Ruby's Diner, situated at Bristol's popular live music haunt Start The Bus, holds some of the finest Diner iner dinners you’ll find this side of the Atlantic. The Snack & Share menu features stacked sliders (starting at £11.50 for the veggie option), as well as chips and dips, and chilli fries. Sandwiches are superb – pick up an NY deli option, complete with fries, for £6 – while the fried chicken (£8.25) is crisp on the outside, juicy in the middle.
Of course, no diner menu would be complete without a decent burger selection, and the handmade options at Ruby’s are definitely worth sampling. Classic flavour combos battle for your attention on a whopping menu, while more outlandish compositions – such as the pickled onion Monster Munch, Emmental and thousand island burger (£9.45) – are just crazy enough to work.
Other American classics include a satisfyingly stodgy mac 'n' cheese (£6.75), and a sweet, smoky, fall-of-the-bone rack of ribs (£15.95), while from a little closer to home you’ll find a mean British Sunday roast. Add in a great beer and spirit selection and you have all you could need from a bar in the city centre.