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The River Grille

₹₹ - ₹₹₹European, British,
Narrow Quay | The Bristol Hotel, Bristol BS1 4QF, England
+44 117 900 7844
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good23%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“steak” (50 reviews)
“scallops” (15 reviews)
“fish and chips” (13 reviews)
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European, British, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Narrow Quay | The Bristol Hotel, Bristol BS1 4QF, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful food! Lovely sunny evening with gorgeous views on the river! Would come back againMore

Thank Rebecca H
Barbara F, Manager at The River Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Rebecca H, Thank you very much for your five star review. We are delighted to hear you have enjoyed your evening with us at The River Grille and I'm sure Viktor will be too when he finds out he got a personal mention. We...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this stunning restaurant in March for my wife birthday and had a brilliant time. The place is exactly what we were looking for: delicious food, great atmosphere and impeccable service. We had the Buratta and Scallops to start and we found them both delicious....More

Thank Vlad Andrei M
Barbara F, Manager at The River Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Vlad Andrei M, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us an amazing five star review. We are very happy to hear that you and your wife have enjoyed all aspects of our restaurant: "delicious food, great atmosphere and impeccable service"....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

3 of us ate from the set menu and all enjoyed the different dishes. The staff were attentive without being too much so and managed to keeep your wine glasses topped up perfectly ( which in my experience is rare)More

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Barbara F, Manager at The River Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear nicklaura14, Thank you very much for your review about recent visit at The River Grille. We are very happy to hear you all have enjoyed your choices from the set menu and found the service attentive. We hope you will join us in the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went as a family for Sunday carvery. As it was a carvery, the food was tepid but everything else was good! My daughter and her boyfriend had a lovely looking salad and everything was presented well and very reasonably priced. The lamb was looked...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely location, excellent service, food very good, and reasonably priced. Only reason I have not given this 5 stars as there was a bit of a mix up with desserts. Never felt rushed.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a lovely relaxing Sunday lunch sat by the window with views of the floating harbour. The carvery had a very good selection of meats and vegetables. It was a hot day and we were unable to eat more than the one course. Would recommend...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a set Sunday lunch two course. The starters not a huge section but I think you can order for the normal menu if you don’t want the cavery. Prawn and Crayfish cocktail was a good position for a starter and delicious. My son...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really was looking forward to eating here, it has a beautiful big glass conservatory looking over the dock and it’s location was awesome. I didn’t leave feeling we’d had value for money and the food was just ok. I haven’t got anything bad to...More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location and the views from the (mostly glass) restaurant are great. The food is an interesting mix of classic European and the maitre d' and wait staff were really nice and helpful. We liked it so much we went back for breakfast the next...More

Thank Steve F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the risotto which was very rich and creamy and so very good. My sister had the steak and she finished everything. Great, friendly service! They just opened for dinner and we didn't have reservations. Got a wonderful seat right next to the floor-to-ceiling windows....More

Thank Khairunnisa N
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Ian M
15 March 2017|
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
Sonya B
27 November 2016|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 19 - US$ 67
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
12:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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
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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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