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“Great menu and service”

Tyrells Restaurant @ Thistle Hotel Bristol
Ranked #1,127 of 1,680 Restaurants in Bristol
Price range: $40 - $49
Cuisines: British, Bar
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations
Reviewed May 13, 2012

We enjoyed the food and found the service to be fantastic

1  Thank Reading_Traveller06
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Reviewed April 10, 2012

We stayed at the Thistle Grand Hotel for three nights and on our first day there decided to try the afternoon tea in Tyrells restaurant.
There was an offer on for the afternoon tea which included use of the Otium Spa which caused some confusion as we needed afternoon tea for three people but it was served on plates for two. It took a while to sort out but eventually we made it clear what we wanted and came to a compromise that the three teas would be served on one plate.
When the food arrived it was reasonably well presented despite the somewhat more cramped nature of the plate. Sadly once we got to eating it, it was not as good as it looked. The sandwiches were made with quite poor quality bread and the ingredients were not of a good standard either. The cakes were OK but nothing special. They had also replaced the scones with Bath buns which was a mistake. Afternoon tea should always be made with scones, the Bath buns should have been an extra rather than a direct replacement. The Bath buns were somewhat dry, heavy and overcooked and scones would have been a much better option. There was also a lack of options regarding the choice of teas with very few varieties available.
Overall the service was fine but the afternoon tea itself was very disappointing and led us to cancel the booking we had made for dinner that evening.

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2  Thank Stephen_and_Kay
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

Well presented afternoon tea. Nice outlook. Nice atmosphere and very attentive staff.

Thank Roz141
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

Have had Sunday buffet lunch here a few times recently and it is always very good. Drinks are a bit pricey but the food is very reasonable and staff are very helpful

Thank RogerM9000
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Reviewed February 17, 2012

Staff were perfunctory and unfriendly. We struggled to get any service at all. Food was very limited choice (because we had a 30% off deal) and tasteless and bland.Given a table that was not in a great place even though the resteraunt was about 2/3 empty.

Thank reynedd
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