My boyfriend and I ate at The Square Kitchen for my birthday and it was a wonderful dining experience! Having lived in Bristol for a year we were delighted to find this little gem, tucked away just off the top of Park Street. Not only was the food excellent but the service was second to none and the venue had a boutique arty feel with beautiful prints on the wall by Katalina Bath. I will definitely be going back to enjoy lunch on their lovely terrace in the summer!
I had my wedding here this Christmas and it was the best experience I could have wished for. They made the day run so smoothly and were so helpful and friendly. Robyn helped us plan our wedding and made it seem so easy and stress free. it was a dream! It is a quirky venue and does the ceremony as well as the reception which we thought was perfect. A real find! (It is also attached to a hotel so we did a wedding package with them which made everything sooo much simpler not having to think about travelling constantly on the day!)
p.s. the food and cocktails were gorgeous!
A really friendly, laid back restaurant/sports bar. On a recent trip to Bristol, my husband wanted to watch the rugby. We heard this place was good so we booked a table for lunch and hoped we could watch. There were loads of screens and we ended up staying all afternoon!
We both had a steakwich - apparently it's a firm favourite for the sports events - it was really good!
Staff were really friendly and made us feel so at home. We can't wait to go back there on our next Bristol trip.
I had not heard an awful lot about this restaurant but I did note that it had been awarded an AA Rosette so, on a recent trip to Bristol, we decided to try it out. (It's also in the same building as The Rodney Hotel.)
I have to say we were pleasantly surprised at how lovely the food was! All three courses were delicious and presented really nicely on the plate. The decor was nice and our waitress was friendly. It was a little on the quiet side in there but then again it's nice to keep it that way! We had a fantastic evening there and thoroughly recommend it!
I visited my sister in Bristol last week to see the Christmas lights turn on and catch up over a nice meal at The Square (we used a groupon voucher for the seven course taster menu). We'd never been before and were both pleasantly surprised! The staff were all friendly and very helpful, the food was A-MA-ZING and the building was really quirky and arty inside! I'd definitely recommend it for special occasions as it isn't cheap but it is definitely worth it. It has a real warm feeling about it and the food was as if we were in a top notch London restaurant - we felt very spoiled.
Taj Palace, located in Bristol city centre is a newly established Indian restaurant but is on its way to be among the most prestige restaurants in Bristol.
The exterior of this place is not so special at first glance, but don't let the that fool you. The food is really flavoursome, well implemented with a a nice relaxing ambiance.
Favorite dish: it was the chicken Bombay flame. The flavour and texture of this dish is really nice and a twist of my favourite traditional Bombay dish cooked with boiled egg.
Easton in Bristol is home to this small vegetarian restaurant, offering excellent, unusual vegetarian dishes. On a recent visit pistachio and shallot wontons and cashew cakes were among dishes that make one smile for days after. Cafe Maitreya only opens for dinner and bookings are recommended. Go for the three course menu, you'll enjoy every last morsel!
I had a perfect, hassle free experience in booking and staying at Future Inns and the restaurant wasn't too bad either. Going by the rather unusual name of Fishbones, they do indeed have more than a few decent fish dishes. I went for the breaded sardines as this seemed to be a 'proper' fish dish and I wasn't disappointed. Almost as good as some of the fish mezes I have enjoyed in Cyprus.
Without a doubt the best post-pub food ever. There's no where else I'd rather go after a night of drinking. They serve huge tasty wraps filled with a choice of cheeses, meats, hummus, falafel, salads ... the list goes on! The prices are a little steeper than I'd usually spend on late night food but every penny is worth it. The portions are so generous; a medium wrap will satisfy all but the most hungry; and the fillings are delicious. I recommend a lamb and haloumi combination, toasted until it's a warm and melted and then topped off with hot chilli sauce. And the best thing is - I never get post-food guilt as it feels so much healthier than the other options. The temptation is even enough to make me forgo a taxi home so I get to feel virtuous about that too!
A modern twist on a tea-house that is also a restaurant. So far I have had brunch, afternoon tea and dinner there! I love it because it's a relaxed environment with great food and you can people watch everyone going past on Whiteladies Road. The staff are very friendly and helpful when trying to choose a tea which is a bit overwhelming at first.
Papaji's House of Teas
109 Whiteladies Road
opposite Clifton Down train station
This is a great place for either a few drinks in the bars downstairs (The Star bars) or an amazing dinner in the Italian-influenced restaurant upstairs (The Dove). I've done both (the bars several times!) and I love it there! Always have a good time. Really close to Victoria Park so it's the perfect place for a cheeky cider during a day in the sun. Get involved!
The Star & Dove, 75-78 St Luke's Road, Totterdown, Bristol BS3 4RY
0117 300 3712
Invited out for a dinner with friends yesterday, and WOW, what a place. I overheard another table mention it had just been awarded 2 AA stars and that it was only 1 of 3 restaurants to have them.
Have to say I wasn't surprised. The food was excellent and the overall venue is just magic.
This is a great new Italian restaurant in Clifton Village. As a small independent restaurant it offers a seasonal menu.The owner/head chef is from Veneto the northeast region of Italy and this forms the flavour of the menu. Having only opened Nov (06) it has had many favourable reviews. Metro four stars
0117 973 4499
I dined at a restaurant called Casamia in Westbury-on-Trym. I found it through the Michelin guide as it must be a new entry this year, i got some more info off the internet and found a 5 out of 5 review from Metro newspaper and they have tipped it to what could maybe be Bristol's first Michelin star since the closure of Harvey's restaurant. With this in mind I decided to have an evening dinner there - what an amazing meal! I was totally blown away by the three courses that I ordered, especially dessert 'Deconstruted' tiramisu, genius! I was also told that the chefs are brothers and they are only 21 and 23 years old, so I thought I'd better tip
you off about this restaurant, which I also now believe will put Bristol on the cullinary map once again!
38 High St, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, BS9 3DZ.
Tel: 0117 959 2884
Goldbrick House is a relatively new establishment situated at the top of Park Street in Bristol. We went there for dinner during Feb 2007 and had one of the best nights in a long time.
Goldbrick it is split over 4, beautiful Georgian townhouses with lots of rooms and hideaways. There's a two level restaurant (with amazing roof terrace - ideal to wind away long summer afternoons and evenings - I imagine) a fantastic champagne and cocktail lounge split across 4 rooms, two private hire rooms that were being used for parties and functions when we were there and a great little informal cafe bar at the bottom.
It's completely unique in Bristol and has a really relaxed and chilled vibe to it, although I hear that weekends are very busy.
Customers are a mixed bunch, which I found fascinating, from young couples, families, students, suits, and lots of people like us - knocking on mid 40's.
Food and service were faultless.
I'd strongly recommend that if you haven't already tried it - to get yourself down there and if you're visiting Bristol you have to make this one of your 'must see and sample' stops.
Full marks to the team behind Goldbrick!!! We're going to be regulars.
Park St, Bristol
Quality Indian food in a trendily designed restaurant. Their Goan fish curry at £10.50 and the tandoori jheenga sheesh for £11.50 are delicious fishy treats.
216 Cheltenham Road, BS6 5QU;
Tel: 0117 924 0458;
Kitted out in the finest Bollywood kitsch, this restaurant does one thing but does it well - thali. There's live music on Sunday evenings and they operate a tiffin takeout system, which explains why Montpelier residents keep coming and going with insulated take-away towers.
12 York Road, Montpelier BS6 5QE;
tel: 0117 942 6687;
Brasilian restaurant just over the road from the Bristol Royal Infirmary. The menu mixes Brasilian and Mediterranean influences to produce good tasting dishes. There's Brahma beer to enjoy out on the terrace at the back overlooking the city centre rooftops. On Monday nights there's live bossa nova & música popular brasileira. Ótimo.
90 Colston Street BS1 5BB
0117 929 1538
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