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Bordeaux Quay

Canons Road, Bristol, BS1 5UH +44 1172957658

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We went here for our anniversary and it was lovely. The decor was modern and stylish, the atmosphere was quiet and respectful, the service was attentive but not pacy, and the food was excellent. It was expensive, but a great treat. Would be lovely to bring family here.

Sam Grayston 30 September 2016
from Bristol

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Overlooking Bristol harbour, Bordeaux Quay amalgamates restaurant, brasserie, deli and bakery and cookery school into one big foodie’s dream. Guests can enjoy beautiful harbourside views and al fresco terrace dining at this elegantly converted warehouse.

The Bordeaux Quay restaurant menu offers high-end, gourmet dining, from the beautiful twice baked Perl Las soufflé starter to the indulgent baked Alaska with salted caramel ice cream dessert. The brasserie, whilst more casual, exacts the same high standards in its classic moules-frites and slow-cooked lamb shank in red wine. Appropriately, there’s also a catch of the day as sourced by local Newlyn fishers.

Baking through the night to provide fresh sandwiches, bread and cakes, the deli and bakery is open throughout the day. The brasserie, too, is open all day and serves homemade muesli as well as full breakfasts and special weekend options. Bordeaux Quay’s restaurant also provides a light yet decadent 3-course Sunday lunch menu.

Bordeaux Quay restaurant is an unmissable landmark, just a 5-minute walk from Bristol Hippodrome.

Bordeaux Quay

Canons Road, Bristol, BS1 5UH

Contact +44 1179431200
Reservations +44 1172957658

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Customer reviews for Bordeaux Quay

3.9 ((((* (based on 187 reviews)
82% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (93)
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  • large parties (40)
  • trendy (40)
  • child friendly (39)
  • romantic (36)
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  • ((((* by from Holford

    Great table for wheelchair access .Fantastic gin and tonic .Attentive helpful staff. Variable food standard- lovely fresh plaice,disappointing red pepper and goats cheese cakes,small and dry and more like a starter than a main course.

  • ((*** by from Bristol

    Not great. Took too long and overlooked roast beef and insipid gravy. Disappointing as has been very good in the past.

  • ((((* by from bristol

    Sunday Lunch: excellent food, especially the hake. Beef was also very well received. Great veg and roast potatoes. Puddings were all delicious. Liked the building - lovely view. Staff were very pleasant and didn't rush us. Shame we didn't have our long table (13 of us) positioned looking out. We were sideways onto the view - plenty of room to have done this. Staff didn't really acknowledge it was a 60th birthday. Nice to have had a candle in the pud of the birthday person!
    Overall it was a great experience and I would strongly recommend the delicious food.

  • ((((* by from Bern

    Excellent food. Service staff not very professional.

  • (**** by from Bristol

    I was not all impressed - the beef burger I had was what I would describe as a child's portion size -which I wouldn't have minded if it hadn't been the price it was - compare the burgers/prices at Chomps. Also the Creme brûlée was served too cold and was far too solid not to mention the kind delay it being served. Luckily it was taken off the bill because of the delay. Also the brasserie itself was chilly. Sorry, I won't be returning as there too many other much better places in Bristol to eat at.

  • (**** by from Bristol

    totally pleasant experience until I came to the 12.5% gratuity. Very disappointed and so will not be returning or recommending.

  • (**** by from North Devon District

    On arrival the waiter was disinterested and pointed to our table "over there" without seating us.We were placed on a table between 2 families with young children which felt inappropriate for 3 adults particularly as the restaurant was almost empty. My starter (lamb sweetbreads) was overcooked but others were okay. Roast potatoes and veg were very good - lamb was overcooked. We were treated to service from 3 waiters - 2 of whom were pleasant enough but the same waiter who greeted us or rather didn't greet us treated us with similar distain when serving food. Disappointing service and food.

  • ((*** by from Bristol

    We booked dinner for four, three of us celebrating Birthdays. It's been three years since we last frequented The Bordeaux Quay Brasserie, my how things change and not for the better . We arrived early intending to sit at the bar and enjoy a cocktail. They made it clear we were too early, the restaurant had changed around and felt rougher and less fun. I ordered a beer and a cocktail, this took twenty minutes to arrive, after having to ask the waitress where it was. When my husband's daughter and her boyfriend arrived, they too had to wait for their drinks at a nearly empty bar. The waitress took our order and suggested the Lobster Risotto, I was so looking forward to it. After a while we ate our shared starter which was delicious. We ordered another bottle of Wine. Half an hour later the Wine hadn't arrived and no sign of the main course. I asked where the Wine was and they couldn't find our order we ordered again. Another half hour passed still no Wine, still no mailn course . We got fed up and asked for the Bill. They agreed we shouldn't pay for my cocktail. We agreed to pay for the rest of the bill. My husband took his card out and we then waited another twenty minutes, waiting for the waitress to take the card payment. At that point we walked out and got instant food next door at ZaZa , I would suggest going straight there. At least you're guaranteed food if you serve yourself.

  • ((((* by from Bristol

    We went here for our anniversary and it was lovely. The decor was modern and stylish, the atmosphere was quiet and respectful, the service was attentive but not pacy, and the food was excellent. It was expensive, but a great treat. Would be lovely to bring family here.

  • (((** by from Bristol

    The food was ok, but parts were poor, especially the chips. I had the duck which was nice but it came with a sea of lentils, too many! Service was very polite and friendly but incredibly slow, tables seated after us were on their puddings before our mains! Nice restaurant but just needs to have slicker service, it really forms an opinion of a place, no matter what the food is like.

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