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Mardyke Wharf | Hotwells Rd, Bristol, England
0117-929-9347
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Description: This restaurant / bar is afloat - an old barge. It really must be listed...
This restaurant / bar is afloat - an old barge. It really must be listed on TA.
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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Gluten dairy free accomodating

Been here a few times. Lovely setting, up on open deck, sun trap, views of harbour, sailing boats and Ashton Court off in distance. First time eaten here last night and bar staff v.friendly and helpful also chef, accommodating gluten and dairy free meal request... Good value chicken salad with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
simonmartin99
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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English first
last ever yorkshireman
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

When for a single drink on the way back to hotel Saturday afternoon ,stayed for a few plus a meal, nice place/ music and good value.

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Lovely visit for lunch, just before it filled up. Good came quickly. These are not your standard Bird's Eye fish fingers, oh no, these a mega fish fillets in luxurious batter on ciabatta. Wow. Everyone else had good food. V friendly and efficient. Magnificent views up the floating harbour in Bristol.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Been here a few times. Lovely setting, up on open deck, sun trap, views of harbour, sailing boats and Ashton Court off in distance. First time eaten here last night and bar staff v.friendly and helpful also chef, accommodating gluten and dairy free meal request... Good value chicken salad with seeds and pine nuts. Thank you.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I regularly go here for business meetings or with friends and family. not expensive but always good food. Will be back again soon - Pies are outstanding

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Egham
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259 reviews 259 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
281 helpful votes 281 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Interesting setting on a barge with seating outside and in. Quite rustic but not cosy. We went on a Sunday lunchtime but had not booked so we were lucky to get a table. Would recommend booking at popular times. Service was very slow. Some of the pies on the menu were off that day. Two of us had the only... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We stopped by for an Easter Sunday lunch and weren't disappointed. The meal sizes are good, drinks prices reasonable with a good selection of traditional ales and organic drinks. The food took a while to arrive but then we were a party of 5. I had the vegetarian option pie which was lovely! Our meal.was made all the better by... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Went here a couple off weeks ago for Sunday lunch, good food, good value. Would be nice in the summer when you can sit on the upper dear deck.

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Portishead, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Came to the Grain Barge on Saturday 15th March and had the misfortune to have dealings with a barman with no customer service skills. Ordered a pint of Old Codger ale, this has been one of my favourites over the years so I know how it should look & taste. Unfortunately as soon as I tasted it I could tell... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My groups had an excellent Sunday lunch at the grain barge, it was busy, we waited a little while but the food was very good

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I took my sister for lunch on a weekday. The sun was shining and we had a great table overlooking the water. We had a glass of white and a fish pie. My sister was really keen on her fish pie (though for me it was more good than great). The key feature of this place is the boat location,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mardyke Wharf | Hotwells Rd, Bristol, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: 0117-929-9347

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Description

This restaurant / bar is afloat - an old barge. It really must be listed on TA.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?