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The Townhouse Bar and Restaurant

#298 of 1,471 Restaurants in Bristol
#334 of 1,596 Places to Eat in Bristol
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85 Whiteladies Road, Bristol, England
0117-973-9302
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Moved premises; formerly known as The Old Picture House, Bristol.

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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Forgot how great fish and chips could be!

We really enjoyed the ambiance, service and food eating al fresco on a sunny afternoon. Would definitely recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Susan M M
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Watford, United Kingdom
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Watford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed the ambiance, service and food eating al fresco on a sunny afternoon. Would definitely recommend.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Having eaten here several times in the past though not for a while, we decided to revisit recently for lunch with a friend. We opted for the £10, three course deal which, we were pleased to see, offered several gluten-free options. Our soup and whitebait starters were quite nice, we both chose the beer-battered whiting main course, - the fish... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

we stopped by chance late on saturday afternoon, the front was sunny outside and we had a great set three course meal. Try the roast beef starter and the chicken. Nice prosecco too.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

So I booked the private dining for my birthday at the last minute as my original venue had a fire. The initial communication was very positive and I had heard good things about the townhouse, my guests were asked to pre order, which we did. People who had been before all spoke highly of it. Now I am not one... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Reading some of the reviews you may be think twice about going there you'd be making a mistake. Please give this restaurant a try it is a little gem offering very good food at very affordable prices with good friendly service. This was a first time visit for us and won't be our last.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Last night I visited Townhouse for the second time in a month, and around the 10th time in a year. Normall I love it in there - they do a fantastic gluten free menu which my two gluten intolerant friends love, they have a brilliant set menu with generous portions, and their service is quick, unpretentious and friendly. Last night,... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I've been to The Townhouse a couple of times now and was impressed both times! Food is delicious, amazing quality and incredible value! There are deals such as 3 courses for £10 from 12-7 and this cheap price in no way reflects the quality! In the evenings they still do a set menu 3 courses for £22 and every course... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

3 course sunday dinner about £20 absolutely brill food & atmosphere. staff friendly & bottle of wine not too expensive

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Herts
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

Staying for the weekend in Bristol, this restaurant just happened to be nearby. What luck. I went for supper with my daughter, prepared for the usual culinary compromises as I am a coeliac. But what a refreshing surprise.... Coeliac? Not a problem. Contamination? Really not a problem. Even chips? We have a separate frier, of course! Too good to be... More 

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Steyning, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Continues to be the best value for money in Bristol. 3 courses of excellent food for £10. Who can argue with that but get there before 7pm to get this price. Friendly and still great value for money after 7pm.

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?