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The Townhouse Bar and Restaurant

#155 of 1,200 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
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85 Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2NT, England
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a fantastic roast dinner today!Delicious home made Yorkshire puds and all the veg was fresh and plentiful.Really refreshing to have a vegetarian option that had as much attention as the meat versions.The atmosphere was great, friendly and laid back - decor really suits the venue too.Will certainly be back!

Thank jemma t
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Top notch food, at unbelievable prices!! £20 for 3 courses !!! Better food than some places at 3x the price. Brilliant gluten free selection, pretty much everything available as an option. Friendly service and great atmosphere. Great!!!!

Thank WWebber
Bristol, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service was very good but there was a very long delay due to a large table upstairs. I think they should have accommodated for this with extra staff rather than making other tables wait to be served. It won't stop us visiting again though.

Thank Gongzhu_11
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a delightful meal at The Townhouse this evening. The food was delicious, service very good and the ambience perfect. This is a great place to eat and is also really good value. The staff really care about their customers and I can heartily recommend this lovely restaurant.

1 Thank DiscerningDame
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was excellent, as is the food. My wife is has to eat Gluten Free, and they had numerous choices on the menu. The childrens size fish and chips was almost the same as an adult size! Gets busy so make resevations.

1 Thank Doug V
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On Monday 26th September , we held our reception here, I can only give our experience the highest compliment. The service was brilliant and the food was amazing. If anyone are considering holding a small reception here I would highly recommend The Town House. It just made our special day that bit more special and our guest had the best... More 

1 Thank memesue1952
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Fabulous Sunday lunch on a beautiful summers day. Attentive staff giving excellent service. Roast dinners were delicious especially the Yorkshire puddings and crispy roast potatoes. It's a well organised place with engaging staff. Would highly recommend but make sure you book.

1 Thank Xtina0325
Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

We really enjoyed our meal.,a good choice of meat, veggie, small plates and main meals. Food excellent. Would recommend

1 Thank Ann S
New York City, New York
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

We ordered the set lunch menu and it was very nice, ordered a quiche and salad and potatoes which was very tasty. My partner ordered a steak, cooked beautifully. Great value and was great as we had gone out in my lunch hour but we were done before the hour was up. Would recommend this place for lunch or dinner.

1 Thank Francesca G
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

We called in on Saturday as a party of 8 people and luckily for us the lunch menu was still available at 5.45.We had not booked but the waitress said they could accommodate us as long as we could vacate the table by 7.30 which was no problem. Service was efficient but not rushed- we ordered drinks then our meals... More 

2 Thank clarkey15

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, British, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2NT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44-0-117-973-9302
Moved premises; formerly known as The Old Picture House, Bristol.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?