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Wilks Restaurant

#11 of 1,250 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
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1-3 Chandos Road, Bristol BS6 6PG, England
+44 117 973 7999
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12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 21:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

I have been here many times before and it continues to get better and better, albeit more expensive. No longer a little local bistro but now a top flight serious restaurant with all the bells and whistles. It is surely moving towards its second Michelin star. Immaculate service, superb food all meal long, and terrific wine (a Vouvray "Siliex Noir,... More 

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Thank stephen h
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

I would thoroughly recommend Wilks. We went for the 7 course surprise tasting menu - I think we worked out it was more like 10 with the extras they throw in. Every single course was beautifully presented and delicious. I couldn't fault any of it. The service was so attentive whilst doing exactly enough as to not disrupt your privacy... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Visited last sunday as a borthday treat and from start to finish it was just superb, amuse bouch, starter main pre dessert and dessert all just so full of flavour. The service was also impeccible. I would say a must for anyone deserving a treat.

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Thank Lisa C
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

I came with my family to celebrate my graduation and really didn't have the experience we were hoping for. The food was tasty enough but really not very exciting and highly predictable. The staff were unfriendly and the prices were incredibly high for such an average experience. I would not recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Hal S
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

My husband and I booked here to celebrate my birthday. We hadn't eaten here before so we were very excited to try it out! Wilks did not disappoint, staff were professional & friendly. Our glasses were never empty & neither was our bread plate! Food was delicious, we had the classic menu, each course as tasty as the last. Coffee... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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930 reviews
654 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 475 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

We opted for the a la carte with an additional cheese course. All food was nicely presented and very enjoyable.

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Thank Jilllian
Bristol, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

My husband and I ate here last Friday night for dinner (I was the fussy pregnant woman that doesn't like seafood, in case they read this!) and this place is simply mind-blowing. The attention to details is exquisite, the waiting staff absolutely flawless, and the food vibrant, innovative and just wow. We had the 5 course tasting menu; I'd never... More 

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Thank Liz H
Frome, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

This was my second visit to Wilks, this time to celebrate one daughter's birthday and another's completion of her first degree. We selected the 5 course tasting menu and were not disappointed. Even the opening amuse bouche (lobster bisque) was as good as I have tasted. Service was assiduous and understated in the cool spaciousness of the restaurant. I found... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

Took my wife here for her birthday meal and we were blown away by the quality of the food, the excellence of the pairing wines and the overall experience. A lobster bisque amuse Bouche set the tone followed by a delicate scallop starter than a heart John Dory with wild peas and mushrooms. The roe deer main was sumptuous and... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Had the tasting menu. Every course comprised excellent quality ingredients beautifully presented in interesting compositions. The tastes were amazing. The staff were very attentive and knowledgeable but not overwhelming. The choice of wine was comprehensive and he sommelier knew his stuff and made a much appreciated recommendation.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 29
Cuisine
French, European, British, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
18:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-3 Chandos Road, Bristol BS6 6PG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 973 7999
Description
Welcome to wilks. We are a modern, vibrant restaurant on Chandos road in Redland, Bristol. We offer creative, accomplished cooking at affordable prices, attentive, knowledgeable service from friendly staff and a relaxed, informal dining room. We champion all that it is local; farmers, growers, suppliers, even local artists who show their work in our restaurant. We also offer food for home. Everything you need for your dinner at home; bread, soups, mains, desserts, chutneys, wines and more.

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