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The River Grille

€€ - €€€European, British,
Narrow Quay | The Bristol Hotel, Bristol BS1 4QF, England
+44 117 900 7844
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good22%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (50 reviews)
“scallops” (15 reviews)
“fish and chips” (13 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
Narrow Quay | The Bristol Hotel, Bristol BS1 4QF, England
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1 - 10 of 477 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

My partner and I we to this establishment for a special evening the setting and view were amazing the cocktails were not bad but when it comes to the food that was a different story each course we had was at least 30 mins wait...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

As a regular an excellent Sunday Carvery Lunch , I chose lamb which was lovely.Very good service and friendly staff ,relaxing surroundings . Enjoyed by all.

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Thank Lottie736
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely atmosphere and a great meal. Would definitely go back again. Would defo recommend to others and having a window seat looking over harbour was very nice

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Thank harriers26
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best carvery meats i have ever tasted! Melt in the mouth! Service great and overall cost not as high as expected! Top class place....will definitely be back!

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Thank ljharris1988
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The whole experience from making a reservation online to the service on the day was excellent. The food is well presented and tasty. A good choice for vegetarian diners as well. The steaks are also worth a try. Highly recommend.

Thank Lilymint59
Barbara F, Manager at The River Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Lilymint59, Thank you very much for your amazing five star review of our restaurant. I'm delighted that you have found the whole experience at The River Grille an excellent one. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Barbara

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit to this very pleasant restaurant, - and one which we shall certainly return to again. We both went for the 'Set Lunch Menu' (Two Courses for £18) which we agreed was very good value - a limited number of dishes per course,...More

Thank Vince G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very pleasant meal here. I had an excellent ribeye steak and my husband had a seafood skillet - although he was a little disappointed with that as he thought it had too many mussels and too much pimento base which overpowered the...More

Thank mj75_11
Barbara F, Manager at The River Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear mj75_11, Thank you very much for taking the time to share with us your review. Our customers feedback is extremely important for us as it tells us if what we are doing is right and highlights areas that we will work on to deliver...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was excellent: the seafood platter had some of the finest squid I've ever tasted. Unfortunately the service was quite slow and the cocktails slightly disappointing.More

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Thank Elroid
Barbara F, Manager at The River Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Elrod, Thank you very much for sharing your feedback about the experience at The River Grille. The Seafood Skillet gets an excellent feedback from our customers and our Head Chef, Pawel, and his team will be thrilled to hear their squid was the "finest...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time and won’t be the last. Very unique experience and made my partner and I feel welcome and food was brilliant.More

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Thank m4rtyn89
Barbara F, Manager at The River Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear m4rtyn89, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback back with us. With so many great restaurants in Bristol, we are very proud we have created a unique experience for yourself and your partner. We were delighted to have you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We don’t normally eat in hotel restaurants. They’re usually bland and boring. We were in a rush though and decided to eat in at the River Grille in the Bristol Hotel. A riverside view from our table and attentive waiters with proper cutlery and linen...More

Thank Timbo35
Barbara F, Manager at The River Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Timbo35, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us review about your recent visit to The River Grille. I'm thrilled to read you both have enjoyed your meal, drinks and service at our restaurant and Wiktor will be delighted to hear...More

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Ian M
15 March 2017|
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Response from Raivo K | Property representative |
The River Grille Sunday Lunch 3 courses is £20 per person We look forward to welcome you at The River Grille. Kind regards, Raivo Restaurant and Bar Manager The River Grille
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Sonya B
26 November 2016|
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Response from Chris F | Reviewed this property |
There's always one or two options. So maybe not a wide choice but you can be sure it'll be good.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$70
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
12:30 - 22:30
Saturday
12:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Narrow Quay | The Bristol Hotel, Bristol BS1 4QF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 900 7844
  • E-mail
Description
Boasting stunning Harbourside view, The River Grille features some of the best produce in the South West and ingredients that speak for themselves. With a sleek lounge bar, The River Grille is also home to a pianist on Friday evenings and Sunday lunch times, and a Jazz band on Saturday evenings. Head Chef Pawel Mikolajczewski writes the a la carte menu quarterly to make use of the best seasonal products, together with a very successful daily specials menu which features many local dishes including some beautifully prepared fish dishes. The beef is 28-day dry aged West Country beef and is cooked on a Josper charcoal grill; favourites from the grill include a West Country 8oz sticky Bourbon & brown sugar rib eye steak, a rack of Nailsea lamb with coriander & green chilli and a Creedy Carver chicken with lemon & thyme. The delicious desserts include a buttermilk panna cotta with apple & summer berries and a cherry clafoutis with cherry ripple ice cream - of course the ice cream is home made! For cheese lovers, there is a plate of West Country cheese with a Bramley apple chutney. In addition, there is a pre theatre/early dining menu available each evening from 5.30-6.45pm, and express lunches from Monday to Friday with a “build a board” concept. On Sundays, a traditional carvery is available. The light and airy dining area has striking light features and mahogany furniture, with large windows that allow diners to look out over the water. The River Grille Bar is complete with a glossy finish and quirky white grand piano. At the Centre of the city, the River Grille Restaurant is a 10 minute walk from Bristol Temple Meads station and right on the Narrow Quay Harbourside.
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