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The River Grille

Narrow Quay | The Bristol Hotel, Bristol BS1 4QF, England
+44 117 900 7844
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good22%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (50 reviews)
“scallops” (14 reviews)
“fish and chips” (13 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
European, British, Grill, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
Narrow Quay | The Bristol Hotel, Bristol BS1 4QF, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very good food ,and exelent service,the staff where excellent, I will definitely come back The hotel is in a nice area an d has parking ,I did not stay at the hotel but you can see that the staff are properly trained and very polite,thanks...More

1  Thank Benny V
Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I wanted someplace new for dinner and hadn’t tried The River Grille yet. Was not disappointed in the least. Excellent service and care, great view over the river and excellent food.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Ate here with my family before going to the theatre so we had the pre theatre menu. The food, service and setting was excellent and would definitly recommend rating here

1  Thank Louise1333
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife who is gluten free visited on spec. The food was well cooked and presented and delicious. The deserts were almost too attractive to eat. The flavour lived up to.the presentation. We had a very nice meal my wife a nice steak and mine...More

Thank John K
Barbara F, Manager at The River Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear John K, Thank you very much for taking your time to leave us an amazing five star review. We are delighted you have enjoyed all aspects of your recent dining experience at The River Grille and we are very much looking forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Setting of restaurant next to docks is nice. Carvery food for Sunday lunch was very poor. The pork, lamb and beef were fatty. and rather tasteless. They all appeared to be cheap cuts of meat. The vegetables were not up to much, tasting like they...More

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Thank clareb281
Barbara F, Manager at The River Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear clareb281, First and foremost please accept my sincere apologies for your recent disappointing lunch experience at The River Grille. I am very sorry to hear you had a number of concerns in regard to the quality of meat and vegetables served during Sunday Carvery...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited the River Grille many times. Very pleasant surroundings and staff, service was excellent. Starter was lovely however I chose lamb at the Carvery it was nearly all fat ,I did mention it to the staff who exchanged it for beef which was...More

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Thank Lottie736
Barbara F, Manager at The River Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Lottie736, Thank you for taking the time to leave us review about your recent Sunday carvery experience at The River Grille. I am very happy to hear that you are our regular guest and that you enjoy not only the view but also the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Passed this restaurant for a long time and not really sure why we never visited. When the girls from work fancied going out for food I recommended here and they do an early evening offer also. We booked and arrived and were shown to our...More

1  Thank tinytrace
Barbara F, Manager at The River Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear tinytrace, First of all thank you very much for taking the time to write a review about your recent dining experience at The River Grille. We are delighted that you have decided to visit our restaurant and to hear that you felt it has...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good service from the time of arrival with good food and well presented with a nice atmosphere overlooking the riverMore

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Thank kenthornton
Barbara F, Manager at The River Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear kenthornton, Thank you very much for your five star review. Both, the team and I, are delighted that you have enjoyed your recent experience at The River Grille. We are looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards Barbara Fotheringham...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hottest food of anywhere I have previously dined at, tasty and staff attentive. Restaurant can at times be a little noisy but the views make up for that.More

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Thank Gixerk1
Barbara F, Manager at The River Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Gixerk1, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us an amazing five star review. We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed both, the food and the service provided by the team at The River Grille. I have to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is lovely and quite reasonably priced. The staff can’t do enough for you. The Sunday roast which is carvery is great value for money.More

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Barbara F, Manager at The River Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Vixsterbristol, Thank you very much for leaving us a five star review after your recent visit at The River Grille. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed the Sunday Roast and looking forward to welcoming you back in the nearest future either...More

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Ian M
16 March 2017|
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Response from Raivo K | Property representative |
The River Grille Sunday Lunch 3 courses is £20 per person We look forward to welcome you at The River Grille. Kind regards, Raivo Restaurant and Bar Manager The River Grille
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Sonya B
27 November 2016|
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Response from Chris F | Reviewed this property |
There's always one or two options. So maybe not a wide choice but you can be sure it'll be good.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 70
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Narrow Quay | The Bristol Hotel, Bristol BS1 4QF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 900 7844
  • E-mail
Description
Boasting stunning Harbourside view, The River Grille features some of the best produce in the South West and ingredients that speak for themselves. With a sleek lounge bar, The River Grille is also home to a pianist on Friday evenings and Sunday lunch times, and a Jazz band on Saturday evenings. Head Chef Pawel Mikolajczewski writes the a la carte menu quarterly to make use of the best seasonal products, together with a very successful daily specials menu which features many local dishes including some beautifully prepared fish dishes. The beef is 28-day dry aged West Country beef and is cooked on a Josper charcoal grill; favourites from the grill include a West Country 8oz sticky Bourbon & brown sugar rib eye steak, a rack of Nailsea lamb with coriander & green chilli and a Creedy Carver chicken with lemon & thyme. The delicious desserts include a buttermilk panna cotta with apple & summer berries and a cherry clafoutis with cherry ripple ice cream - of course the ice cream is home made! For cheese lovers, there is a plate of West Country cheese with a Bramley apple chutney. In addition, there is a pre theatre/early dining menu available each evening from 5.30-6.45pm, and express lunches from Monday to Friday with a “build a board” concept. On Sundays, a traditional carvery is available. The light and airy dining area has striking light features and mahogany furniture, with large windows that allow diners to look out over the water. The River Grille Bar is complete with a glossy finish and quirky white grand piano. At the Centre of the city, the River Grille Restaurant is a 10 minute walk from Bristol Temple Meads station and right on the Narrow Quay Harbourside.
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