14 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 14 restaurants at Gloucester Quays.

By Chloe Gorman  |  Published
Gloucester Quays offers a choice of 14 eateries to enjoy everything from a quick coffee and cake to a slap-up meal.
Gloucester Quays offers a choice of 14 eateries to enjoy everything from a quick coffee and cake to a slap-up meal.
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Gloucester Quays is packed with high street and designer brands, all with up to 70 per cent off retail prices – not to mention a fantastic array of restaurants, a multiplex cinema and the monthly Orchard Street Market.

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 skewers, steaks, chicken, fish and halloumi; 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.

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 ham hock hash with kimchi; buttermilk pancakes; and spinach, feta and chorizo shakshuka, alongside main menu options like the ultimate chicken burger; macaroni cheese; pulled brisket chilli; and loaded fries. There are dedicated vegan, gluten-free and kid’s 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, halloumi and sweetcorn fritters and buttermilk fried chicken tapas.

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 kid’s 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 burrata fondue; crispy calamari; loaded tortellini; spaghetti chorizo 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, smashed avocado on toast and smoked streaky bacon pancakes with syrup until 11.30am; alongside a main menu including tuna tacos; Bill’s classic burger; fish pie; steak and eggs; and macaroni cheese.

There are plenty of options for veggie and vegan diners as well, including a dirty vegan burger; beetroot and glazed goats cheese risotto; halloumi fries; and ‘Truffalos’ – vegan truffled buffalo ‘wings’ with dairy-free cheese dip. There’s a dedicated kid’s menu for little diners, too.

Cote Brasserie at Gloucester Quays

Cote Brasserie boasts a menu of French-inspired dishes, with starters like French onion soup; chicken liver parfait; and prawn gratinée, and mains such as cassoulet de Toulouse, with confit duck and Toulouse sausages; moules frites; and beef cheek bourguignon – 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. Cote 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; creatively-topped burgers like the Louisiana Hot Mess with buttermilk chicken, hot sauce and blue cheese slaw or the Filthy Rich with jalapeños, candied maple bacon, pickled red onions, fried egg and cheese sauce; plus, sundaes, cheesecake and waffles 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, oozy toasties and ham hock rolls – 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, side and 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 junk-food lover’s dream, serving up burgers 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 and Kitchen at Gloucester Quays

Making the most of its on-site microbrewery, Brewhouse and 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 butternut squash and filo parcel 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 kid’s menu, as well as both vegetarian and vegan options on the main menu.

Costa Coffee at Gloucester Quays

Brewing up classic lattes, cappuccinos, cortados and flat whites; frostinos and cold brew coffee; seasonal specials like toffee nut lattes and Black Forest hot chocolates; to its new Costa+ range with energy and protein boosts, Costa Coffee is the ideal pit stop for caffeine fiends. With plenty of tasty food options too, including toasties and paninis, pastries, cakes, muffins and biscuits.

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