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Bordeaux Quay

Canons Road, Bristol, BS1 5UH +44 1172957658

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Alway a great dining experience

Mike Littleton 17 March 2017
from Glastonbury

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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
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Customer reviews for Bordeaux Quay

3.8 ((((* (based on 259 reviews)
81% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • large parties (61)
  • al fresco (57)
  • value (53)
  • trendy (52)
  • child friendly (48)
  • breakfast (46)
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  • (**** 29 March 2017 by Roger Pope from Bristol

    We did not eat at Bordeaux Quay in the end. We were disappointed in the menu choice ( all day brunch for

  • ((*** 27 March 2017 by Barbara Gallagher from London

    A very disappointing meal. Just not a great experience at all. Several if the wines we asked for by the glass were unavailable. The food was mediocre.

  • ((*** 27 March 2017 by Hannah Cartwright from Frome

    The main meals were fantastic, very tasty, however the desserts did not match, brownie was dry and over cooked and 3 tiny scoops of ice cream for £5, no dressing or garnish to the bowls, very disappointing. Then we had to ask for the bill and were left for nearly 20 minutes before being able to pay!

  • ((((* 27 March 2017 by RS EVANS from BRISTOL

    Lovely brunch on a sunny Sunday. Friendly service, nice food. Great location.

  • ((((* 27 March 2017 by Sarah Allen from Bristol

    Lovely waiter. Nice fish and chips. Maybe a bigger light lunch menu with more small plate type dishes, less brunch type dishes. Our table was booked for 1230 which is more lunch than brunch!

  • (**** 21 March 2017 by Paul Wilde from Bristol

    Probably the worst food this year. All 3 of us ended up returning our food, overcooked, dull and just poor quality.

  • ((((( 17 March 2017 by Mike Littleton from Glastonbury

    Alway a great dining experience

  • ((*** 13 March 2017 by Jess from Bristol

    I came for dinner with my dad last night- we've been coming to BQ for years now. We had bread and olives to start, then the pan fried pollock and braised pork belly. We couldn't resist a dessert so we ordered an espresso and a chocolate brownie with rum and raisin ice cream. We also had some prosecco as it was a special occasion. The food and drink was absolutely delicious!! Flavoursome, well-presented and of excellent quality! Our evening, however, was dominated by generally poor service. We arrived and were seated at our table, where the waitress informed us that it was a "very sticky table", not because it was dirty but because they had used the wrong varnish. It meant that my clothes kept getting stuck to it, as did the glasses and plates- not ideal. My dad then called the waiter over and ordered some wine...only to have a waitress return to say that they have had a change of delivery and don't have a lot of what is actually on the menu. She then provided us with a print out of what they didn't have, and what they had replaced it with. Unfortunately, there was no replacement for what we wanted! If you run out of certain things, this should be mentioned when the customer is seated, just like the fish special, which was also ignored by the waiter. We had our food, which was delicious. A different waitress then came over to ask if we wanted the dessert menu and we said yes- 15 mins later, still no menu! At this point the restaurant was only about 30% full, all members of floor staff were hanging around the bar chatting, and we were left with no server. After 20 mins we gave up and grabbed the nearest waiter and just ordered without the menu. When it eventually came, the dessert was fabulous. We then, had to ask for the bill. Another 20 mins passed and still no sign of any interest from the waiter. We, along with the table next to us, had to go and ask for it and pay at the bar. Generally disappointing as we love BQ! Great kitchen staff though!

  • ((((* 8 March 2017 by Alexandra Hyatt from bristol

    Allergen menu - thank you!

  • (**** 6 March 2017 by Helen Vaughan from Bristol

    The food was extremely disappointing, except the risotto I had. The vegetarian option in particular looked very unappetising and was fairly unpalatable. We certainly won't be returning nor would any of us recommend you to friends. The one redeeming feature was the service, or waiter was very helpful and although the quality of the food wasn't his fault he took our complaints seriously and was very apologetic. I have eaten at the restaurant a number of times in the past and enjoyed the experience and it was sad to see standards have not been maintained.

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