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Hotel du Vin & Bistro Bristol

The Sugar House, Narrow Lewins Mead, Bristol, BS1 2NU +44 1172957655

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Main course: £18
Food spend: £35

Great value special.

Hilary Williams 07 October 2016
from Bristol

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Housed in the magnificently restored Sugar House, Hotel du Vin Bristol has an award-winning bistro, specialising in stunning French specialities. Close to the upmarket waterfront area, there is an intimate private bar and a sophisticated secluded courtyard.

The Hotel du Vin menu celebrates elegant French bistro-style dining, using fresh, premium, locally sourced ingredients. Delicate starters such as crab linguini give way to bold mains, which include rich duck confit, sea bass fillet with a mussel veloute or caramelised fig and goat's cheese tart tatin.

The Hotel du Vin wine list is a highlight of the restaurant, featuring a huge variety of carefully selected bottles. Dark leather chairs and stained-wood tables sit alongside the colourful, bustling bar area, ensuring an elegant yet relaxed ambience.

Bristol Hotel du Vin occupies an elegant collection of Grade II listed houses from the 1700’s. The epitome of elegant French dining, the bistro at Hotel du Vin offers exquisite French cuisine with subtle Mediterranean accents.

Hotel du Vin & Bistro Bristol

The Sugar House, Narrow Lewins Mead, Bristol, BS1 2NU

Contact +44 1174032979
Reservations +44 1172957655

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Customer reviews for Hotel du Vin & Bistro Bristol

4.3 (((() (based on 117 reviews)
90% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (86)
  • romantic (58)
  • lunch (46)
  • luxury (44)
  • private dining (38)
  • afternoon tea (26)
  • business (25)
  • value (25)
  • large parties (19)
  • trendy (19)
  • breakfast (9)
  • al fresco (8)
  • entertainment (6)
  • child friendly (3)
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  • ((((* by from Bristol

    Good ambiance in attractive restaurant, excellent service from very nice young waiters.
    Original menu but could've been a bit more to choose from in the mains.

  • (((** by from Bristol

    We booked the special deal of two courses and a cocktail for 4 people. We were disappointed by the table service with no one really taking charge of menus and orders. The offer menus were good but not special compared to our expectations. Confusion reined throughout the meal with the overwhelming feeling that a 'maitre d' was missing.

  • ((((( by from Bristol

    Delicious 2 course lunch following lovely cocktail for £16.95 - what is there not to rave about?! Staff very attentive and really nice setting.

  • ((((( by from Watford

    It was lovely . The bar tenders were very good at making cocktails.

  • ((((( by from Bristol

    Lovely dinner

  • ((*** by from Bristol

    I had a very disappointing dinner evening experience here almost wholly on the basis of bad service. It was incredibly slow - having a three course meal from a set menu took 2 hours 20 minutes. We asked for water, which the waiter forgot. Our first drinks took 20 minutes to arrive. When we asked for a water again, the waiter ran away mid-sentence whilst we were ordering drinks - which really annoyed us. The food was good and the drinks (when they eventually arrived) were tasty but the deserts had different garnishes than those listed on the menu and we weren't informed of this prior to ordering. I am not usually one to write bad reviews but this was particularly poor. Would not recommend.

  • ((((( by from Bristol

    Great value special.

  • ((((* by from Bristol

    We've eaten here on many occasions and even got married here! The food is always divine and the atmosphere is romantic. It's also a dog friendly hotel and we've eaten there with our pug (but in the bar area as they're not allowed in the restaurant). Definitely a must, especially for special occasions.

    Please note that my review is based on our recent visit and not a reflection of what we have experienced in the past (which has always been 5 stars for both food and service).

    Last night's service was very slow, both on the floor and in the kitchen. We asked for water and didn't get it until about 20 minutes later at least and it wasn't busy.

    We placed our order of sourdough baguette, a bottle of white wine, the chateaubriand and reminded them of the water. We were then served normal bread with water (obviously not the most glamorous combination for such a lovely hotel).... It wasn't until we finished the bread, our wine came.

    It didn't take long for the chateaubriand to arrive however when it came to the desserts, we ordered them with tea and coffee. Both of our hot drinks arrived and we had finished our drinks yet no sign of our desserts! Clearly they had forgotten about it even though it wasn't busy, so we cancelled it.

    Considering we had got there for 7:45pm, we left around 10:15pm because we were waiting for our desserts! If we had a full three course meal, I could understand but to dine for two and a half hours for some bread and a main, just demonstrates how slow the service was!

    Obviously we were more than happy with each other's company but on a Monday evening, after a 12 hour shift and a 6am start the following morning, we weren't expecting to be there as long as that and not have the whole meal we wanted. Quite disappointing considering how good they've always been and we were there to celebrate a special occasion.

  • ((((( by from Bristol

    Best anniversary experience ever

  • ((((( by from bristol

    Excellent food excellent service

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