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Bordeaux Quay

Canons Road, Bristol, BS1 5UH +44 1172957658

((()* European

We enjoyed dining here, food was great, service was very good. The waiter recommended an excellent wine, which is always the sign of a good restaurant.

Alice 22 April 2017
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

3.7 ((()* (based on 266 reviews)
80% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • child friendly (48)
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  • ((((( 22 April 2017 by Alice from Bristol

    We enjoyed dining here, food was great, service was very good. The waiter recommended an excellent wine, which is always the sign of a good restaurant.

  • (**** 20 April 2017 by Neil Davis from Brustol

    We were so disappointed. We used to go here frequently and were looking forward to visiting again.

    However, there was nothing about the visit that was pleasurable.

    The music system was not working so there was a lack of atmosphere.

    I asked if they had "fresh"orange juice and was told yes. However, I was given concentrated. They used to have such an amazing brunch menu.

    My husband's ale had sediment in (the second pint was worse than the first), which the bar staff couldn't see. The manager did apologise for this. He had to have something else.

    Our food was awful. The menu was really limited and there were only pub-style dishes or brunch (it was 1pm on a Monday).

    We chose burgers as we thought they would be really good. I'm not sure how a place like this can get chips so wrong. They were like the left over bits you would get from a take-away. My daughter's pancake was really burnt so she wouldn't eat it. It looked more like a cake (about 4/5cm thick). Our burgers were "OK". However, they were in a really cheap sesame buns. We subsequently walked past a much cheaper place with gorgeous burgers in lovely fresh brioche buns.

    Overall it was just a really bad experience and one that we won't be repeating. What a shame as it was such a lovely place with great atmosphere in the past.

  • ((*** 17 April 2017 by Freddie from Bristol

    We were a little disappointed by our visit to your restaurant. We felt that the service was rather slow, even though the restaurant was by no means full. Two of our party had the fish and chips and we found that neither the batter nor the chips were crispy enough. We also feel that it is a very bad policy to add a service charge to the bill, meaning that this has to be deducted before payment if the customer is not satisfied, rather than leaving this to the discretion of the customer. If my elderly mother, who was treating us on that occasion, had not been on the ball, she would have paid the service charge without realising it and, had we been totally satisfied with our evening, we may well have left a further cash tip, therefore paying twice.

  • (((** 12 April 2017 by Anna Erencan from Bristol

    I was disappointed with the choices on the menu. No salads or healthier options. I can't eat chilli so the few dishes that were healthier contained chilli.
    I had mussels, which were delicious but it would have been nice to have had a salad option as a main course.
    The service was ok but the waiter was very good at walking past our table when we were trying to attract attention. There was also the most random collection of 80s music playing in the background.

  • ((((* 5 April 2017 by John Fisher from Bristol

    A very enjoyable meal.

  • (**** 3 April 2017 by Leigh Lloyd from Bristol

    Excruciatingly bad and I had brought some friends with me. Not eaten there for maybe four years will not go again. Felt very sorry for staff it seemed like they had been overwhelmed on this sunny day. Perhaps they are in wrong location as they cannot seem to cope.

  • (((** 3 April 2017 by Joseph Fenton from Bristol

    Food was good. I booked a table on line which was quick and easy. However coudl not dictate which table to book which is annoying. Then on arrival it was empty inside, as the weather was good. I asked if we could sit outside and they siad yes but that they would not provide table service. This makes no sense. there was no one in the restaurant, everyone was sitting outside. Just give table service out side where its busy.

  • (**** 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!

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