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Grain Barge

Mardyke Wharf | Hotwells Rd, Bristol, England
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Ranked #272 of 1,386 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Late Night
Description: This restaurant / bar is afloat - an old barge. It really must be listed on TA.
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: This restaurant / bar is afloat - an old barge. It really must be listed on TA.
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English first
Derby, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a very pleasant Sunday lunch here with the family, with a good selection of roast meats and other dishes. We went for lighter starters, which was just as well as the main courses were sizeable. The other plus point is the beer, with a selection from a local micro-brewery, and very tasty. The slight wobbles of the boat... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A little different than your usual pub. Great staff and atmosphere. Excellent choice of drinks on offer

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

9 of us booked a table on a Saturday night. When we arrived the table wasn't ready but we had drinks anyway. We were told to order our food straightaway before all of us had arrived as they stopped doing food at 9pm. We ordered our food and waited quite some time for it. When it came, one meal was... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Great food, decent drinks and prices, lovely view on the top deck! More than not their is seating available upstairs.

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Adeaide
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We were looking forward to a drink and bar meal, having lived across the water for a while we were frequent visitors. Beer was nothing special, the beef shin pie was disgusting, I'm more annoyed at myself for not returning it, we were hungry and didn't have the time to muck about. The pies used to be great, this was... More

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

You get a walk along Bristol's harbour to build up an appetite; the restaurant/bar is on an old barge moored in the harbour; full of character and very friendly; was busy on the Wednesday evening we went. Can sit inside or on the upper deck.Serves mostly locally sourced food which is fair trade and organic where possible. I had the... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My family and I all decided to have the special last night which was chicken with paprika potatoes and salsa verde. It was absolutely delicious and was beautifully presented. As I run my own catering business and we cook a lot at home. Last nights meal was one of the best meals I have had in years. The staff on... More

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

When I am in bristol, i always like to come to this bar as it has a stunning view over Bristol harbour. the drinks are reasonably priced and has a wide variety of drinks and food to choose from. I have never eaten here but some of my friends have and they have said the food is really good. the... More

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London
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Have been here three times now and overall had very good experiences! The service is good and waiters are friendly and attentive, the atmosphere is lovely although the food a little hit or miss, with one delicious fish pie followed by a fairly average one on our second visit. Overall would definitely recommend as a reasonably priced restaurant with generally... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Great food,lovely staff,fab on a nice sunny evening. My family go there very regularly either to eat or drink or both. Beautiful views and a good place to unwind. Would recommend very much.++++

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