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“Disappointing”
Review of Rice & Things

Rice & Things
Ranked #588 of 1,733 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Caribbean
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed January 27, 2013

A big party of us went here for a birthday meal with high expectations and were completely let down. Understand that for a big party of 16 things can take a little bit more time however drinks took 30 minutes to come, and not altogether -the birthday girl didn't get here bottle of wine until she had started her main. The food was average but disappointing after all the Jamie Oliver hype. The service was incredibly disorganised and gave the feeling of chaos. Customers who had ordered takeaway meals were stood just behind a screen next to our table and many of them were getting irate and impatient with the wait.

Wouldn't go back.

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Thank SeonaJasmin
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

We were the first ones in the resturant, but it busier and had a really nice and relaxed atmosphere. We had the set menu, which started with a chicken broth, which was really tasted and the then followed up with baked chicken, rice and peas. The chicken was in a gorgeous sauce and was a really substantial portion. The staff were friendly and helpful with advice and recommendations. I would recommend and come back again.

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Thank sgreenslade09
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Reviewed December 24, 2012

Our party of 9, have just returned from celebrating a birthday at Rice and Tings, and we all had an amazing time. Located close to Bristol City centre, easy to find parking space and no charge!
Authentic Carribean surrounds. Friendly waitress, excellent service.
Large choice on menu and meals were large in size. best chips I've had in ages from a restaurant (homemade!) In our party several had the curried goat which was delicous, as was the peppered steak. The kids really enjoyed the fried chicken.
Overall a great meal out. Good value and well worth a visit.

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Thank CSpringerBristol
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

Like most people, had been gagging to come here having seen on Jamie Oliver but what a complete and utter let down - bad and rude service (the staff treat our group with utter contempt).

As for the food, this was mediocre to say the least, not much of it and the like I've read in other reviews, was luke warm and the rice was very watery and sludgy. Poor value for money also.

WILL NOT BE RETURNING.

Try the Caribbean place on Cheltenham road, this is more of a buffet style Jamaican food, but at least the food is warm, tasty and better value. Plus has a great atmosphere with live bands etc

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3  Thank Platelicker
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

wanted to call into this restaurant for a while after seeing it on TV with Jamie oliver
well what a waste of time turning of the M4.
i ordered fried chicken with some sauce , veg and peas and rice
the fried chicken was something the chef must have cooked the day before the sauce was luke warm and tasteless , rice and peas nice.
really dont bother, for £8 a plate instead stay on the M4 and go else were.

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1  Thank carpetman1959
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