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The Townhouse Bar and Restaurant

#155 of 1,211 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

Thank ArwenBeaton
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90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food: average to reasonable (an overcooked steak: fish and chips ok) -- cost: overpriced for what you get. Overall impression: disappointing -- and serving staff really should not - when service charge is "discretionary" - write on the bill what 10% amounts to and what their suggested total is. Customers can work that out themselves. It added to the impression... More 

Thank YetAnotherLondoner
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered smoked salmon, crab and prawn cocktail for starter - what does this conjure up in your mind? What actually arrived was a bland puréed/mush of very little of the three stuffed into a rather hard tomato! What if you do not like tomatos? I do but I still couldn't eat it. The turkey dinner was Luke warm and... More 

Thank YVE022
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food very good but drinks very expensive 20% service charge would like to choose if I pay a tip and how much

Thank Unclestan90
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with friends last night. We hadn't booked and they managed to squeeze us in. The food choices were varied and they were great value (2 courses for £17). I have to have a gluten free diet and almost everything was either gluten free or could be adapted to be so...all clearly labelled. The food was lovely all freshly... More 

Thank LN001
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time so no expectations other than 'good'. We were here early evening (before 7) which meant we were still on lunch menu deals. There was nothing that was awful just a few things which took off the shine: wrong sides, wrong size wine. I had ox cheek cottage pie, it just didn't sparkle! Nothing major just not great. Sorry.... More 

Thank Jonny W
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Visited the Townhouse for the first time at lunchtime today, and was very impressed. The diners in my party were aged from 16-80 and all thoroughly enjoyed the food. The lunchtime menu, with 3 courses for £13.50 or 2 for £10 is great value for money. There's a good choice of dishes, including veggie and gluten-free. Service was friendly and... More 

Thank K L
Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

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 October 18, 2016

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 October 9, 2016 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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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, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?