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The Grove | Harbourside, Bristol BS1 4RB, England
+44 117 914 4434
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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The Grove | Harbourside, Bristol BS1 4RB, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

And they were great. Lovely location, you can sit outside on a warm evening Friendly staff clean and inviting

Thank Annalise E
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great location, waterside views etc. Food is ok as is the service however the menu is pretty restricted!

Thank 99PSB
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Brilliant meal and lovely wine. Fantastic service. Was a great choice for an important business meal.

Thank Edw0rd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch here sitting at a table with views over the harbour. The sirloin steak was cooked as ordered and good hand cut chips.

Thank Tony_Eileen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff, interesting menu, food was good quality, but it was the river terrace which made this restaurant special.More

Thank KayakingAli
Chris R, General Manager at Riverstation, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there, Thanks a lot for your comments and I am delighted to see that you enjoyed your time with us. We are constantly changing our menu with the seasons, so please do pop back to see what exciting new dishes we have hitting the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Last visited in September and another very enjoyable post race lunch (Half marathon September, 10k this time). Table by the balcony so we had a good view over the river on a lovely Spring day. Short menu but good choices - very refreshing tomato salad...More

Thank winerunner52
Chris R, General Manager at Riverstation, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi runner of wine (or with?), Thanks so much for your kind words, the tomato salad is a big favourite of ours at the moment. A great seasonal dish for such beautiful weather we are having at the moment. Due to our seasonality, we do...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was worried when it was taken over by a “chain” - thought standards would tumble and service would suffer. So glad it is just as good a ever.More

Thank RobininBRISTOL
Chris R, General Manager at Riverstation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Robin, Nothing pleases me more to hear that we have maintained such high standards even under our now relatively new owners. We can't believe ourselves that it has been almost 18 months since they took over. Please do pop back sometime very soon as...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had lunch here in April, very good food. We started with mackerel which was lighter and less fishy than I was expecting but very tasty. After I had pork shoulder which was some of the best pork I have had, almost like a cross...More

Thank SouthgateFamily
Chris R, General Manager at Riverstation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hiya, Delighted to see that you enjoyed your time with us. Those two dishes in particular are some of my favourites as well, especially the pork shoulder. I would love to divulge the kitchen secrets, but you will just have to keep coming back to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner last night. Friendly service and great food. Menu is small and interesting and executed well. Lovely surroundings. Finished off with a drink in the bar downstairs which is elegant and cosy. Highly recommend.More

Thank PandK22
Chris R, General Manager at Riverstation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hiya, I'm glad to hear you had the full experience on your visit and that we nailed each element of it! You should check back soon as we are due to launch our summer cocktail menu and we have some fun and new beers coming...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the food we had here and the service was friendly and efficient. The restaurant itself is modern in decor and at one stage was a little rowdy, which was why I didn't give this review 5 stars, but the noise may have been...More

Thank travellinglady288
Chris R, General Manager at Riverstation, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there travelling lady, Thanks very much for your review and is such a shame we missed out on those golden 5 stars. It can sometimes get a little noisy on busy days and especially where you were sitting, we have noticed the acoustics are...More

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Rebecca H
28 January 2018|
Response from Monty T | Reviewed this property |
It certainly did when we were there two months ago. Nothing much seems to have changed really to detract from the old Riverstation experience. I that helps?
16 January 2018|
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Response from Monty T | Reviewed this property |
If you are an average walker it will take you about ten minutes on a level path.
Nia W
8 September 2017|
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Response from Kirsty M | Reviewed this property |
I would have thought you would be okay as there is upstairs and downstairs seating and it is never overly busy but I would still try to reserve for a large party if possible.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 23 - US$ 99
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Grove | Harbourside, Bristol BS1 4RB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 914 4434
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