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The River Grille

Narrow Quay | The Bristol Hotel, Bristol BS1 4QF, England
+44 117 900 7844
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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European, British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Narrow Quay | The Bristol Hotel, Bristol BS1 4QF, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was in Bristol for a long weekend and stumbled across this gem. The food is amazing, the service is superb and the location is fab. Cannot fault it and would definitely visit again

Thank s_millican01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took an 85 and 88 year old here for lunch. Nothing was too much trouble. They respected that the "oldies" needed time with the menu, never rushed them and never spoke down to them. Food was fantastic, we had the set menu which had a...More

Thank Jenny G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first experience with this restaurant and we were not disappointed. Beautiful meal and the staff were very attentive. Perfect pre theatre meal which made our evening even more special. Worth every penny. Can't wait to visit again soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Its been a while since ive had a "Posh" returant meal. This was a catch up with a friend, so thought wed treat ourselves rather than Weatherspoons. Great decision as we had an excellent meal which was not overly expensive. Would definately go back

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Thank fourreeses
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked for 6:30pm, the restaurant was lovely and quiet at this time and we were sat right by the front with a lovely view of the river. Wait staff were friendly and professional, we were well looked after. The food was amazing, the lamb and...More

Thank thechrissenft
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were hosting a 20 th anniversary celebration of our boating club on the SS Great Britain and the majority of our 68 attendees stayed at The Bristol hotel and ate the included breakfast in the restaurant . Some stayed longer and ate a dinner...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate there on Friday eve, reserved on line. Nice atmosphere and very attentive staff. The room is very dark and you can just about see your food, quality of food is good but quite expensive, nice view of river side so bonus. Would eat here...More

Thank Carol F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in the Bristol Hotel anyway, their restaurant, so had two breakfasts here and one evening meal. I had requested a window seat and we got our wish. It's a lovely view out over the wharf. Cobbled walkways, the water , boats and...More

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Thank Andy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Returning to the River Grille after not visiting for some time was every bit as good as always. Always a warm welcome & shown to our table, having been given a choice of two nice options. The menu offers plenty of good dishes & varied...More

Thank TabbyWabby1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The venue is pretty cool as it feels like dining in a giant atrium without plants (this would be a recommendation). It was quite busy on the night we were there so the piano music seemed more disruptive than relaxing. But the service was good...More

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Thank Elvira2005
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Ian M
March 15, 2017|
Response from Raivo K | Property representative |
The River Grille Sunday Lunch 3 courses is £20 per person We look forward to welcome you at The River Grille. Kind regards, Raivo Restaurant and Bar Manager The River Grille
Sonya B
November 26, 2016|
Response from Chris F | Reviewed this property |
There's always one or two options. So maybe not a wide choice but you can be sure it'll be good.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$18 - $65
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Narrow Quay | The Bristol Hotel, Bristol BS1 4QF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 900 7844
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Boasting stunning Harbourside view, The River Grille features some of the best produce in the South West and ingredients that speak for themselves. With a sleek lounge bar, The River Grille is also home to a pianist on Friday evenings and Sunday lunch times, and a Jazz band on Saturday evenings. Head Chef Pawel Mikolajczewski writes the a la carte menu quarterly to make use of the best seasonal products, together with a very successful daily specials menu which features many local dishes including some beautifully prepared fish dishes. The beef is 28-day dry aged West Country beef and is cooked on a Josper charcoal grill; favourites from the grill include a West Country 8oz sticky Bourbon & brown sugar rib eye steak, a rack of Nailsea lamb with coriander & green chilli and a Creedy Carver chicken with lemon & thyme. The delicious desserts include a buttermilk panna cotta with apple & summer berries and a cherry clafoutis with cherry ripple ice cream - of course the ice cream is home made! For cheese lovers, there is a plate of West Country cheese with a Bramley apple chutney. In addition, there is a pre theatre/early dining menu available each evening from 5.30-6.45pm, and express lunches from Monday to Friday with a “build a board” concept. On Sundays, a traditional carvery is available. The light and airy dining area has striking light features and mahogany furniture, with large windows that allow diners to look out over the water. The River Grille Bar is complete with a glossy finish and quirky white grand piano. At the Centre of the city, the River Grille Restaurant is a 10 minute walk from Bristol Temple Meads station and right on the Narrow Quay Harbourside.
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