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#13 of 1,169 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
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The Grove | Harbourside, Bristol BS1 4RB, England
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Wed 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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101 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This distinctive, modern, largely glass and steel structured restaurant and bar commands a great position overlooking the water near the King's Street heart of Bristol's ultra-buzzy food and drink scene. We've never been anywhere in the UK outside of central London that has more bars and eateries... than this part of this clearly resurgent city. It was heaving with happy... More 

Thank epicure49
Bristol, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We used to be very regular visitors to this restaurant downstairs area, which served good food, was well run and ultra professional. However the menu has become very limited and lacking imagination. Service is not as sharp and professional as it used to be with the staff seeming to have a lack of direction and training. Very disappointed, never thought... More 

Thank Joe W
London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice view. Food - The slowest delivery I think I have ever had. A little more expensive than it warrants, but good company and conversation distracted our attention from the inefficiency. DrD

Thank David D
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Remembered the occasion that we were there. Staff service and food were very good. That was the second time we went there within four months.

Thank asm2000
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful time The food was fantastic and the staff were attentive and lovely. We went there with our two young children, and the staff were so kind with them, and really made them feel special. They spent the time to speak directly to our children, and ask them themselves what they wanted, in many places our children... More 

Thank rockchickjen
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I ended up at Riverstation unexpectedly after the place I'd booked for my graduation dinner had let me down on the day. I was very upset when I arrived but the staff made me feel so welcomed, despite the fact it was so busy and even offered me a complimentary glass of prosecco! I literally couldn't fault our meal! The... More 

Thank elladaisy94
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Took clients out for evening meal here - polite and pleasant service and great food despite being really busy, possibly due to it being a graduation day? Either way, hard to beat being by the river on a warm summer evening, and I was very pleased that we had been placed by the window as requested when I made my... More 

Thank Peter M
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked a lunch table to celebrate my sons graduation, our time of arrival turned into a moving target but Riverstation were amazing even when we turned up two hours later than our original booking. Food was tasty and wine delicious , service was the best.

Thank BarneyTBear
Oxford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I came here for the second time on Sunday with the family and had a lovely lunch. Food was excellent and the surroundings are great. Bristol harbour festival in the background adding to the ambience. Try this place if you are looking for good value tasty food.

Thank cmart72
Bristol, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent quality produce in a sophisticated menu. The restaurant is located on the river and the view is excellent. A nice, relaxed, but sophisticated atmosphere. Professional waiting staff. Highly recommended.

Thank Hrycko

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$17 - $74
European, British, Gluten Free
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Grove | Harbourside, Bristol BS1 4RB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: 01179144434

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