicious seasonal food

0117 902 8326

47 Raleigh Rd, Bristol BS3 1QS


Opening Times

Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Wednesday – 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Thursday – 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Friday – 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday – 12:00pm – 3:00pm / 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Sunday – 12:00pm – 4:00pm

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