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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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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good22%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (49 reviews)
“scallops” (13 reviews)
“pudding” (15 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, British, Grill, Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
Narrow Quay | The Bristol Hotel, Bristol BS1 4QF, England
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1 - 10 of 438 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stayed at the Bristol hotel and had dinner at the grille. Service absolutely faultless. Starters amazing pork cheek croquettes, scallops were delicious. Main course of cod in a beautiful sauce, and beetroot gnocchi veggie! Super yum food a real treat.

Thank rachelblue42
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Should have walked. Went there with work colleagues for Christmas meal. Starters good. Deserts good. Main course awful. Roast potatoes burnt stuffing ball burnt turkey was dry dry dry to the point it was inedible. If it wasn't a Christmas meal we would have walked...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We waited more than an hour to get a table although we had reserved. We than has to wait anither 30 minutes before we got any food. And then: rissoto far too salty and fish over cooked!

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Thank eleanor31000
Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I spent a weekend in Bristol this past weekend and forgot to book a table for a restaurant. After some research we settled on the riverside grill. We made a reservation through bookatable.com the earliest was 9pm on the night. We arrived...More

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Thank melaniegrace92
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I arranged a birthday dinner for my wife at the River Gill in November. The staff where very attentive throughout and helped to make it a very enjoyable evening.

Thank John H
Raivo K, Manager at The River Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear John H, Thank you for an amazing review. We look forward to welcoming you and your wife back for another enjoyable evening with us. Yours sincerely, Raivo Food and Beverage Manager The River Grille

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was exquisite but overshadowed by painfully slow service. I had to ask for the bill twice so was basically ignored and it took forever for them to take our order.More

Thank supri21
Raivo K, Manager at The River Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear supri21, Thank you for taking time to give your feedback. I am pleased to read that enjoyed our food, and I can assure you that your comments will be taken on board. We do hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kindest...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Atmosphere ok but room cold and noisy. Food good but tried to overcharge us by £11 with no apology given when error pointed out. Would not visit again.More

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Thank harris373
Raivo K, Manager at The River Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Harris373, Thank you for taking time to leave us review. First and foremost, please allow me to apologise for the quality of service you received. I have sheared your comments with our Restaurant Manager and I can assure your comments will be taken on...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice service, nice atmosphera and good food, live piano music makes it quite a romatic place for a nice dinner

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Thank ederextremadura
Raivo K, Manager at The River Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear alir1502GZ, Thank you so much for short but a sweet five star review. We do hope to welcome you back in the near future. Kindest regards, Raivo Food and Beverage Manager The River Grille

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Top quality food in a lovely setting makes this a great location for a special meal. 6 of us ate here and all of the dishes were first rate. The only very slight negative was that the service was a tad on the slow side.

1  Thank RichReilly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a dinner last night in the River Grille, i would like to say it was a amazing experiencie. The services it was perfect like a very high standard. I would like to say the River Grille have got a very good and lovely...More

Thank Roberto S
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Ian M
15 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
US$ 19 - US$ 67
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
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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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