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Racks Bar & Kitchen

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St Pauls Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 1LX, England
+44 117 974 1626
07:00 - 23:00
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Sun 08:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had my 30th birthday party at Racks in November 2016 in the function room and it was perfect. The staff were incredibly helpful and catered to all of our requests. We had a live band at the end of the room and they fitted perfectly in the space and there was plenty of room to move. Around 50 people... More 

Thank Sabrina T
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

This is the 2nd year we have eaten at Racks and what a lovely place it is. The food was excellent and the service was great considering the problems with had with the event management. I would definitely recommend eating there but the event manager last year we found to be so much more helpful. The staff however were very... More 

Thank creativecreature2016
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Given the price of drinks they could spend more on keeping the ladies toilets clean and not full of broken toilet roll holders and loo flush handles. Particularly dislike the black edge to floor created by cleaning with a mop and dirty water. Get a grip of the basics. Would not recommend.

1 Thank numbersign
Leicester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We pre-booked a table at 7.30pm. On arrival it was evident that a party had started, something which we were not warned about. The noise levels were terrible. I ordered the roast beef which came out cold and I had to send it back. It was replaced with another but clearly it was not fresh.

1 Thank Sn0wy111
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We were here for a friend's wedding reception, the place is very nice, cosy & well decorated. The food looked very good although I didn't have any. The drinks are so expensive £5.40 for a large (which was more like a small/medium 175ml) wine & £10 for a vodka and coke/orange. Never been somewhere so expensive. The coke had a... More 

Thank Rachelatwell
Bristol, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I've been going to Racks for a few weeks now and the one consistent thing is its total inconsistency! I'll use tonight as an example , burger 241 night. My wife and I ordered exactly the same burger (cheese and crispy bacon). And what did we get .... I'd say my burger was two thirds of the size of my... More 

Thank mtjon007
Bristol, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Visit to this popular restaurant means that with a taste card deal the food is not just wonderful it is so inexpensive. The fish and chips are so difficult to refuse. Great value for money. Especially when you are a pensioner!

Thank mrhealth
Leeds, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Seemed quite dirty and I experienced very poor service. Food was 'ok' The bar is in a basement above a terrible hotel. To be honest it was quite full (football on Sky) but I couldn't recommend it.

Thank 457richard
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great food with lots of special offers, great choice of drinks, great staff, great atmosphere. Loved it, highly recommend.

Thank carlald1969
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

My friend and I visited Racks last Saturday for drinks and nibbles. The bar staff were friendly and welcoming, Lily in particular was very helpful recommending drinks and the nachos (the best I've had in Bristol) and nothing was too much trouble. I highly recommend this bar and will definitely be visiting again.

Thank MrsL2009

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$37
European, Bar, British, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St Pauls Road | Clifton, Bristol BS8 1LX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 974 1626
A friendly and relaxed restaurant, sports bar and function party venue in the heart of Clifton - the pride of Bristol. Having been in the heart of the community for 30 years, Racks is renowned for a great atmospheric venue which serves fantastic food all day.

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