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“Fab as always” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Urban Wood - CLOSED

The Urban Wood
90 Colston St, Bristol BS1 5BB, England
0117 9293627
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Price range: $16 - $24
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Leicester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Fab as always”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Have eaten a few times now and it never fails to live up to expectations.
The whole experience is one not to be missed, the staff are friendly but professional and the food is simple, imaginative and very well done, you could have a quick meal on the run or spend a few hours here in the evening enjoying the ambience it suits all occasions.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Bath, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
120 reviews 120 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Yummy tapas and free wi fi !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Close to the Bristol Royal Infirmary oncology unit and providing much needed respite, this friendly restaurant was warm and welcoming. The tapas was excellent, tasty and was brilliantly presented. The hot chocolate was served in an urban wood mug and added that special touch. The wi fi was an added bonus meaning I could check my work e mails before going back into the hospital to visit my son.
Lovely lunch - will be back for dinner next ! Can't wait !!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cardiff
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Couldn't fault it - great service on a busy Saturday night - we sat on the table in the window & were so well looked after despite being warned of a possible delay - didn't notice it. Great food - the risotto was just amazing. Will definately return....soon!!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Always excellent - without fail!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

I regularly come to The Urban Woods for no other reason that it is consistently excellent. In the 4 (or maybe 5) years that I have been visiting this well run bar, I have never ever had a bad experience, quite the opposite in fact – always an absolute pleasure to come back! I read over some of the last reviews and would like to completely contradict some of the points made by other reviewers, I have had the fish pie (my joint fave with the burger) and it is excellent. I run some catering establishments myself and know when credit is due, and it most certainly is due here! I have had pretty much every cocktail on the list, and once again, they are all made with precision and expertise. I believe that you get what you pay for – while this place isn't a cheap Weatherspoons, it certainly doesn't rock the back either – main courses are very reasonably priced and are very competitive when you consider what you get for the money. You can genuinely tell when a place takes pride in what they do and when a place cares about what makes it to the customer. I cannot praise the team here enough, and will be visiting time and time again – EXCELLENT!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Small,nice, but”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

The place is very nice, I would say perfect for couples, not for groups due to the size of the place. The food is good, the range is not very wide but is good. The only thing is that in this place they have live music and this should represent a problem by the moment that the volume is really high. Try it!

Visited January 2013
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Colston S, Owner at The Urban Wood, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Thanks for the review, you sum us up well. Just wanted to point out that the band that were there while you visited were booked for a private party and were 'soundchecking' for later on. There was a mix up with their arrival time hence why they were playing while you were there. We do have live music nights but these are well publicised and normally a bit more fitting to the 'ethos' of the place. Again thanks for your good review and we hope to see you soon!
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