15 delicious places to eat and drink at Gloucester Quays

Tuck into a wide variety of tasty dishes, from pizza and pasta to ramen, burgers and brunch at one of the 15 restaurants and eateries at Gloucester Quays.

By Chloe Gorman  |  Published
Gloucester Quays offers a choice of 15 eateries to enjoy everything from a quick coffee and cake, to bottomless brunch or a stylish date-night dinner.
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Gloucester Quays

With up to 70 per cent off retail prices at its collection of high end and high street stores, a multiplex cinema showing the latest films and a wealth of delicious dining options, Gloucester Quays is Gloucestershire’s premium shopping destination.

Whether you’re stopping off for a bite to eat on a shopping trip, going on a dinner date before heading to the cinema, or meeting friends for a boozy weekend brunch, Gloucester Quays has it all.

With its range of delicious eateries offering everything from coffee and cake to pizza; tapas to ramen; and eggs benedict to burgers, there’s something to satisfy everyone’s tastebuds.

Coal Kitchen at Gloucester Quays

Coal Kitchen offers a fantastic all-day dining menu, spanning breakfast brioche buns; the classic full English; burgers; freshly-grilled chicken, beef and halloumi skewers, fish or steak; and a selection of stone-baked main dishes. It also offers a bottomless brunch menu — and a kid’s menu ideal for tiny tummies, too.

Proudly independent, many of its ingredients including its bread, meat, flour, eggs and coffee are all sourced from suppliers in Gloucestershire and the south west.

The Real Greek at Gloucester Quays

Take a trip to the Mediterranean without ever leaving Gloucester, with The Real Greek serving up authentic dishes from cold meze like houmous, taramasalata and tzatziki; hot meze like gigandes, dolmades, meatballs and falafel; to stuffed souvlaki wraps. 

The Real Greek also offers a lunch menu from 12pm to 5pm Monday to Friday for £9.50 per person and a Filoxenia set dinner menu with four dishes for £17 per person. Vegans and little ones are well catered-for, too. 

Portivo Lounge at Gloucester Quays

The laid-back, bohemian-inspired Portivo Lounge is located inside an old Corn Mill and offers a relaxed dining menu. Brunch is available all day, with highlights including buttermilk pancakes; cheddar and sweetcorn fritters; shakshuka with chorizo, alongside main menu options like the Korean fried chicken burger; macaroni cheese; pulled brisket chilli; and loaded fries. There are dedicated vegan, gluten-free and kids' menus, too.

Portivo Lounge also offers a tapas board deal, with three dishes and a portion of ciabatta that’s ideal for sharing, or as a lighter meal — with options including mozzarella arancini, patatas bravas, spicy beef quesadillas, and salt and pepper squid.

Wagamama at Gloucester Quays

Popular chain, Wagamama, serves up delicious Japanese-style dishes, from its famously giant bowls of steaming ramen to spicy katsu curry, sticky rice donburi and yaki soba noodles.

With 50 per cent of its menu being plant-based, veggie and vegan diners can enjoy plenty of showstopping dishes, too – including sticky vegan ‘ribs’; mushroom and aubergine hirata steamed buns; vegan chilli ‘squid’; and vegatsu curry. There are also dedicated gluten-free and kids' menus.

Caffè Nero at Gloucester Quays

Serving Italian-inspired coffee; pastries; ciabattas; salads; hot meal pots; and a delicious range of sweet treats like salted caramel billionaire’s cake, tiramisu and Sicilian lemon cheesecake, Caffè Nero is a great place to take a break while out on a shopping trip.

Zizzi at Gloucester Quays

With baked cheese fondue; crispy calamari; creamy risotto; indulgent truffle and pancetta carbonara; and rustica pizza on the menu, popular chain restaurant Zizzi offers a taste of Italy in the heart of Gloucester Quays.

Zizzi also offers a dedicated non-gluten menu, which includes pizza and pasta, so gluten-free diners can still enjoy an Italian-inspired feast without compromise.

Bill’s at Gloucester Quays

Bill’s offers laid-back, all-day dining at its Gloucester Quays venue, serving tasty brunch dishes like eggs benedict, avocado on sourdough and smoked streaky bacon pancakes with syrup until 11.30am; alongside a main menu including tuna taco bowls; Bill’s classic burger; lobster linguine; truffle chicken; and macaroni cheese.

There are plenty of options for veggie and vegan diners as well, including a dirty vegan burger; vegan shawarma; halloumi fries; and paneer curry. There’s a dedicated kids' menu for little diners, too — and kids eat free during the school summer holidays! 

Côte Brasserie at Gloucester Quays

Côte Brasserie boasts a menu of French-inspired dishes, with starters like French onion soup; chicken liver parfait; and steak tartare, and mains such as confit duck; moules frites; and Breton fish stew — not to mention the classic crème brûlée for dessert.

Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diners are all catered for with a dedicated menu for each, as well as a ‘petit’ menu for children. Côte also offers a prix fixe menu with either two or three courses and a Champagne brunch menu at the weekend.

TGI Fridays at Gloucester Quays

Retro American diner, TGI Fridays, serves up stateside-style comfort food and colourful cocktails — with menus for vegans and kids, too.

Dig into supersize sharers like the Times Square Big Share with wings, loaded potato skins and mozzarella dippers; half or full racks of baby back ribs; oozing burgers including the Ultimate Cheese Dipper, Frank's RedHot Grilled Chicken and the deluxe Wagyu burger; plus, sundaes, cheesecake and brownies for dessert – if you’ve got any room left!

The Cornish Bakery at Gloucester Quays

While the handmade pasties baked in store take pride of place at The Cornish Bakery, it also makes cheese straws, sausage rolls and oozy ham hock toasties — not to mention scones, pastries and its famous Cornish pudding with leftover pastries, vanilla custard, chocolate and berries.

Pizza Express at Gloucester Quays

From delicious doughballs and classic Italian-style pizzas like the Fiorentina and Quattro Formaggi; to American-inspired favourites such as the Sloppy Giuseppe — as well as lighter, Leggera pizzas — Pizza Express remains a popular choice with diners.

The Piccolo menu has mini versions of Pizza Express classics designed for kids, while the dedicated vegan menu has plant-based pizzas, as well as main dishes, sides and desserts. Gluten-free diners don’t need to miss out on the pizza party either, with every Romana and classic pizza available on a gluten-free base, with gluten-free doughballs available, too.

Nando’s at Gloucester Quays

For fans of a cheeky Nando’s, the Gloucester Quays venue won’t disappoint, with a menu full of flame-grilled peri peri chicken that’s as spicy as you can handle.

Its Nandinos menu gives kids under 10 a set menu with a main, two sides and a drink or dessert, while its PERi-Plant strips give vegans a chance to enjoy the authentic Nando’s flavour without the chicken. There’s also plenty of bean- and halloumi-based veggie options.

Five Guys at Gloucester Quays

Five Guys is a burger lover’s dream, serving up favourites stacked high with two beef patties, bacon and cheese, as well as all beef hot dogs, twice-cooked fries and shakes.

Diners can customise their meals with up to 15 free burger toppings — like sauce, pickles, salad and relish — and up to 11 free mix-ins for their milkshakes, with options including Lotus Biscoff, peanut butter, Oreo cookies and even bacon!

Brewhouse & Kitchen at Gloucester Quays

Making the most of its on-site microbrewery, Brewhouse & Kitchen offers a range of beer-inspired pub classics, like its signature beer can chicken, loaded nachos with craft beer cheese dipping sauce and IPA-battered fish and chips — as well as suggestions of which brew to pair with your meal.

Roasts are available all day on Sunday, with chicken, beef, pork or a vegetarian cumin-spiced cauliflower steak taking centre stage, alongside its brewer’s cauliflower cheese with more of that craft beer cheese sauce, roast potatoes, seasonal veg and a homemade Yorkshire pudding. There’s also a kids' menu, as well as both vegetarian and vegan options on the main menu.

Costa Coffee at Gloucester Quays

Brewing up everything from classic lattes, cappuccinos, cortados and flat whites to frappés, bubble tea and cold brew coffee, with regularly-changing of seasonal specials to try, Costa Coffee is the ideal pit stop for a pick-me-up. There are plenty of tasty food options too, including toasties and paninis, pastries, cakes, muffins and biscuits.

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