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Glassboat

#71 of 1,247 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
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Welsh Back, Bristol BS1 4SB, England (Formerly Glass Boat)
+44 117 929 0704
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 11:30
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 11:30
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 11:30
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had dinner here, great food. Staff very help explaining the dishes. Food well presented and served quickly but not rushed to leave. Sitting in the window allows a wonderful view of the river and river traffic. Would advise booking as it always seems to be busy - a good sign in a restaurant! The steak was genuinely rare - not... More 

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Thank Nigel W
Winscombe, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is definitely a restaurant with a difference and as an eating experience it ought to be among the best in Bristol and rated as it is 77 out of over 1,200 eateries it is high but it didn't quite "float my boat" (forgive the pun!). The ambience is nice and you'll know you're on the water as the ferries... More 

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Thank Busmantoo
Bristol, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had not been to the Glassboat for about 20 years. I tried to book a table via their website but none were available at the time we wanted. I phoned and requested a table and they were very accommodating almost matching the time we wanted. Admittedly it was only for 2 people and therefore probably easier to fit us... More 

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Thank Rich S
Coventry, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to bristol many times and always wanted to eat here. I then decided to take my partner there when we went to bristol for the weekend. We had an amazing seat and the staff were very friendy and helped us choose what to order. The chicken i had was literally the best chicken i have ever tasted.... More 

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Thank sadique m
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful setting with fantastic views. The food was exceptional if over-priced. Desserts priced at £8.50 were very small, and obviously from catering suppliers out of the freezer. Although tasty they were gone on 3 mouthfuls! My visit was on a Monday evening and only 3 other tables were occupied, however the staff were attentive if not a little slow.

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Thank Patricia3391
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a meal for 2 earlier in the afternoon by just popping into the restaurant. The reception there was very friendly. We had a lovely meal. The food was cooked very well and we weren't rushed, neither did we feel that the service was slow. The Glassboat is exactly what it says on the tin. It is a permanently... More 

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1 Thank Food_For_Grownups
Greater London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this place by accident wondering around on a Friday night. Really enjoyed the food, looking out over the river. Staff were very friendly.

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Thank Emma R
Bristol
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived for our early dinner as we like to be back at suitable time for our child minders. Not too busy but great atmosphere. We provided the the staff with our voucher that we had been given for a champagne dinner for 2 and basically went down hill from there unfortunately. I say unfortunately as the setting is great on... More 

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3 Thank Cidermaster
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table for 2 for my partners birthday. We were shown to a table next to the window (which I requested) and the view was great. The food was really good, probably the best I have ever eaten! The atmosphere was perfect also. Slight negative was the lack of attention received once meals had come out. We had planned... More 

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Thank ashley191
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sitting in a beautiful restaurant on the side of the river was the highlight of my guest's visit to Bristol. The atmosphere was beautiful,the service very good and the staff attentive and very polite. About the food.......it was faboulous. Everything cane beautifully ,cooked ,presented and on the same time fir all of us to enjoy!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 38
Cuisine
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 11:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 11:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 11:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 11:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 11:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 11:30
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 11:30
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?