Temple Way, Bristol, BS1 6BF +44 1172950088
- Main course: £12
- Food spend: £25
- Opening hours
- Monday to Friday: 06:00 - 09:30 & 11:00 - 22:00 Saturday & Sunday : 07:30 - 22:00.
Fantastic food and service
15 February 2017
Recess Bristol serves a considered menu against a backdrop of stylish artwork and is tucked inside The Hilton Garden Inn Hotel. There is a terrace at Recess offering fantastic al fresco dining looking out over the beautiful Temple Gardens.
From the refined Recess menu, lighter options are offset by rich main courses. From the main dishes, Goan chicken curry with pomegranate raitha and Garganelli pasta offer palate-cleansing flavours. For heartier choices, sizzling cuts from the grill and ‘The Mobley’ burger are resounding favourites. An eclectic specials menu also offers locally sourced treats and seasonal delights. Alongside the menus, Recess presents a sophisticated selection of wines, champagnes, cocktails and local beers, as well as bold new world choices.
A delicate selection of finger sandwiches, fresh scones and aromatic teas makes for a tempting afternoon tea selection.
Featuring wall-to-ceiling windows, RecessBristol combines a superb menu with inviting, contemporary surroundings. Bristol Temple Meads Rail Station is a 3-minute walk away and there is an onsite car park.
Temple Way, Bristol, BS1 6BF
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Customer reviews for Recess
((((( 15 February 2017 by Aleksander from Bristol
Fantastic food and service
((((* 9 October 2016 by Brian Shewring from Bristol
Really enjoyed our visit for afternoon tea. Food was fresh and tasty.
((((( 5 October 2016 by Fiona Hughes from Bristol
We had an afternoon tea in the city Hilton garden cafe. The outdoor space is lovely, staff were very welcoming and accommodating, the afternoon tea was very fresh and delishious. It was well presented, there is nothing we could fault. Enjoyed it thoroughly, I'd done here again.
((*** 9 August 2016 by Kate Awmack from Bristol
Food took too long to come out. Lunchtime dining should be quicker
((((( 16 February 2016 by Abdullah Alsiyabi from Bristol
Great experience in the restaurant, wonderful night it was and great food, love it.
(**** 29 December 2015 by Jo White from Bristol
Very disappointing, not the standard we would expect from a hilton. The service was poor, people who arrived after us were served their food (which was the same as ours) at least 10 mins before us. The food was low standard, carrot cake undercooked and inedible, the sandwiches poor, whute sliced bread filled with more sauce than processed meat. The mulled wine was undrinkable, it tasted old and as though it had been stewing for days. There was often no member of staff in the restaurant for long periods of time so couldn't even send it back. Even the case the afternoon tea came in was odd and not the classic afternoon tea stand we were expecting. All in all very disappointed with a special treat we had been looking forward to mainly due to the poor customer service.
(((** 22 December 2015 by Andrew Quinton from Cheltenham
For price compared to Valerie patisserie - Valerie is much better and the food at Valerie nicer. The brownie was dry and the sandwiches quite plain compared to Valerie pesterir so in future would use Valerie instead
((((* 19 December 2015 by Joanie Armstrong from Bristol
The meals were very good and extremely good value
((((( 15 December 2015 by Teresa Edmonds from bristol
we enjoyed the winter warmer tea with mulled wine, there were 8 of us, there was lots to eat and we were all full, we had mulled wine, warm fruit scones, jam and cream, turkey and cranberry sandwiches, beef sandwiches, ham and pickle sandwiches, mince pies, carrot cake ( instead of stollen) tea and coffee. The service was excellent, this is the second time I have visited this restaurant this year, I would come back again.
((((( 9 November 2015 by Natalia from Bristol
It was lovely. The staff was very friendly and our afternoon tea was great :)
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