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The Townhouse Bar and Restaurant

#301 of 1,497 Restaurants in Bristol
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85 Whiteladies Road, Bristol, England
0117-973-9302
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Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Moved premises; formerly known as The Old Picture House, Bristol.

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Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
disappointing food

I was a bit disappointed by the food as had heard good things and this was a special occasion. The mushroom on toast starter was cold and the mushrooms tasted like they had come from a tin. We had to add salt which I've never had to do in a restaraunt before and there was absolutely no flavour... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
AmyandWill
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Bristol
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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121 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bristol
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I was a bit disappointed by the food as had heard good things and this was a special occasion. The mushroom on toast starter was cold and the mushrooms tasted like they had come from a tin. We had to add salt which I've never had to do in a restaraunt before and there was absolutely no flavour. Main course... More 

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Montpelier, Bristol
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Having had a brilliant time last Aug for a special birthday where five of us had a large room upstairs to ourselves until almost midnight, I didn't expect the set menus would be anywhere near as good for the price - 3 courses £10. However, the choices, flavour combinations, presentation and portions were exceedingly good. Service was friendly and efficient,... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Can honestly say that The Townhouse does the best roast dinner we've ever had. We brought our family here too a few months ago and they still talk about it...and tell their friends. The pricing is very reasonable, the staff are nice and the food is always delicious and well presented. Their weekly offer is amazing too. Would highly recommend.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Thank you The Town House for another lovely three course meal for £10 ( ordered before 7pm ) everything was a delight to eat, from liver and onions on toast, healthy winter superfood hot salad with a fab poached egg, to rice pudding for desert. Super flavours, well seasoned, good value food. Excellent service. Well done The Town House. I... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Me and my partner went here on date night because we have been before and LOVED it. Everything was going really well and our starters came very promptly, and were absolutely delicious. We then had to wait 50 minutes for our main course to come. Thankfully, we were enjoying each other's company and had lots to talk about so we... More 

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Chard, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Fantastic venue to celebrate a special occasion. Food was excellent value and the wines were top class and excellent quality. All food was served hot and well presented. The service by the staff was first class being efficient, fun and friendly. We will definitely return again.

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Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

Great place! This was the first time we had been and chose it as it had lots of gluten free on the menu. They change their menu due to the local produce and availability but always have the majority being gluten free or can be adapted to ensure it is gluten free. Amazing food just the right sized portions to... More 

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Bristol
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Usually when it comes to Christmas set menus you set yourself up for mass produced low quality food, and being a lover of everything Christmas I often find myself having at least 5 Xmas outings a year, so feel I am well experienced in what is or isn't a good meal. The meal I had at The Town House was... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Its never easy booking a Christmas lunch for 35 people with different tastes and requirements but after a democratic vote the team chose The Townhouse based on the menu which gave options to all (and when a vegan joined the team the restaurant were incredibly accommodating to ensure she had just as tasty a meal as everyone else) We had... More 

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Bristol
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Have visited several times for the set menu in the evening (three courses for £10!), and always had very good food (just the right amount and a good variety) and good service. A favourite.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 85 Whiteladies Road, Bristol, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: 0117-973-9302

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Description

Moved premises; formerly known as The Old Picture House, Bristol.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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