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The Townhouse Bar and Restaurant

#297 of 1,432 Restaurants in Bristol
#322 of 1,542 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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Moved premises; formerly known as The Old Picture House, Bristol.

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 10
    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
Great Saturday Lunchtime Choice

£10 for 3 course lunch menu, couldn't complain at all. I put the food in the "very good pub food" category. Service and surrounding were equally good. Recommend fish and chips and Mushrooms on Toast

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

£10 for 3 course lunch menu, couldn't complain at all. I put the food in the "very good pub food" category. Service and surrounding were equally good. Recommend fish and chips and Mushrooms on Toast

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Bristol
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Hen party of 12 visited after cocktails close by and this was great. I dropped off some table decorations and the team did a wonderful job of decorating while we were partying a few doors away. We ate from the set menu, great value at £20 and the food was amazing. Fab service, attentive and great fun. Thanks town house... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Visited the Townhouse for Sunday lunch as they offer a gluten free roast, in fact the gluten free options on the menu are numerous. As I have Coeliac disease, avoiding gluten is essential. The Sunday roast arrived, how disappointing, two wafer thin slices of meat, in fact thinner than a wafer, 3 potatoes and a small amount of vegetables in... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Excellent 3 course for £10! Top quality good food and great service!! Lovely atmosphere and great chocolate dessert! Loving the white bait too

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Bristol
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Came here with a friend for the set lunch. Staff were very welcoming and friendly. Service very efficient. Three courses for £10, amazing! The starter of garlic mushrooms on brioche toast was excellent. The fish stew good and tasty raspberry sorbet. Good bottle of house wine. Great value, will certainly return.

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Bath,UK
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

18 of us on a Saturday lunchtime. Staff were great as was the food. Not sure how you can eat whitebait, warm salad of spring lamb and a selection of desserts for a tenner! Ignore the moaners and go there. I wish they had somewhere like this in Bath where we live. Totally recommended.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This was my first visit to The Town House. Although we were all welcomed on arrival and the service was good, there were issues that make me doubt if I will return - given the competition within a mile or so of the restaurant. First the positives: 1. Great price at £10 for a three course lunch. 2. We were... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This place is okay, reliable flavours and good range in dishes. Classical cuisine. Tastes nice and appropriately priced.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We were visiting friends for the weekend and they recommended this place for lunch, as it was recommended as a top restaurant for gluten allergy/intolerance sufferers. Not only were half the menu items labelled gluten free, a vast majority of the remainder were labelled that a gluten free alternative was available. As I suffer from milk and egg white allergy... More 

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Bristol
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

On Friday 10th April I was dining alone as family were visiting relatives, and I had fancied eating out having had a long day at work. I hadn't dined alone for a while, and the interesting thing is that without the company of others, you are drawn into your surroundings, it just happens. The waitress/bar staff showed me to a... More 

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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?