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The Townhouse Bar and Restaurant

#159 of 1,235 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
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85 Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2NT, England
+44 117 973 9302
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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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived for a family Sunday lunch and were quickly seated. The restaurant was extremely busy. Despite this, orders were taken quickly and efficiently and all staff members were attentive and friendly. The food was the aspect that let the restaurant down as the quality was inconsistent. The meat (beef, lamb and pork) was of a good quality. The yorkshire... More 

Thank Richiemint
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great meal with excellent food. Lovely atmosphere. Efficient friendly service. Highly recommended. A real treat.

Thank Colin1421
Beijing, China
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76 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like Whiteladies Road - it is a bustling artery of upper Bristol. The Townhouse is located in a prime position; near the Clifton Down train station, nearly opposite the Clifton Down shopping mall and facing the cinema. A laid-back place with very friendly staff, a nice menu and a great atmosphere. We had a selection of 5 of the... More 

Thank GreenBeansSuisse
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565 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Very friendly bunch. I came in for a beer and to relax after a game of squash. Made to feel very welcome even though I wasn't eating and was impressed with the high quality crinkle cut crisps offered gratis with my drink. Will certainly come back

Thank David M
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

I've visited on several occasions and continue to be thoroughly impressed every single time. Possibly the best restaurant I've come across for coeliacs as most of the menu is or can be done gluten free. As well as great tasting and decent portion sizes, it doesn't break the bank - great value for money.

Thank Richard F
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

Booked townhouse for a 20 person table for a family get together. Pre-booking menu had lots of options. Due to various arrival times the staff were excellent and flexible. Food was fresh, tasty and cooked perfectly. Will certainly return.

Thank pa_finch
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

This Saturday me and my family went to eat at The Townhouse in Bristol. Service was good but the food was not so good. The Yorkshire puddings were heavy and uncooked, 4 Pieces of bread and butter £4 wow that was something else. The Roast potatoes were really firm. The gravy was thin and weak like water and flavour less.... More 

Thank GOHILS01
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Pre Christmas Gentlemen's Club Lunch 16 guests very warmly welcomed and most efficiently served in the Ground Floor area. Moved to a Private Dining Area where the room was most carefully dressed so that all members could see and hear each other. Food served well and quickly despite the journey from the Kitchen. Wines List well balanced both in range... More 

Thank HWA2014
Jersey, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

I had a lovely evening at The Townhouse on Whiteladies Road in Bristol. I went with my boyfriend for a date night and the atmosphere was perfect, it was a great balance between being bubbly and romantic at the same time. We sat at the bar at first and had a cocktail each (the espresso martini was amazing!) and then... More 

Thank food_critic_jsy
Bristol, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

A big group of us booked the private dining room for our annual Christmas gathering and had a fantastic time! Great space for 14 of us, and would have happily accommodated a few more; good facilities (able to play our own music), and never felt pushed for time. The service was excellent, attentive and timely. Food was lovely, some of... More 

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: +44 117 973 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?