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#60 of 1,235 Restaurants in Bristol
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Welsh Back, Bristol BS1 4SB, England (Formerly Glass Boat)
+44 117 929 0704
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been eating at this restaurant for 4 years on a fortnightly visit and have always found it to be excellent both in food and service. However on our last visit we found that the price had increased by 20 percent and the menu choice was very poor. Also the service was appalling, with the staff appearing not to... More 

Malvern, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in Bristol for the weekend and wanted to go somewhere for a meal for two. Found the Glassboat and was not disappointed. The food was very good and the staff were very welcoming and attentive. Although it was Friday night and quite busy we were not rushed. We ate, talked and relaxed our way through a few courses... More 

Thank Nijj2012
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing little gem of a place. Myself and my husband went here for breakfast as it was sited directly outside of the hotel we were staying at. What can I say....WOW!! The boat in its self is beautiful, the staff are fantastic, extremely good customer service! The food and tea...faultless! Thank you for giving us the most perfect... More 

Thank Charlotte B
Neath Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A delightful experience Excellent food and service If you are a poor traveler mind don't forget sea legs which helped

Thank Karen E
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely setting, but very cold where we sat for the ladies. My first time there, and probably my last. My starter was warm at best, and cold in the middle. The tranche of Turbot was fairly small, and some of the additional vegetables (definitely required), arrived about 5 minutes after the meals had been served. Too many dishes which... More 

Thank Stephen N
Hastings, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely decked out boat and bigger than it looks. Table looked lovely with fresh flowers, outlook was wonderful, staff very efficient and menu very pleasing. Food was exceptional - the pork for 2, the duck cassoulet and the amazing banana souffle - just delicious and we will definitely be coming back when we revisit Bristol.

Thank Frances B
Nailsea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit here and was not disappointed. The waitress was friendly and efficient and made us very welcome. As for the food, it was gorgeous. Well thought out menu, cooked to perfection and beautifully presented. Well worth a visit and will definitely be going back. Well done to the chef and waiting staff.

Thank soas1961
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Waited ages to be served, once we got served paid 60 pounds for a steak and fries....steak and fries nothing else! What a joke

Thank Tariq H
Clapham, London, UK
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75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I got a train down from London (where I live) yesterday to have lunch with a friend who lives in Bristol and had no hesitation in booking The Glasshouse, as I'd been here just over a year ago and had had a lovely time. I'd requested a window table (for obvious reasons) and had received an email that morning to... More 

Thank PeterWarren
Paderborn, Germany
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not knowing where to eat we came across the glassboat and our first impression was WOW.Delicately decorated and a friendly ambiance we decided to stop and eat. We were very well looked after by our waitress, Jasmin, who was very professional whilst being friendly too. I am afraid to say I like my steak well done and the chef did... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 37
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Welsh Back, Bristol BS1 4SB, England (Formerly Glass Boat)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 929 0704

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