A True Taste of Jamaica

“Cooking is at the heart of what I do. Rice and Things is not only a restaurant, it is an experience. My dream is that every moment that you spend with us is an authentic taste of Jamaica. You will feel my heart and soul in the atmosphere, the food and the restaurant”

Rice & Things is a lifelong dream of Chef Neufville, a very passionate Jamaican Chef, who believes in authenticity and strives for excellence.
What started out as a take-away referred to by many as a ‘hole in the wall’ , has become the Rice & Things Exclusive Jamaican Restaurant and Bar.

The Rice and Things team work tirelessly to give you nothing but full satisfaction and value for money. We pride ourselves on the strength of your experience with us.  We hope that through our service and dishes we can strengthen ties within our communities.

“Our aim is for you to experience authentic Jamaican hospitality.  Our goal is excellence!”

Read the Rice & Things story

Rice & Things Favourites

Daily best sellers

  • Fried chicken
  • Curry Goat
  • Oxtail
  • Ackee and Saltfish
  • Escovitch Fish

View Lunch Menu

Customers favourites

  • Jerk Chicken
  • Brown Stew chicken
  • Baked (barbecue) Chicken
  • Pepper Steak
  • Stew Beef/Pork

View Standard Menu

Sunday specials

  • Garlic shrimp
  • Roast Lamb
  • Roast Beef

View A La Carte Menu


  • 5 star review  Rice & Things are the best Caribbean restaurant!! The food has such amazing flavour. I highly recommend this place. If you need any more tempting just walk by the smoked... read more

    thumb Sara Stone

    5 star review  The meals and service were above my expectations. I surely enjoyed the environment of this spot. Amazing spot to take my family out for dinner.

    thumb Conner Reynolds

    5 star review  This is a lovely authentic Caribbean restaurant/takeaway. The chef takes it upon himself to make sure the highest level of service is given to each and every customer. Highly recommended.... read more

    thumb anwar198130

    5 star review  Nice can't lie

    thumb Chris Wilson
  • 5 star review  Food is so good that they run out of it so quickly, so you should go early if you want Oxtail or Curry goat as it goes really quickly. Service is... read more

    thumb Rachelle Banaria

    5 star review  Growing up around stokes croft going here was always a treat. Always loved to take it away and enjoy In the comfort in your own home! The coleslaws is to... read more

    thumb Sarah Thomas

    5 star review  Well it certainly was a happy birthday! Thank you so much for quite possibly the best take away we have had. Lush lush lush. Take an appetite and choose whatever... read more

    thumb joanne ramsey

    5 star review  The best place in Bristol for chicken and rice. Was introducted by a friend and have been multiple times since. If only they delivered 🤣

    thumb luke worlock
  • 5 star review  Great Jamaican food. The best outside Jamaica. Love it when they fire up the bbq. You can smell the food miles up the road. Beautiful.

    thumb Frederick Kelly

    5 star review  Mindbogglingly tasty food, great staff & service. Best Jamaican food in Bristol.

    thumb Matt Read

    5 star review  Revised review. After a bad experience with a particular waitress I was invited in to speak to Chef to get the issue resolved. Chef is a great man with great... read more

    thumb BignHungry

    5 star review  Extraordinary food, helpfull, patient and friendly staff

    thumb Nikica Dini Renic
  • 5 star review  I’ve been here twice and I can’t recommend it enough! Everyone is friendly and you definitely get what you pay for and the BBQ is great. If you’re thinking of... read more

    thumb L .

    5 star review  Brilliant food. Worth checking out. Beware, can create addiction 🙂

    thumb Dan Bosak

    5 star review  Tastes like home! As someone from the Caribbean, I can say that this food is 100% authentic and the best Caribbean food I've had in Bristol. So far I've had... read more

    thumb Nadiyah Abdul-Jabbar

    5 star review  Absolutely loved the oxtail soup and the Goat Curry, 1st time at this restaurant after being highly recommended by a local. The flavours and the heat of the curry... read more

    thumb Tendayi Gumbo
  • 5 star review  My favourite place in Bristol for food and atmosphere. You can tell a lot of love is put into the restaurant. The staff are wicked and you might even be... read more

    thumb arabella webb

    5 star review  Food is amazing!! But once again the front of house staff keep messing up my order asked for fried chicken and ended up with oxtail! Other than that great place... read more

    thumb Johnny fingers

    5 star review  been coming here every week and it's the best place in Stokes Croft by far! their food is consistently great so you always know what you're gonna get. The goat... read more

    thumb Cristian Berceanu

    5 star review  Food was perfect, had stewed chicken with rice an peas. Service can be slow at busy periods. friendly service we waited 20 mins to be told no more curry goat.... read more

    thumb Victor Ogunbisi
  • 5 star review  My favourite in Bristol for caribbean food. Chilled vibe, food comes in solid portions and good taste. I had the best jerk chicken ever over there. Well worth!

    thumb Bronislav Snídal

    5 star review  I had the jerk chicken and it was definitely a good choice. One of the best jerk chicken I have had. The staff was friendly and the prices were reasonable.... read more

    thumb Omar Wilson

    5 star review  The goat curry is the best around, never had better, when in Bristol get your fill, special recommend the coleslaw for that little extra sweetness

    thumb Dan Sanderson

    5 star review  Just had the mutton what can say 10 out of ten though ithink my south london accent threw the staff at first. Note to self speak more clearly next time

    thumb Graham Mùlholland
  • 5 star review  First moved to the UK and it was hard to find anything that really tasted “like food” until I found rice and things, was a heaven sent. If you want... read more

    thumb HerbyOnline

    5 star review  Com here wid the family! Great

    thumb Devan Trey

    5 star review  Just got back from Bristol this weekend and tried out the restaurant. Food hit the spot. (Beef Soup, Rice n Peas, Oxtail n Coleslaw) I also ordered a Jerk... read more

    thumb Amari Reid

    5 star review  I left Bristol years ago but still think about this place. Lived in London 3 years and have yet to find jerk chicken or curry goat as good as here.

    thumb Natalie Rio
  • 5 star review  Excellent, authentic Jamaican food. Relaxed setting

    thumb Clare Williams

    5 star review  Love this place! The fried chicken is to die for the jerk chicken is nice. Definitely going back to try other things on the menu. The only issues are parking,... read more

    thumb Sheamol Ali

    5 star review  Really really great flavours and a great price! The staff are nice and the portions are really generous. By far the best carribean food in bristol and generally my favourite... read more

    thumb avenie mavadia

    5 star review  Hands down the best Caribbean eatery in Bristol. And easily one of the best I have tried in the entire country. The oxtail was beyond delicious, and the rice and... read more

    thumb Crystal Ali
  • 5 star review  Authentic, local, small scale, good value, a bit random and basic in a good way!

    thumb ProGaming !

    5 star review  Never been disappointed by a meal here, i usually take away (get there as early as you can to avoid the queue and if you're in a rush opt to... read more

    thumb Camila Carrillo

    5 star review  Love this place! The fried chicken is to die for the jerk chicken is nice. Definitely going back to try other things on the menu. The only issue is parking... read more

    thumb Sheamol Ali

    4 star review  Escovich fish is always excellent. 👍 Can be a queue and still using polystyrene👎

    thumb John Rarity
  • 5 star review  Love this place! The fried chicken is to die for. Definitely going back to try other things on the menu. The only issue is parking and no contactless payments.

    thumb Sheamol Ali

    5 star review  Friendly staff, fantastic food, great cocktails 👍

    thumb Cat McIntosh

    4 star review  Food was delicious and fresh. Large portions. Service was also good.

    thumb Yvonne Munetsi

    5 star review  I can't rate this place highly enough. It's my saving grace of stokes croft, I love it. Chef is awesome as are his team, food is so so tasty. Gets... read more

    thumb huw lloyd

Find Us

Find us on Cheltenham Road, in the heart of Bristol

Monday – Thursday: 12pm – 8pm
Friday & Saturday: 12pm – 9pm
Sundays & Bank Holidays: 12pm – 8pm

Rice & Things Exclusive Jamaican Restaurant

120 Cheltenham Road
Tel. 0117 9244832

You can find free parking in: Brigstock Rd, Ashley Road, Bath Buildings and the surrounding streets after 6pm. Please call us for directions or information about parking.


If you would like to contact Rice & Things Exclusive Jamaican Restaurant, please email us at info@riceandthings.co.uk, phone us on  0117 9244832, or use the contact form below:

Please note: we do not take table bookings or reservations for Jamaica Night by email. To book a table or reserve a place at our Jamaica Night events, please phone the restaurant on  0117 9244832


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