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“Fantastic bar food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Elephant Public House

The Elephant Public House
20 St. Nicholas Street, Bristol BS1 1UB, England
0117 929 3561
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Ranked #191 of 1,345 restaurants in Bristol
Price range: $9 - $43
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Elephant Public House and Kitchen, within historical St Nicholas St, provides a new destination for informal dining and stylish drinks. The breathtaking ceiling height and features of this 200 year old Victorian pub give way to a recently refurbished interior designed in partnership with award winning bar designers Simple Simon design. As night falls, the Elephant's lighting and cool but comfortable furnishings combine to create an undeniably stylish and relaxed surrounding. We take extreme pride in our service and our staff look forward to welcoming you to The Elephant Public House. Relaxing at the bar, enjoying drinks and cocktails or sampling our first class seasonal food is a must
Montevideo, Uruguay
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic bar food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Went here on the spur of the moment to avoid the football and ended up ordering food in the bar. It was fantastic! Highlights were the proper monkfish scampi with a really delicious dipping sauce, and that Asian slaw - how do they make raw vegetables taste so good? Loved the menu and the attention to detail.
The pub itself has character, a really nice atmosphere and friendly and attentive staff. Hope to go back soon to try out the restaurant...

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Top bar!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Great staff, great drinks, great tunes! As visitors from Manchester, we were made to feel very welcome and had a 'class' time. Definitely my top bar in Bristol.

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Bampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“dog friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Our first visit to Bristol in 25 years and we found this pub. The staff were very welcoming and what was even better they allowed dogs in. The food was really good and a good portion as well. Well worth it and we visit Bristol again we will take family with us.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“It's all about service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Difficult to judge. We waited over an hour for our lunch and when it came it was on the very average side. Meat was good, but the gravy was thinner than water, we only had 1 veg when they advertised that it came with 4 and the roasties weren't roasted. The only thing that turned this review around is the excellent service we received from the bar staff. Not only did they apologise when it wasn't their fault, but also went out of their way to compensate with a reduction in the bill and drinks. I'll at least give them another go. Better luck next time.......

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Epsom, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Good quality pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

Been in a couple of times for a drink. Love the space, ambience, decor. Good range of well kept beers on draft. Need to go back and try some food off the new menu!

Visited March 2014
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