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“family visit to great bistro”
Review of Cherry Duck Harbourside Bistro - CLOSED

Cherry Duck Harbourside Bistro
Price range: $5 - $46
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Cherry Duck is a central retreat for those in search of quality food and drinks in a relaxed atmosphere. We prise ourselves in offering freshly prepared local food, elegantly presented, at great value. Our drinks list makes us an ideal venue to enjoy our AL Fresco areas with a sun trap terrace to the front of the venue and benches on the harbour to the rear. Inside we have a top cocktail bar and classy dining space that is unfussy but refined.We are ideally situated within minutes of Bristol's main central attractions which makes us a great place to meet before heading off in to the city, or indeed after a day of sightseeing. Our quality food and beverages and attentive service, offering wine recommendations to match your food and friendly table service have put us in the running for 5 of Bristol's Good Food Awards this year. We are shortlisted for Best Restaurant, Best New Restaurant, Best Wine List, Best Front of House and also our head chef and owner Jack Bain is nominated for Best Chef.We strive to make every visitor to Cherry Duck feel in comfort and ease and are proud to have provided special experiences for so many people.
Reviewed February 2, 2014

A group of 6 of us had booked for a Saturday lunch before going to the theatre. Service was excellent with an innovative choice of food in great surroundings. Price was reasonable.

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Thank DianeSwansea
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Jack B, Owner at Cherry Duck Harbourside Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2015

Dear Diane,

Thank you so much for your support and much appreciated 4 star review of our restaurant, Cherry Duck. We value your feedback! I am contacting all of our guests who enjoyed the food at Cherry Duck to inform them firstly of the closure of the restaurant but secondly to let you all know that we have relaunched with a new concept for the summer in our fantastic Venetian pop up bar, IL BACARO. Same place, same chef but a totally new look and concept. We are serving elegant yet very affordable Italian tapas (Cicchetti), antipasti and large sharing steaks, fish and vegan options alongside, as always, a great drinks and cocktails list.

We are open on Sundays as of this week and are serving amazing sharing ribs of beef that serve up to four people for only £30 with a wide selection of traditional and Italian sides. For all vegetarian and vegan customers we have some amazing options, we are making Sunday Special for all!

For lunch we are offering a great deal whereby 2 guests can enjoy; bread, olives and dips, a large mixed antipasti to share and two Cicchetti of choice for only £12 (£6 each)

WE WOULD LIKE TO OFFER YOU TWO GLASSES OF PROSECCO (OR WINE/ PINT OF BEER!) ON ARRIVAL WHEN YOU BOOK WITH US.

Quote your name on booking as a Cherry Duck valued customer and look forwards to enjoying a great evening at "IL BACARO: venetian bar and kitchen"

Thanks again,

Jack Bain
Head Chef/ Director
IL BACARO
0117 3292910

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Reviewed February 2, 2014

Ate here last night for a friends birthday celebration. A small menu to choose from which isn't a bad thing.....the food was superb, every course well presented,fresh and tasty. The staff were all very welcoming friendly and attentive and gave excellent service. We all thoroughly enjoyed our evening and every plate was all but licked clean!! A great findand will definitely be returning and recommending...well done!

Thank Clare W
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Jack B, Owner at Cherry Duck Harbourside Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2015

Dear Clare,

Thank you so much for your support and much appreciated 5 star review of our restaurant, Cherry Duck. We value your feedback! I am contacting all of our guests who enjoyed the food at Cherry Duck to inform them firstly of the closure of the restaurant but secondly to let you all know that we have relaunched with a new concept for the summer in our fantastic Venetian pop up bar, IL BACARO. Same place, same chef but a totally new look and concept. We are serving elegant yet very affordable Italian tapas (Cicchetti), antipasti and large sharing steaks, fish and vegan options alongside, as always, a great drinks and cocktails list.

We are open on Sundays as of this week and are serving amazing sharing ribs of beef that serve up to four people for only £30 with a wide selection of traditional and Italian sides. For all vegetarian and vegan customers we have some amazing options, we are making Sunday Special for all!

For lunch we are offering a great deal whereby 2 guests can enjoy; bread, olives and dips, a large mixed antipasti to share and two Cicchetti of choice for only £12 (£6 each)

WE WOULD LIKE TO OFFER YOU TWO GLASSES OF PROSECCO (OR WINE/ PINT OF BEER!) ON ARRIVAL WHEN YOU BOOK WITH US.

Quote your name on booking as a Cherry Duck valued customer and look forwards to enjoying a great evening at "IL BACARO: venetian bar and kitchen"

Thanks again,

Jack Bain
Head Chef/ Director
IL BACARO
0117 3292910

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Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

Eight of us visited the fabulous cherry duck for a birthday celebration. The food was excellent, and the service was faultless. Definitely one of my favourite places to eat now. What a gem.

1  Thank Debra C
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Jack B, Owner at Cherry Duck Harbourside Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2015

Dear Debra,

Thank you so much for your support and much appreciated 5 star review of our restaurant, Cherry Duck. We value your feedback! I am contacting all of our guests who enjoyed the food at Cherry Duck to inform them firstly of the closure of the restaurant but secondly to let you all know that we have relaunched with a new concept for the summer in our fantastic Venetian pop up bar, IL BACARO. Same place, same chef but a totally new look and concept. We are serving elegant yet very affordable Italian tapas (Cicchetti), antipasti and large sharing steaks, fish and vegan options alongside, as always, a great drinks and cocktails list.

We are open on Sundays as of this week and are serving amazing sharing ribs of beef that serve up to four people for only £30 with a wide selection of traditional and Italian sides. For all vegetarian and vegan customers we have some amazing options, we are making Sunday Special for all!

For lunch we are offering a great deal whereby 2 guests can enjoy; bread, olives and dips, a large mixed antipasti to share and two Cicchetti of choice for only £12 (£6 each)

WE WOULD LIKE TO OFFER YOU TWO GLASSES OF PROSECCO (OR WINE/ PINT OF BEER!) ON ARRIVAL WHEN YOU BOOK WITH US.

Quote your name on booking as a Cherry Duck valued customer and look forwards to enjoying a great evening at "IL BACARO: venetian bar and kitchen"

Thanks again,

Jack Bain
Head Chef/ Director
IL BACARO
0117 3292910

Report response as inappropriate
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Reviewed February 1, 2014

Found this bistro on tripadvisor and was not disappointed. We had a very nice bottle of wine which was reasonably priced and a 2 course set menu which was absolutely delicious. I had the slow cooked pork with a caramel jus & the best crackling I have ever tasted, with creamed pots & kale & my husband had roasted hake with a very nice sauce & gnocchi. We both had a dessert of hazelnut cake, pistachio ice cream & crème brulee - obviously all small portions but very nice & beautifully presented. Followed by a coffee & a French coffee. Total bill was £72.

Nice unpretentious bistro with exceptionally pleasant staff & good food. Would highly recommend.

Thank cedmen
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Jack B, Owner at Cherry Duck Harbourside Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2015

Dear Cedman,

Thank you so much for your support and much appreciated 4 star review of our restaurant, Cherry Duck. We value your feedback! I am contacting all of our guests who enjoyed the food at Cherry Duck to inform them firstly of the closure of the restaurant but secondly to let you all know that we have relaunched with a new concept for the summer in our fantastic Venetian pop up bar, IL BACARO. Same place, same chef but a totally new look and concept. We are serving elegant yet very affordable Italian tapas (Cicchetti), antipasti and large sharing steaks, fish and vegan options alongside, as always, a great drinks and cocktails list.

We are open on Sundays as of this week and are serving amazing sharing ribs of beef that serve up to four people for only £30 with a wide selection of traditional and Italian sides. For all vegetarian and vegan customers we have some amazing options, we are making Sunday Special for all!

For lunch we are offering a great deal whereby 2 guests can enjoy; bread, olives and dips, a large mixed antipasti to share and two Cicchetti of choice for only £12 (£6 each)

WE WOULD LIKE TO OFFER YOU TWO GLASSES OF PROSECCO (OR WINE/ PINT OF BEER!) ON ARRIVAL WHEN YOU BOOK WITH US.

Quote your name on booking as a Cherry Duck valued customer and look forwards to enjoying a great evening at "IL BACARO: venetian bar and kitchen"

Thanks again,

Jack Bain
Head Chef/ Director
IL BACARO
0117 3292910

Report response as inappropriate
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Reviewed January 26, 2014

We had a two course lunch here. The food was all well prepared and presented and well priced. The quantities were spot on, and I have a good appetite, so was very happy. The service was unobtrusive but attentive and informative regarding the sourcing of some of the ingredients. The wild Cornish mussels were particularly good.

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Thank DJPS
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Jack B, Owner at Cherry Duck Harbourside Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2015

Dear DJPS,

Thank you so much for your support and much appreciated 4 star review of our restaurant, Cherry Duck. We value your feedback! I am contacting all of our guests who enjoyed the food at Cherry Duck to inform them firstly of the closure of the restaurant but secondly to let you all know that we have relaunched with a new concept for the summer in our fantastic Venetian pop up bar, IL BACARO. Same place, same chef but a totally new look and concept. We are serving elegant yet very affordable Italian tapas (Cicchetti), antipasti and large sharing steaks, fish and vegan options alongside, as always, a great drinks and cocktails list.

We are open on Sundays as of this week and are serving amazing sharing ribs of beef that serve up to four people for only £30 with a wide selection of traditional and Italian sides. For all vegetarian and vegan customers we have some amazing options, we are making Sunday Special for all!

For lunch we are offering a great deal whereby 2 guests can enjoy; bread, olives and dips, a large mixed antipasti to share and two Cicchetti of choice for only £12 (£6 each)

WE WOULD LIKE TO OFFER YOU TWO GLASSES OF PROSECCO (OR WINE/ PINT OF BEER!) ON ARRIVAL WHEN YOU BOOK WITH US.

Quote your name on booking as a Cherry Duck valued customer and look forwards to enjoying a great evening at "IL BACARO: venetian bar and kitchen"

Thanks again,

Jack Bain
Head Chef/ Director
IL BACARO
0117 3292910

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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