I went to hotel du vin in a business dinner.
The decoration of the place is very nice, and it looks like you are going to get one of the best meals in Bristol. We ordered food that sounded magnificent from the description, but in reality was quite simple, and with nothing special. The quality of the food was good, but it wasn't as good or sophisticated as it should be for the price. The service was fine, a bit slow but not too bad: in a place with these prices you expect them to give you a very nice experience wich was not really there.
I was asked to recommend a wine for the table, and as I am originally from Barcelona, I took a look to the spanish wines that I knew. I was just about to recommend a "Marques de Caceres" gran reserva, when I realized it was 90 pounds a bottle! That is really a rip off. this wine is nice, but nothing special, you can find it in most spanish supermarkets for less than 18 euros, or around 22 pounds in specialized wine stores in the UK. And it's not a rare wine with some special taste discovered by a wise sommelier (which could explain the big difference of price), actually it is just a mass-produced good standard rioja wine that you get when you don't know anything about wines because you know that everybody will like it, that's it.
At the end we ordered a wine from California, it was 30 pounds a bottle, and just ok: not a lot of body or taste.
I don't recommend this place unless you want to pay a lot of money for ok food and get a non-special wine for 5 times its price in the store.
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